Five generations of Blizard-Williams (Lane and Goad)
The five generations of the Blizard-Williams family are Beulah Blizard-Williams, great-great-grandmother; Belinda Blizard, great-grandmother; Shannon Lane, grandmother; Ashley Goad, mother and Mackenzie Goad, daughter.
Bernard 50th wedding anniversary
After a blessing of their marriage at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Elmer and Della Bernard of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 16, 2011, in the ballroom at the Jericho Shrine Center. A brief program will begin at 2:30 p.m.The event will be hosted by their daughter Pat, along with her husband, Dr. Tim Ezzell, and their children, Will and Sophie, all of Knoxville.Elmer and Della met at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Kingsport, where they were both employed as dance instructors. They were married Oct. 16, 1961, at the Gate City, Va., courthouse with the Rev. Willie Jennings officiating. After a brief stint working for Arthur Murray in Los Angeles, Calif., Elmer returned to Kingsport and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. until his retirement in 1993. He recently contracted at Glaxo Smith Kline. Della worked at the Magic Mirror Beauty Salon, the Kingsport Press and several local retail establishments. She retired from Curtains, Bedding and More in 2000.Dancing brought them together and 50 years later they continue to dance. Come give the gift of your presence at their anniversary celebration.
Chase 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Onnie (Charlotte Thacker Williams) Chase of Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 2, 2011, with a family celebration at Chop House. The event was hosted by their families.The couple was married Sept. 29, 1961, at Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church, Kingsport, with the Rev. Lloyd Light officiating.Mr. Chase retired from the carpet business. Mrs. Chase retired from Appalachian Oil. Mr. and Mrs. Chase are active members of West Colonial Hills Baptist Church.We have been blessed with wonderful families and friends and thank God for each of you being a part of our lives.
Geisler and Fields
Nakeisha Danielle Geisler of Piney Flats, Tenn., and Joshua John Fields of Honaker, Va., plan to be married Oct. 22, 2011, at The Centre, Bristol, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Danny and Gina Geisler of Piney Flats, and the granddaughter of Bob and Barbara Wilmoth of Kingsport, Billy Geisler of Piney Flats, and the late Ilene Geisler, formerly of Piney Flats. She graduated from Sullivan Central High School and received a bachelor's degree in education from East Tennessee State University. She is employed at Cuban Elementary School, Phoenix, Ariz.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of John and Ginger Fields of Honaker, Va., and the grandson of Gene and Delores Gile of Phoenix, Ariz., and the late Otis and Ruth Fields, formerly of Honaker, Va. He graduated from Honaker High School, received a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Emory and Henry College, and received a master's degree in sports and wellness nutrition from the University of Kentucky. He is employed by the Los Angeles Angels baseball team in Phoenix.
Baker and Gossett
Holly Michelle Gossett of Kingsport, Tenn., and Anthony Dain Baker of Maryville, Tenn., were married July 30, 2011 at the Knoxville Marriott. The Rev. Daniel Ogle officiated at the 4 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Steve and Michele Gossett of Gray, Tenn., and Greg and Tracey Kiser of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of June Gossett of High Point, N.C.; and the late Lawrence Gossett; Barbara Schaeffer of Cary, N.C.; the late Howard Schaeffer; Jackie and Wayne Turner of Johnson City, Tenn.; Ruth Trimble of Kingsport; James Gee of St. Petersburg, Fla., and the late Joyce and Allen Kiser. The bridegroom is son of Dain and Vicki Baker of Maryville, and the grandson of Ron and Betty McKinnon of Maryville, and the late Fred and Wanda Baker.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, Steve.Rachel Gossett was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hannah Gossett and Kristy Holmes.Dain Baker served as best man. Groomsmen were Steve Spinosa, Reysheid Mata, and Travis Gossett. Ethan Holmes was ring bearer.The bride graduated from the University of Tennessee where she earned a bachelor's degree in ecology and evolutionary biology in 2008. She has now returned to UT, working on a master's degree in secondary education. The bridegroom also graduated from the University of Tennessee where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and was a member of the rugby team. He works as a staff accountant at Ruby Tuesday Inc., Maryville.Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple resides in Knoxville.