Smith 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Larry William (Barbara Sue Hubbard) Smith of Bulls Gap, Tenn., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor at 2 p.m., April 28, 2012, at Good Shepherd Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by their children and family.The couple was married April 28, 1962, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Ray P. Hargraves officiating.They are the parents of Teresa Huffman of Church Hill; Roger Smith of Norfolk, Va.; David Smith of Kingsport, and Billy Smith of White Pine, Tenn.They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.Mr. Smith retired from Joy Manufacturing. Mrs. Smith is a homemaker.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Brooks and Stacy
Kayla Erin Brooks of Gate City, Va., and Andrew Louis Stacy of Fall Branch, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 6 p.m., Sept. 1, 2012, at The Corey Ippolito Winery, Blountville.The bride-elect is the daughter of David Brooks of Blountville, and Angela Edwards of Gate City. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Sandra Cox of Bristol, Tenn.; Eddie Brooks of Gate City, and the late Sandra Brooks. She graduated from Gate City High School in 2007, and in 2012 received a bachelor of arts degree in photography and digital imaging from Virginia Intermont College. She is employed at Farmers Insurance and is co-owner of Andrew and Erin Photography.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Gregory and Katherine Stacy of Fall Branch, and the grandson of O.M. and Tina Stacy of Fall Branch, and the late Robert and Doris Johnson, formerly of Fall Branch. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2007. He is co-owner of Andrew and Erin Photography, a professional wedding photography business
Earl D. Matlock 90th birthday
Earl D. Matlock will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., April 15, 2012, at the Press Room located in the new Food City complex on Clinchfield Street in downtown Kingsport. Friends and family are invited to attend.Mr. Matlock was born April 18, 1922, in Hawkins County, a few minutes after his twin brother Clarence. His parents were Calvin and Ella Matlock. He was married for 60 years to Norma Cox Matlock until her death in 2007.He is the father of Penny Matlock Salyer and husband David Salyer, and the grandfather of Matthew Salyer, all of Kingsport.Earl retired from Eastman Kodak Company in 1984 after more than 38 years of service. He is a charter member of Higher Ground Baptist Church. He enjoys gardening and watching the Lady Vols basketball team. His family is blessed and loves him very much.
Carter 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil (Jean Harrison) Carter of Mount Carmel, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 21, 2012, with a private dinner reception to be held in their honor, hosted by their children.The couple was married April 20, 1962, at Gate City Methodist Church.They are the proud parents of three daughters: Kim Salley and husband Tim of Augusta, Ga.; Missy Worley of Kingsport, and Cecilia Parker and husband Scott of Kingsport.They have been blessed with seven grandchildren: Leslie Salley, Shalyn Moore, Logan Moore, Jacey Salley, Dalton Parker, Seth Worley, and Gavin Parker.Cecil retired from Mead Paper. Jean retired from Farm Credit Services.
Clarence and Nina Daugherty 95th and 94th birthdays
Clarence and Nina Daugherty are each celebrating their birthdays in April.Mrs. Daugherty was born April 8, 1918, in Hancock County, and recently celebrated her 94th birthday. Mr. Daugherty was born April 15, 1917, also in Hancock County, and is celebrating his 95th birthday.The couple will celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary in June.They are the parents of Larry Daugherty of Kingsport, and David Daugherty of Saluda, N.C.They have seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Mr. Daugherty retired from Eastman Kodak Co. in 1980, after 44 years of service.They are members of Calvary Baptist Church.