Bailey and Forstall
Alexandra Amanda Bailey and Charles Stuart Forstall are engaged to be married. The wedding will take place June 23, 2012, at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel.The bride-elect is the daughter of Penny and Henry Bailey. Amanda graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Emory & Henry College. She is employed by Bailey & Associates Real Estate Appraisers, LLC.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Wendy and Fred Forstall of Fairfax, Va. Stuart is a graduate of Fairfax High School and Emory & Henry College. He served five years in the Army Infantry including a 15-month tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He now attends Northeast State Community College and is a member of the Army Reserve.
Brock and Wilmoth
Georgia "Jo" Brock and Ray Wilmoth would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.Jo is the former owner of Jo Jo's Toddler House, Evarts, Ky. Ray is the owner of Street Gear, Kingsport.The couple plan to be married at 7:30 p.m., March 23, 2012, at North Evarts Baptist Church with David Napier officiating.Following a honeymoon in Las Vegas, Nev., the couple will reside in Church Hill.Friends and family are invited to attend. No local invitations will be sent.
Elizabeth Medlin 99th birthday
Elizabeth Medlin celebrated her 99th birthday with a party held at her home hosted by her children, Betty Lou Bates and Wayne Medlin and wife Linda. Friends and family attended the celebration.Mrs. Medlin was born March 6, 1913, in Sullivan County, and has always resided here. She was married to E.R. "Jimmie" Medlin for 49 years.She is the oldest living member of Vermont United Methodist Church.She has two grandsons, one step-grandson, two great-grandsons, three step-great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter.She has always enjoyed cooking and baking with cornbread being her specialty.
Fields and Geisler
Nakeisha Danielle Geisler of Piney Flats, and Joshua John Fields of Honaker, Va., were married Oct. 22, 2011, at The Centre, Bristol, Tenn. The Rev. Danny Smith officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride 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. The bridegroom is the son of John and Ginger Fields of Honaker, and the grandson of Gene and Delores Gile of Phoenix, Ariz., and the late Otis and Ruth Fields, formerly of Honaker.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.Casey Whitman was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Brittany Michael, Christina Dockery, Ashley Saylor and Leslie Payne.John Fields served as best man. Groomsmen were Derek Artrip, W.J. Cole, Todd Asbury and Jamie Stanley. Ushers were Joshua Smith and Derek Geisler.The bride graduated from Sullivan Central High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed at Kuban Elementary School, Phoenix.The bridegroom graduated from Emory & Henry College and the University of Kentucky. He is employed by the Los Angeles Angels.The couple resides in Phoenix.
Head and Simon
Brittani Head of Gray, and Samuel Simon of Santa Fe, N.M., plan to be married at 2 p.m., June 9, 2012, at the University of Virginia Chapel, Charlottesville, Va.The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry and Teresa Head of Gray, and the granddaughter of Sue Hackler of Gate City, Va., the late Leo Hackler, as well as the late Ulyss Head and the late Jean Head, formerly of Gray. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2002, received a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 2006, and in 2009 received a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is employed as an associate with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Law Firm, Washington, D.C.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Morton Simon and Carol Oppenheimer of Santa Fe. He is the grandson of the late Mike Chase and the late Sylvia Chase, formerly of Mamaroneck, N.Y., as well as the late Henry Simon and the late Amy Simon, formerly of South Orange, N.J. He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 2001, received a bachelor's degree from Harvard in 2007, and plans to graduate from Harvard Law in May 2012. He was formerly employed as speech writer for Senator Tom Udall in his Washington, D.C., office.