Vicars 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Allen (Claris Ann Dykes) Vicars of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 9, 2011 with a private celebration.The couple was married Oct. 9, 1961, in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Michael A. Vicars and wife Jennifer R. Vicars of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Micah "Chase" Vicars and Isaac Kallen Vicars.Mr. Vicars retired from Mason Dixon Tank Lines and is employed at Professional Welding Company Inc., Bays View.
Carl Arnold Jr. 80th birthday
Carl Arnold Jr. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 9, 2011, in the fellowship hall at McPheeters Bend Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by his family.Mr. Arnold was born Oct. 8, 1931, in Hawkins County, Tenn. He has been married to Mary Arnold for 59 years. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22, 2011.He is the father of Rick Arnold of Hilton Head Island, S.C., and Sondra Summey of Church Hill. He is the grandfather of Brody Summey.Carl served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was formerly employed at Slip Not Belting and retired from Coca-Cola of Johnson City, where he was employed from 1970 to 1993. He was also employed at Johnson Funeral Home from 1994 to 2007.He is a 57-year member of McPheeters Bend Missionary Baptist Church, where he is still very active. He is also a member of McPheeters Bend Ruritan Club and currently caretaker of McPheeters Bend Community Cemetery.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
John Harr 95th birthday
John Harr of Kingsport, celebrated his 95th birthday Sept. 18, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Virginia Harr.Mr. Harr was born Sept, 18, 1916, in Sullivan County. He was married to Bonnie Harr for 75 years until her death on Jan. 20, 2011.He is the father of Virginia Harr and husband Dale of Kingsport, and the late Billy Harr.He is the grandfather of Julie Johnson and husband David of Kingsport; Timothy Harr and wife Lisa of Blountville, and Tammy Wininger and husband Mark of Blountville.He is the great-grandfather of Sarah Johnson Check of Prague; David Johnson of Houston, Texas; Katie Johnson of Greenville, S.C.; Victoria Johnson of Kingsport; Travis Harr of Blountville; Megan Harr of Blountville; and Brandon, Jarred, Madelyn and Aaron Wininger, all of Blountville.Mr. Harr retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 42 years of service. He is a member of Cassidy United Methodist Church.
Reed and Leazott
Alison Leigh Reed of Kingsport, and Dennis Gene Leazott Jr. of Great Falls, Mont., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., Oct. 22, 2011, at The Charles, Johnson City.The bride-elect is the daughter of Clara Reed, and Marshall and Charlotte Reed of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Albert and Juanita Bolling, formerly of Norton, Va., and the late Garnet and Maude Reed, formerly of Norton. She received an associate's degree in cardiovascular technology from Northeast State Community College, where she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honors society. She is employed as a vascular sonographer at Bristol Regional Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Annette Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, and Dennis Leazott Sr. of Larkspur, Calif. He is the grandson of Bill and Sue Patrick of Fort Worth, and the late Charles Leazott and Sue Leazott. He received an associate's degree in criminal justice from Everest College. He is employed as an insurance agent at Bankers Life and Casualty Insurance.
Zeiler and McClellan
Susan Elizabeth McClellan and Ned Stanley Zeiler were married Sept. 3, 2011 in the courtyard at First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn. Dr. Gordon A. Turnbull officiated at the 11 a.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rutledge McClellan of Bristol, Tenn., and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Emerson McClellan, formerly of Bristol, Tenn., the late James Roy Ramey, formerly of Prestonsburg, Ky., and Elizabeth Leake Ramey of Prestonsburg, Ky. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dean Zeiler of Watauga, Tenn., and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ned Singleton Zeiler, formerly of Frederick, Md., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Young, formerly of Elizabethton, Tenn.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a classic ivory-colored linen sheath gown with sleeveless silhouette, fitted cross front bodice and floor-length straight skirt. She wore a satin-edged silk tulle fingertip-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white garden roses wrapped with the McClellan family tartan.Jennifer Rogers Dyer of Bristol, Tenn., was matron of honor.Joseph Dean Zeiler of Watauga served his son as best man. Ushers were James Emerson McClellan, brother of the bride, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Jacob Range Zeiler, brother of the bridegroom, of Colorado Springs, Colo. Ring bearers were Connor Rutledge McClellan and Colton Emerson McClellan, nephews of the bride, of Mount Juliet.A reception was held at 1928 Sessions Room at KP on Bank Street, Bristol, Tenn.The bride received a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing, and a master of business administration degree from East Tennessee State University.The bridegroom received a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Tennessee and a master of business administration degree from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.