Johnson and Rogers
Sarah Elizabeth Rogers of Kingsport, and Jason Vance Johnson of Elizabethton, were married July 30, 2011, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mickey Rainwater officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Roger Dale and Melinda Rogers of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Henry and Angela Williams of Kingsport, and M.C. and Evalena Rogers of Surgoinsville. The bridegroom is the son of Theron and Lisa Johnson of Elizabethton, and Harvey and JoAnn Anderson of Elizabethton. He is the grandson of Hazel Johnson of Elizabethton.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini gown featuring a strapless satin bodice with beaded embroidery, an organza ballgown skirt and a chapel-length train.Mrs. Morissa Diamond of Kingsport, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Kathy Johnson of Gainesville, Ga.; Ms. Kathleen Starkey of Nashville, Tenn.; Mrs. Melissa Van Huss of Gallatin, Tenn.; Mrs. Amanda Perkey of Kingsport, and Mrs. Nicole Henry of Kingsport. Miss Katie Bright of Elizabethton, was flower girl.Mr. Matt Bright of Elizabethton, served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Jamie Johnson of Gainesville; Mr. Ben Rogers of Nashville; Mr. Drew Van Huss of Gallatin; Mr. Client DeSatta of Kingsport, and Mr. Cabel Bullard of Johnson City. Ring bearers were Mr. Alden Anderson and Mr. Baylor Anderson of Roan Mountain, Tenn.A reception was held in the fellowship hall at First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bride graduated from East Tennessee State University and is employed at DPKY Management.The bridegroom graduated from Northeast State Community College and ETSU. He is employed at Bristol Medical Center.Following a wedding trip to Siesta Key, Fla., the couple resides in Kingsport.
MacKenzie 70th wedding
Bill and Mildred MacKenzie will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15, 2011.Bill is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Mildred was born and raised in Greenville, S.C. They met while both were attending Holmes Memorial Bible College in Greenville, S.C., and were married Nov, 15, 1941, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.In 1943, they moved to Kingsport, where Bill pastored several Pentecostal Holiness and Assemblies of God churches in the East Tennessee area. Additionally, he worked at Sterchi Brothers Furniture Store on Broad Street, until 1963, when he was promoted to assistant manager and then manager of several Sterchi Brothers stores throughout the Southeast. He retired from Sterchi Brothers in 1984, after more than 40 years' service and then worked an additional 10 years at Gallant-Belk in Anderson, S.C. Mildred was a homemaker and later began a career in retail. She worked at Miller's in Knoxville for several years and at Gallant-Belk in Anderson, where she became a department manager. She retired in 1999, after more than 25 years' service.Bill and Mildred moved back to Kingsport, in 2001, to be closer to their family. They are the parents of Ellen (Dwight) Monday of Kingsport; Donna Kirby of Knoxville, and David (Ka Lea) MacKenzie of Acushnet, Mass. They are the grandparents of Meghan (Chris) Carr of Kingsport, and Chief Petty Officer Paul Kirby, U.S. Navy, San Diego, Calif. They also are blessed to be the great-grandparents of Catherine and Claire Carr of Kingsport, and Jeffery and Julia Kirby of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Nyla Blankenbecler 80th birthday
Nyla Blankenbecler celebrated her 80th birthday at home with her children on Nov. 11, 2011.Mrs. Blankenbecler was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Gate City, Va. She was married to the late Charles W. Blankenbecler.She is the mother of Serita, Carol, Ivan and Ella, all of Kingsport. She enjoys reading, watching television and spending time with family and friends.
Vicars 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell A. (Rosemary Taylor) Vicars of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 3 to 6 p.m., Nov. 13, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church.The event is being hosted by their family.The couple was married Oct. 27, 1961, at Fellowship Freewill Baptist Church, Kingsport, with the Rev. Winston Sweeney, now deceased, officiating.They are the parents of Dawn (Tim) Hodges of Kingsport, the late Jennifer Vicars, Chris (Brooke) Vicars of Kingsport, and Darin (Tonya) Vicars of Kingsport. They have six grandchildren. Numerous others have and continue to call them "Mom" and "Dad," and "Gana" and "Papaw."Mr. Vicars retired from Mead Paper/Domtar. Mrs. Vicars is a retired homemaker. They are both currently working at spoiling grandchildren.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Hoover and Cox
Sarah Elizabeth Hoover of Limestone, Tenn., and Alex Christopher Cox of Gray, Tenn., plan to be married in a private ceremony at 6 p.m., Nov. 11, 2011 at Fairview United Methodist Church, Jonesborough, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Robin Woods of Limestone, and Harris and Marydell Hoover of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Lessley and Sara Ellen Barr of Blountville, Tenn., and the late Jean and Franklin Kiser, formerly of Kingsport. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Gray, in 2004, and is a student at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Ned and Regina Cox of Gray, and the grandson of Wanda Cox of Mosheim, Tenn.; the late Eugene Cox, formerly of Mosheim; Gladys Hamilton of Mohawk, Tenn.; and the late Daniel Hamilton, formerly of Mohawk. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School, Gray, in 2003 and received a master of science degree in technology from East Tennessee State University in 2009. He is employed at Essyx Exhibits & Displays, Johnson City.