Derrick 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Gale Robert "Bobby" (Charlene Georgia Gilliam) Derrick Jr., of Blountville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011, in the gym at the old Gravely Elementary School, 647 Gravely Road, Kingsport.The event is being hosted by their family.Mr. and Mrs. Derrick were married on Oct. 4, 1961 at St. Charles Baptist Church with the Rev. Clinton Greene officiating.They are the parents of Libby Derrick Ray of Blountville and Kevin Derrick of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Brett Ray and Andrew Ray of Blountville.Mr. Derrick retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Derrick is a homemaker.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Woods and Williams
Jodi Woods and Corey Williams wish to announce their engagement.Jodi is the daughter of Kim Woods and Dale Woods. She graduated from Volunteer High School in 2007, Northeast State Community College in 2009, and plans to graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology from East Tennessee State University in May 2012. She is employed with MSHA and JC Penney.Corey is the son of Darlene Williams and the late Lester Williams. He graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1995, and attended Northeast State Community College. He is employed as assistant manager at Burger King.The couple plan to be married in an open wedding ceremony on Oct. 1, 2011, at Red Room Events.Following a honeymoon cruise, the couple will reside in Kingsport.
Poore and Shipley
Haley Nicole Poore of Kingsport and Kevin Robert Shipley of Kingsport plan to be married on Oct. 8, 2011 at Christ Fellowship Church, Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Darrell Poore of Johnson City and Spring Berry of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Norman and Joyce Fugate of Kingsport, and Coeburn and Shirley Poore of Abingdon, Va. Haley graduated from Sullivan South High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed as a registered nurse and clinical manager at the Chattanooga Heart Institute.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rep. Tony Shipley of Kingsport and Toni Shipley of Kingsport. Kevin is the grandson of Mary Jane Starnes of Greensboro, N.C. He graduated from Sullivan South High School and the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the football team. He is employed as a health-care recruiter for Maxim Health Care, Chattanooga.
Ramey and Dockery
Heather Danielle Ramey and Michael Brent Dockery plan to be married in a private ceremony at 1 p.m., Oct. 15, 2011, at Chateau Selah, Blountville, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Joyce Ramey of Kingsport, Tenn., and the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Ann Ramey, formerly of Gate City, Va., and the late Grady and Margaret Stines, formerly of Johnson City, Tenn. After graduating from Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, Heather attended Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky., and Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn., from which she received a master's degree in the art of education. She is employed at Andrew Johnson Elementary School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jack and Saundra Dockery of Fall Branch, Tenn., and the grandson of the late Claude and Francis Dockery, formerly of Fort Blackmore, Va., and the late John and Bertha Lambert, formerly of Dungannon, Va. After graduating from Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tenn., Mike attended East Tennessee State University. He is employed at the Johnson City Power Board.
Starnes 60th wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Oren Guy (Thelma Smith) Starnes of Gate City, Va., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 1, 2011.Guy and Thelma were married Sept. 1, 1951, at Gate City United Methodist Church, with the Rev. French Taylor officiating.Guy and Thelma celebrated with family and friends at a dinner held in their honor at Golden Corral Restaurant, Kingsport.They are the parents of Steven Michael and Linda (Fisher) Starnes of Mount Carmel, and Richard Allen and Jennifer (Addington) Starnes of Gate City.Guy retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 40 years of service. He is a veteran of the Korean War.Thelma is a homemaker.