Clark and Call
Selina Elizabeth Call and William Paul Clark were united in marriage on July 23, 2011 at Surgoinsville United Methodist Church, Surgoinsville, Tenn. The Rev. Randy Lantz officiated at the 4 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Kimberly Mitchell Call of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis Call of Wilkesboro, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Kay Mitchell of North Wilkesboro, the late Kenneth Mitchell, Kathleen Call of Wilkesboro, and the late Julius Call. The bridegroom is the son of Paul C. Clark Jr. and Alice Clark of Kingsport, Tenn., and the grandson of the late Haskell and Lucile Skelton, and Paul and Doris Clark of Surgoinsville.Emily Call, sister of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, was maid of honor. Jenna Mitchell, cousin of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, was bridesmaid. Alexandra Adams, cousin of the bride, of Millers Creek, N.C., was flower girl.Matt Clark, brother of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, served as best man. Graylen Mitchell, cousin of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, served as usher. Ring bearers were Hayden Shipwash, cousin of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, and Mitchell Adams, cousin of the bride, of Millers Creek.Wedding music was provided by Jonathan Meo of Kingsport.The wedding reception was held at Cafe Jubilee, Surgoinsville.Selina is a 2005 honor graduate of North Wilkes High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Milligan College in 2009. She is a graduate research assistant at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a master of public health degree in health services administration. William is a Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate and received an associate's degree from Northeast State Community College. He received a bachelor's degree in social work from East Tennessee State University in 2011. He is employed by State Farm Insurance, Kingsport.Following a wedding trip to Disney World, the couple resides in Johnson City.
Grutsch and Bradley
Kayla Whitney Grutsch of Gray, and Wesley Alan Bradley of Blountville, plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011, at Kaycliff Center on Boone Lake.The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddie and Kim Good of Gray, and the granddaughter of Gordon and Anice Barnard of Bluff City, Larry Good of Johnson City, and Jimmy and Linda Westmoreland of Johnson City. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School and Northeast State Community College.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Andy and Rhonda Bradley of Blountville, and the grandson of Nancy and Harold Hunt of Kingsport, and Clara and Sam Goings of Nickelsville, Va. He graduated from Twin Springs High School and Northeast State Community College. He is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.
Elsie Hudson 98th birthday
Elsie Hudson celebrated her 98th birthday Aug. 19, 2011, with her family.She was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Scott County, Va., to Dale and Josephine Calhoun Carter. Mrs. Hudson was married to Kelly Hudson, now deceased, and is the mother of Ann Ellis, Doris LaForce and Harold "Smiley" Hudson of Kingsport, Linda Blevins of Unicoi, and twin sons, the late Larry and Allen Hudson.
Babb 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Carolyn Hicks) Babb, formerly of Fall Branch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 24, 2011 in the Colonial Room at NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Highway, Johnson City, Tenn.The event is being hosted by their family.The couple was married Sept. 23, 1961, at the home of the parents of the bridegroom, George and Fannie Payne Babb, in Fall Branch, with the Rev. J.P. Malone officiating. Mrs. Babb is the daughter of the late Harry Hicks and Mary Frona Hicks Showman.Mr. and Mrs. Herman Babb are the parents of Suzanne Babb Nelson and husband Larry of Kingsport, and the grandparents of Dustin Nelson and wife Rebecca.Herman is a farmer and tractor mechanic. He worked 20 years at Modern Equipment Company of Johnson City. Carolyn worked 33 years at Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville, Tenn. She is an active community and church volunteer. She has sung gospel music all of her life, including 35 years with the JoyAires. In lieu of gifts, the family invites you to come and share your favorite memories about Herman and Carolyn.
Henderson Hood 80th birthday
The children of Henderson Hood are proud to host a reception in celebration of his 80th birthday.After 42 years of service, Henderson retired from Eastman Chemical Co. He is an active member of Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, the Church Choir and Appalachian Barbershop Chorus.He has been a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America for 50 years and was Scoutmaster of Troop 57 for 32 years. He has received numerous Scouting awards, including the Silver Beaver award. He was named the Kingsport Sertoma Club's Man of the Year 2010.Henderson is married to Lois Collins Hood. Susan, Mike, Robin and LuAnna have given their dad seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.Please join Henderson for cake and punch from 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 24, 2011, at Glen Alpine United Methodist Church in Sullivan Gardens.Your presence is the only gift requested.