Allen and Jones
Stephanie Brooke Allen of Church Hill, Tenn., and Christopher Brandon Jones of Church Hill, plan to be married in December 2011 at Ridgeview Baptist Church, Church Hill, with Dr. Phil Hoskins officiating.The bride-elect is the daughter of William E. Allen and Joan Clifton Allen of Church Hill. She graduated from Volunteer High School in 2002 and from East Tennessee State University in 2007 with a bachelor of science degree with a concentration in radiography. She is employed as a radiographic technologist at Johnson City Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rita Linkous of Church Hill, and Chris Jones of Georgia. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2000 and from East Tennessee State University in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is employed by the Kingsport City Police Department.
Parker 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Carter (Carolyn Walsh) Parker of Church Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011, in the Activities Building at First Baptist Church, Church Hill.The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren.The couple was married Dec. 16, 1961, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Ray P. Hargraves officiating.They are the parents of Tim and Dana Parker of Church Hill, and David and Linda Parker of Church Hill.They are the grandparents of Carter Parker, Isaac Parker, Jessica Parker and Allison Parker.Mr. Parker retired from Eastman Chemical Co. in 1997. Mrs. Parker retired from nursing in 1996.
Arnett and Archie
Dale and Debra Arnett of Kingsport and Camilla Price of Miami, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melia Brooke Arnett of Miami, Fla., to Adrian A. Archie, also of Miami. He is the son of Doris Peay Archie of Concord, N.C.The couple plan to be married in a wedding ceremony on Feb. 11, 2012, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hollywood Beach, Fla.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Beatrice Arnett of Greeneville, Tenn., the late Louis Arnett, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Price, formerly of Greeneville. She graduated from Oral Roberts University and the University of Tulsa College of Law. She is employed as a prosecutor with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, Miami, and as a professor at the University of Miami School of Law.The bridegroom-to-be is the grandson of the late Charles Wesley Peay and the late Doris Moon Peay, both formerly of Concord, N.C. He graduated from Richmond University and is employed as a sales representative by Stryker Corp.
Christian and Quinn
Brandi Lee Quinn of Limestone and Matthew Thomas Christian of Telford were married on Sept. 10, 2011 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Greeneville, Tenn. The Rev. Kenneth L. Christian, father of the bridegroom, officiated at 6 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Cecil and Celesta Quinn of Limestone, and the granddaughter of Tommy and Martha Quinn of Limestone, and the late Edward and Susie Saulsbury, formerly of Greeneville. The bridegroom is the son of Kenneth and Judy Christian of Church Hill, and the grandson of the late Sam and Lizzie Christian, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Henry and Henrietta Bishop, formerly of Church Hill.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Matrons of honor were Kyleah Mauk and Kristin Ball. Bridesmaids were Amber Haney, Gini Harmon, Susan Harmon and Leah Harmon. Flower girls were Rhees Christian and Alexia Harmon.Shane Christian served as best man. Groomsmen were Ronnie Sidler, Dan Hytry, Jeremy McDonald, Jacob Hutchinson and Mitchell Thompson. Bryant Christian was junior groomsman. Brayden Harmon was ring bearer.The reception was held on the Terrace of the General Morgan Inn.The bride graduated from East Tennessee State University and is employed by ETSU.The bridegroom graduated from Tennessee Tech University and is employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Following a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Telford.
Redman and Phipps
Emily Elizabeth Phipps of Kingsport, and Anthony Shane Redman of Blountville, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Fellowship Chapel. The Rev. Scott Price officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Dale and Jennifer Phipps of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Linda Draper of Bristol, Va., and Ruth Phipps of Bristol, Va. The bridegroom is the son of David and April Strong of Blountville, and the grandson of Charles and Fonda Eldreth of Bristol, Va., James Taylor of Bluff City, and the late Paul and Lena Ferguson, formerly of Gate City, Va.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an Alfred Angelo strapless gown made of taffeta with re-embroidered lace, rhinestones, crystal beading and sequins, and a chapel-length train.Maids of honor were Mary and Sarah Phipps, sisters of the bride, of Kingsport. Bridesmaids were Molly Sneed of Bristol, Va., and Amanda Draper of Kingsport. Audreyana Cuddy was flower girl.Nathan Dinkel of Blountville, served as best man. Groomsmen were Vincent McCoy of Blountville, Jesse Lane of Blountville, and Chris St. Louis of Blountville. Ushers were Drew Draper and Stephen Sneed.A reception was held in the Family Life Center at Fellowship Chapel.The bride graduated from Sullivan Central High School. She is employed at Citizens Bank, Kingsport.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan Central High School and is employed at Sam's Wholesale, Johnson City.Following a wedding trip to Charleston and the Bahamas, the couple resides in Kingsport.