Grace Elizabeth Parsons Laws 80th birthday
Grace Elizabeth Parsons Laws will celebrate her 80th birthday Jan. 25, 2012.She was born in Lee County, Va., and graduated from Pennington High School in 1950. After graduation she joined the Women's Army Corp and was stationed at Fort Knox and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. She achieved the rank of Corporal (101st Airborne Division).Upon returning to Lee County, she married Clarence E. Laws. The couple recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.They have eight children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Grace enjoys sketching and drawing, genealogy and spending time with her family.Cards may be sent to her at 210 Clarence Laws Drive, Pennington Gap, Va., 24277.
Douglas 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lynn (Sue Yates) Douglas of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 21, 2012, in the family center at Oak Drive Baptist Church, off Oak Drive Circle.The event is being hosted by friends and family.The couple was married Jan. 23, 1962.They are the parents of Tammy Fraley and husband Randall of Kingsport, and Jonathan Douglas of Murfreesboro, Tenn. They are the grandparents of Brandon and Amanda Fraley.Mr. Douglas served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2008. Mrs. Douglas worked in childcare.We thank God for the wonderful family and friends that we have been blessed with and hope to share some time with them on this special day.
Morelock 50th wedding anniversary
Carson Clay and Irene May (Crawford) Morelock of Fall Branch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Cornerstone Fellowship of Fall Branch.The event is being hosted by their family.The couple was married Jan. 6, 1962, in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Sharon "Sis" Arnold of Kingsport, Karen Stanley-Eaton of Fall Branch, and Rev. Harold R. Morelock of Fall Branch. They are the grandparents of Seth Austin Stanley and Megan Hope Morelock.Mr. Morelock retired from P.C. Cooper Construction Co. Mrs. Morelock retired from Eastman Chemical Co.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Sisler and Nickels
Michael and Sheila Sisler of Dubuque, Iowa, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine Sisler to John Mark Nickels, son of Mark and Paula Nickels, of Kingsport, Tenn.
Mary Kay graduated from the University of Iowa and is a marketing strategist for several nonprofit firms.
John Mark graduated from Northwestern University and works as a proprietary trader for GETCO.
The couple will celebrate their wedding on Dec. 31, 2011 at St. Michael's Church, Chicago, followed by a reception at the Elysian Hotel.
After honeymooning in Argentina, the couple will reside in Chicago.
Childress 40th wedding anniversary
James and Linda Childress have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.The couple enjoyed a cozy dinner and a visit to Barter Theatre.Wishing God's blessings to all the wonderful friends they have made during the past 40 years.