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.
Cope and Lowe
Jana Danae Lowe of Kingsport, Tenn., and Joseph Thomas Cope of Harrison, Tenn., were married June 4, 2011, at Bayside Baptist Church, Harrison. The Rev. Boomer Cates officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Claudia Lowe of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Frances Lowe of Kingsport, the late Wendell Lowe, Rosemary Lancaster of Burlington, N.C., and the late John Lancaster. The bridegroom is the son of Tommy and Bonny Cope of Harrison, and the grandson of the late Bill and Virginia Sanders, and the late Fred and Ruby Cope.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Heather McGuffey, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were April Kidd, sister of the bride; Ashlee Salyers, sister of the bride; Candy Howard, friend of the bride; and Rachel Hanevich, friend of the bride. Zack Stamper, friend of the bride, served as bridal attendant. Abbigale Salyers, niece of the bride, was flower girl.Tommy Cope served his son at best man. Groomsmen were Brian Cope, brother of the bridegroom; Allan Cope, brother of the bridegroom; Lee Cope, brother of the bridegroom; Corey Evatt, friend of the bridegroom; and Brett Sims, friend of the bridegroom. Ushers were Lance Pryor, Jim Washburn and Wayne Griffin. Ring bearers were Will Salyers, nephew of the bride, and Liam Cope, nephew of the bridegroom.The bride graduated from Tri-Cities Christian School and received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Tennessee Temple University, where she was a member of the volleyball team. She is employed as a physical education teacher at Christian Heritage, and is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.The bridegroom graduated from Central High School, Harrison, where he was a member of the wrestling and football teams. He is a senior at Tennessee Temple University and is employed at Chattanooga Fire Protection. He is a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, where he is the youth leader.Following a wedding trip to the Bahamas, the couple resides in Dalton, Ga.
Naber and Naegele
The engagement of Meghann Claire Naber and Ryan Kenneth Naegele is announced today.The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Kathy Naber of Germantown, Tenn. Miss Naber is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor's degree in leadership/community service from Mercer University, and a master's degree in teaching from Christian Brothers University. She is a teacher at St. Jude School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Kenn and Carol Naegele of Kingsport. Mr. Naegele is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School. He received a bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management from East Tennessee State University. He is program manager for The Adventure Guild of Chattanooga, and a personal and professional branding consultant.The wedding is planned for Oct. 15, 2011, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Chattanooga.
Spears and Nelson
Diane Lynn Spears of Kingsport, and Joseph Daniel Nelson of Kingsport, plan to be married in October 2011 in a 4 p.m., ceremony at Maple Lane Farm.The bride-elect is the daughter of Melvin and Paula Adkins of Sevierville, Tenn., and the granddaughter of the late Paul and Ruth Adams, formerly of Oberlin, Ohio; the late Basil Adkins, and Pauline Adkins of Chattanooga. She graduated from Amelia High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and is employed at Blue Ridge Properties.The bridegroom-to-be is the son and stepson of Judy and Byron Weems of Jonesborough, and the grandson of Herman and Juanita Eaton of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan South High School and East Tennessee State University. He is owner of Jack of All Trades.
Smith and Barker
Candice Gayle Smith and Jacob Adam Barker, both of Kingsport, plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 7, 2011.The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenneth Smith Sr. and Gaye Nell Pruett, both of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Phillip and Betty McNutt of Kingsport, and Bobby and Ruth Cleek of Gate City, Va. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2002, and Kingsport Beauty School in 2004. She is employed as a hairstylist in Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Amanda Barker of Kingsport, and the late Donald Barker, formerly of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late Stanley and Jean Barker, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Astor and Mary Jane Banks, formerly of Kingsport. He graduated with honors from Sullivan North High School in 2009. He is employed by Brock. Following their honeymoon, the couple will reside in Kingsport.