Whitesides and Taylor
The parents of Tiffany Lynn Whitesides and Donald Curtis Taylor Jr. are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children.Tiffany is the daughter of Johnny and Lynn Whitesides of Hiddenite, N.C., and the granddaughter of Dorothy Peoples of Statesville, N.C., and the late Arnold and Mary Whitesides, formerly of Statesville. She graduated from Alexander Central High School in 2005, and followed her heart to Tennessee to pursue a career in finance. She is employed as a teller/MSR with Kingsport Press Credit Union.Curt is the son of Don "Cotton" Taylor of St. Clair, Tenn., and Pamela and Horace Taylor of St. Clair. He is the grandson of the late John and Grace Taylor, formerly of St. Clair, and the late Warner and Viola Gentry, formerly of Mosheim, Tenn. He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1996, and went to work for Old Castle Materials. He is now a paving superintendent for the company.The wedding is planned for 3 p.m., April 14, 2012, in a private ceremony at the couple's home at 205 Independence Ave., off Highway 11-W. The couple asks that you send your R.S.V.P. back as soon as possible.
Barton and Bandy
om and Teresa Barton of Athens, W.Va., wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Ashley Marie to Ralph Edward Bandy III, son of Ralph Jr. and Debbie Bandy of Kingsport.The couple will exchange vows in a private wedding ceremony on June 24, 2012, at the Fincastle Country Club, Bluefield, Va..Ralph and Ashley are graduate students at the University of Kentucky.
Hixson and Price
Kathryn Maurene Price of Logan, Utah, and Nathan Thetford Hixson of Kingsport, Tenn., were married at 2:20 p.m., April 6, 2012, at the Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. The wedding was followed by a wedding dinner for 100 guests at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. The parents and all immediate family members of the bride and of the groom, as well as seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen, and friends and family, were in attendance.The bride is the daughter of Russell and Barbara Price of Logan, and the granddaughter of Maurene Jones Crandall of Logan, the late Dr. Richard Crandall, formerly of Pocatello, Idaho, and the late Dean and Carma Price, formerly of Pocatello. She graduated from Brigham Young University in December 2011, where she majored in neuroscience. She will begin a Ph.D. program in neuroscience in August 2013.The bridegroom is the son of Drs. Clair and Connie Hixson of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Jack and Donna Hixson, formerly of Salt Lake City, and the late Dr. Norman and Meda Thetford, formerly of Eatontown, N.J. He will graduate from Brigham Young University with a major in business finance in May 2013.A wedding reception for the couple will be held in Kingsport at The Club at Ridgefields on April 28, 2012.
Buchanan 65th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. John Ray (Ida Maria Di Pinto) Buchanan of Kingsport celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 30, 2012.The couple was married on March 30, 1947 in Bakersville, N.C.They are the parents of Tom Buchanan and wife Kim of Knoxville; Curtis Buchanan and wife Marilyn of Jonesborough; Mary Frances Akens and husband Gary of Anderson, S.C., and Linda Bond and husband Greg of Maryville, Tenn.They are the grandparents of Ashley Akens Guelfo and husband Trey of Chattanooga; Tanner Bond of Austin, Texas; Maria Buchanan and husband Russell Thompson of Asheville, N.C.; Summer Buchanan of Jonesborough; and Tarah Wilson and husband Justin, Tyler Massey, Trevor Massey and Tyler Bond, all of Knoxville.They are the great-grandparents of Paxton Cruz Wilson.Mr. Buchanan retired from Greene Supply Co. Mrs. Buchanan is the former owner of Weddings by Eda.
Marsh 50th wedding anniversary
Inabell and Paul Marsh of Church Hill, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 30, 2012, with a dinner held in their honor, hosted by their children.The happy couple have three children: Renee Ball and husband Kyle; Becky Winegar and husband Curtis; and James Marsh, all of Church Hill.They were blessed with five grandchildren: Amber Morgan of Cairo, Egypt; Coty Reece, Lauren Winegar, and Autumn and Ethan Marsh, all of Church Hill.The couple were married March 30, 1962, in Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Farmer officiating.Paul retired from Holliston Mills after 38 years of service. Inabell chose to stay at home and raise her children.