Anderson 50th wedding anniversary
R.C. "Carl" and Roberta Anderson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in their honor from noon to 2 p.m., Sept. 4, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Rogersville First Methodist Church. Light refreshments will be served. No gifts please. Come and enjoy and join the celebration. The event will be hosted by their sons, Charles T. and wife Tara, and Dale A. and wife Kelly, and their grandchildren, Matt, Gabe, Katie, Dustin and Hunter. The Andersons were married on Sept. 5, 1961, in the Surgoinsville Methodist Circuit Parsonage, with the Rev. J.T. Ratledge officiating. R.C. "Carl" retired from Hawkins County Sheriff's Department as the D.A.R.E. officer.Roberta is a housewife and spends her time spoiling grandkids.
Pearcy 50th wedding anniversary
The Lord has blessed Igeary and Lois (Steffey) Pearcy with 50 years of marriage. The couple was married on Aug. 29, 1961, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Herman Quillen officiating. They now reside at 307 Lane St., Church Hill, and attend Mountain View Church. They are wonderful parents to their sons, Gary Pearcy and wife Angela, and Barry Pearcy and wife Sherry. They are also devoted grandparents to Amber Linkous and husband Steve, Ethan, Eric, Hannah and Cierra and great-granddaughter Paige Linkous. Igeary, son of Curtis and Maggie (Sutherland) Pearcy, worked for Blue Ridge Glass for 10 years and retired from Mead Paper/Willamette after 29 years of service. His favorite hobby is music. He loves to play and teach his music, especially to his grandchildren and great-grandchild. He is a supporting, encouraging and loving husband, father, papaw, brother and friend. Lois Jane, daughter of Alfred D. and Verna Steffey, has been a dedicated mother and homemaker for the past 50 years. Her hobbies are fishing, softball and bowling. She is also a loving, supportive and encouraging wife, mother, nani, sister and friend. They are a blessing to everyone they meet. Due to health issues, congratulations may be made by phone or e-mail to email@example.com. Such congratulations will be gratefully received, appreciated and acknowledged.
Five generations of the Short family
The five generations of the Short family are William Frank Short, great-great-grandfather; Don W. Short, great-grandfather; William David Short, grandfather; Heather Richardson, daughter and Blake William Richardson, son.
Norma Fish Steadman 90th birthday
Norma Fish Steadman celebrated her 90th birthday with a reception held in her honor on Aug. 6, 2011, at Glen Alpine Methodist Church.The event was hosted by her children.Mrs. Steadman was born Aug. 8, 1921, in Kingsport. She has been married Thomas K. Steadman for 42 years.She is the mother of Judy (Ted) Franklin of Kingsport; Brenda (Don) Hickman of Kingsport; Pat (Brenda K.) Steadman of Statesboro, Ga., and Karen Steadman Dietrich of Medina, Ohio. She has 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is a member of Glen Alpine Methodist Church.
Finn and Houser
Heather Houser of Kingsport, and Derek Andrew Finn of Portland, Tenn., were married June 25, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport. Dr. Marvin Cameron officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Houser of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Bill and Verlia Wheeler, and Allen and Wanda Houser of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Darrell and Diane Finn of Portland, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Louise Finn of Portland, the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brooks. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father. Maria Fleming was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Morgan Finn, sister-in-law of the bridegroom; Kim Houser, sister-in-law of the bride; Stephanie Petterson; Deran Finn, sister of the bridegroom, and Tia Tipton. Dustin Finn, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Barry Yoeckel, Coty Escue, James Ferrell. Chris England and Blake Houser, brother of the bride. Ushers were Daniel O'Brien and David DePriest. The bride plans to graduate from Tennessee Tech University with a degree in elementary education in December 2011. She is employed at Foxland Harbor Golf Course, Gallatin, Tenn. The bridegroom received a degree in special education from Tennessee Tech University He is employed at Portland High School. Following a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Gallatin.