Five generations of Blizard-Williams (Lane and Justice)
The five generations of the Blizard-Williams family are Beulah Blizard-Williams, great-great-grandmother; Belinda Blizard, great-grandmother; Shannon Lane, grandmother; Bridget Justice, mother and Carlie Justice, daughter.
Cook and Crawford
Brandi Leann Cook of Blountville, and Aaron Michael Wayne Crawford of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., Nov. 12, 2011, at Oak Glen Baptist Church, Yuma, Va.The bride-elect is the daughter of Benny and Judy Cook of Blountville, and the granddaughter of the late Nell Roberts, and the late Shelby and Jeanette Cook. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Kroger's, Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Tony and Kimberly Crawford of Kingsport, and the grandson of Sam and Wanda Crawford of St. Clair, and Steve and Barbara Grizzle of Mount Carmel. He is pursuing an associate's degree in medical lab technology at Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Kroger's, Kingsport.
Depew and Moore
Julia Ann Depew of Fall Branch, Tenn., and Joshua Aaron Moore of Chuckey, Tenn., plan to be married Oct. 22, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Fall Branch.The bride-elect is the daughter of Chris and Kathie Depew of Fall Branch, and the granddaughter of Madeline Depew of Fall Branch, the late J.T. Depew, and the late Furman and Madge Charlton, formerly of Chuckey. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Washington County, Tenn., Schools as a teacher at Fall Branch Elementary School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of John and Anna Moore of Chuckey, and the grandson of Helen Kyker of Limestone, the late George Kyker, and the late Oda and Blanche Moore, formerly of Chuckey. He graduated from David Crockett High School and East Tennessee State University. He is employed by American General Insurance, Kingsport.
Five generations of Blizard-Williams (Lane and Goad)
The five generations of the Blizard-Williams family are Beulah Blizard-Williams, great-great-grandmother; Belinda Blizard, great-grandmother; Shannon Lane, grandmother; Ashley Goad, mother and Mackenzie Goad, daughter.
Bernard 50th wedding anniversary
After a blessing of their marriage at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Elmer and Della Bernard of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 16, 2011, in the ballroom at the Jericho Shrine Center. A brief program will begin at 2:30 p.m.The event will be hosted by their daughter Pat, along with her husband, Dr. Tim Ezzell, and their children, Will and Sophie, all of Knoxville.Elmer and Della met at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Kingsport, where they were both employed as dance instructors. They were married Oct. 16, 1961, at the Gate City, Va., courthouse with the Rev. Willie Jennings officiating. After a brief stint working for Arthur Murray in Los Angeles, Calif., Elmer returned to Kingsport and was employed by Tennessee Eastman Co. until his retirement in 1993. He recently contracted at Glaxo Smith Kline. Della worked at the Magic Mirror Beauty Salon, the Kingsport Press and several local retail establishments. She retired from Curtains, Bedding and More in 2000.Dancing brought them together and 50 years later they continue to dance. Come give the gift of your presence at their anniversary celebration.