Spitzer and Pounders
Monika Rochelle Spitzer and Billy Joe Pounders Jr., of Church Hill, Tenn., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., Aug. 20, 2011 at Mountain View Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Ritchie and Christy Evans of Surgoinsville, Tenn., and the granddaughter of the late Lon Evans and the late David Spitzer, both formerly of Church Hill; Margret Evans and Minnie Evans, both of Church Hill; and Guy and Trudy Hazlett of Louisville, Texas. She graduated from Volunteer High School in 2010. She attends East Tennessee State University and is employed at Arby's.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Bill and Rhonda Pounders of Church Hill, and the grandson of the late J.E. and Vona Walters, and the late James S. Mullins, all formerly of Church Hill; Barbara Mullins of Church Hill, and Inez Pounders of Russellville, Ala. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2011. He attends Northeast State Community College and is employed at Pounders Masonry.
Ralph K. Satterfield 80th birthday
Ralph K. Satterfield will celebrate his 80th birthday with a drop-in reception to be held in his honor from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Aug. 20, 2011, at Eastman Recreation Area, shelter 8.Mr. Satterfield was born Aug. 22, 1931, in Lee County, Va. He was married to Nettie Johnson, now deceased. He has two daughters, Becky and Betsy, and four grandchildren.Mr. Satterfield served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and worked at Kingsport Press/Arcadia Graphics for 38 years.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Jones 60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James "J.C." (Katie Cupp) Jones of Surgoinsville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 27, 2011, in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church, Surgoinsville.The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.Growing up, Katie lived towards Persia and then moved to Surgoinsville with her family when she was 14. J.C. would pass by Katie's brother's house almost daily on his tractor going to work on his father's farm. One day when we passed by, Katie was there and they met. Their courtship began shortly thereafter, with J.C. bringing Katie candy and Juicy Fruit chewing gum.They decided to get married, but the courthouses in Tennessee were closed. They went to Gate City, Va., and got their marriage license that day. When they went to the preacher to get married, he told them they would have to get married in Virginia, since that was where the license was obtained. On that day, Aug. 18, 1951, there was no waiting, so J.C., Katie, the preacher and Katie's father headed to Virginia. They crossed the state line and married on the side of the road.They are the parents of Marie Rich and husband Randy; Mary Ann Winegar and husband Doyle; Betty Brown and husband David; Jimmy Jones, Bill Jones and wife Joann, and Roscoe Jones and wife Sara, all of Surgoinsville.They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Mr. Jones is a retired farmer. Mrs. Jones is a homemaker.
Manis and Travis
Sarah Kate Travis and Sgt. Gabriel Dan Manis of the U.S. Marine Corps were married Sept. 4, 2010, in a military ceremony held at Corey Ippolito Winery and Vineyard, Blountville. Dr. Dennis Hamm officiated at the 5 p.m., ceremony. A reception was held at the vineyard following the ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Theriese Travis of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Ora Shipley of Kingsport, the late Robert Shipley, and the late Richard and Shelby Travis. The bridegroom is the son of Larry and Debra Manis of Blountville, and the grandson of Howard Brown of Blountville, the late Thelma Brown, Betty Manis of Church Hill, and the late Eugene Manis.Rebekah Littleton was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Caryn Durbin, Amanda Creech and Becky Smith, cousin of the bridegroom. Annie Kate Conkin served as flower girl. Brookney Morrell and Amanda Coleman kept the bride's book.Dalton Travis, brother of the bride, served as best man. Groomsmen were Josh Arnold, John Chapman and Joe Lindamood. Noah Smith, cousin of the bridegroom, served as ring bearer.The Military Saber Ceremony was conducted by members of Lima Company 3rd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division based in Gray, with whom Gabe served two tours of duty in Iraq. Following a honeymoon cruise, the couple resides in Gray.
Poe and Hamilton
Hanalei Season Jade Hamilton and David Andrew Poe were married April 16, 2011 at Fred W. Symmes "Pretty Place" Chapel, Cedar Mountain, N.C. Dr. Ronald D. Vaughan officiated at the ceremony. A reception followed at Berea First Baptist Church, Greenville, S.C.The bride is the daughter of Tina Hamilton of Greenville, and the granddaughter of Joyce Eastburn of Greenville. She is a graduate of Traveler's Rest High School and Clemson University, and is employed as a senior media planner with Vertis Communications.The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John David Poe of Kingsport, Tenn., and the grandson of Marguerite Foster of Beckley, W.Va., and the late Eugene Foster, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Everett Poe, all formerly of Beckley. He is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and Clemson University, and is employed as a software sales representative with Infor Global Solutions.Angelina Brink, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Dancy, Kristin Gettys, Melissa Simmons and Laura Watson, all friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaids were Rachel Eastburn, cousin of the bride, and Erica Simmons, niece of the bridegroom. Lily Perdue, cousin of the bridegroom, was flower girl.John David Poe, father of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Bubba Britton, Brian Casey, Nathan Manning and Victor Parker, all friends of the bridegroom. Junior groomsmen were Hunter Eastburn, cousin of the bride, and Jack Simmons, nephew of the bridegroom. Sam Perdue, cousin of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.After a wedding trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the couple resides in Greenville, S.C.