Ada Benton 85th birthday
Ada Benton celebrated her 85th birthday with a reception held in her honor and with all her family on June 28, 2011, at Golden Corral.Mrs. Benton was born June 29, 1926. She is married to Harold Benton.She is the mother of Steve Benton, Adina Bowman and Beverly Robinson.She has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in October.She is a member of First Apostolic Christian Church.
Britton 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Mary Jennings) Britton of Church Hill, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011, at First United Methodist Church, Church Hill.The event is being hosted by their children and grandchildren.The couple was married Sept. 10, 1961, Asheville, N.C.They are the parents of Laura Fairchild and husband Arnold of Rogersville, and Randy Britton and wife Regina of Church Hill. They are the grandparents of Brooke and Brittany Crowder, and Jordan and Austin Britton. They are the great-grandparents of Cameron Kampman.Mr. Britton retired from Holliston Mills after 41 years of service. Mrs. Britton retired from First Utility District of Hawkins County after 30 years of service.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Hibbitts 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Nola Taylor) Hibbitts of Mount Carmel, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 3, 2011, at Freedom Baptist Church.The event was hosted by Rob and Beth Hibbitts.The couple was married Sept. 2, 1961, in Clintwood, Va., with Early Rose officiating.They are the parents of Rob Hibbitts and wife Beth. They are the grandparents of Taylor Hibbitts, Ally Hibbitts and Caleb Hibbitts.Mr. Hibbitts retired from Sears and Roebuck. Mrs. Hibbitts retired from Kingsport City Schools.
Dolen 40th wedding anniversary
In the fall of 1970, Roy Dolen eyed Kathy Crawford and knew that she must be his bride.Roy and Kathy Dolen of Kingsport, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 5, 2011.The couple was married Sept. 5, 1971, at Gospel Mission Church with the Rev. Wayne Light officiating.They are the parents of Traci Dolen Taylor and Jason of Kingsport, and Dr. Todd Dolen and Darci of Athens, Tenn. They are the proud grandparents of Noah and Judah Dolen.Mr. Dolen retired from Eastman Chemical Co., CMD Quality Assurance in 2004. Mrs. Dolen retired from the Sullivan County School System, Sullivan Elementary cafeteria, in 2006. We love you Momma and Daddy and are so thankful for you.
Gaynell Light Mitchell 80th birthday
Gaynell Light Mitchell celebrated her 80th birthday with a surprise picnic at Eastman Cabins on Sept. 3, 2011.Mrs. Mitchell was born Sept. 2, 1931. She is the widow of James R. Mitchell. She is the mother of Jackie (Mike) Hicks of Kingsport, and Kim Booker of Gray.She has four grandchildren, Nachella, Nakia, Shane and Cody. She also has three great-granddaughters Callie, Macee and Haylee.She worked at Holston Valley Hospital for 25 years , starting in the cafeteria. After becoming an LPN she worked in the labor and delivery rooms. She then went on to work 19 years with OB/GYN Drs. Jones and Jackson.She is a member of the Apostolic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.Family and friends hosted the surprise birthday picnic.