Kerlin and Jackson
Rachel Lee Jackson of Blountville, and Christopher Stephen Kerlin of Jasper, Tenn., were married April 23, 2011, at Dara's Garden, Knoxville. The Rev. David Hendrix officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Maurice and Nancy Jackson of Blountville, and the granddaughter of Thelma Carico of Blountville, the late Paul Carico, and the late Howard and Nell Jackson. The bridegroom is the son of Terry and Linda Kerlin of Jasper, and the grandson of James and Sarah Cooper of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and the late James C. and Geraldine Kerlin.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an Anjolique Bridal gown with a classic silhouette with modern touches. Its fitted bodice was draped in an ivory-colored, Italian satin and featured a fit and flare skirt and cathedral-length train. The designer chose a beautiful pattern of "cut out" beaded lace to form the tiny cap sleeves and open key-hole back. The V-back, finished with satin covered buttons and loops, complemented the soft sweetheart neckline. To complete the gown, the designer used the lace pattern again, adding it to the cathedral-length train. Rachel wore her mother's veil, which was updated with a comb and accessories from Everything Angelic. A freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal headband and matching necklace and earrings were the finishing touches on the ensemble.Matrons of honor were Jennifer Jackson Zasio of Roswell, Ga., and Stacie Vertal Jurado of Houston, Texas. Bridesmaids were Kristen Hall of Knoxville; Mandy Mullins Linkous of Rockville, Md.; Erica Rodefer Winters of Charleston, S.C., and Katie Egan of Barrow, Alaska. Laine Carson of Kingsport, was junior bridesmaid.Best men were Kasey Decker of Hixson, Tenn., and Victor Foster of Chipley, Fla. Groomsmen were Will Boulware of Hixson; John Price of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Jarod Michaels of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Joshua Baggett of Portsmouth, Va. Harper Houk of Knoxville, was junior groomsman. Dylan Zasio served as honorary ring bearer and was carried down the aisle by his father Terry Zasio.A reception was held at the Knoxville Marriott.The bride graduated from Sullivan Central High School and the University of Tennessee. She is employed as human resources manager at AESSEAL Inc.The bridegroom graduated from Marion County High School and the University of Tennessee. He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Bechtel Power Corp.Following a wedding trip to St. Maarten, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Lillian Price Robbins 90th birthday
Lillian Price Robbins of Kingsport, will celebrate her 90th birthday Sept. 26, 2011.The Robbins family would like to invite extended family and friends of Lillian to celebrate this occasion with her. A walk-in celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011, at Bloomingdale Ruritan building, 3232 Van Horn St., off Bloomingdale Road, beside Bloomingdale Baptist Church. Your presence is all that is requested.Lillian is thankful for the many years God has given her to serve him in teaching Bible Clubs and Sunday school; for her great husband, Walter, of 71 years; for precious family and for many wonderful friends.
Clark and Call
Selina Elizabeth Call and William Paul Clark were united in marriage on July 23, 2011 at Surgoinsville United Methodist Church, Surgoinsville, Tenn. The Rev. Randy Lantz officiated at the 4 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Kimberly Mitchell Call of North Wilkesboro, N.C., and Dennis Call of Wilkesboro, N.C. She is the granddaughter of Kay Mitchell of North Wilkesboro, the late Kenneth Mitchell, Kathleen Call of Wilkesboro, and the late Julius Call. The bridegroom is the son of Paul C. Clark Jr. and Alice Clark of Kingsport, Tenn., and the grandson of the late Haskell and Lucile Skelton, and Paul and Doris Clark of Surgoinsville.Emily Call, sister of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, was maid of honor. Jenna Mitchell, cousin of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, was bridesmaid. Alexandra Adams, cousin of the bride, of Millers Creek, N.C., was flower girl.Matt Clark, brother of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, served as best man. Graylen Mitchell, cousin of the bride, of North Wilkesboro, served as usher. Ring bearers were Hayden Shipwash, cousin of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, and Mitchell Adams, cousin of the bride, of Millers Creek.Wedding music was provided by Jonathan Meo of Kingsport.The wedding reception was held at Cafe Jubilee, Surgoinsville.Selina is a 2005 honor graduate of North Wilkes High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Milligan College in 2009. She is a graduate research assistant at East Tennessee State University, pursuing a master of public health degree in health services administration. William is a Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate and received an associate's degree from Northeast State Community College. He received a bachelor's degree in social work from East Tennessee State University in 2011. He is employed by State Farm Insurance, Kingsport.Following a wedding trip to Disney World, the couple resides in Johnson City.
Grutsch and Bradley
Kayla Whitney Grutsch of Gray, and Wesley Alan Bradley of Blountville, plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 2011, at Kaycliff Center on Boone Lake.The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddie and Kim Good of Gray, and the granddaughter of Gordon and Anice Barnard of Bluff City, Larry Good of Johnson City, and Jimmy and Linda Westmoreland of Johnson City. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School and Northeast State Community College.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Andy and Rhonda Bradley of Blountville, and the grandson of Nancy and Harold Hunt of Kingsport, and Clara and Sam Goings of Nickelsville, Va. He graduated from Twin Springs High School and Northeast State Community College. He is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.
Elsie Hudson 98th birthday
Elsie Hudson celebrated her 98th birthday Aug. 19, 2011, with her family.She was born Aug. 19, 1913, in Scott County, Va., to Dale and Josephine Calhoun Carter. Mrs. Hudson was married to Kelly Hudson, now deceased, and is the mother of Ann Ellis, Doris LaForce and Harold "Smiley" Hudson of Kingsport, Linda Blevins of Unicoi, and twin sons, the late Larry and Allen Hudson.