Wampler 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louis (Sally Prillhart) Wampler Sr. of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 20, 2011 with a small, private, family celebration at Eastman Cabins.The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren.The couple was married Aug. 25, 1961, at Bloomingdale Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Byrd officiating.They are the parents of Bill Jr. and Donna Wampler of Blountville; Amy Slaughter of Blountville and Rich and Ris Wampler of Denver, Colo.They are the grandparents of Josh Wampler, Matt Wampler, Luke Wampler, Emily Wampler, Ben Slaughter, Brittany Slaughter, Brandon Slaughter, Riky Wampler, Richard Wampler, Mari Wampler, Jamie Wampler, Isaac Wampler, Rachel Wampler, Ely Wampler, Cora Wampler, Alex Wampler, Cassie Wampler and Emma Wampler.Both Mr. and Mrs. Wampler retired from cosmetology/salon businesses in the Tri-Cities.
Quinn and Christian
Brandi Lee Quinn of Limestone, Tenn., and Matthew Thomas Christian of Telford, Tenn., plan to be married at 6 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Greeneville, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Cecil and Celesta Quinn of Limestone, and the granddaughter of Tommy and Martha Quinn of Limestone, and the late Edward and Susie Saulsbury, formerly of Greeneville. She graduated from David Crockett High School in 1999 and from East Tennessee State University in 2005. She is employed by East Tennessee State University.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Kenneth and Judy Christian of Church Hill, and the grandson of the late Sam and Lizzie Christian, formerly of Kingsport; and the late Henry and Henrietta Bishop, formerly of Church Hill. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1998 and from Tennessee Tech University in 2002. He is employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Lu and Willis
Baihong Lucy Lu and Samuel Lynn Willis plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., Sept. 10, 2011, at Holy Mountain Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Sheng Chang and Xiang Zhi Lu of Harbin, China. She was employed as a finance manager at Wayue Property Management, Shen Zhen, China.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Donald and Marie Willis of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and is employed at Holston Valley Sleep Evaluation Center.
Opal Robinette Beverly 96th birthday
Opal Robinette Beverly celebrated her 96th birthday on Aug. 18, 2011, with family and friends.She was married to Marshal Beverly, now deceased, for 68 years.She has one daughter, Barbara Jones and three sons, Roger Beverly, David Beverly and Jeff Beverly. She has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.She is a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.
Boyd and Robbins
Jim and Debbie Bledsoe, and Dale and Lisa Boyd would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katelyn Nicole Boyd to Cody Matthew Robbins, son of Dennis and Terri Robbins of Gray.Cody and Katelyn plan to be married in a private ceremony on Sept. 3, 2011, at Harvest Acres Farm.Katelyn graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2008, and from Northeast State Community College in August 2011, after finishing the invasive cardiovascular program.Cody graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2006, and is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.Cody and Katelyn both attend Christ Fellowship Church.