Agnes Hendry Brown 100th birthday
Agnes Hendry Brown celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 14, 2010, and began her second century of life surrounded by 50 friends and family. She was very surprised to see everyone who arrived from seven different states to share her special day.Agnes is one of 12 children born in Greene County, to Florence Dodd and Alvin Hendry. She has lived in Kingsport, for the past 76 years with her husband Luna Brown until his death in 1996. Her only son was Nelson Brown. Her daughter, Geneva Spaulding lives in Kingsport.Agnes has always been, and still is, the family historian and encyclopedia.If you ask her to what she credits her longevity she says, "God gave me the good genes and health, and Dr. George Booze kept it running very well the past 33 years."When asked what she would change if possible she says, "Teach the government to stop the spending."What is the most exciting recent happening she says, "I just got my drivers license renewed for five years. Whew!"
Broome 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas (Judy) Broome Jr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 9, 2010 at Rock Heritage Baptist Church, where the couple attends. They also plan to celebrate with a cruise to the Bahamas.The reception is being hosted by their children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.The couple was married Oct. 12, 1960, at Gate City Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Ferguson officiating.They are the parents of Cathy Broome, and Jason and Amy Broome, all of Kingsport. They have two grandsons, Andrew and Aaron, who are the apples of their eye.Dallas retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Judy retired from Birdwell Builders. They both are retired from Broome Builders.
Smith 50th wedding anniversary
Roger and Mary (Warren) Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a luau.Roger and Mary were married Sept. 18, 1960 at First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.They are the parents of Warren Smith and wife Nancy of Nashville, and Tony Smith of Bristol. They are the grandparents of four granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Lydia, of Nashville, and Hannah, of Kingsport, and one grandson, Matthew, of Kingsport.Roger is employed at K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Abingdon, Va. Mary is an avid gardener and devoted grandmother, spending as much time as she can with her grandchildren.Roger and Mary are members of Glenrochie Country Club where you'll frequently find Roger playing golf with Mary cheering him on.
Gregg 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James H. (Tennie Pauline Barger) Gregg of Blountville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in their honor at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 3, 2010.They are the parents of Revonda Gregg, Sam Gregg, Beverly Gregg and Bob Browder of Blountville. They are the grandparents of Judy Burson, Henry Davis, James Nienast, Brock Gregg, Blake Gregg, Josh Gregg and Greg Thompson. They have six great-grandchildren and two future great-grandchildren.Mr. and Mrs. Gregg both retired from Sullivan County Board of Education.
Lawson and Abernathy marriage announcement
Victoria Renee Abernathy of Kingsport, Tenn., and Gregory Cullen Lawson of Fall Branch, Tenn., were married Aug. 14, 2010, at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Ralph Kidd officiated at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Don and Valerie Abernathy of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Frank and Mickey Abernathy of Kingsport, and Marvin and Dorothy Morgan of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Clyde and April Lawson of Fall Branch, and the grandson of the late Charles Lawson, Ruby Lawson of Fall Branch, the late Anthony Mejia and Barbara Mejia of Fall Branch.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Laura Stephens was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Shandi Fairweather and Jessalyn Lawson. Kara Couch was flower girl.Clyde Lawson served as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Hyatt and William Blakely. Virgil Lawson was usher. Daniel Lawson was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School, where she was a member of the concert and marching bands, and from Carson-Newman College, where she was a member of the concert and marching bands, and Alpha Psi Omega. She is employed at RGIS and is a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church and Sonrise Emmaus.The bridegroom graduated from Greene High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College. He is employed at Expert Tire.Following a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va., the couple resides in Fall Branch.