Harry Phipps 90th birthday
Harry Phipps will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 26, 2011, at Clay Masonic Lodge, 224 Hamilton St., Church Hill. The event is being hosted by his children.Mr. Phipps was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Hawkins County. He was married for 58 years to Lizzie Smith Phipps until her death.He is the father of Euniav Phipps of Church Hill; Hugh Phipps of Alexandria, Ind., and Parolea Soggin of Littleton, Colo. He has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Mr. Phipps was employed at Eastman Kodak Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1983.He is a member of First Church of God, Clay Masonic Lodge and Jericho Temple Shrine. He is a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a charter member of Norfork Ruritan Club, and a veteran of World War II. He served 14 years with the Hawkins County Board of Education. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Trotter and Marley marriage announcement
Laura Susan Marley of Ferguson, N.C., and Benjamin Neal Trotter of Kingsport, were married Nov. 6, 2010, at the Chapel of Peace at Whippoorwill Village, Ferguson, N.C. Michael Wrye, pastor of Lynn Garden Baptist Church, Kingsport, officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Stanley and Reba Marley of Ferguson, and the granddaughter of the late Martin and Neaty Moretz, formerly of Boone, N.C., and the late Charlie and Mozelle Marley, formerly of Ferguson, N.C. The bridegroom is the son of Jim and Sara Trotter of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late William H. and Theresa Caldwell, formerly of Jasper, Ala., and the late Oliver and Opal Trotter, formerly of Jasper.The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father.Miss Beth Marley, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Amanda Chapman was bridesmaid.Jim Trotter served his son as best man. Jonathan Marley, brother of the bride, was groomsman.The bride graduated from West Wilkes High School in 2002, and in 2008, received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from North Carolina A&T University. She is employed as a direct sales representative.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1996, and in 2001, received a degree in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. He is a member of the Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, and Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.Following a wedding trip to the northern Georgia mountains, the couple resides in Cary, N.C.
Collins and Coppage engagement announcement
Allison Elizabeth Collins of Beaufort, S.C., and Benjamin Terrell Coppage of Manor, Ga., plan to be married at 6 p.m., June 18, 2011 at St. Helena Episcopal Church, Beaufort, S.C.The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bradford Scott Collins of Beaufort, S.C., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beaufort Duke IV of Kingsport, Tenn.; the late Dr. Earnest Swindell Collins, formerly of Beaufort, S.C.; and Mrs. Margaret Sue Collins of Beaufort, S.C. She received bachelor of arts degrees in communication studies and in political science from the University of North Carolina. She is a juris doctorate candidate at the University of South Carolina and plans to graduate May 11, 2011.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Daniel Coppage of Manor, Ga., and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Terrell Coppage of Manor, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Inman, formerly of Waycross, Ga. He received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Clemson University and a juris doctorate from Mercer University. He is employed at Gibson and Associates, P.C.
Fred Tomlinson 100th birthday
Fred Tomlinson of Kingsport, will celebrate his 100th birthday Feb. 17, 2011.Since retiring from his job as supervisor at General Trucking-Mining Division, he has enjoyed working in his wood shop making furniture, as well as his prized grandfather clocks, bird houses and other unique items.Mr. Tomlinson is the father of F.B. Tomlinson Jr. of Kingsport; Doris Allen of Aylett, Va.; Johnny Tomlinson of Hampton, Va.; Joe Tomlinson of Castlewood, Va.; Sue Hughes of Bristol, Tenn.; Janie Quiggle of Kingsport; and Bill Gillenwater of Salem, Ohio. He has 17 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren.The children and grandchildren will host a drop-in centennial celebration from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Higher Ground Baptist Church. All friends and family are invited to attend.
Rev. Smith Kestner 90th birthday
The Kestner family would like to invite the friends and extended family of the Rev. Smith Kestner to a celebration of his 90th birthday. A walk-in reception, in honor of the Rev. Kestner's life, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19, 2011, in the fellowship hall at First Assembly of God, located behind Phil Bachman Honda on Stone Drive.During his 90 years of life, the Rev. Kestner has devoted more than 60 years to ministry in Assemblies of God churches in the Kingsport area.