Stephens 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs Harris (Barbara Burks) Stephens Jr. of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 14, 2011.The couple was married on March 14, 1961.They are the parents of Bruce (Cathy) Stephens of Greer, S.C.; Robyn (Marc) Budine of Coral Springs, Fla.; and Scott (Lacey) Stephens of Orange Park, Fla.They are the grandparents of Luke Stephens, Laney Stephens, Leah Stephens, Taylor Budine, Ansley Stephens and Ryan Stephens.Mr. Stephens retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after more than 30 years of service with Tennessee Eastman, a division of Kodak, and Eastman Chemical Co. His final seven years of service took him and his wife to Japan and Singapore where they enjoyed extensive travel to all parts of the world.Mr. and Mrs. Stephens attend First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport.Their children will host a celebration on June 11, 2011, that will be open to friends and family.
Patsy Jones 85th birthday
Patsy Jones will celebrate her 85th birthday on March 6, 2011. She was born on March 6, 1926 in Simsboro, La.She is the mother of Malissa Ajeti of California, Roger Rowland of Flagstaff Ariz., Shelby Rowland of Kingsport Tenn., and Carolyn Wampler of Kingsport.Patsy has six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was employed at Erwin City Schools and Kingsport City Schools for 34 years. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Retired Teachers Association, DAR and Sullivan County Democratic Women.
Rizzuto and Beavers marriage announcement
Amy Breanne Beavers of Kingsport, Tenn., and Matthew Victor Rizzuto of Wilmington, N.C., were married Oct. 16, 2010, at Lake Lure, N.C. Pastor Wayne White officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Randy and Ann Beavers of Kingsport, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Victor and Sue Rizzuto of Wilmington, N.C.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a strapless royal duchess satin Amsale ballgown with a natural waist and pleated skirt. The bust line featured an architectural crumb-catcher and embroidered inset.Ali Beavers, sister of the bride, of Kingsport, Tenn., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lori Steffey of Morristown, Tenn.; Jenny Gomez of Charlotte, N.C.; Alyson Argabrite of Nashville, Tenn.; Stephanie Hickam of Kingsport, Tenn.; and Kelli Rogers of Kingsport, Tenn.Shane Thompson of Wilmington, N.C., served as best man. Groomsmen were Tony Rizzuto, brother of the bridegroom, of Wilmington, N.C.; Alex Rizzuto, brother of the bridegroom, of Wilmington, N.C.; Ben Campbell of Wildwood, N.J.; Alex Gregory of Great Falls, Va.; and Justin Loyd of Raleigh, N.C.A reception was held at Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure, N.C.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Gardner-Webb University where she was a member of the women's tennis team. She is employed at Centercourt Athletic Club, Chatham, N.J.The bridegroom graduated from Hoggard High School and Gardner-Webb University where he was a member of the baseball team. He is employed at Centercourt Athletic Club, Chatham, N.J.Following a wedding trip to Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Turkey, the couple resides in Madison, N.J.
Latham and Holt wedding announcement
Katherine Lake Latham of Kingsport, Tenn., and Michael Graham Holt of Kingsport, plan to be married at 4:30 p.m., June 4, 2011, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Edward Earl Latham Jr. of Kingsport, and Margaret Owens Yates of Mountain City, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of the late Bertha Henry and Edward Earl Latham Sr., formerly of Port Gibson, Miss., and the late Jack Addison and Richard Jones Yates, formerly of Grenada, Miss. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Delta Gamma fraternity. She is a graduate student in the master of arts in teaching program at East Tennessee State University. She is a member of Junior League of Kingsport and First Broad Street United Methodist Church.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rebecca and Allen Wright of Kingsport, and Michael and Cynthia Holt of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late Katherine and Ben M. Brown Jr., formerly of Kingsport, Jean Holt of Kingsport, the late Jack Holt, Marge Erwin of Kingsport, the late Gene Erwin, and Lila Wright of Nashville, and the late Harold Wright. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor's degree in rhetoric and writing and a master's degree in English education from UT at Knoxville. He is employed as an English teacher and football coach at Dobyns-Bennett High School. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport.
Horton 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Bill (Ella Sue Davidson) Horton of Mount Carmel, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 4, 2011, spending the day with their family in Pigeon Forge.The couple was married March 4, 1961, at Salley's Chapel Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., with the Rev. Claude Taylor officiating.They are the parents of Andrea Vaughn and husband Jim of Mount Carmel.Mr. Horton retired from AFG, Greenland Plant.Mrs. Horton retired from Janalena Beauty Salon.