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.
Begley and Wininger marriage announcement
Candice Lee Wininger of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kent Andrew Begley of Johnson City, Tenn., were married July 17, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mike Stout officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Wininger Jr., of Gate City, Va., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wininger, and the late Ellis and Wilma Kimbler. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry K. Begley of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mrs. Ruth Brooks, the late Ernest Brooks, and the late Rev. Gerald and Velma Begley.Organist Susan Hoover played the prelude music, and the procession of the bride was "Trumpet Voluntary." Vocalist Brian Henry sang, "When You Say You Love Me" during the giving of the bride.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an Allure Couture gown constructed from a layer of lace applique and Swarovski crystals. The silhouette featured cap sleeves, and a V-shaped neckline accented with Swarovski crystals at the empire waist with fitted bodice. The lace applique skirt extended into a flared train. The veil was trimmed using ivory-colored and silver-colored lace with Swarovski crystals.Amy Hain, sister of the bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Wininger, sister-in-law of bride, of Salem, Va.; Vicki Kimbler, friend of the bride, of Fort Blackmore, Va.; and Cheryl Ratliff, friend of the bride and bridegroom, of Kingsport. The bridesmaids' dresses were floor-length raspberry-colored chiffon gowns with a ruched empire waistline and a beaded open jewel neckline. Kate Hain, niece of bridegroom, was flower girl. She wore a Dupioni silk gown with full gathered skirt with Alencon lace enhancing the bodice and a matching Dupioni silk sash at the waist. Her headpiece was of Italian ruscus with seed pearls and princess roses with sheer ribbon streamers.Andy Johnson, friend of the bridegroom, of Knoxville, Tenn., served as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Hain, brother-in-law of bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J.; Clint Wininger, twin brother of the bride, of Salem, Va.; and John Curtis, friend of the bridegroom, of New York, N.Y. Ushers were Michael Elam of Kingsport, and Brent Bass of Kingsport. Ring bearers were Sam Hain, nephew of bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J.; and Jackson Wininger, nephew of bride, of Salem, Va. Following the ceremony, the bride and bridegroom along with their guests arrived at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center for the reception. The bride graduated from Gate City High School in 1998. She received a bachelor's degree in accountancy from East Tennessee State University from which she graduated summa cum laude in 2003. She is employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a cost accountant.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1994. He received a bachelor's degree with high honors in industrial engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1999. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a Six-Sigma Black Belt.The couple celebrated with a honeymoon to Antigua, West Indies. The newlyweds reside in Johnson City.
Birkey and Newland marriage announcement
Judith Ann Newland and James Kenneth Birkey were united in marriage on July 17, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Johnson City. The Rev. John M. Irwin, pastor of Arcadia Presbyterian Church, officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. The Rev. Larry H. Stallard and the Rev. Daniel Iverson III also participated. The bride is the daughter of Charles and JoAnn Newland of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Lessley and Theo Gaines Newland, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Rev. F.T. and Neva Switzer Perry, formerly of Hammondsport, N.Y. The bridegroom is the son of Kenneth and Dolores Birkey of Hopedale, Ill.The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, and given away by her parents. Mrs. Carol Iverson was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Emily Newland, Mrs. Kathy (Rose) Wagner, and Mrs. Diane (Birkey) Bowman. Miss Lydia Wilson was the flower girl. Mr. Richard Bair served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Scott Birkey, Mr. Duane Birkey, and Mr. Michael Bowman. The bride graduated from Sullivan North High School and Virginia Tech. She was employed by Mission to the World, serving as a missionary in Japan, from 1994 to 2010. The bridegroom graduated from Olympia High School in Stanford, Ill., Taylor University, and Regent University School of Business. He is self-employed as a farmer. Following a wedding trip to the Carolinas, the couple resides in Minier, Ill.
Clark and Jarrett marriage announcement
Jennifer Leigh Jarrett of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jeremy Ray Clark of Kingsport, Tenn., were married Jan. 30, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn. Dr. David Welch officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Don K. and Carol Jarrett of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Charlotte Archer of Kingsport, the late Kenneth Archer, Don Jarrett of Kingsport, and late Charldene. The bridegroom is the son of Cindy Clark of Knoxville, Tenn., and Arvin Clark of Myrtle Beach, S.C. He is the grandson of Margaret Boles of Knoxville, and the late Jack Boles. Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an all-over lightly re-embroidered lace over whisper satin gown featuring a fitted sheath bodice with a mermaid flare at the hemline. The sweetheart neckline with lace straps extended across the shoulders and formed a keyhole back, and the lower back scooped to the waistline. The entire neckline was edged with slightly scalloped re-embroidered lace.Kimberly Jarrett Hall, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Rachel Jarrett, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Christy Harris and Devon Carty of Knoxville; Sarah Thurman King of Kingsport, and Lindsey Muse of Atlanta. Isabella Hall, niece of the bride, served as flower girl. Justin and Josh Clark, brothers of the bridegroom, served as best men. Groomsmen were John Jarrett, brother of the bride; Chris Mobley of Kingsport; Brian Hobbs of Knoxville, and Cody Renfro of Kingsport. A reception was held at the Bristol Train Station, Bristol, Tenn. The bride received a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee in 2007 and a master's degree from East Tennessee State University in 2009. She is employed as a registered dietitian at New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery, Knoxville.The bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He is employed as an account manager at JB Hunt, Knoxville. Following a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Bill Danna 80th birthday
Bill Danna celebrated his 80th birthday Sept. 22, 2010. A surprise party was hosted by family members.Bill was married to Betty Danna, now deceased, for 54 wonderful years.They had three children, Reba and Bob Kane of Ontario, Canada; Jeff and Sandra of North Carolina; and Randall of Kingsport.They have three grandchildren, Shanon, Jessie and Korie, all of Kingsport.