Julia Francisco 90th birthday
Julia Francisco celebrated her 90th birthday on Sept. 11, 2010, with a party with family and friends at Emeritus at Kingsport.The event was hosted by her daughters, Brenda Wilson and husband Cal, and Frances Dryden and husband Allen.Special entertainment was provided by Tammy Marshall of Knoxville, Tenn., who revisited the '50s with music, song and dance.Mrs. Francisco has six grandchildren, Allen Dryden of Greenville, S.C.; Nick Dryden of Nashville, Tenn.; Angela Lovin of Jacksonville, Fla.; Brandon Linton and Cortny Eorgan of Johnson City, Tenn.; Ben Wilson of Smyrna, Ga.; and Heath Wilson of Marietta, Ga. She also has 14 great-grandchildren.Julia was married to H.L. Francisco, now deceased, for 62 wonderful years. She has numerous cousins, nieces and nephews who came to enjoy the happy occasion and to celebrate and revisit her life through photos.The outpouring of love, the many who had traveled for miles, the special entertainment of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and residents all made it a special day to remember for Julia.She is most grateful for the 90 special years she has enjoyed with the love and friendship from family and friends, and the staff at Emeritus.
Barnes 55th wedding anniversary
Robert and Lena (Rogers) Barnes of Kingsport, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary the first week of September.The couple was married Sept. 4, 1955, at Belvue Christian Church with the Rev. Stuart K. Widner officiating.Robert retired from Kroger Co. and then worked nine years part-time for Christian and Co. Food Brokerage.Lena was employed at United Inter-Mountain Telephone Co.Robert and Lena are members of Belvue Christian Church.
McKinney and Luff engagement announcement
Amy Elizabeth McKinney of Charleston, S.C., and Matthew Scott Luff of Charleston, formerly of Blountville, plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., March 19, 2011, at First (Scots) Presbyterian Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Wilson McKinney of Charleston, S.C., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Boone McMillan of Charleston, Patrick McKinney of Charleston, and the late G. Lillian McKinney. She graduated from Furman University and is employed as a design associate at Margaret Donaldson Interiors.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Wayne Luff of Blountville, and the grandson of Lee Edward Orr of Johnson City, the late Clyde Howell Orr, Clara Alderson Luff of Mansfield, Ohio, and the late Basil Burns Luff. He graduated from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency of Medical University of South Carolina. He is a cardiology fellow at Medical University of South Carolina.
Adkins and Anglin wedding announcement
Ashley Tyree Adkins of Church Hill, and Michael Robert Anglin of Jonesborough, plan to be married at 1 p.m., Oct. 2, 2010, at Sevier Terrace Mansion.The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Gary Adkins, formerly of Church Hill, and Terry Adkins Breeding of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of R.L. Laster of Surgoinsville; Sally Laster of Church Hill; the late Midget Adkins, formerly of Church Hill; and Nancy Clement of Kingsport. She graduated from Volunteer High School and Pensacola Christian College. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Michael and Tonya Anglin of Jonesborough, and the grandson of O.N. and Pat Runion of Jonesborough; Mary Anglin of Jonesborough; the late Bob Anglin, formerly of Jonesborough; and Mike and Marjorie Wright of Kingsport. He graduated from David Crockett High School and is employed at Domtar.
Sykes and Lanham engagement announcement
Gatha Sykes of Rogersville, and Don Lanham of Danville, Ky., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony.