Bettye Francisco Creasy 80th birthday
Bettye Francisco Creasy will celebrate her 80th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor at 1 p.m., May 22, 2011, at Skyland Falls Club House. (From Memorial Boulevard turn on Strafford Drive, turn left into Skyland Falls Club House on the first left.)The event is being hosted by her family, Ms. Peggy Jones, Mrs. Ann Duncan (J.C.), Mr. Benny Francisco (Anna Ruth), Mrs. Linda Freeman (Mike), Ms. Georgia Francisco Peden, Mrs. Anita Kirby (Terry), and Mr. Todd Freeman (Tanya). Ms. Creasy was born May 19, 1931, to Wilbur and Ina Francisco, now deceased.She was married to Bill Creasy, now deceased, for 21 wonderful years.Bettye was employed as secretary in the textile fibers division of Eastman Chemical Co. for 21 years before retiring in 1993. She is a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church, serves on the steering committee for Netherland Inn and belongs to Pleasant View Stitchers, who minister to area hospitals and nursing homes.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Bledsoe 50th wedding anniversary
Bill and Martha (Hood) Bledsoe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 18, 2011. The golden couple were given a surprise party hosted by their children, family and friends in the fellowship hall at Nottingham United Methodist Church.They couple was married on March 18, 1961, in Clinchport, Va., with the Rev. Roy Jenkins officiating.They are the parents of Randy (Cindy) Bledsoe and Travis (Rebecca) Bledsoe. They are the grandparents of Blair, Brooke, Grant and Allison Bledsoe.Bill retired from Mason & Dixon Trucking. Martha retired from the Scott County Treasurer's Office.
Hughes and Gillespie wedding announcement
Stacie Leanne Hughes of Kingsport and Joshua David Gillespie of Johnson City plan to be married at 5 p.m., June 18, 2011 at The Ridges Golf & Country Club.The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Pam Hughes of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Ron and Jane Dotson of Kingsport, and Tom and Phyllis Hughes of Kingsport. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2006 and received a bachelor's degree in marketing communications from East Tennessee State University in 2010. She is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Sam Gillespie Jr., of Baltimore, Md., and Donna Gillespie-Smith of Johnson City. He is the grandson of Michael Spinnato of Johnson City, the late Barbara Spinnato, Sue Gillespie of Baltimore, and the late Sam Gillespie Sr. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2006 and received a degree in aviation from Midland College, Midland, Texas, in 2009. He is employed at American Eagle Airlines.
Carroll and Sherfey wedding announcement
Rebecca Carroll of Gray, and Travis Sherfey of Kingsport, plan to be married at 3 p.m., May 21, 2011, at The Charles, Johnson City.The bride-elect is the daughter of Charlinda Prince of Gray, and Richard and Angela Prince of Adamsville, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of the late Charlie Otis and Dorothy Hall, and the late William and Mary Prince. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 1997, and from East Tennessee State University in 2010. She is employed at Foundations for Life Principles/Moral Kombat.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Shelby Sherfey of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Charles Sr. and Novella Light. He graduated from Sullivan North High School in 2001, and East Tennessee State University in 2006. He is employed at the Department of Children Services.
Whitley and Hensley wedding announcement
Ashleigh Brooke Whitley of Kingsport, and William Matthew Hensley of Johnson City, plan to be married in an outdoor ceremony at 6 p.m., May 21, 2011, at Agota Springs, Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Whitley of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the Rev. Earl L. Dunn of Kingsport, the late Mrs. Earl (Margaret) Dunn, formerly of Kingsport; and the late Mr. and Mrs. William J. (Mayme) Whitley, formerly of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and a master of business administration degree from East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and the University Honors Scholar Program. She is employed at Mountain States Health Alliance.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard (Rhonda) Hensley of Guyton, Ga., and Ms. Linda Hensley of Collierville, Tenn. He is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. William "Mac" (Mary) Hensley of Johnson City, T.E. Stevens of Collierville, and the late Mrs. T.E. (Mildred) Stevens, formerly of Collierville. He graduated from Effingham County High School Guyton, Ga., and received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Milligan College, where he was a member of the Milligan soccer team. He is a doctor of pharmacy student at East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy and is a member of Kappa Psi fraternity and American Pharmacy Association.