Hager and Campbell engagement announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hager Jr., of Kingsport, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Robyn Lynn, to Tyler Steven Campbell, son of Dr. and Mrs. Steven Campbell of Jonesborough, Tenn.Robyn is the granddaughter of Mrs. Erma Lane of Gate City, Va.; the late Rev. Claude Lane, formerly of Gate City; Mr. Robert Hager of Kingsport and the late Mrs. Frances Hager, formerly of Kingsport. She is a 2005 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and in 2009 graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in accounting. While at the University of South Carolina, she served as president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha service sorority. She is a CPA with the accounting firm of Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., Greenville, S.C.Tyler is the grandson of Mrs. Elizabeth Stykes of Jonesborough; the late Mr. Frederick Dean Stykes, formerly of Jonesborough; and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Campbell of Jonesborough. He graduated from Daniel Boone High School in 2002 and in 2007 received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from East Tennessee State University. While at ETSU, he served as a resident adviser and was involved in the Wesley Foundation. He is employed as a corporate trainer with IB Acquisitions, Greenville, S.C.A June wedding is being planned.
Bertie Hawkins 100th birthday
Bertie Hawkins of Bluff City, will celebrate her 100th birthday Feb. 28, 2011.Born in Hancock County, she lived much of her early life in Hawkins County before moving to Kingsport with her husband, Robert Hawkins Sr. Before his death in 1980 they enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage.Through the years she has been active in church, presently attending Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. She enjoys reading her Bible, cooking, gardening and quilting, making many quilts for her family and church bazaar.She is the mother of Robert Hawkins Jr. of Knoxville, Marcelena Roberts of Bluff City, and Trula Simmons of Belews Creek, N.C. She has seven grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.Her family hosted a drop-in celebration Feb. 26, 2011, at Buffalo Ruritan, Bluff City. All family and friends were invited.
Helen "Louise" Jones 90th birthday
On March 3, 2011, Helen "Louise" Jones will celebrate her 90th birthday. She was born in Keeoke, Va. Moving to Kingsport, in 1946, Louise became a teacher, Sunday school teacher and homemaker. She loves flowers, gardens, reading, Fox News and to love on her family. Ten of her children and grandchildren have followed in her footsteps becoming teachers and coaches.A celebration party will be given by her children, Bert and Linda Carter, Coach David and Amy Carter, Judge Steven and Ginny Jones, Scott Jones, Teresa and Mike McCann; her grandchildren, Tracy and Phillip Dishner, Coach Stacy and Dr. Ginger Carter, Carrie and John Conkin, Grace Carter, Pastor Bradford and Laura Jones, Dr. Jason Jones, Wesley Jones, Brandon Jones, Kylee Jones, Lynley Jones, Heather and Jason Easterling, C/CPT Jacob and Andrea McCann, Josh McCann, Jamin McCann and Charlie McCann, and her great-grandchildren, Blakley, Presley and Nash Dishner; Elias and Ava Carter; Benjamin Jones; and Kaiden and Lukas Easterling.Happy Birthday Mom and Mamaw! We love you!
Pendergrass 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Haynes (Jewell Hudson) Pendergrass of Blountville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 5, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Cassidy United Methodist Church.The event is being hosted by their children.The couple was married March 17, 1961, at Cassidy United Methodist Church with the Rev. Morgan Phillips officiating.They are the parents of Bill (Cathy) Pendergrass of Bryan, Texas; Lisa (Gary) Rupert of Kingsport, and Wendi (Craig) Niebruegge of Kingsport.They are the grandparents of Erica (Jim) Adcock, Aaron Faith, Andy (Kara) Pendergrass, Dusty Pendergrass, Alyssa Rupert, Gabriella Rupert, Emma Grace Niebruegge, Rachel Niebruegge and Maggie Niebruegge.Mr. Pendergrass retired from Sprint after 43 years of service and Tennessee National Guard after 24 years of service. He is a director for the Farm Bureau and now farms because of his love for the land and animals. Mrs. Pendergrass is a retired school bus driver for Sullivan County Schools and is active in FCE and Farm Bureau. They attend Cassidy UMC where they have been active members for 50 years.Friends and family are invited to come join them in celebration of this event.
Hill 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hill of Church Hill, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 28, 1961, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Robert Rademacher officiating.They are the parents of Rhonda Hill of Church Hill; David Hill and wife, Tracie, of Church Hill, and Joseph Hill of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Kasey Carter, and Bryant, Drew, Ryan and Olivia Hill.Mr. Hill retired from Holliston Mills in 2001, after 40 years of service.A reception will be held in their honor from 3 to 5 p.m., Feb. 26, 2011, in the fellowship hall at First Free Will Baptist Church, 208 Maple Ave., Church Hill. Friends and family are invited to attend. The event is being hosted by their children. For more information, call (423) 357-7907.