Abbett 50th anniversary
Gailen “Butch” and Margie Pauline Ketron Abbett of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2015.
The couple was married Aug. 16, 1965, at Central Baptist Church, Mock Knob Road, Abingdon, Va., with the Rev. Blaine Eggers officiating.
They are the parents of Teresa Abbett Cowden and husband Alan of Fall Branch; Jeffery Abbett and wife Jane of Lynchburg, Va.; Philip Abbett and wife Susan of Boves, France; and Anna Abbett McEver and husband John of Aztec, N.M. They are the grandparents of John-Marc Abbett, Chloe Abbett, Nathan Cowden, Claire Abbett, Jeremy Cowden, Juliana Abbett, Benjamin McEver, Emily Abbett, Timothy Abbett, Michelle McEver, Joshua Abbett and Samantha McEver.
Mr. Abbett has been employed as a Baptist missionary since 1969, with 37 years of church work in France. He is still active stateside. Mrs. Abbett is a missionary, wife and mother.
Reed 50th anniversary
Lloyd and Judy (Buttram) Reed of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2015.
The couple met while attending Lenoir City High School and later married in 1965. Prior to retirement, Lloyd was in sales with Vulcan Materials and Judy was a Registered Nurse at Asbury at Baysmont. They will celebrate their anniversary traveling.
They are the parents of daughter Lisa Reed and son Brad Reed (Sara). They have two grandchildren, Bowen Reed and Ansley Reed.
Their lives have been filled with the love of family and friends.
Winters and Strom
Julia Dawn Winters of Blountville and Justin Austin Strom of Kingsport plan to be married March 26, 2016, at Sunnyside Baptist Church.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wade and Marcella Winters of Blountville, and the granddaughter of Faye Calton and the late Jerry Calton of Duffield, Va., and the late McKinley and Emma Winters of Gray. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School and received a master’s degree in Elementary Education from East Tennessee State University. She is employed by the Sullivan County School System as a first grade teacher at Ketron Elementary School.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jeff and Amy Strom of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mack Hall and the late Blanche Hall of Kingsport, and Nadeane Strom and the late Fred Strom of Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Christian Family Academy, attended EMT school and has been a volunteer firefighter for Bloomingdale Fire Department. He is employed by the Sullivan County Maintenance Dept.
Brooks and Kamin
Courtney Erin Brooks of Gate City, Va., and Sgt. John James Kamin of New York, N.Y., plan to be married Oct. 10, 2015, at BANQ, Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Johnny and Carolyn Brooks of Gate City. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berea College, a Master of Arts degree from East Tennessee State University and is a doctoral candidate in Sociology from the University of Kentucky. She is employed at the International Society for Performance Improvement.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Lawrence and Jacquelyn Kamin of New York, N.Y. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from American University and enlisted with the U.S. Army in November of 2005, served with the 3rd Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq for 15 months in 2007. He was recalled out of the Individual Ready Reserve and deployed to Iraq again with the Louisiana National Guard in 2010. In 2015, he was promoted to Sergeant and currently is an Army Reservist with the Military Information Support Operations Group. He is employed as Director of the National Veterans Center, Washington, D.C.
Kilgore and Tolly
Megan Faith Tolly and Daniel Ray Kilgore, both of Kingsport, were married June 27, 2015, at The Carriage House at Carter Farm in Jefferson City, Tenn. Minister Troy R. Hensley officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marvin E. Tolly and Tisha A. Deakins of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Marvin L. Tolly and the late Aileen Tolly of Kingsport, and Sally Peters and the late Lester Peters of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of David and Barbara Kilgore of Kingsport, and the grandson of Jerry and Patsy Kilgore of Kingsport, and Velma Hammonds and the late James Hammonds of Kingsport.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a gown of satin with lace and beaded appliques featuring a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline and crystal sash that tied in a bow in the back. It was adorned with buttons down the back and onto the cathedral-length train.
Rachel York of Kingsport was matron of honor. Jill Childress of Kingsport was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kayla Lilly of Kingsport, Kaylea Mullins of Kingsport, Jordan Varney of Kingsport, Sarah Dykes of Kingsport, Jaime Steffey of Kingsport and Maci Ferguson of Johnson City. Flower girls were Kallie Robinette of Piney Flats and Isabella Crawford of Kingsport.
David Kilgore served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Brandon Thompson of Kingsport, David Pastusic of Boone, N.C., Ryan Burton of Kingsport, Bryce Shelton of Kingsport, Jason Vitaris of Charlotte, N.C., Adam Kassouf of Charlotte, N.C., and Andrew Ferguson of Johnson City. Ushers were Aaron Robinette and Evvan Tolly, brothers of the bride, of Kingsport. Ring bearers were Ben Jessee and Gabriel Crawford, both of Kingsport.
Daisy Jessee of Kingsport was guestbook attendant.
A reception was held at The Carriage House at Carter Farm.
The bride received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.
The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Appalachian State University, where he was a member of the football team. He is employed with the San Francisco 49ers as a member of the offensive line.
The couple will reside in Tennessee and California.