Peters and Robinette marriage announcement
Kara Lashay Peters and Aaron Sky Robinette were married Sept. 18, 2010. Mike Baird officiated at the 6:15 p.m., ceremony at Agota Springs.The bride is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Peters of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Ken Gouge of Myrtle Beach; Jean and Robert Berry of Watauga, Tenn.; E.S. Peters of Kingsport and the late Tennessee Peters. The bridegroom is the son of Tisha Deakins of Myrtle Beach, Marvin Tolly of Kingsport, and Jeff and Kim Robinette of Big Stone Gap, Va. He is the grandson of Mary Anne Robinette of Big Stone Gap, the late B.F. Robinette, Sally Peters of Kingsport, the late Lester Peters, Marvin Tolly of Kingsport and the late Aileen Tolly. Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an elegant, strapless diamond-white dress with a fitted bodice. The back of the gown was uniquely designed with shimmering crystals extending into the chapel-length train. She carried a fresh bouquet of Gerber daisies, pink and cream mini-callas, dahlias, freesia, white phlox and ranunculus tied with satin and adorned with Swarovski crystals. Lasha Short, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kendra Michelle Sensabaugh and Shawna Malaine Peters, sisters of the bride. Each bride attendant wore a charcoal-colored floor-length gown and carried a fresh flower bouquet. The bridegroom's brother, Evvan Tolly, served as best man. Groomsmen were Marvin Tolly, father of the bridegroom, and Josh Bell, friend of the bridegroom. The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School and received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University. She is employed as an RN at Johnson City Medical Center.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School and attended Maryville College and Northeast State Community College. He is employed as an EMT/firefighter for the Kingsport Fire Department. Showers were given by Lasha Short, friend of the bride, and friends at Johnson City Medical Center.The wedding reception immediately followed at Agota Springs, Kingsport.Following the honeymoon in Key West, Fla., the couple resides in Piney Flats.
Davidson and Smith wedding announcement
Heather Melissa Davidson of Gate City, Va., and Derrick Justin Smith of Big Stone Gap, Va., plan to be married at 2 p.m., Feb. 26, 2011, at Holston View Methodist Church, Weber City, Va.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeffrey and Leslie S. Davidson of Gate City, and the granddaughter of Charles and Mataleen Davidson, and Herbert and Betty McDavid, all of Gate City. She graduated from Gate City High School in 2004, and in December 2009, received a certificate of nursing from Mountain Empire Community College. She is employed as a LPN at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Lewis and Becky Smith of Big Stone Gap, and the grandson of the late Arthur and Novina Smith, formerly of Derby, Va.; and the late Leon and Ruby Fox, formerly of East Stone Gap, Va. He graduated from Powell Valley High School in 2000, and is employed at Coca Cola Consolidated.
Five generations of the King family
The five generations of the King family are (from left) Kathy Witt, great-grandmother, holding Hayden Doss; Anna Doss, mother; Tammy Long, grandmother; and Elmer King, great-great-grandfather.
Harry Phipps 90th birthday
Harry Phipps will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 26, 2011, at Clay Masonic Lodge, 224 Hamilton St., Church Hill. The event is being hosted by his children.Mr. Phipps was born Feb. 27, 1921, in Hawkins County. He was married for 58 years to Lizzie Smith Phipps until her death.He is the father of Euniav Phipps of Church Hill; Hugh Phipps of Alexandria, Ind., and Parolea Soggin of Littleton, Colo. He has four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Mr. Phipps was employed at Eastman Kodak Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1983.He is a member of First Church of God, Clay Masonic Lodge and Jericho Temple Shrine. He is a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Mason, a charter member of Norfork Ruritan Club, and a veteran of World War II. He served 14 years with the Hawkins County Board of Education. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Trotter and Marley marriage announcement
Laura Susan Marley of Ferguson, N.C., and Benjamin Neal Trotter of Kingsport, were married Nov. 6, 2010, at the Chapel of Peace at Whippoorwill Village, Ferguson, N.C. Michael Wrye, pastor of Lynn Garden Baptist Church, Kingsport, officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Stanley and Reba Marley of Ferguson, and the granddaughter of the late Martin and Neaty Moretz, formerly of Boone, N.C., and the late Charlie and Mozelle Marley, formerly of Ferguson, N.C. The bridegroom is the son of Jim and Sara Trotter of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late William H. and Theresa Caldwell, formerly of Jasper, Ala., and the late Oliver and Opal Trotter, formerly of Jasper.The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father.Miss Beth Marley, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Amanda Chapman was bridesmaid.Jim Trotter served his son as best man. Jonathan Marley, brother of the bride, was groomsman.The bride graduated from West Wilkes High School in 2002, and in 2008, received a bachelor of science degree in animal science from North Carolina A&T University. She is employed as a direct sales representative.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1996, and in 2001, received a degree in mass communications from Middle Tennessee State University. He is employed with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. He is a member of the Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, and Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.Following a wedding trip to the northern Georgia mountains, the couple resides in Cary, N.C.