Creech and Holcomb marriage announcement
Kara Eden Holcomb of Knoxville, Tenn., and Matthew Ryan Creech of Kingsport were married Jan. 15, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Knoxville. The Rev. Robert Money officiated at the 5:30 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Ron and Kim Holcomb of Knoxville, and the granddaughter of Ed and Carolyn Stansberry of Knoxville, Bob Holcomb of Knoxville, and the late Darliene Holcomb, formerly of Knoxville. The bridegroom is the son of Greg and Dory Creech of Kingsport, and the grandson of Herb and Barbara Creech of Kingsport; the late Carol Creech, formerly of Kingsport; Ruth Wetzel of Kingsport; and the late Don Wetzel, formerly of Kingsport.The bride was given in marriage by her family and escorted to the altar by her father.Maids of honor were Emily and Allie Holcomb. Bridesmaids were Lindsey Smith, Christy Free, Kristi Kelly, Erin Pate and Ashley Moneyhun.Jamie Creech served as best man. Groomsmen were Brandon Thompson, Daniel Bertuso, Casey Salyer, Andrew Kilgore, Josef Throp and Will Henry. Ushers were Corey Didier, Sean Panella, Jimmy Burleson and Lucas Henderson. Parker Free was ring bearer.The bride graduated from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.The bridegroom graduated from the University of Tennessee. He is employed at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.Following a wedding trip to Ochos Rio, Jamaica, the couple resides in Minneapolis, Minn.
DeMange and Lane engagement announcement
Terry and Pam Lane of Blountville, Tenn., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their youngest son, Mark Webster Lane. While living in Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee, Mark met and fell in love with Samantha DeMange, daughter of Diana DeMange and the late Robert F. DeMange, also in Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee.After a four-year courtship, the couple was engaged in October 2010, upon Mark's graduation from the City of Knoxville Firefighter Recruit program.Mark is a firefighter for the City of Knoxville, and Samantha works in admissions for King College's Graduate and Professional Studies programs in Knoxville. She also is completing a master of business administration degree at King College.The couple plans to be married April 22, 2011, at Dara's Garden, Knoxville. After the nuptials, Mark and Samantha hope to share a happy life together in Knoxville, with their two dogs, Lilly and Roxy, and their cat, Spiderman.
Ladd and Ellis wedding announcement
Ellen Elizabeth Ladd of Kingsport, and Stephen Neal Ellis of Jonesborough, plan to be married at 1:30 p.m., May 14, 2011 at Poplar Ridge Christian Church, Piney Flats, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of David C. Ladd Jr., and Janet D. Ladd of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late David C. Ladd Sr., and the late Angie Duncan Ladd, formerly of Brevard, N.C., and the late Melvin and Bessie Dutton, formerly of Rosman, N.C. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2009 and is continuing her education as a physical therapy student at ETSU's Physical Therapy School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Michael H. Ellis and Regenia B. Ellis of Jonesborough. He is the grandson of the late Glenn and Alice Ellis, formerly of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Donald and Pauline Barnett of Jonesborough. He graduated from ETSU in 2009 and is a member of the Construction Management Association. He is employed at E. Luke Greene Co., Johnson City.
McMurrian and Kappa wedding announcement
Claire Elizabeth McMurrian and David Franklin Kappa, both of Atlanta, Ga., will be married on July 23, 2011 at St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, La.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Levy of Baton Rouge, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard McMurrian of Redmond, Wash. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Julian Keith Parks, the late Mrs. Parks, the late Mr. and Mrs. William Chapman McMurrian, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Levy Jr. Claire graduated from Episcopal High School, Baton Rouge, and received a bachelor of arts degree in classical studies and nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She is a medical student at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and has been elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Drs. Jeffrey and Rosanne Kappa of Kingsport, and the grandson of Dr. Laura Pollack of Dayton, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. William G. Kappa of Kingsport, and the late Mary Ann Kappa. David graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor of science degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. He is a medical student at Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, and has been elected to the AOA Medical Honor Society.
Short 79th wedding anniversary
Frank and Draxie Short of Jonesborough, celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary March 12, 2011, at their home with family and friends. The couple was married March 10, 1932, in Beefhide, Ky. They are the parents of Roy K. Short (wife deceased); Don Short and wife, Martha; and Wilma Bralley and husband John, all of Jonesborough.