Jones and Cook engagement announcement
Heather Nicole Jones of Elizabethton, and John Lafe Cook of Kingsport, plan to be married in December 2010, in Kingsport.The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley and Earl Grindstaff of Elizabethton, and the daughter of Bob and Becky Jones of Gray. She is pursuing a doctorate of education at East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of the first graduating class of Roan Scholars. She is a graduate assistant for ETSU's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dr. John E. Cook of Page, Ariz., and Marjorie Cook of Cortez, Colo. He is the director of Dobyns-Bennett High School Band. He is a past president of the Tennessee Bandmasters Association, on the board of directors of the National Band Association, state band chair for Tennessee Music Educators Association, and the youngest elected member of the American Bandmasters Association.
Ramey 50th wedding anniversary
Conley and Barbara (Bishop) Ramey of Kingsport, marked their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 26, 2010.A celebration was held Aug. 28, 2010, at Homeland Baptist Church's Carter Hall.The event was hosted by family and friends.Thanks to each one who attended and made it such a memorable occasion. Mr. Ramey is owner and operator of R&R Auto. Mrs. Ramey retired from the City of Kingsport.
Shanks 50th wedding anniversary
Kenneth and Beulah Shanks will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Dec. 4, 2010 at the Public Price Community Center, Rogersville.The event is being hosted by their family.Ken and Beulah were married on Dec. 2, 1960 in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Robert Shanks and wife Ester of Surgoinsville, Roger Shanks of Rogersville, and the late Richard Shanks. They are the grandparents of Kimberly Shanks, Genna Shanks, Brenda Swinson and husband Josh, Leslie Shanks, Austin Shanks, and Drew Shanks and wife Makala. They are the step-grandparents of Nicole Copeland. They have five great-grandsons, two great-granddaughters and one step-great-granddaughter.They are members of Looney's Chapel Baptist Church, Surgoinsville, where Ken serves as a deacon.Ken retired from Brooks Excavating, Kingsport. Beulah retired from Goody's, Rogersville. The couple resides on Stanley Valley Road, Surgoinsville, where they now enjoy retired life.No one could ask for better role models to have in life than Ken and Beulah. As parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, they have always been loving and supportive.Through their 50 years together, they have shared a lot of wonderful life experiences. Along the way, they have had their share of heartaches as well. Through it all, they have relied on their faith in God to carry them through. We, the family, believe that this is the best "life value" that they could have ever instilled in us.This reception is being held to celebrate Ken and Beulah's 50 years together as husband and wife. Even more so, it is a way for the family to say thank you for all the unconditional love, guidance and support they have given to each one of us over the years.The family would like to invite everyone to join us in celebrating this blessed and joyous occasion. The enjoyment of your company is the only gift requested.For more information, please call Ester or Kimberly at 345-4210.
Brooks and Templeton wedding announcement
Tammy Marie Brooks of Mount Carmel, Tenn., and Benjamin Sean Templeton of Gate City, Va., plan to be married at noon, Feb. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va.The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry Bowers of Gate City, Va., and Wilma Bush of Clinchport, Va. She is the granddaughter of Allen and Oma Bowers, and J.D. and Marie Anderson. She graduated from Gate City High School in 1994 and is employed at Meadowview ENT Specialists. She is a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Tony and Areatha Templeton of Gate City, Va. He graduated from Gate City High School in 1994 and is employed by the Virginia Department of Agriculture. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Weber City.
Wyker and Baarcke marriage announcement
Caroline Marshall Baarcke and Bryan Arthur Wyker, both of Charlotte, N.C., were married Nov. 13, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C. The Rev. Canon J. Michael A. Wright performed at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony. Music for the ceremony was provided by Dr. Scott Bennett. A reception followed at The Carolina Yacht Club.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Baarcke Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis Green, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Baarcke, formerly of Union, S.C. She is a graduate of Porter-Gaud School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Wofford College. She is employed by UBS Financial Services.The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Townsend Wyker of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mrs. Richard David Brockman of Kingsport, the late Mr. Brockman, Dr. Arthur William Wyker Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., and the late Mrs. Wyker. He is a graduate of The McCallie School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He is employed as a commercial real estate broker with The Providence Group.Mary Neill Hagood was maid of honor, and Mary Cutler Baarcke, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. Bride's attendants were Martha Lilla Bratton, Julia Darling Gore, Timmons Hipp Hendricks, Jean Matthews McDowell, Chauncey Brooks Regan, Frances Cloud Webster and Sara Jones Whitfield.Best man was the bridegroom's father. Groomsmen were Charles Frederick Baarcke III, brother of the bride; David Alan Belinkie; William Haywood Farless Bowen; Dean Ernest Brunk; Alexander McArthur IV; Jeremy Carmen Rayburn; Jonathan William Turnbull and Austin Richard Wyker, brother of the bridegroom.A rehearsal dinner was given by the bridegroom's parents at Magnolias on Nov. 12, 2010. The couple will honeymoon in Virgin Gorda and will reside in Charlotte.