Cooper and Andes marriage announcement
Ashley Janelle Andes of Kingsport, and Michael Devlin Cooper of Milledgeville, Ga., were married June 19, 2010 at Mountain View United Methodist Church. The Rev. Robert Countiss officiated at the 6 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gary C. Andes of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gerald D. Andes of Kingsport, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Wilson, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Cooper of Milledgeville, and the grandson of Mrs. Ruth N. Davis of Warner Robins, Ga.; the late Carl F. Davis, formerly of Warner Robins; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Cooper of Eatonton, Ga.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a designer gown by Demetrios of ivory-colored satin, embellished with seed pearls and Swarovski crystals.Matrons of honor were Mrs. Emily W. Clayton of Birmingham, Ala., and Mrs. Sarah P. Parker of Johnson City, Tenn. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Laura F. Dudney of New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Melody N. Johnson of Savannah, Ga.; and Miss Caroline M. Rice, cousin of the bride, of Kingsport. Flower girls were Miss Lilly Mason and Miss Isabella Mason, both of Knoxville.Mr. Ivy N. Cadle of Macon, Ga., served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Mr. Alexander W. Andes, brother of the bride, of Kingsport; Mr. Chris E. Miranda of Macon, Ga.; Mr. Rhett E. Petcher of Arlington, Va.; and Mr. Dean A. Rice, cousin of the bride, of Kingsport.A reception was held at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center.In May 2010, to celebrate the couple's upcoming nuptials, friends of the bride honored the couple with an engagement cocktail party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Isaacs, Watauga Street, Kingsport.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, East Tennessee State University and Appalachian School of Law. She was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She is employed as a special assistant district attorney in Macon, Ga., and is a member of the Junior League of Macon, Ga.The bridegroom graduated as valedictorian of Baldwin High School in 1999 and graduated summa cum laude from Georgia College and State University. He received a juris doctor from George Mason University School of Law, where he was the Sen. Bendheim Scholarship recipient, and the Scott Whitney Writing Prize recipient. Following law school, he clerked with the Hon. Lamar W. Sizemore Jr., and the Hon. Tilman E. Self III of the Superior Courts of Georgia. He is employed as a litigation associate at Sell & Melton, L.L.P., Macon.
Johnson and Custard marriage announcement
Jill Ann Custard of Ewing, N.J., and Capt. Phillip Eugene Johnson of Kingsport, were married on May 29, 2010 at Litz Manor Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Robert Williams of New Jersey, and the Rev. Chris Alford of Kingsport, officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of David and Pat Custard of Ocean City, N.J., and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Custard, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Pearley Hunt. The bridegroom is the son of Frank and Phyllis Johnson of Kingsport, and the grandson of Ansel Hite of Kingsport, the late Zella Mae Hite, and the late Carl and Pearl Johnson.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a long strapless, satin, A-line gown with a yellow sash that tied in back.Aislinn Ronaghan of Bellingham, Wash., was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lisa Fioretti of Lawrenceville, N.J.; Kathleen Starkey of Nashville, and Crystal Webb of Mount Carmel. Flower girls were Melinda Wildonger, niece of the bride, of Burlington, N.J., and Rowan Smith of Weaverville, N.C.Frank Johnson, father of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Ben Rogers of Nashville; Richard Johnson, brother of the bridegroom, of Rye Cove, Va.; Michael Smith of Weaverville, N.C., and David Webb of Mount Carmel. Mitchell Wildonger, nephew of the bride, of Burlington, N.J., was ring bearer.The wedding party was escorted by the Saber Team: Connor Alford, Chris Keller, Zachary Bryson and Joshua Hutchison of Sullivan South High School ROTC; Hunter Holt of Dobyns-Bennett High School ROTC, and Tech. Sgt. Dwain Gamble and Tech. Sgt. Jeremiah Guinn, friends of the bridegroom, from McGuire AFB, N.J.A reception was held at the Kingsport Renaissance Center.The bride graduated from Hunterdon Regional High School in 1998, and received her beautician credentials from Gordon Phillips Beauty School, Trenton, N.J., in 2000.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School in 1995, and received a bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003. He commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 2003.Following a wedding trip to south Florida, the couple will be at home in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Franklin and Cox marriage announcement
Elizabeth Mason Cox of Raleigh, N.C., and John Eric Franklin of Durham, N.C., were married July 31, 2010, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Winston-Salem, N.C. The Rev. Dr. Chantal B. McKinney officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Alan Richard Cox and Ellen Bowler Cox of Winston-Salem. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson Cox, formerly of Rochester, N.Y., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Parks Smith, formerly of Lynchburg, Va. The bridegroom is the son of John David and Rhoda Carico Franklin of Blountville, and the grandson of Thelma Inez Carico of Blountville, the late Paul Clifton Carico, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hagy Franklin, formerly of Kingsport.Given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an ivory-colored silk satin gown by Reem Acra and her mother's vintage Brussels lace veil.Caroline Mallory Cox of Winston-Salem, was maid of honor. Candace Pruitt Heckstall of Greensboro, N.C., was bridesmaid. Caroline Ayres McNeer of Winston-Salem, was junior bridesmaid. Flower girls were Natalie Amelia Cox of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mallory Grace DeSantis of Nottingham, N.H.Christopher Paul Franklin of Knoxville, served as best man. Groomsmen were Alan Richard Cox Jr. of Raleigh, and David Lance Sells of Chattanooga.A reception was held at Old Town Club, Winston-Salem.The bride received a bachelor's degree from Salem College and a master's degree from Wake Forest University. She is a doctoral student at North Carolina State University, and is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh.The bridegroom graduated from East Tennessee State University. He is employed at Sports Endeavors. Following a wedding trip to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Durham.
Hein and Burke marriage announcement
Heather Nicole Burke of Kingsport, and Joel Thomas Hein of Kingsport, were married June 5, 2010, at Allandale Mansion, outdoors under the big oak tree. The Rev. Gary Davis officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Rhonda Dickenson of Kingsport, and George Burke of Lawton, Okla. She is the granddaughter of Rosemary and Harold Burke of Tobyhana, Pa.; Sylvia Day of Kingsport; and the late Lydle Dickenson, formerly of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Justine and Michael Hein of Kingsport, and the grandson of Marion Hein of Howell, N.J.; the late Charles Hein; Carl Royer and Connie Royer of Roan Mountain, Tenn.; and Thomas and Barbara Swales of Maryland.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.Kelly McNutt was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Byington and Miranda Maultbay. Flower girls were Molly Hein, Greenlee Brooks and Madisyn Brooks.Stephen Grizzle served as best man. Groomsmen were Jason Malone and Wesley Cornelison. Ushers were Michael Brooks and Ryan Brooks. Ring bearers were Malichi Hein, Gabriel Brooks and Dylon Brooks.The bride graduated from Sullivan North High School in 2008, and is pursuing bachelor of fine arts degree at East Tennessee State University.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2005, and in 2009 received a bachelor's degree in accounting from ETSU, where he is pursuing a master of accounting degree. He is employed at Energy Savers Foam Insulation.Following a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple resides in Johnson City.
Williams and Hanor wedding announcement
Catherine Ruth Williams of Durham, N.C., and Mark Steven Hanor of Kingsport, Tenn., plan to be married in December 2010 at Duke University Chapel, Durham, N.C.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan G. Williams of Durham, N.C., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Williams of Durham, N.C.; the late Mr. Regan Jones and the late Mrs. Mary Jones, formerly of Greenville, N.C. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and received a master of science degree in nursing from Duke University, where she was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She is a nurse practitioner at Bristol Pediatric Associates.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Hanor of Blountville, Tenn., and the grandson of Dr. Fred W. Love of Delray Beach, Fla.; the late Mrs. Doris M. Love, formerly of Delray Beach, Fla.; Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Hanor of Vero Beach, Fla.; and the late Mrs. Betty Hanor, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Furman University with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and received a juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Business Law Review and Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. He is an attorney at Wilson Worley Moore Gamble and Stout, P.C., and a member of the Kingsport Jaycees.