Forest G. Knuckles 106th birthday
Forest G. Knuckles will celebrate his 106th birthday today, Nov. 28, 2010. He was born in Carterton, Va., and moved to Indianapolis in the 1920s. He worked for Bowen Construction for 44 years. He also taught ballroom dancing during the Depression.Forest moved to Kingsport, in 1995. He is in good health and still lives alone and enjoys playing bingo and going out for dinner. He is a member of St. Paul Methodist Church, Piney Flats. A birthday celebration will be held in his honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Pinebrook Place Community Center.Your presence is the only gift requested.
Light 25th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. William R. "Bill" (Robin Trent) Light of Kingsport, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 11, 2010, at Lynn Garden Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by their children and family.The couple was married Dec. 14, 1985, at Lynn Garden Baptist Church, with the Rev. Milliard Porter officiating.They are the parents of Wesley Aaron Light and Preston Trent Light.
Nell and Johnson marriage announcement
Susan Elizabeth Johnson of Chicago, Ill., and Conrad Herman Nell of Chicago, Ill., were married on Oct. 2, 2010, at First United Methodist Church Chicago Temple. The Rev. Claude King officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Rick and Cynthia Johnson of Kingsport, Tenn., and the granddaughter of Melvin and Melba Johnson of Kingsport, Jo Pryor of Huntsville, Ala., and the late Thomas S. Pryor. The bridegroom is the son of Herman and Nikki Nell of San Diego, Calif., and the grandson of Julia Serdyn of Somerset West, South Africa, the late Jurgens Serdyn, the late Herman Nell, formerly of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and the late Mara Dannhauser, formerly of Meyerton, South Africa.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Jessica Harkins, friend of the bride, of Dayton, Ohio, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Dr. Jessie McCullough of Dallas, Texas, and Melissa Santilli of Metuchen, N.J., friends of the bride.Erich Nell, brother of the bridegroom, of Los Angeles, Calif., served as best man. Clark Alexander of Chicago, Ill., friend of the couple, was groomsman.Scripture reader was Laura Norville, friend of the bride, of Framingham, Mass.A reception was held at ZED 451 in Chicago. The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor of science degree in graphic communications from Clemson University. She is employed by Esko Graphics of Gent, Belgium.The bridegroom graduated from Lake Zurich High School, Lake Zurich, Ill., and received a bachelor of science degree in marketing and finance from DePaul University. He is employed by Accenture.Following a wedding cruise to the Mediterranean, the couple is residing in Chicago.
Pritchett and Edwards marriage announcement
Deborah Elaine Edwards of Kingsport, and Mason Alexander Pritchett of Richmond, Va., were married Oct. 9, 2010, at The Virginia Cliffe Inn, Glen Allen, Va. The Rev. Steve Cobb officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Michael and Elaine Edwards of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of John and Lucille Kilby of Wilkesboro, N.C., and the late Stewart and Virginia Edwards, formerly of Mt. Ulla, N.C. The bridegroom is the son of Milton and Marge Pritchett of Richmond, and the grandson of Ralph Morris of Hendersonville, N.C., Lesta Boulanger of Richmond, and the late Karl and Cora Pritchett, formerly of Fredericksburg, Va.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.Bridesmaids were Lori Schoenwiesner and Angie Middleton.Benjyman Pritchett served as best man. Ushers were Milton Pritchett and Aaron Edwards.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School and received a bachelor's degree and Ph.D from Tulane University. She is employed at Cell Biosciences.The bridegroom graduated from J.R. Tucker High School, received a bachelor's degree from James Madison University and a master's degree from Auburn University. He is employed at Environmental Resources Management. Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Richmond.
Davis and Light marriage announcement
Sheri Natasha Light of Kingsport and Brent Allen Davis of Fall Branch were married April 17, 2010 at Gospel Mission Church. Daniel Dolen officiated at the 1 p.m., ceremony.The bride is the daughter of James "Eddie" and Connie Light of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of James "Garfield" and Mable Light of Kingsport; Clayton and Grace Hensley of Gate City, Va.; and Faye Thacker of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Linda Davis of Fall Branch, and the late Jerry Davis, formerly of Fall Branch. He is the grandson of Claude and Margaret Myers of Kingsport, and the late Homer and Myrtle Davis.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Ashley Davis, sister of the bridegroom, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Kirk, sister of the bridegroom, and Shasta Light, sister of the bride. Mercedes McDavid was junior bridesmaid. Avery Elam was flower girl.Brandon Cox served as best man. Groomsmen were Brian Kirk, Nathan Bachman and Corey Hicks. Gunner Kirk, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School and is employed at Mountain Region Family Medicine. She is a member of Gospel Mission Church.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School and is employed by the Sullivan County Highway Department.The couple resides in Kingsport.