Thornburg 50th wedding anniversary
Pastor and Mrs. Lelbert Lee (Dana Jo Potter) Thornburg of Gray, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2011.The couple was married in 1961, at the home of the bride. Preacher Ben T. Bowlin conducted the ceremony, and Jo's father, Preacher Emory Potter, gave her away with her mother, Margaret Nancy Moore Potter giving her blessing for the happy couple.Leb and Jo are the proud parents of Emory Lee and wife Liz, and Terry Edward and wife Anna. They are the grandparents of Whitney and Dalton Thornburg and have five step-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren and many others who call them mamaw and papaw.Leb retired from AFG Industries after more than 33 years of service. Jo worked for North Electric, ITT North, Sperry Univac and now provides foster care for Dawn of Hope for two gentlemen, Harvey Rogers and Lloyd Ingle.Leb is pastor of Orebank Chapel Central Baptist Church, and Jo fills in as piano player when needed. Their church family is their life, and they love them with their whole heart.A reception will be held in their honor at 1 p.m., April 16, 2011, at Orebank Missionary Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 5930 Orebank Road, Kingsport. The event is being hosted by their family, church family and friends. Everyone is invited to attend the celebration. The only gift needed is your presence as we honor Pastor Leb and wife Jo.
Ruth Stallard McNutt 90th birthday
Ruth Stallard McNutt of Kingsport, celebrated her 90th birthday March 26, 2011, with family and friends.Ruth is married to Robert E. McNutt and has two daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Alan Pairgin, and Gail and David Marshall.Ruth and Robert will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 8, 2011.Ruth has held many jobs locally and now volunteers at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.
Bland and Tipton marriage announcement
Brandi Shae Tipton of Gate City, Va., and Matthew Garrett Bland of Mount Carmel, were married Sept. 28, 2010, at The Banq, Kingsport. The Rev. Dale Gilbert officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Timothy Tipton of Gate City, and the late Lori Tipton. She is the granddaughter of Lynn Bellamy of Gate City, the late Mack Bellamy, Mary Tipton of Gate City, and the late Howard Tipton. The bridegroom is the son of Harvey Bland of Mount Carmel, and the late Barbara Bland.The couple's daughter, Mackenzie Shae-Lyn Tipton, joined them in the ceremony.The bride graduated from Gate City High School, received an associate's degree in nursing from Mountain Empire Community College in 2006, and a bachelor's degree in nursing in 2007, and a master's degree in nursing in 2010, both from King College. She is employed at Holston Valley Medical Center.The bridegroom graduated from Volunteer High School and is employed at Holston Valley Medical Center.Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, the couple resides in Gate City.
Bays and Fogleman marriage announcement
Erin Kay Fogleman of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and Nathaniel Martin Bays III of Johnson City, were married Oct. 23, 2010, at Salem United Methodist Church, Blountville. The Rev. Scott Caldwell officiated at the 4:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Keith and Brenda Fogleman of Madison, Miss., and the granddaughter of Margaret Fogleman of Blountville, the late Herbert Fogleman, and the late Roy and Nancy Pope, formerly of Blountville. The bridegroom is the son of N.M. and Pam Bays Jr., and the grandson of James and Betty Berry of Piney Flats, and the late N.M. and Ada Bays Sr., formerly of Johnson City.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Jessica Mankin was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Whitney Sangid, Mary Woodside, Megan Brazill, Jen Zdroik and Lindsay Short.N.M. Bays Jr. served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Brett Paduch, Jared Fogleman, Jonathan Godfrey, Adam Terry and Scott Gentry. Ushers were Brian McCormack, Chris Berry, Andy Berry and Matt Pollock.The bride graduated from East Tennessee State University and is employed at the U.S. House of Representatives.The bridegroom graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law and ETSU. He is employed at The Health Management Academy. He formerly was employed at Hunter, Smith and Davis law firm.Following a wedding trip to the British Virgin Islands, the couple resides in Arlington, Va.
Adams and Wilson wedding announcement
Rachel Adams of Church Hill, and Brendan Wilson of Springfield, Va., plan to be married at 3 p.m., May 28, 2011, at Rose Hill Weddings, Johnson City.The bride-elect is the daughter of Kevin Adams and Darlene (Mills) Adams of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Jim and Phyllis Roberts of Kingsport, Shirley Mills of Kingsport, and Jim Adams of Savannah, Ga. In 2007, she graduated from Volunteer High School, where she was a member of the Volunteer Marching Band. She is a senior at East Tennessee State University, and is a member of Indian Springs Christian Church.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Matt and Kathe Wilson of Springfield, and the grandson of the late Daniel Wilson and Helen Wilson of Maryland. He graduated from ETSU in 2009, and is employed at Empire Media Group. He is a member of St. Raymond's Catholic Church.