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.
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.