Ross and Sneed marriage
Elizabeth Joan Sneed of Kingsport, and Phillip Clay Ross of Kingsport, were married in a beachfront ceremony June 5, 2010, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Dr. Marvin Cameron officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Norris and Donna Sneed of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Joan Sneed of Lancaster, S.C., the late Calvin Sneed, Eunice Gibson of Concord, N.C., and the late J.W. Gibson. The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Carolyn Ross of Kingsport, and the grandson of Louis and Jean Ross of Sparta, Tenn., and the late Virgil and Eula Davis.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer, silk shantung ballgown. The bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and was detailed with rouching and a band of sea pearls and Swarovski crystals under the bust and drop waist. The skirt extended into a chapel-length train.Caroline Williams, sister-in-law of the bride, of Kingsport, was matron of honor. Melissa Sneed, sister of the bride, of Kingsport, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Whitney Ross, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, of Johnson City; Amber Mabe of Kingsport; Gillian Reasor of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Rene McBride of Kingsport. Honorary bridesmaids were Erin and Melissa Nanney of Chattanooga, Tenn. Best men were Ian Ross, brother of the bridegroom, of Johnson City, and Robert Ross, father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Preston Sneed, brother of the bride, of Tucker, Ga.; Jason Williams, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, of Kingsport; Jon Woods of Kingsport, and Bob Flanary of Kingsport.A reception was held at The Hilton Oceanfront Resort.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2006 and from Carson-Newman College in May 2010.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and from East Tennessee State University in 2009. He attends Wake Forest University School of Law.Following a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga., and Naples, Fla., the couple resides in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Montieze Fogle Potts 99th birthday
Montieze Fogle Potts will celebrate her 99th birthday with a drop-in birthday reception held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., July 11, 2010 at the Price Public Community Center, Rogersville.The event it being hosted by her family in celebration of 99 years of life's blessings.Your presence is the only gift requested.Mrs. Potts was born July 12, 1911 in Livingston, S.C., to Tillie and Ermania Fogle. She is the sole survivor of 10 children. She is the widow of the Rev. C.N. Potts who preceded her in death in April 1966. Montieze and her first husband, Edward Kirkland, had two sons, Edward Kirkland Jr. (wife, Phyllis) and the late Robert E. Kirkland (wife, Sue).Montieze and the Rev. Potts had one daughter, Joyce Potts who resides in Rogersville with "Mom."Montieze has four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. When her health allows, Montieze attends Rogersville First United Methodist Church, supervises the making of strawberry preserves and loves to admire the beautiful flowers God provides her.
Walter Carmack 97th birthday
Walter Carmack is looking forward to celebrating his 97th birthday with his children and niece sponsoring a week in the lodge at Hungry Mother State Park.This week is given in appreciation for all the weeks he took the family and extended family camping as they grew up. They will enjoy re-living all these happy weeks.Happy birthday, Daddy Walt.
Odra Busic 99th birthday
Ms. Odra Busic celebrated her 99th birthday on July 3, 2010, with a special birthday luncheon held in her honor at Nottingham United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va., where she regularly attends.Ms. Busic was born July 5, 1911, in Appalachia, Va., and then moved to this area as a young girl. She was married for 47 years to Rufus Busic, now deceased, and was blessed with two daughters, the late Texas, and Florence Griffith. She has give grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as a special nephew, Tony.She now resides in the Sullivan Gardens area of Sullivan County.
Davis and Mears engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Jane Davis, of Columbia, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly "Kimmie" Lynn Davis, of Columbia, to Mark Steven Mears, II of Big Stone Gap, Va., and later of Kingsport, Tenn. He is the son of Mark Mears of Kingsport and the late Holli Mears, and the stepson of Deone Mears, of Kingsport.Kimberly is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent H. Dutton Jr. of Callaway, Md., and the late Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Davis, formerly of East Hampton, N.Y. A graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, she is employed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.Mark is the grandson of Mrs. Dorothy Mears of Jonesborough, the late Mr. James F. Mears, formerly of Jonesborough, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Euell E. Gardner, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va. He serves as an active duty staff sergeant with the United States Air Force and is stationed at Shaw AFB in Sumter, S.C., where he is a member of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron.The wedding is planned for Sept. 18, 2010, at the Millstone at Adam's Pond in Columbia, S.C.