Davis and Knight marriage announcement
Rebecca Sarah Knight of Johnson City, Tenn., and John Bradley Davis of Jonesborough, Tenn., were married Aug. 14, 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton, Tenn. The Rev. John Shuck officiated at the ceremony.The bride is the daughter of David and Nancy Knight of Hampton, N.J., and the granddaughter of Marion Vandewater, also of Hampton, N.J. The bridegroom is the son of Johnny and Valerie Davis of Kingsport, Tenn., and the grandson of Ruth Davis of Bloomingdale, Tenn.The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by both of her parents.Mollie Bickley was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heather Ross, Rochelle Ngatia and Jodie Dixon.Johnny Davis served as the best man. Groomsmen were Noel Baker, Jonathan Knight and Scott Dixon.The bride graduated from Messiah College, Grantham, Pa., with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology, and from Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa., with a master of science degree in nonprofit management. She is employed at Appalachia Service Project and is a member of The Civic Chorale, the Johnson City Area Photo Club and the Twin City Photo Club.The bridegroom graduated from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering technology and from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science degree in recording industry. He is employed at Frontier Health.After a honeymoon in Charleston, S.C., the couple now resides in Johnson City, Tenn.
Jarrard and Wagner marriage announcement
Brooke Nicole Wagner of Kingsport, and Dale Jessie Jarrard of Kingsport, were married July 17, 2010, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City. Minister Robert Tate officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Joyce Wagner of Kingsport, and Charlie Pridemore of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Virgie Mayberry of Kingsport, the late Kyle Wagner, the late Fred Mayberry, and the late Lee and Lula Mae Pridemore. The bridegroom is the son of Monty and Patty Jarrard, and the grandson of Kathryn Waugh of Kingsport, and the late Calvin and Jenell Duncan.The bride was given in marriage by her mother and escorted to the altar by her cousin, Jason Roberts.Amber Trent Johnson was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Alison Burke and Niki Pless. Megan Pless was flower girl.Monty Jarrard served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Dane Jarrard and Matthew Johnson. Justin Lane was usher. Ring bearers were Zack and J.T. Roberts.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State Community College. She is employed at Kroger.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan North High School and East Tennessee State University. He is employed at K&S Communications.Following a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple resides in Kingsport.
Smith and Durham marriage announcement
Amanda Elizabeth Durham of Kingsport, and MASN Jerry Matthew Smith of Kingsport, were married Sept. 11, 2010, at Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronald Long, grandfather of the bridegroom, officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Kimberly Campbell of Kingsport, and the late Dale Alan Durham. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joan Bedell of Kingsport, the late John Bedell, Mrs. Janice Durham of Kingsport, and the late C.F. Durham. She is the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Viar of Charlottesville, Va., and Stella Bedell of Clarksburg, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Ms. Tammy Long of Kingsport, and the late Ronald Long II. He is the grandson of Ms. Brenda Long and the Rev. Ronald Long of Kingsport, and Ms. Kathy Witt and Jerry Smith of Kingsport. Given in marriage by her mother and escorted to the altar by her uncle Mr. Donnie Durham, the bride wore a strapless satin gown with a pearl bodice and a double veil.Ms. Nikkei Lyons of Kingsport, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Ms. Brandi Cook, friend of the bride, of Blountville, was bridesmaid. Ms. Piper Herron, cousin of the bride, of Bristol, Tenn., was flower girl.Mr. Jason Long, uncle of the bridegroom, of Johnson City, served as best man. Mr. Aaron Crawford, cousin of the bridegroom, of Kingsport, was groomsman. Ushers were Mr. Jim Lyons and Mr. John Lyons, uncle and cousin of the bride, both of Kingsport.A reception was held in the fellowship hall of Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, and received an associate's degree from Northeast State Technical Community College. She is employed at Kroger.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, where he was a member of ROTC. He is serving with the U.S. Navy.Following a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple resides in Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.
Phillips and Ebling engagement announcement
Bill and Rosemary Phillips of Kingsport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Hillary Anne Phillips to Michael David Ebling, son of Paula Ebling of Gainesville, Fla., and the late David Ebling, formerly of Gainesville, Fla.The bride-elect graduated with honors from Sullivan South High School in 2007, where she was president of the band and a Student Council officer. She is a senior at East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a biology major and a German minor. She is an active member in the American Medical Student Association and in President's Pride. She is the granddaughter of Harold Alspaugh of Magnolia, Ark.; the late Joyce Alspaugh, formerly of Magnolia, Ark.; and the late Ken and Virginia Phillips, both formerly of Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Gainesville High School, Gainesville, Fla., in 2006, where he was a National Merit Commended Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from Sewanee University in May 2010, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is earning a master of arts degree in teaching at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville. He is the grandson of Paul Ebling of Gainesville, Fla.; the late Pauline Ebling, formerly of Gainesville; and the late Walter and Jane Whidden, both formerly of Gainesville.The couple plans to be married in a May 2011 garden ceremony in the Great Smoky Mountains.
McMurray and Ricketts wedding announcement
Laura Beth McMurray of Kingsport, and Larry Wayne Ricketts Jr. of Gate City, Va., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 3 p.m., Dec. 4, 2010, at Homeland Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack and Judy McMurray of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Bascom and Bonnie Calhoun, formerly of Gate City.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Barbara McConnell and stepson of Ron McConnell of Arkadelphia, Ark. He is the grandson of Eliza Garland of Gate City, and the late Guy Garland Sr., formerly of Gate City.