Cecil Tipton 90th birthday
Claude Cecil Tipton will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Kaylor's Chapel Church, Duffield.Mr. Tipton was born Aug. 11, 1920. He has been married to Dorothy Tipton for 62 years.He is the father of Kathy Burke of Gate City, Va.; Buck Tipton of Church Hill, and Vanessa Polly of Newport News, Va.He has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was employed at Holston Defense for 40 years.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Shupe 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lawrence "Sam" (Ada Ruth Darnell) Shupe of the Fairview community celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2, 2010 with a celebration at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park.The couple was married July 2, 1960 at Weber City Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiated.They are the parents of Suzanne Shupe Daugherty who is married to Tommy Daugherty of Knoxville. They are the grandparents of Bethany and Stephanie Daugherty.Mr. Shupe retired from Cypress Minerals, formerly Foote Mineral. Mrs. Shupe is a homemaker.
Louise Gibson 100th birthday
Louise Gibson celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in her honor on July 31, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church.The event was hosted by her daughter, Mrs. Howard Pryor and son, Mr. Jim Gibson.Mrs. Gibson was born July 29, 1910, in Castlewood, Va. She was married to James H. Gibson for 65 years.She is the mother of Jim Gibson of Lincolnton, N.C.; Barbara Pryor of Monroe, Ga.; and the late Dan Gibson. She is the grandmother of David Gibson, Dayne Pryor and Laurel Renegar. She is the great-grandmother of Lindsay and Casey Renegar, and Jackson and Adeline Pryor.Mrs. Gibson was employed at Holston Valley Hospital, Tennessee Eastman Co. and Hillside Manor nursing home. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Collins 60th wedding anniversary
Howard and Imogene Collins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends on July 18, 2010, at the home of Jewel Richardson of Gray.Mr. and Mrs. Collins were married on July 21, 1950 in Kingsport. Mr. Collins is a retired millwright and avid coon hunter. Mrs. Collins worked in various businesses in Kingsport but dedicated most of her time to her children and church. They are both faithful members of West View Baptist Church. They are the parents of Gail (Bryan) Hulse of Kingsport, Larry (Sharon) Collins of Jonesborough and the late Michael Collins and Ricky Collins. They have two special daughters-in law, Paula Collins and Donna Collins. They have many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leeson and Olney wedding
Stacey Cassandra Olney and Mark Andrew Leeson of San Diego, Calif., celebrated their marriage with a ceremony and reception in Makena, Maui, Hawaii, on July 12, 2010. The Rev. Dr. Alan Leeson was the officiant. They had previously had a civil ceremony in San Diego on Jan. 22, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Laverne (Judy) Olney of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Alan (Elizabeth) Leeson of Blackpool, England.The wedding was held on the Hanua Kai Lani Estate in Makena, overlooking the ocean with an outdoor reception following at the same site.Angela Parsons, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. John Marshall, friend of the bridegroom, was best man.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1992, and from Emory University in 1996. She completed a master's degree in nutrition in 2002 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in 2006. She is serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as an obstetrician/gynecologist.The bridegroom graduated from the Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, England, in 1991, the Blackpool Sixth Form College in Blackpool, England, in 1993, and Durham University in Durham. England, in 1996. He is a management consultant employed by HCL Axon.The couple will reside in Guam for the next two years.