Rev. Smith Kestner 90th birthday
The Kestner family would like to invite the friends and extended family of the Rev. Smith Kestner to a celebration of his 90th birthday. A walk-in reception, in honor of the Rev. Kestner's life, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 19, 2011, in the fellowship hall at First Assembly of God, located behind Phil Bachman Honda on Stone Drive.During his 90 years of life, the Rev. Kestner has devoted more than 60 years to ministry in Assemblies of God churches in the Kingsport area.
Presley 50th wedding anniversary
The Rev. Luther and Edith (Casteel) Presley were married on Feb. 18, 1961 with Lester Smith, now deceased, officiating.They are the parents of Howard Luther Presley and wife Lisa, and Wilma D. Presley Cox and husband Allen. They are the grandparents of Lukas, Daniel and Julie Presley; and step-grandparents of Josh Williams, Corey Roberts and Jocelyn Cox.Mr. Presley retired from Builders First Source. He is an active pastor at Lynn Garden Chapel. Mrs. Presley retired from Holston Valley Medical Center.They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Feb. 12, 2011, in the fellowship hall at Pleasant View Central Baptist Church, Kingsport. Friends and family are invited to attend.The event is being hosted by their children and six nieces, Mae Edwards, Nancy McDavid, Linda Poore, Robin Horton, Wanda Crawford and Punch Crawford. Call (423) 288-7052 for more information.
Hartsock 60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Ray (Myra Doris Welch) Hartsock of Blountville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 2, 2011, and celebrated the occasion with family on Feb. 5, 2011.The couple was married Feb. 2, 1951, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. C. S. Pendleton officiating.They are the parents of Ricky Hartsock and wife Donna of Blountville; Randy Hartsock of Kingsport; Ronda Davis and husband Rodney of White Pine, and Robbie Hartsock and wife Rhondo of Bassett, Va. They are the grandparents of Aaron Hartsock, Amanda Dunn, Justin Hartsock, Jerica Simpson, Emily Jarnigan, Erica Otis and Elizabeth Hartsock. They are the great-grandparents of Zoe Hartsock, Lilly Otis and Luranna Jarnigan.Mr. Hartsock worked for Mason-Dixon for 17 years and retired from C.F. Motor Freight in 1994. Mrs. Hartsock is a housewife. They attend Gunnings Baptist Church, where they have been members for 40 years.
Hawkins and Hammonds engagement announcement
Kendra Layne Hawkins of Jonesville, Va., and Jonathan Bruce Hammonds of Mount Carmel, Tenn., plan to be married in an open ceremony in the late afternoon of Sept. 17, 2011, at The Karlan Mansion, Ewing, Va.The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Jackie Hawkins of Jonesville, and the granddaughter of the late Earl and Eva Hawkins, and the late Jack and Lois McNiel, all formerly of Jonesville. She graduated from Lee High School in 2007 and will graduate from the University of Virginia's College at Wise in May 2011 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is employed as a nurse intern at Holston Valley Medical Center and is a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Jonesville.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Terry and Valerie Hammonds of Lynn Garden, Tenn., and Steve and Rebecca Cornwell of Church Hill, Tenn. He is the grandson of Johnny and Joyce Hammonds of Church Hill, and Bruce and Sheila Roberts of Mount Carmel. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2005 and received certification in automotive mechanics from Northeast State Community College in 2010. He is employed as a diesel technician at Fairway For and is a member of Ross Campground United Methodist Church, Mount Carmel.
Jackson and Kerlin wedding announcement
Rachel Lee Jackson of Blountville, Tenn., and Christopher Stephen Kerlin of Jasper, Tenn., plan to be married at 5 p.m., April 23, 2011 at Dara's Garden, Knoxville.The bride-elect is the daughter of Maurice and Nancy Jackson of Blountville, and the granddaughter of Thelma Carico of Blountville, the late Paul Carico, formerly of Blountville, and the late Howard and Nell Jackson, formerly of Kingsport. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of science degree in human resource development from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is employed as manager of human resources North America for AESSEAL.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Terry and Linda Kerlin of Jasper, and the grandson of James and Sarah Cooper of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., and the late James C. and Geraldine Kerlin, formerly of Columbia, S.C. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Bechtel Power Corp.