Carson 60th wedding anniversary
Hands and hearts were joined across the Mason-Dixon Line when Doris Louise Dempsey, from Lexington, Mass., and Lewis Anderson Carson, from Orangeburg, S.C., met on a blind date in March 1950, and were subsequently married Dec. 21, 1950, in Jacksonville, Fla.Both were teaching at the time with Doris at Anderson College in South Carolina, and Lewis at Clemson College in South Carolina. They chose Dec. 21, in order to enjoy a two-week honeymoon in Key West, which included watching Clemson play in the Orange Bowl, before their teaching duties resumed.Lewis and Doris and their children celebrated the couple's 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 21, 2010, in Honolulu, Hawaii., at the home of their daughter Ellen Godbey Carson and her husband Bob Godbey. The Carsons have two sons in addition to daughter Ellen; Lewis A. Carson Jr. (Karen Prus) of Durham, N.C.; and Kyle B. Carson (Kathryn) of Oak Bluffs, Mass. Their grandchildren are Claire Carson and Oliver Carson.Lewis retired from Eastman in 1983. Doris was a teacher in Kingsport City Schools until 1975. Both retired early in order to devote more time to their church, camping, backpacking, gardening and extensive travel. They are members of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church and have lived in Kingsport 58 years.
Conkin and Vaughn marriage announcement
Brandi Nicole Vaughn and Brad Anthony Conkin of Kingsport, were married Sept. 18, 2010, at Mafair United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jimmy Arms officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony. The reception was held at Domtar Cabin.Brandi is the daughter of Ken and Sherry Shipley of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Margaret Vaughn of Kingsport, the late Norman Vaughn, formerly of Kingsport; Peggy Shipley of Elizabethton, and the late John Shipley, formerly of Elizabethton. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2007, and in 2009 received a bachelor of science degree from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville. She is pursuing a master's of education degree at Milligan College.Brad is the son of Mark and Ginger Conkin of Kingsport, and John and Carol Boyd of Johnson City. He is the grandson of Jean Conkin of Kingsport; the late Bobby Conkin, formerly of Kingsport; and Delores and Jimmy Vicars of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2005, and in 2009 received a bachelor of wildlife and fisheries degree from Tennessee Technological University. He is employed at the Kingsport Police Department.Following their honeymoon at Sandals Antigua, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Buck and Farmer marriage announcement
Anna Marie Farmer of Kingsport, and Joseph Scott Buck of Kingsport, were married at 4:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2011, in Cancun, Mexico.The bride is the daughter of Dan and Martha Farmer of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Carroll and Ellen Russell of Kingsport, Eva Farmer of Kingsport, and the late Jack Farmer, formerly of Princeton, W.Va. The bridegroom is the son of Sherron Morton of Knoxville, and Joe Buck of Florida. He is the grandson of Robert Scott of Kingsport; the late Dorothy Brickey, formerly of Kingsport; and Joe and Sadie Buck of Myrtle Beach, S.C.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.Rachel Moore was maid of honor. Adam Crosby served as best man.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School and received a degree in psychology from Old Dominion University.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attends Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. He is employed with the U.S. Navy.The couple resides in Virginia Beach, Va.
Corrigan and Brown marriage announcement
Heather Lee Brown of Kingsport, and James Charles Corrigan of Muncie, Ind., were married on May 15, 2010, in Norcross, Ga., at Flint Hill, a beautifully restored circa 1835 mansion off the historic Norcross Square. The Rev. Heath Pressley, brother of the bridegroom, officiated at the 7:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Johnny and Iris Brown of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Donald Corrigan and the late Susan Corrigan Thompson.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a Roberto Cavalli-styled pale blue gown. The dress was designed in a 1930s style with sweetheart neckline, slender waist and straight skirt. The entire gown was made in a Capri blue charmeuse silk covered with a light blue chiffon. The gown's straps were made from rouched chiffon covered with Swarovski crystals at the shoulder. The bodice also was detailed with rouching in a crisscross fashion and completed with a beautiful waterfall of fabric flowing from the center of the bodice and extending to the floor. The skirt was extended with a chiffon train attached with two crystal brooches at the back of the bodice.The bridegroom wore a pale straw-colored linen suit with a Capri blue tie.Tina Taylor, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Libby Justice, sister of the bride, and Heather Corrigan, sister of the bridegroom. The matron of honor and the bridesmaids wore watermelon-colored 1950s A-frame dresses.Chris Corrigan, brother of the bridegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Randy Palmer and Jason Hewett, friends of the bridegroom. The best man and groomsmen wore dark charcoal-colored suits with watermelon-colored ties.The bride graduated from Sullivan Central High School in 1989, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1993. The bridegroom graduated from Wapahani High School in 1989, and Ball State, Muncie, Ind., in 1995.Following a wedding trip to Gulf Shores, Ala., the couple resides in Atlanta, Ga.
Buchanan and Keene wedding announcement
Amy Dee-Lyte Buchanan of Kingsport, Tenn., and Joshua Lee Keene of Richlands, Va., plan to be married on June 25, 2011, at Emory & Henry College.The bride-elect is the daughter of Greg and Shirley Buchanan of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Howard and Gloria Washburn of Greer, S.C., and Judy Beach of Winston-Salem, N.C. She graduated from Sullivan Central High School in 2002 and from Emory & Henry College in 2006. She will graduate from IAUPR Optometry School in June 2011.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Randy Keene of Richlands, and the late Mary Ann Keene. He is the grandson of Bob and Judy Keene of Pounding Mill, Va., and Hurley and Betty Blankenship of Cedar Bluff, Va. He graduated from Richlands High School in 2002 and from Emory & Henry College in 2006. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2009 and is employed at Tuck Chiropractic in Vinton, Va.