Anderson 68th wedding anniversary
Robert J.B. Anderson and Susan Elizabeth Collins were married on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 1942, and they joyously celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary at ages 88 and 86, respectively, in their home Oct. 12, 2010.Their twin 10-year-old granddaughters Myla and Mattea Anderson wanted to celebrate in "the days gone by" style. It was a wonderful opportunity for the couple to be nostalgic.The bride wore a long, flowing off-white gown and a wide-brimmed hat that belonged to her husband's maternal grandmother, Augusta, who died in 1929. She crocheted her red, white and blue apron for the event. The bridegroom matched in tuxedo style with bowtie and hat. The family joined in the celebration wearing bonnets and hats and dress attire fitting the occasion. That theme carried through to a sit-down dinner for the couple and special friends, Thelma and Bernie Benkey. Myla and Mattea served them.Cameras and video rolled capturing the cutting of their anniversary cake and warm wishes to the happy couple. They spoke of the memories and how the Lord had blessed them even through hardships. The entire event was one of reflection and thankfulness of God and for their families and many friends. They are especially thankful for and blessed with four children, four grandchildren and one great-grandson. They are the parents of Linda and Charles Rothwell, Carolyn Sakowicz, Norma Cato, and Bobby and Nancy Anderson. They are the grandparents of Stephanie Sakowicz, Leigh Sakowicz Basham and husband Joseph Basham, Myla Anderson and Mattea Anderson. They are the great-grandparents of Bryson Basham.
William Harold Hammonds 85th birthday
William Harold Hammonds celebrated his 85th birthday June 4, 2010 with a reception given in his honor at the Volunteer Fire Department building on East Carters Valley Road.Friends, family and relatives attended the function, where food and refreshments were served.Harold was born June 4, 1925 to Walker and Annalee Hammonds in Scott County, Va. He is the father of Sherry Hammonds Stallard and Gary Lynn Hammonds of Kingsport. He is the stepfather of Ryan Baker.He has four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.Harold enjoys auction antiques and driving a school bus, which he has done for 34 years, currently to Sullivan North High School.
Boyer 60th wedding anniversary
Charles and Betty (Lyon) Boyer of Kingsport, marked their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 15, 2010, and will hold a celebration later this month.They are the parents of Teresa Boyer of Nashville, and Rebecca Warner and husband Max of Kingsport.They are the proud grandparents of Caleb Gearing and wife Samantha, Rhett Warner and Bartt Warner and wife Michaela.Mr. Boyer retired from Tennessee Eastman, where he was a chemist.Thank you for being such wonderful parents. We love you so much!
Ernestine Mongle 90th birthday
Join family and friends celebrating Ernestine Mongle's 90th birthday from 4 to 7 p.m., Oct. 29, 2010, at Eagle Pointe Clubhouse, 708 Sir Echo Drive, Colonial Heights, Kingsport. Hope to see you there.
Lowe 50th wedding anniversary
Jack W. Lowe Jr. and Earlene (Mahaffey) were married on Oct. 21, 1960 in Bristol.They are the parents of Mark Lowe and wife Hope of Kingsport, and Stephen Lowe of Knoxville. They are the proud grandparents of Lauren and Matthew Lowe.Jack and Earlene's children are very blessed and thankful for their commitment and love to each other and their family for all of these years.