Owens and Taylor wedding announcement
Sierra Marilyn Owens of Church Hill, and Joshua Daniel Taylor of Abingdon, Va., plan to be married in a private ceremony Jan. 28, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Church Hill.The bride-elect is the daughter of Coy and Angie Owens of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Wallace and Neville Ann Owens of Church Hill, and Phyllis Dean of Mount Carmel and the late Thomas Dean. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in biology from East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the American Society of Microbiology. She is employed as a lab technician at Eastman Chemical Co.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Sherry and Danny Taylor of Abingdon, and the grandson of Ron Taylor of Welch, W.Va., the late Ann Taylor, and Sue and Charles Patton of Gary, W.Va. He plans to graduate with a degree in biology from ETSU in May. He is employed as a retail parts manager at Advance Auto.
Hickman 50th wedding anniversary
Donald R. and Brenda Irene (Steadman) Hickman of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 8, 2011, at South View Park Building.The event was hosted by their family and attended by family and friends.The couple was married Jan. 8, 1961, in Gaffney, S.C., with Judge Douglas officiating.They are the parents of Duane Hickman and wife Stacey and Donna Bryant and husband David. They are the grandparents of Nicholas Hickman, Zachary Hickman, Drew Bryant and Jake Bryant.Mr. Hickman retired from Brick Delivery Co.Mrs. Hickman is a housewife.
Ball and Patton marriage announcement
Emily Katherine Patton of Kingsport, and Benjamin Joel Ball of Kingsport, were married Aug. 14, 2010, at BANQ. Steve Warren officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Vicki Patton of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Thelma Evans of Kingsport, the late Ralph Morrison, and the late Nick and Mabel Patton. The bridegroom is the son of Joe and Tammy Ball of Kingsport, and the grandson of Lois Alexander of Greeneville, the late John Alexander, and Cecil and Charlene Ball of Port Charlotte, Fla.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Jennifer Duncan, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Danielle Ball, sister of the bridegroom, Anna Farmer, Lori Layne, Kaitlyn Lorick, Rachel Moore and Staci Turner. Arianna Wiggins, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.Adam Free served as best man. Groomsmen were J.T. Chadwell, Ethan Frazier, Drew Pierce, D.J. Wade, Tyler Warren and Lewis Wilson. Jayden Soter, cousin of the bride, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Clemson University and is employed at Eastman Credit Union.The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan South High School and is employed at Sloopy's.Following a wedding trip to Key West, Fla., the couple resides in Mount Carmel.
Slemp and Cooper marriage announcement
Cara Nicole Cooper of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Andrew Christopher Harrison Slemp of Dryden, Va., were married July 17, 2010, in an outdoor ceremony at the John Fox Jr. House in Big Stone Gap. The Rev. Ken Sprinkle officiated the wedding.The bride is the daughter of Tamara Wax Cooper of Big Stone Gap, and the late Jeffrey Lynn Cooper. She is the granddaughter of the late Don Wax and the late Ezra and Nell Cooper. The bridegroom is the son of Charles and Jean Slemp of Dryden, and the grandson of Fay Slemp of Pennington Gap, the late Charles Slemp, Bernice Doss of Danville, Va., and the late William Doss.The bride was given in marriage by her mother and escorted to the altar by her uncle, H.L. Cooper.Kaylah Ann Skorupa, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Bethany Diane Skorupa, cousin of the bride, Callie Marie McCarty, Amanda Elizabeth Vanhook and Brittany Tess Robinson, friends of the bride. Flower girls were Isabella Thomas and Clara Worley.Joel Charles Andrew Sprinkle, friend of the bridegroom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Charles Herbert Slemp III, Wesley Campbell Hop Slemp, William Cheshire Hunter Slemp, all brothers of the bridegroom, and Mark Moss, friend of the bridegroom. Cameron Slemp, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Powell Valley High School in 2006 and received a degree in business administration from the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2010.The bridegroom graduated from Lee High School in 2004, received a degree in psychology from U.Va.-Wise in 2008 and received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Kentucky University.Following their honeymoon to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Hunt and Roop marraige announcement
Stephanie Ann Roop of Blountville, and Stephen James Hunt of Redding, Calif., were married Aug. 28, 2010, at the International Storytelling Center. The Rev. Rick Roop officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of John and Jane Roop of Blountville. The bridegroom is the son of William Hunt of Dallas, Texas, and Linda Hunt of Redding, Calif.The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her parents.Bridesmaids were Whitney Leonard, Anna Deason and Jennifer Williams. Jason Horton was bridesman. Flower girls were Courtney Chandler, Abigail Pate, Chloe Redwine, Lillie Redwine, Morgan Darnell, Kayla Darnell and Piper Davis.James Eagleman served as best man. Groomsmen were David Roop, Dean Smith and Jonathan Anderson. Ring bearers were Isaac Pate, Elijah Pate and Asher Davis.The bride graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in industrial/organizational psychology.The bridegroom received an associate's of art degree from Shasta College. He is employed by the Fremont, Calif., Police Department.Following a wedding cruise to the Caribbean Islands, the couple resides in Oakley, Calif.