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.
Carter and Goble engagement announcement
Brandy Carter and Nathan Goble of Johnson City, plan to be married April 2, 2011.The bride-elect is the daughter of Dean and Beatrice Carter of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Christine Carter of Mount Carmel, the late Fred Carter and the late Charles and Rena Scott. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2000, East Tennessee State University in 2005, and Milligan College in 2010. She is employed at Citigroup, Gray.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Eric and Sharon Goble of Emerson, Ark., and the grandson of James and Francis Skinner of Waldo, Ark., Glenda Goble of Magnolia, Ark., and the late Ralph Goble. He graduated high school from Columbia Christian in 2002, and from Southern Arkansas University in 2006, ETSU in 2008, and Johnson and Wales University in 2009. He is a self-employed business owner in Johnson City.
Quillen 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wayne (Barbara Bishop) Quillen of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 9, 2010.A reception for the couple, hosted by their children, was held Dec. 19, 2010, at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.The couple was married Dec. 9, 1960, in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Michael Wayne Quillen of Kingsport, and Michelle Quillen Perry of Shawnee, Kan. They are the grandparents of Ashley Quillen Burney, Jessica Quillen and Regan Rutledge, and the great-grandparents of Malaya Croyle and Leah Burney.Mr. Quillen retired from TVA John Sevier as an electrician.
Bardinelli and Jones marriage announcement
Meagan Sylvia Jones of Gate City, Va., and Joseph Alan Bardinelli of Kingsport, were married June 26, 2010, at New Canton Plantation, Church Hill. The Rev. Jim Mitchell officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Joel and Pamela Jones of Gate City, and the granddaughter of Vernell Orton of Church Hill, the late Thomas B. Johnson Sr., Charlie Ann Jones of Gate City, and the late Kyle T. Jones Sr. The bridegroom is the son of Carol Donovan of Demorest, Ga., and Rudy Bardinelli of Gray. He is the grandson of the late Joy Gonzalez, the late Jesse Barhite, the late Foy Beckham and the late Rufus "Rudy" Bardinelli.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father and her brother, the bride wore a fitted sheath-style strapless gown of ivory-colored re-embroidered Alencon lace over Italian satin. The gown was embellished with crystal beading and sequins. The dress was accented at the waist with a clover green satin band and a dramatic tiered trumpet hemline that extended into the chapel-length train. The bride wore a two-tiered, soft ivory-colored fingertip-length veil featuring a beaded scalloped edge adorned with dangling Swarovski crystals. The veil extended from a pearl and rhinestone headband adorned with a side spray feather flower. The bride carried a bouquet of wildflowers accented with yellow and white roses.Ellie Parris of Midlothian, Va., was matron of honor. Joel Evan Jones, brother of the bride, of Gate City, Va., was man of honor. Bridesmaids were Erin Cordell of Mount Carmel; Darci Sowdon of Gate City; Courtney Colobro of Piney Flats, and Davina Dishner of Hiltons, Va. Avery Osborne, cousin of the bride, was flower girl. Rudy Bardinelli served his son as best man. Groomsmen were James Bardinelli, brother of the bridegroom of Bluff City; Trevis Cleary of Johnson City; Jason McLain of Kingsport, and Peter Olsen of Kingsport. Ring bearers were Trent Williams and Logan Dockery, cousins of the bride.Lindsay Quillen was bride's book attendant. Brandi Jones and Jamie Perry read selected readings during the ceremony.A reception was held at New Canton Plantation.The bride graduated from the University of Virginia's College at Wise, where she was a member of the Lady Cavs softball team. She is employed at the Kingsport Fire Department, and is a member of the department's Honor Guard.The bridegroom graduated from East Tennessee State University, where he was a member of ROTC. He is employed at the Kingsport Police Department.Following a wedding trip to Daytona Shores and Disney World, the couple resides in Kingsport.