Simmons and Murr wedding announcement
Becky Simmons of Jasper, Tenn., and Jason Murr of Kingsport, plan to be married Oct. 16, 2010, at Second Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jack and Larinda Simmons of Jasper, and the granddaughter of Roger and Patricia Goetz of Carthage, Ill., and the late Sam and Reba Simmons, formerly of Jasper. She graduated from Marion County High School and Miller-Motte Technical College. She is employed as a certified surgical technologist at Grandview Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Roger and Mary Ann Reed of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Dr. Henry S. and Irene Burem, and the late Bill and Jean Murr, all formerly of Kingsport. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He is employed as a supervisor at United Parcel Service.
Georgia Ruth Osborne Nickels 90th birthday
Georgia Ruth (Osborne) Nickels recently celebrated her 90th birthday at home with her husband, children, grandchildren and their spouses.Georgia was born Sept. 18, 1920, in Scott County, Va. She is the daughter of the late Samuel Isaac and Ella Gertrude (Greer) Osborne.The picture of her is when she was 1 year old.
Agnes Hendry Brown 100th birthday
Agnes Hendry Brown celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 14, 2010, and began her second century of life surrounded by 50 friends and family. She was very surprised to see everyone who arrived from seven different states to share her special day.Agnes is one of 12 children born in Greene County, to Florence Dodd and Alvin Hendry. She has lived in Kingsport, for the past 76 years with her husband Luna Brown until his death in 1996. Her only son was Nelson Brown. Her daughter, Geneva Spaulding lives in Kingsport.Agnes has always been, and still is, the family historian and encyclopedia.If you ask her to what she credits her longevity she says, "God gave me the good genes and health, and Dr. George Booze kept it running very well the past 33 years."When asked what she would change if possible she says, "Teach the government to stop the spending."What is the most exciting recent happening she says, "I just got my drivers license renewed for five years. Whew!"
Broome 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas (Judy) Broome Jr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 9, 2010 at Rock Heritage Baptist Church, where the couple attends. They also plan to celebrate with a cruise to the Bahamas.The reception is being hosted by their children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.The couple was married Oct. 12, 1960, at Gate City Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Ferguson officiating.They are the parents of Cathy Broome, and Jason and Amy Broome, all of Kingsport. They have two grandsons, Andrew and Aaron, who are the apples of their eye.Dallas retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Judy retired from Birdwell Builders. They both are retired from Broome Builders.
Smith 50th wedding anniversary
Roger and Mary (Warren) Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a luau.Roger and Mary were married Sept. 18, 1960 at First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.They are the parents of Warren Smith and wife Nancy of Nashville, and Tony Smith of Bristol. They are the grandparents of four granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Lydia, of Nashville, and Hannah, of Kingsport, and one grandson, Matthew, of Kingsport.Roger is employed at K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Abingdon, Va. Mary is an avid gardener and devoted grandmother, spending as much time as she can with her grandchildren.Roger and Mary are members of Glenrochie Country Club where you'll frequently find Roger playing golf with Mary cheering him on.