Blessing and Skelton wedding
Candice Leigh Skelton of Church Hill, and Joseph Dwayne Blessing of Gate City, Va., were married June 28, 2010, on the beach at Saint Andrews Park, Panama City, Fla.The bride is the daughter of Sandra Skelton of Church Hill, and the late Billy J. Skelton, formerly of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of the late Edward and Margret Harris and the late Joe and Myrtle Skelton, all formerly of Church Hill. The bridegroom is the son of C.J. and Debbie Blessing of Gate City, Va.The bride graduated from Volunteer High School and is employed at PetSmart Grooming.The bridegroom graduated from Gate City High School and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is employed at Lowe's of Johnson City. The couple resides in Church Hill.
Byington and Maddux wedding
Lindsay Pauline Maddux of Kingsport, and Matthew Alan Byington of Kingsport, were married Dec. 5, 2009, at Sullivan Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Jesse Wooten officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Renaissance Center.The bride is the daughter of Judy Maddux of Kingsport, and Stone Maddux of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Ralph and Estelle Hensley, and the late Jim and Delores Maddux. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Pam Byington of Kingsport, and the grandson of Blanche and Clarence Huckaby, the late Philip Cates, and the late Fred and Gladys Byington.Allison Wooten, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Jenny Myers was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Megan Byington, sister of the bridegroom; Blair Bell; Amy Carmack and Whitney Chinery. Flower girls were Brylee Pennington and Brie Hall.Randy Byington served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Dunham, Michael Mckee, Chad Smith, Adam Free and Philip Cates, cousin of the bridegroom. Ring bearers were Daniel and Joshua Wooten, cousins of the bride. The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and will graduate in December from East Tennessee State University with a degree in criminal justice. She is employed at Cave's Drug Store, Kingsport.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and received a degree in business administration from King College in 2008. He is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.Following a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Mutter and Hubbard wedding
Elizabeth Vincent Hubbard of Kingsport, and Charles Russell Mutter Jr. of Spotsylvania, Va., were married June 26, 2010, at Fawn Lake Country Club, Spotsylvania. Rev. Jeremy Pickwell officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Alan R. and Patricia M. Hubbard of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Helen and Russ Hubbard, formerly of Kingsport, and Martha and C.P. Millirons of Knoxville. The bridegroom is the son of Carol Mutter Morgan of Woodbridge, Va., and the late Charles Mutter, formerly of Woodbridge. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.LeAnne Deason Keiffer was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristi DeMerritte, Dale Kline and Donna Cox. Lainey Mutter was flower girl.Charles Mutter was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Phieffer University, Charlotte, N.C.The bridegroom is employed at LCJ and Associates, L.L.C.Following a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple resides in Spotsylvania.
Daffron and Deaton wedding
Kayte Virginia Deaton of Johnson City, and Kenneth Michael "Mike" Daffron of Kingsport, were married June 26, 2009, at Ridgeview Baptist Church. The Hon. Judge Duane Snodgrass officiated at the 7 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of the late David "Tony" Deaton and Mary Kathryn Deaton of Johnson City. She is the granddaughter of the late Grover Brown, Kathryn Barnett Brown of Greeneville, and the late Ruth Miller Deaton Wells. The bridegroom is the son of Kenneth and Gayle Daffron of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late William "Bill" Daffron, Bea Daffron of Kingsport, the late Ralph Rollins and the late Lois Rollins Ledford.Given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her mother, the bride wore a strapless taffeta A-line gown with a draped bodice.Bethany McKay Alley of Norfolk, Va., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Libra Green Deaton, sister-in-law of the bride of Marion, N.C., and Kristina Willis Snodgrass of Mount Carmel. Cadence Deaton, niece of the bride, of Marion, was flower girl.Kermit "Tip" King of Morristown, Tenn., served as best man. Groomsmen were David Deaton, brother of the bride, of Marion, and Kenneth Daffron, father of the bridegroom, of Kingsport. Logan Deaton, nephew of the bride, of Marion, was ring bearer.A reception was held at the couple's farm in Mount Carmel.The bride graduated from Science Hill High School and received bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in counseling from East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority. She is employed at Dobyns-Bennett High School and is a member of the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association Ladies Auxiliary.The bridegroom graduated from Kingsport Christian School. He is employed at Dalton Direct Carpets and is a member of the East Tennessee Walking Horse Association.Following a wedding trip to Surfside Beach, S.C., the couple resides in Mount Carmel.
Wilder and Jones announcement
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wilder of Kingsport are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Marie, to Jeremy Allen Jones. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Evans of Middlesboro, Ky., the late James Edward Evans, formerly of Middlesboro, and Roy and Joan Wilder of Middlesboro. Lindsey is a 2004 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and is pursuing a degree in public relations at East Tennessee State University, where she is a member of the Lambda Delta Alpha Communications Honor Society. Lindsey was Miss Kingsport 2009. She is employed by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation as the promotions director for 98.5 WTFM and 102.7 WVEK. The bridegroom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jones of Mount Carmel, Tenn., and the grandson of Ruth Jones of Kingsport, the late Rufus Jones, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Dewey and Louise Bowman, formerly of Kingsport. Jeremy is a 2002 graduate of Volunteer High School and a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in history and Earth science. Jeremy is employed as the assistant manager at the First Utility District of Hawkins County. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Church Hill, Tenn., with a reception to follow at the New Canton Plantation.