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.
Clark and Cronin announcement
Alison Grace Clark of Kingsport, and Ryan Patrick Cronin of Columbia, S.C., plan to be married at 5 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Camden, S.C.The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephen R. Clark of Kingsport and Jean Y. Clark of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Jewel Clark, formerly of Knoxville, and S. Parker and Helen Young of Camden, S.C. In 2006, she graduated from Sullivan South High School, where she participated in soccer and track. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2010 with a bachelor of arts degree in international studies with a minor in public health. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Patricia Cronin of Ridgeway, S.C., and William Cronin of Rock Hill, S.C. He is the grandson of Lowell and Patricia Pyles of Cincinnati, Ohio; I. Joy Cronin of Wyoming, Ohio, and the late Richard Cronin, formerly of Wyoming, Ohio. In 2005, he graduated from Wyoming High School, Wyoming, Ohio, where he was on the football team. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2009 with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science.Following the wedding, the couple will attend Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Ga., and will reside in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Brown and Cox announcement
Krista Nicole Brown of Kingsport, and Jared Howard Cox of Kingsport, plan to be married at 5 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Banq, 155 Broad St., Kingsport.The bride-elect is the daughter of Sammy and Pam Brooks, and Chris Brown of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Juanita Jones of Church Hill, the late Gene Vance and the late Gale Webb. She graduated from Sullivan North High School and is employed at Zales Jewelers.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Marian Cox of Kingsport, and the grandson of Howard and Beulah Cox of Blountville. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Co.
Lonnie M. Wooten Jr. 80th birthday
Lonnie M. Wooten Jr. will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 6 to 8 p.m., Aug. 6, 2010, in the fellowship building at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.The event is being hosted by his children.Mr. Wooten was born Aug. 6, 1930. He was married to Lillian Hammonds Wooten, now deceased, for 57 years.He is the father of Joel Wooten of Church Hill, and Mark Wooten of Mount Carmel. He has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.He is presently pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where he was been for 49 years.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.