Bonnie Lane 90th birthday
Bonnie Lane celebrated her 90th birthday recently at a family picnic.Bonnie was born July 12, 1920, in Kingsport, and is the daughter of Verlin and Vergie Bowery.She is the mother of Donald Wayne Lane, Linda Lane Williams and Patsy Lane Potter. She is the sister of Mary Carter.She has nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Cecil Tipton 90th birthday
Claude Cecil Tipton will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Kaylor's Chapel Church, Duffield.Mr. Tipton was born Aug. 11, 1920. He has been married to Dorothy Tipton for 62 years.He is the father of Kathy Burke of Gate City, Va.; Buck Tipton of Church Hill, and Vanessa Polly of Newport News, Va.He has four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was employed at Holston Defense for 40 years.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Shupe 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Lawrence "Sam" (Ada Ruth Darnell) Shupe of the Fairview community celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2, 2010 with a celebration at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park.The couple was married July 2, 1960 at Weber City Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Blessing officiated.They are the parents of Suzanne Shupe Daugherty who is married to Tommy Daugherty of Knoxville. They are the grandparents of Bethany and Stephanie Daugherty.Mr. Shupe retired from Cypress Minerals, formerly Foote Mineral. Mrs. Shupe is a homemaker.
Louise Gibson 100th birthday
Louise Gibson celebrated her 100th birthday with a reception in her honor on July 31, 2010, at Calvary Baptist Church.The event was hosted by her daughter, Mrs. Howard Pryor and son, Mr. Jim Gibson.Mrs. Gibson was born July 29, 1910, in Castlewood, Va. She was married to James H. Gibson for 65 years.She is the mother of Jim Gibson of Lincolnton, N.C.; Barbara Pryor of Monroe, Ga.; and the late Dan Gibson. She is the grandmother of David Gibson, Dayne Pryor and Laurel Renegar. She is the great-grandmother of Lindsay and Casey Renegar, and Jackson and Adeline Pryor.Mrs. Gibson was employed at Holston Valley Hospital, Tennessee Eastman Co. and Hillside Manor nursing home. She is a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Collins 60th wedding anniversary
Howard and Imogene Collins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends on July 18, 2010, at the home of Jewel Richardson of Gray.Mr. and Mrs. Collins were married on July 21, 1950 in Kingsport. Mr. Collins is a retired millwright and avid coon hunter. Mrs. Collins worked in various businesses in Kingsport but dedicated most of her time to her children and church. They are both faithful members of West View Baptist Church. They are the parents of Gail (Bryan) Hulse of Kingsport, Larry (Sharon) Collins of Jonesborough and the late Michael Collins and Ricky Collins. They have two special daughters-in law, Paula Collins and Donna Collins. They have many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren.