Sanders 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ray (Bobbie Jo Dingus) Sanders of Fort Blackmore, Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception held in their honor Aug. 7, 2010, at Pendleton's Fellowship Hall.The event was hosted by their family.The couple was married Aug. 20, 1960, at the Scott County Courthouse.They are the parents of Robert Sanders and wife Sonia of Fort Blackmore; Richard Sanders and wife Paula of Mount Carmel; Kevin Sanders and wife Melissa of Duffield, Va., and Julie Gibson and husband Keith of Fort Blackmore. They are the grandparents of Tanaya Sanders, Miranda Sanders, Raysha Sanders, Ashleigh Sanders, Amanda Sanders, Kendra Gibson, Kristin Sanders, Katelyn Sanders, Emily Sanders and Chloe Gibson. They are the great-grandparents of Aden Sanders and Kylie Qualls.Mr. Sanders is self-employed. Mrs. Sanders retired from Scott County School System.
Poe 50th wedding anniversary
Albert James and Doris Jane (Bolton) Poe of Kingsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 26, 2010, at an outdoor luncheon at beautiful Barnsley Gardens Resort, Adairsville, Ga. More than 30 family members were in attendance.The event was hosted by their children, Julie and Ron Bennett of Kingsport, and Jeannine Yates of Hiram, Ga., as well as their grandchildren, Elizabeth Yates, Michael Bennett, Rachel Bennett and Conner Yates.The couple was married on June 18, 1960, at Ketron Memorial Methodist Church in Lynn Garden, with the Rev. Dean M. Neese presiding.Mr. Poe retired in 1999 from Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport. Mrs. Poe retired from Kingsport City Schools in 1994.
Kindle 50th wedding anniversary
Judith and Hezekiah Kindle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 21, 2010. They are the parents of Joel Kindle, whose wife is Robin Quillen Kindle.Hezekiah retired from AFG Industries, and Judith is a retired court reporter.
Byington 50th wedding anniversary
Jimmy Murrell Byington and Betty Jo Byington celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children.The couple was married Aug. 13, 1960, in Rogersville, with the Rev. Roy Presley officiating.They are the parents of Jimmy Joe Byington of Surgoinsville, and Karen Byington Sherriff of Concord, N.C. They have three grandchildren.Mr. Byington is retired from Eastman Chemical Co.
Five generations of the Douglas family
The five generations of the Douglas family are the Rev. Donald Douglas, great-great-grandfather; Gwendolyn Sims, great-grandmother; Jeff Sims, grandfather; Aaron Sims, father and Hannah Sims, daughter.