Gertrude Hood Taylor 90th birthday
Gertrude Hood Taylor celebrated her 90th birthday recently with friends and family.Mrs. Taylor was born March 18, 1920, in Wise County, Va. She is the daughter of James A. Hood and Rachel Rhoten Hood. She was married to H.C. Taylor, now deceased, for 32 years.She is the mother of Sharon Carriger of Kingsport, and the grandmother of Steven Carriger of Knoxville, and Stephanie Carriger of Kingsport.
Blevins 50th wedding anniversary
Lewis "Lou" Stuart and Tina Anita (Hayden) Blevins Sr. of Fall Branch, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 23, 2010, with a surprise luncheon given in their honor at Farmer's Daughter Restaurant, Chuckey, Tenn.The event was hosted by their children.The couple was married May 22, 1960, at Emmorton Baptist Church, Bel Air, Md.They are the parents of Dr. Lewis S. Blevins Jr. of San Francisco, Calif.; Terry Blevins of Belleville, Ill., and Pandy Elkins of Church Hill. They are the grandparents of Jacob Elkins, Madison Elkins, Emily Blevins and Kimberly Blevins. Mr. Blevins retired from Burleson Construction. Mrs. Blevins is employed at Kingsport City Schools Food and Nutrition Services.
Helton 50th wedding anniversary
William "Bill" and Janice "Jan" (LaForce) Helton of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., June 5, 2010, at Fort Robinson Baptist Church, 2012 Fort Robinson Drive, Kingsport. The event is being hosted by their children and their families.The couple was married June 11, 1960, at the parsonage at Fort Robinson Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Crawford officiating.They are the parents of David Helton and wife Teresa of Abingdon, Va., and Debbie Hall and husband Hank of Jonesborough. They are the grandparents of Brian and Tracy Helton, and Zach and Sydney Hall.Mr. Helton owned and operated William Helton Plumbing and Riverside Campground.Mrs. Helton retired from William Helton Plumbing and Riverside Campground.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
King 50th wedding anniversary
Don and Carolyn (Lloyd) King of Piney Flats, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 28, 2010.The couple was married May 28, 1960, at First Baptist Church, Gate City, Va., with the Rev. Lester Ferguson officiating.They are the parents of Kim Witherspoon and husband Mark of Kingsport, and Donald King III and wife Beckie of Piney Flats. They are the grandparents of Lindsey and Graham Witherspoon, and Logan and Madison King.Mr. King retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. King retired from First Virginia Bank.
Roy Jeter 98th birthday
Roy Jeter celebrated his 98th birthday May 14, 2010, with his family and friends at Church Hill Health Care Center.Mr. Jeter was born May 14, 1912, in Eidson, Tenn. He was married to Nannie Parker for 48 years. He is the father of Ralph Jeter, Jeanette Trent, the late Roy Jeter Jr. and the late Joyce Byington. He has nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.He was employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. until his retirement in 1970.He is a member of Mt. Mitchell Primitive Baptist Church.