Clifton 50th wedding anniversary
Jim and Sarah (Greer) Clifton of the Cold Springs community in Surgoinsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 8, 2010.They were married in Gate City, Va., on Aug. 6, 1960.They are the parents of Calvin and wife Leslie of Kingsport, and Jerry and wife Pam of Surgoinsville. They are the proud grandparents of Megan and Peyton of Kingsport, and Connor and Dawson of Surgoinsville. Mr. Clifton retired from Holliston Mills and also owned and operated Clifton Tractor & Implement for many years. He enjoys tractors and farm equipment, farming, and raising beef cattle.Mrs. Clifton is a teacher aide at Surgoinsville Elementary School, and she enjoys sewing and making crafts and flower arrangements that she shares with many.They are active members of Cold Springs Baptist Church. They will celebrate their anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 8, 2010, at Holston Electric Cooperative, 219 S. Central Ave., Church Hill. The event is being hosted by their children and family. The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Norman 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowell (Alice Queener) Norman of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 8, 2010 on a getaway paid for by their children.The couple was married July 8, 1960, in LaFollette, Tenn., with the Rev. Hudon Overbey officiating.They are the parents of Beth Burk and husband Rick of Kingsport; Tracey Norman of Church Hill, and Donna Arnold and husband Teddy of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of John Fluce III, Jeremy Fluce, Hannah Arnold, Teddy Arnold, Trey Burk, Joseph Penley and Matthew Burk.Mr. Norman retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Norman retired from Kroger Stores.
Grizzle 60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James Willard (Mattie Irene Darnell) Grizzle of Kingsport, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 8, 2010, at their home with friends and family.The event was hosted by their nephew Royden and wife Judy Russell.The couple was married July 8, 1950, at Glenwood Pastorium, Kingsport, with the Rev. J.C. Blalock officiating.Mr. and Mrs. Grizzle both retired from Tennessee Eastman Co.
Reed 60th wedding anniversary
Raymond and Gladys (Morrison) Reed of Gate City, Va., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 19, 2010. The couple was married July 19, 1950, in Middlesboro, Ky.They are the parents of Mark Anthony "Tony" Reed of Kingsport, and Tim Reed of Knoxville.They have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Fields 50th wedding anniversary
Dr. Jim and Mary Fields will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 31, 2010. Jim is the son of Flora (Bates) Fields and the late Hubert Fields. Mary is the daughter of the late Estil and Monnie (Sanders) Rogers.They are the parents of Kimberla Stewart and Katina Ferguson. They are the grandparents of Nichole, Dylan, Joshua and Nicklaus.Jim has pastored Cedar View Independent Methodist Church since 1971. He is the founder of Cedar View Christian School, where he was the principal and Mary the kindergarten teacher. The school grew from K-4 through 12 grades. The school was founded in the fall of 1971, and many students have graduated with honors in almost 40 years. Due to the recent serious illness of our mother a celebration will be held accordingly. Call Gwen Fields Pope at 247-3651 for information concerning the plans.