Smith 50th wedding anniversary
Roger and Mary (Warren) Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a luau.Roger and Mary were married Sept. 18, 1960 at First Baptist Church, Weber City, Va., with Rev. Paul Blessing officiating.They are the parents of Warren Smith and wife Nancy of Nashville, and Tony Smith of Bristol. They are the grandparents of four granddaughters, Emily, Sarah and Lydia, of Nashville, and Hannah, of Kingsport, and one grandson, Matthew, of Kingsport.Roger is employed at K-VA-T Food Stores Inc., Abingdon, Va. Mary is an avid gardener and devoted grandmother, spending as much time as she can with her grandchildren.Roger and Mary are members of Glenrochie Country Club where you'll frequently find Roger playing golf with Mary cheering him on.
Gregg 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James H. (Tennie Pauline Barger) Gregg of Blountville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in their honor at 12:30 p.m., Oct. 3, 2010.They are the parents of Revonda Gregg, Sam Gregg, Beverly Gregg and Bob Browder of Blountville. They are the grandparents of Judy Burson, Henry Davis, James Nienast, Brock Gregg, Blake Gregg, Josh Gregg and Greg Thompson. They have six great-grandchildren and two future great-grandchildren.Mr. and Mrs. Gregg both retired from Sullivan County Board of Education.
Lawson and Abernathy marriage announcement
Victoria Renee Abernathy of Kingsport, Tenn., and Gregory Cullen Lawson of Fall Branch, Tenn., were married Aug. 14, 2010, at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Ralph Kidd officiated at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Don and Valerie Abernathy of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Frank and Mickey Abernathy of Kingsport, and Marvin and Dorothy Morgan of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Clyde and April Lawson of Fall Branch, and the grandson of the late Charles Lawson, Ruby Lawson of Fall Branch, the late Anthony Mejia and Barbara Mejia of Fall Branch.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Laura Stephens was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Shandi Fairweather and Jessalyn Lawson. Kara Couch was flower girl.Clyde Lawson served as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Hyatt and William Blakely. Virgil Lawson was usher. Daniel Lawson was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School, where she was a member of the concert and marching bands, and from Carson-Newman College, where she was a member of the concert and marching bands, and Alpha Psi Omega. She is employed at RGIS and is a member of Colonial Heights United Methodist Church and Sonrise Emmaus.The bridegroom graduated from Greene High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College. He is employed at Expert Tire.Following a wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va., the couple resides in Fall Branch.
Begley and Wininger marriage announcement
Candice Lee Wininger of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kent Andrew Begley of Johnson City, Tenn., were married July 17, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mike Stout officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Wininger Jr., of Gate City, Va., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Wininger, and the late Ellis and Wilma Kimbler. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry K. Begley of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mrs. Ruth Brooks, the late Ernest Brooks, and the late Rev. Gerald and Velma Begley.Organist Susan Hoover played the prelude music, and the procession of the bride was "Trumpet Voluntary." Vocalist Brian Henry sang, "When You Say You Love Me" during the giving of the bride.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an Allure Couture gown constructed from a layer of lace applique and Swarovski crystals. The silhouette featured cap sleeves, and a V-shaped neckline accented with Swarovski crystals at the empire waist with fitted bodice. The lace applique skirt extended into a flared train. The veil was trimmed using ivory-colored and silver-colored lace with Swarovski crystals.Amy Hain, sister of the bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Kelly Wininger, sister-in-law of bride, of Salem, Va.; Vicki Kimbler, friend of the bride, of Fort Blackmore, Va.; and Cheryl Ratliff, friend of the bride and bridegroom, of Kingsport. The bridesmaids' dresses were floor-length raspberry-colored chiffon gowns with a ruched empire waistline and a beaded open jewel neckline. Kate Hain, niece of bridegroom, was flower girl. She wore a Dupioni silk gown with full gathered skirt with Alencon lace enhancing the bodice and a matching Dupioni silk sash at the waist. Her headpiece was of Italian ruscus with seed pearls and princess roses with sheer ribbon streamers.Andy Johnson, friend of the bridegroom, of Knoxville, Tenn., served as best man. Groomsmen were Scott Hain, brother-in-law of bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J.; Clint Wininger, twin brother of the bride, of Salem, Va.; and John Curtis, friend of the bridegroom, of New York, N.Y. Ushers were Michael Elam of Kingsport, and Brent Bass of Kingsport. Ring bearers were Sam Hain, nephew of bridegroom, of Wyckoff, N.J.; and Jackson Wininger, nephew of bride, of Salem, Va. Following the ceremony, the bride and bridegroom along with their guests arrived at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center for the reception. The bride graduated from Gate City High School in 1998. She received a bachelor's degree in accountancy from East Tennessee State University from which she graduated summa cum laude in 2003. She is employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a cost accountant.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1994. He received a bachelor's degree with high honors in industrial engineering from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1999. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a Six-Sigma Black Belt.The couple celebrated with a honeymoon to Antigua, West Indies. The newlyweds reside in Johnson City.
Birkey and Newland marriage announcement
Judith Ann Newland and James Kenneth Birkey were united in marriage on July 17, 2010, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Johnson City. The Rev. John M. Irwin, pastor of Arcadia Presbyterian Church, officiated at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony. The Rev. Larry H. Stallard and the Rev. Daniel Iverson III also participated. The bride is the daughter of Charles and JoAnn Newland of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Lessley and Theo Gaines Newland, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Rev. F.T. and Neva Switzer Perry, formerly of Hammondsport, N.Y. The bridegroom is the son of Kenneth and Dolores Birkey of Hopedale, Ill.The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, and given away by her parents. Mrs. Carol Iverson was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Emily Newland, Mrs. Kathy (Rose) Wagner, and Mrs. Diane (Birkey) Bowman. Miss Lydia Wilson was the flower girl. Mr. Richard Bair served as best man. Groomsmen were Mr. Scott Birkey, Mr. Duane Birkey, and Mr. Michael Bowman. The bride graduated from Sullivan North High School and Virginia Tech. She was employed by Mission to the World, serving as a missionary in Japan, from 1994 to 2010. The bridegroom graduated from Olympia High School in Stanford, Ill., Taylor University, and Regent University School of Business. He is self-employed as a farmer. Following a wedding trip to the Carolinas, the couple resides in Minier, Ill.