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.
Smith and Bolling wedding announcement
Crystal Renee Bolling and Dr. Christopher Shawn Smith were united in marriage on Sept. 5, 2009 in a private ceremony on the lawn of The Mansion at Spindletop, Lexington, Ky. This date, chosen in memory of Crystal's parents, would have been their wedding anniversary. The Rev. Scott Morgan officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of the late Albert and Juanita Bolling. The bridegroom is the son of Dale and Wilma Smith of Clintwood, Va.The bride arrived at the ceremony in a carriage driven by a white horse. The bridegroom walked along an aisle blanketed with rose petals to meet his bride halfway, symbolizing their relationship of always meeting in the middle.Misty Lawson Hochkeppel was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were April Beverly Yeary, Angie Yorke Atwood, Cindy Presley Moore and Errika Mace Best. Honorary bridesmaid was Monica Turner Dixon. Junior bridesmaid was Haley Faith Mullins. Flower girls were Allyson Grace Yeary, Gracelyn Lee Moore and Maura Elizabeth Lawson. Dale Smith and Dr. Allen Mullins served as best men. Groomsmen were Ricky Smith, Dr. Jon Dixon, Dr. Nathan Elliott, Dr. Bernie Sergent and Tim Hochkeppel. Ring bearer was the couple's beloved Labrador retriever, Higgins.The bride graduated from J.J. Kelly High School and the University of Virginia's College at Wise.The bridegroom graduated from Clintwood High School, the University of Virginia's College at Wise and Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, Ky. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va. He is currently the medical director of the emergency department at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Va.For their honeymoon, the couple chose Venice, Italy. They followed their stay with a cruise of the Mediterranean. The couple resides in Norton, Va.