Berniece Poe 90th birthday
Berniece Poe celebrated her 90th birthday recently.Mrs. Poe was born June 9, 1920, in Castlewood, Va. She is the daughter of Henry and Margaret Wolfe.She was married to Arthur Clay Poe, now deceased, for 44 years.She was employed with F.W. Woolworth Co. for 43 years.She attends Homeland Baptist Church.
Hawkins 50th wedding anniversary
Morris and Rita (Mullins) Hawkins of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2010. They were married on July 2, 1960, at Valley View Baptist Church, Clintwood, Va., with the Rev. Ase Hughes officiating.They are the parents of Larry and wife Robin of Surgoinsville, and Kevin and wife Wanda of Fall Branch. They are the grandparents of Dave Hawkins and wife Tyler of Fort Campbell, Ky.; Bobby Hawkins of Kingsport, and Daniel and Micheal Hawkins of Fall Branch. They are the great-grandparents of Logan, Noah, Brock, Miley and Maddox.Mr. Hawkins retired from the City of Kingsport, Mrs. Hawkins retired from C-Mart. They both enjoy spending time with family and friends.They will celebrate their anniversary beginning at 3 p.m., July 3, 2010, at Eastman Cabin 5. The event is being hosted by their children.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Quinn 35th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick (Marlene A. Zajic) Quinn of Gray, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary June 28, 2010. The couple was married June 28, 1975, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Flushing, N.Y., with Rev. Milton Good officiating.Mr. Quinn retired from Long Island Railroad after 32 years of service. Mrs. Quinn retired from Stauffer Chemical Co. after 20 years of service.
Martin and Puckett engagement
Sarah Elizabeth Martin of Jonesborough, and Matthew Daniel Puckett of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Highland Church of Christ, Gray.The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Lorraine Martin of Jonesborough, and the granddaughter of the late John and Wanda Martin, the late Marianne Fandle and Walter Fandle of Kingsport. She graduated from Daniel Boone High School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Gilmer and Delores Puckett of Kingsport, and the grandson of Gilmer and Birdie of Kingsport. He graduated from Gate City High School.
Gentry and Willett marriage
Sallie Irene Willett of Kingsport, and Scott Anthony Gentry of Johnson City, were married April 24, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Mitchell Whisnant officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Following the wedding ceremony a dinner reception was held at Allandale Mansion.The bride is the daughter of Meri K. Willett of Kingsport, and the late Paul M. Willett. She is the granddaughter of Lind P. Willett of Kingsport, the late James M. Willett, Arbie R. Kistner of Bristol, Va., and the late Harold D. Kistner. The bridegroom is the son of Paula Gentry of Amissville, Va., and Tim Gentry of Crownsville, Md. He is the grandson of the late Claude and Rita Counts, and the late Henry and Viola Gentry.The bride was escorted to the altar by her mother.Emily Willett, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Deborah Chapman, Rachel Ragland, Jamie Simmons, Rachel Kincaid and Sarah McMichael. Makenna Alvey, niece of the bridegroom, was junior bridesmaid. Alexa Alvey, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl.Tim Gentry served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Wynn Alvey, brother-in-law of the bridegroom; Allen Gentry, brother of the bridegroom; Bill Rambo; Adam Terry and Nathan Bays. Alex Gentry, nephew of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a degree in social work. At ETSU, she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and Phi Alpha Honor Society. She received a master's degree in social work with honors from the University of Tennessee. She is employed as a clinical social worker in critical care at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, Knoxville.The bridegroom graduated from Science Hill High School in 2000, and cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a degree in computer science. At ETSU, he was vice president and president of Sigma Chi fraternity and a member of several math and computer science honors programs. He is employed at Amentra, Tyson's Corner, Va.Following a wedding cruise to Saint Martin, Saint Thomas and Grand Turk, the couple resides in Knoxville.