Renz and Hale engagement
Emily Elizabeth Renz of Raleigh, N.C., and Mark David Hale of Apex, N.C., plan to be married July 17, 2010, in Midland, Mich.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mary Ann Renz of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Byron Renz of Fort Collins, Colo. She is the granddaughter of the late Florence and Ben Renz, and the late Orel and Everett Grambort. A graduate of Mount Pleasant High School, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and German, and a master of arts degree in elementary education. She is employed by the Wake County Public School System.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Jerry and Nancy Hale of Gray, Tenn., and the grandson of Gordon and Alta Hale of Vansant, Va., Kathryn Walker of Madison, W.Va., and the late Ribel Walker. A graduate of Central High School, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a doctorate in electrical engineering. He is employed by Cadence in Cary, N.C.
Kenner and Hubbard engagement
Johnny Robert Hubbard Jr. of Kingsport, would like to announce his engagement to Amanda Ellen Kenner of Kingsport. The couple plans to be married June 8, 2010, in a private beach ceremony in Destin, Fla., in the presence of God and the son of the bridegroom-to-be, Austyn Hubbard.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Robert Hubbard Sr., of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan South High School and is pursuing a degree in electrical technology at Northeast State Community College. He is employed as a job site supervisor for IES inside Domtar.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lynn Kenner Sr., of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and will graduate with a degree in early childhood education from East Tennessee State University in December She is employed as a fraud analyst for Citi Bank.
Duncan and Porter engagement
Lauren Olivia Duncan of Church Hill, and Michael Corey Porter of Mount Carmel, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 2 p.m., Sept. 18, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Church Hill.The bride-elect is the daughter of Diane Hall and husband Steve Hall of Kingsport, and Michael Duncan and wife Barbara Duncan of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of the late Clark Christian, Patricia Christian of Church Hill, and J.C. and Ann Duncan of Church Hill. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2004 and received an associate's degree from Northeast State Community College in 2008. She is employed as a surgical tech at Dermatology Associates of Kingsport.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Eddie and Patricia Porter of Mount Carmel, and the grandson of Craft and Viola Adams of Church Hill, and the late John and Jeanette Isenberg. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2004 and received an associate's degree from Walters State Community College in 2009. He is employed as a registered nurse at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.Olivia and Michael attend Power Point Ministries Church.
Varney and Plunk engagement
Lauren Blair Varney of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jared Dunlap Plunk of Germantown, Tenn., plan to be married at 6:30 p.m., June 26, 2010, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Devoid Wright of Piney Flats, Tenn.The bride-elect is daughter of Doug and Teresa Varney of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Inez Blair of Gate City, Va., the late Earl Blair, Carolyn Varney of Kingsport and the late Elmer Varney. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2004 and received a degree in political science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 2008. She is pursuing a juris doctorate from the Nashville School of Law and is employed by the Tennessee Department of State.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Cliff and Linda Plunk of Germantown, and the the grandson of Cliff and Frances Plunk of Memphis, Tenn., and the late Howard and Margaret Woodley. A 2003 graduate of Briarcrest Christian School, he graduated in August 2008 from the University of Memphis with a degree in political science. He is pursuing a juris doctorate from the Nashville School of Law and is employed in the Office of the Governor.Following a honeymoon in Costa Rica, the couple will reside in Nashville.
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.