Carroll 50th wedding anniversary
Bennie and Carole Shipp Carroll of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., July 11, 2010, at the Renaissance Center (first floor), downtown Kingsport.The event is being hosted by their children and families.The Carrolls were married at Rock Springs United Methodist Church on July 10, 1960, with the Rev. Odell Jordan officiating.They are the parents of Tammy Carroll Higgins and son-in-law, Jerry; and Aaron Carroll and daughter-in-law, Christine, all of Kingsport.They are the grandparents of Allie Carroll, Abby Higgins, Emily Carroll, Meghan Carroll and Baby Girl Carroll. Bennie retired from Mead Paper/Willamette in 1999. Carole is a full-time mother and homemaker.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Cloninger 60th wedding anniversary
Harold David Cloninger and Elizabeth Joyce Crawford were married June 18, 1950, in Knoxville. Harold's uncle, the Rev. Vondas Flenniken performed the marriage.
The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Pam Cloninger and Greg and Marty Cloninger, of Kingsport; Kent and Nancy Cloninger of Darien, Ill.; and Chris and Brenda Cloninger of Houston, Texas.
Others attending were their seven grandchildren, some with spouses, nine great-grandchildren, several out-of-town relatives and several friends.
Harold retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1991. Joyce is a homemaker.
They have lived in Kingsport for 58 years.
Churchwell and Gray marriage
Carrie Alice Gray of Kingsport, and Joseph Thomas Churchwell of Kingsport, were married June 13, 2010, at Countryside Winery. The Rev. Sharon Davidson officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of John K. Gray and the late Lyndia Gray. She is the granddaughter of the late Edward L. and Eva Catherine Stewart, and the late Maddie Kate and Burl Gray. The bridegroom is the son of Evelyn Churchwell of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Thomas and Velma Henry, and the late Charles and Edith Churchwell.Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore an ivory-colored satin gown with a beaded bodice and train.Anita King, sister of the bride, of Kingsport, was maid of honor.Stewart Splawn of Fort Blackmore, Va., served as best man. Bernie Mac, the couple's Jack Russell terrier, was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School and attends Northeast State Community College.The bridegroom graduated from Gate City High School and is employed at Shaw Construction.Following a short wedding trip, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Doris Smith 80th birthday
Doris Smith of Mount Carmel, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a drop-in reception to be held in her honor from 7 to 9 p.m., June 27, 2010, at the home of her daughter, 2652 Suffolk St., in the Preston Forest community of Kingsport.Mrs. Smith was born Doris Lee Cariens on June 27, 1930, in Illinois. She has been married to Donald Eugene Smith for 51 years.She is the mother of Clifford Leon Farra, Jody Dean Farra, Donna Smith Baker and Tina Smith Church of Kingsport.She is the grandmother of Tandy Farra, Brittany Baker, Bradley Baker, Brett Baker and Ryan and Amanda Church. She is the great-grandmother of Matthew and Madaline. She also has several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.She was employed at numerous industries and has most recently been a homemaker.She is a member of Mount Olive Church, where she plays piano.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Baarcke and Wyker engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Baarcke Jr. of Mount Pleasant, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter Caroline Marshall Baarcke to Bryan Arthur Wyker, both of Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Wyker is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Townsend Wyker of Kingsport.Miss Baarcke is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis Green, formerly of Rock Hill, S.C., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frederick Baarcke, formerly of Union, S.C. She graduated from Porter-Gaud School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Wofford College. She is employed by UBS Financial Services.Mr. Wyker is the grandson of Mrs. Richard David Brockman of Kingsport, the late Mr. Brockman, Dr. Arthur William Wyker Jr. of Charlottesville, Va., and the late Mrs. Wyker. He graduated from The McCallie School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Virginia. He is employed as a commercial real estate broker with The Providence Group.The wedding is planned for Nov. 13, 2010, at Grace Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C.