Collins 60th wedding anniversary
Howard and Imogene Collins celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of family and friends on July 18, 2010, at the home of Jewel Richardson of Gray.Mr. and Mrs. Collins were married on July 21, 1950 in Kingsport. Mr. Collins is a retired millwright and avid coon hunter. Mrs. Collins worked in various businesses in Kingsport but dedicated most of her time to her children and church. They are both faithful members of West View Baptist Church. They are the parents of Gail (Bryan) Hulse of Kingsport, Larry (Sharon) Collins of Jonesborough and the late Michael Collins and Ricky Collins. They have two special daughters-in law, Paula Collins and Donna Collins. They have many special grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leeson and Olney wedding
Stacey Cassandra Olney and Mark Andrew Leeson of San Diego, Calif., celebrated their marriage with a ceremony and reception in Makena, Maui, Hawaii, on July 12, 2010. The Rev. Dr. Alan Leeson was the officiant. They had previously had a civil ceremony in San Diego on Jan. 22, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Laverne (Judy) Olney of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Alan (Elizabeth) Leeson of Blackpool, England.The wedding was held on the Hanua Kai Lani Estate in Makena, overlooking the ocean with an outdoor reception following at the same site.Angela Parsons, friend of the bride, was maid of honor. John Marshall, friend of the bridegroom, was best man.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1992, and from Emory University in 1996. She completed a master's degree in nutrition in 2002 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and received a medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in 2006. She is serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy as an obstetrician/gynecologist.The bridegroom graduated from the Ecclesbourne School in Duffield, England, in 1991, the Blackpool Sixth Form College in Blackpool, England, in 1993, and Durham University in Durham. England, in 1996. He is a management consultant employed by HCL Axon.The couple will reside in Guam for the next two years.
Phipps and Burleson wedding
Dorothy Burleson and Charles M. Phipps were married July 1, 2010 in a private ceremony at Vermont United Methodist Church. Pastor Jared Wood officiated.They wish to invite friends and family to join them in joy and celebration of their marriage from 6 to 8 p.m., July 30, 2010, in the fellowship hall of Vermont United Methodist Church, 1817 Bloomingdale Pike, Kingsport.Please let your presence be your only gift.
Guest and Wolfe announcement
Meaghan Elyce Guest of Kingsport, Tenn., and Andrew Taylor Wolfe of Kingsport, plan to be married in August 2010 at The Cloister in Sea Island, Ga.The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Carol Guest of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Charlene Rowland of Kingsport, the late Douglas Rowland, and the late MaLee and Charles Dana Guest Jr., formerly of Pine Bluff, Ark. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School, Furman University and the Medical University of South Carolina with a doctorate in dental medicine. She practices dentistry at Drs. Guest, Guest, and Guest Dental office, Chestnut Grove Office Park.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Thomas and Berniece Wolfe of Kingsport, and the grandson of Ethel Hale of Kingsport, the late Noel Hale, and the late Otho and Grace Wolfe, formerly of Kingsport. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and Northeast State. He is employed by U.S. Lumber Company.
Wright and Meo announcement
Taylor Elizabeth Wright of Kingsport, Tenn., and Jonathan Ross Meo of Charlton, N.Y., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 5 p.m., Aug. 7 , 2010 at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Florida Ave., Bristol, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jim and Lisa Wright of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Ruth Wright of Bristol, Tenn., the late Marvin Wright, and Anthony and Carole Collea of Johnson City. She graduated from Sullivan South High School. She is employed at Zales Jewelers and and is a member of Celebration Church, Blountville.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Ross and Peg Meo of Charlton, and the grandson of Jim and Faye Witner of Carnegie, Pa. He graduated from King College with a bachelor's degree in Bible and religion. He is employed at Celebration Church as a full-time youth pastor and is a member of Celebration Church.