Edwards 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph T. (Doris Gelene Moore) Edwards celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 4, 2010.The couple was married June 4, 1960, at Hollins Road Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va., with the Rev. L.C. Hall officiating.They are the parents of Steven Edwards of Church Hill; Kim Young (William) of Johnson City, and Carol Edwards of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Blake and Brayden Dingus of Kingsport.Originally from Sparta, N.C., Ralph retired from the banking business. Gelene, of Boones Mill, Va., retired as a salesperson from Sobel's and worked for many years at Nettie Lee in downtown Kingsport. They are both long-time, active members of Fort Robinson Baptist Church.
Baker and McDavid engagement
Samantha Noel Baker of Nickelsville, Va., and Steven Michael McDavid of Rye Cove, Va., plan to be married at 7 p.m., June 12, 2010, in an outdoor wedding ceremony in Blountville, Tenn.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Peters of Nickelsville, and Geneva and Vernon Roller of Bristol, Tenn. She is the granddaughter of Carolyn Peters of Nickelsville, and the late Doc and Bonnie Begley. She graduated from Twin Springs High School in 2006 and from Emory & Henry College in 2010. She was a member of the basketball, softball, volleyball and cheerleading teams. She is employed by Sullivan County School System.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Lee and Nancy McDavid of Rye Cove, and the grandson of the late Kelly and Opal McDavid. He graduated in 2006 from Rye Cove High School, where he was a member of the football and basketball teams. He is employed by Fluor Daniels, Kingsport.
Rowe and Duncan engagement
Linsey Grace Marie Rowe of Kingsport, and Tyler Maurice Duncan of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 6 p.m., June 19, 2010 at First Baptist Church, Church Circle.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeffery and Edna Rowe of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Bob and Paulette Powers of Kingsport, and James and Joyce Rowe of Kingsport. She graduated from Sullivan North High School and plans to receive a bachelor's degree in nursing this fall from East Tennessee State University. She is employed at Whitney's Closet.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Steve and Terri Duncan of Kingsport, and the grandson of Gary and Lora Philbrick of Van Alstyne, Texas, and the late Calvin and Jenell Duncan. He graduated from Sullivan North High School and received a bachelor's degree in biology from East Tennessee State University in May 2010. He will attend the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine this fall.
Hoskins and Larkin engagement
Allen and Teresa Larkin are happy to announce the upcoming marriage of their son, Matthew Allen, to Chara Dawn Hoskins, June 12, 2010, at Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, Colo.The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry and Janet Hoskins of Aurora, Colo. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hoskins of Flower Mound, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Matelich of Irving, Texas. She graduated from Biola University in California, with a bachelor's degree in intercultural studies and missions. She is employed as a teaching assistant in the Denver School System. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2003. In 2007, he received an associate's degree in information technology from Northeast State Community College and in 2010, he received a bachelor's degree in missions and evangelism from Clear Creek Bible College, Pineville, Ky. He is employed by Citi. He is the grandson of Mrs. Sue Morelock of Kingsport, the late Bill Morelock and the late Carl and Pauline Larkin.A reception for the couple will be held later in the summer in Kingsport.
Stapleton and Stiltner engagement
Kristin Lindsey Stapleton of Gray, Tenn., and Jason Andrew Stiltner of Gray, Tenn., are engaged to be married in June 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Carmel, Tenn.Kristin is the daughter of Rodney and Karen Stapleton of Mount Carmel, and the granddaughter of Louise Dennis of Gallipolis, Ohio, the late Wilbur Dennis, Carl Stapleton of Crown City, Ohio, and the late Leslie Stapleton, She is a 2002 graduate of Volunteer High School and a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University where she earned a degree in accounting. In 2007, she graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in accounting. In 2009, she pursued and achieved CPA licensing. Kristin is employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers.Jason is the son of Kathy and Terry Jordan of Kingsport, and Rick and Mary Beth Stiltner, of Grundy, Va. He is the grandson of Lowell Hagy of Vansant, Va., the late Dorla Hagy, Gail and Thelma Stiltner of Grundy, the late John and Mag Merricks, David Jordan of Jackson, Tenn., and the late Margaret Jordan. He is a 1999 graduate of Sullivan South High School and a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University where he earned a degree in finance. Jason is employed at The Olde Farm.