Williams and Trinkle engagement
Melissa Ann Williams of Nickelsville, Va., and Brett Aaron Trinkle of Jonesville, Va., plan to be married at 7 p.m., June 21, 2010 on Folly Beach in Charleston, S.C.The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Donna Fields of Nickelsville, and the granddaughter of Landon and Loretta Vance of Cleveland, Va., the late Alma Jean Vance, and late J.P. and Nellie Mae Fields. She graduated from Twin Springs High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies in education from East Tennessee State University in 2003 and a master of education in curriculum and instruction degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2009. Melissa is employed by Scott County Schools.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Stanley and Sherry Trinkle of Jonesville, and the grandson of Samuel and Sylvia Zirkle of Big Stone Gap, Va., and the late Oakley and Helen Trinkle. He graduated from Lee High School and is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies in education with a minor in military science at East Tennessee State University. He served as the recruiting and retention non-commissioned officer for Wise and Dickenson counties for the Army National Guard from 2003-2009 and is a prospective Army ROTC cadet at East Tennessee State University. Upon graduation, Brett plans to work as an elementary school teacher.
Fantin and Morrison engagement
April Heather Fantin of Kingsport, and Shane Chandler Morrison of Abingdon, Va., plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 1 p.m., July 24, 2010, at Grace Evangelical Free Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Edward and Cindy Fantin of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Sally A. Stern of Waterford, Mich., the late Richard J. Stern, Edward and Sandy Fantin of Brookfield, Conn., and France Hamann of Carmel, N.Y. She graduated from Tri-Cities Christian Schools and King College. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Billy W. and Brendia M. Morrison of Abingdon, and the grandson of Roddy W. and C. Mae Reece of Blountville, and Curtis and Francis Morrison of Lebanon, Va.He graduated from Abingdon High School and King College. He is pursuing a graduate degree in engineering at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he also is employed.
Prendergast and Holtzhower engagement
Ashley Davis Prendergast and Michael Charles Holtzhower, both of Chattanooga, Tenn., plan to be married at 6:30 p.m., June 19, 2010 at The Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bob and Carolyn Prendergast of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Betty Quimby of Johnson City; Cliff Quimby of Mooresville, N.C.; the late Nancy Paty Prendergast and the late William D. Prendergast. She graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2002. She received a bachelor's degree in English from East Tennessee State University and master's degree in secondary education from Milligan College. She is a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and is a teacher at Northwest Whitfield High School, Tunnel Hill, Ga. The bridegroom-to-be is the grandson of Joyce Garland of Jonesborough, the late Arthur Garland, the late Edna Holtzhower Roberts, the late Arbalee Holtzhower, and the late Charles Roberts. He graduated from Soddy Daisy High School in 2002. He received a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing from East Tennessee State University. He is a member of the United Church of God. He is employed in sales and service at Southeast Diesel Inc., Chattanooga.
Weaver and Whitaker engagment
Laura Beth Weaver of Piney Flats, and Wesley Allen Whitaker of Bluff City, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4:30 p.m., July 31, 2010, at Edgefield United Methodist Church, Piney Flats.The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Jan Weaver of Piney Flats, and the granddaughter of Rena Lewis of Piney Flats, Raymond and Elizabeth Lewis of Elizabethton, and the late Cecil and Nell Weaver. She graduated from Sullivan East High School in 2006, and attends Milligan College. She is employed at Mountain States Health Alliance.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Perry and Donna Whitaker of Blountville, and the grandson of Carlos and Aldie Whitaker of Blountville, Connie King of Blountville, and the late Keith King. He graduated from Sullivan Central High School in 2003, and attended Walters State Community College. He is employed by Sullivan County.
Patton and Ball engagement
Emily Katherine Patton of Kingsport, and Benjamin Joel Ball of Kingsport, plan to be married at 5 p.m., Aug. 14, 2010, at BANQ.The bride-elect is the daughter of Kenny and Vicki Patton of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Thelma Evans of Kingsport, the late Ralph Morrison, and the late Nick and Mabel Patton. She graduated from Clemson University and is employed at Eastman Credit Union.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Joe and Tammy Ball of Kingsport, and the grandson of John and Lois Alexander of Greeneville, and Cecil and Charlene Ball of Port Charlotte, Fla. He is employed at Sloopy's.