Dye and Reeves engagement
Amy Danielle Dye of Kingsport, and William Eric Reeves of McKenzie, Tenn., plan to be married at 2 p.m., Aug. 7, 2010, at Allandale Gazebo.The bride-elect is the daughter of Ron and Regina Dye of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Dan and Eileen Quillen, and the late Raymond and Grace Dye. She received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in history from East Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Gamma Mu and Admissions Ambassadors. She is employed at Sullivan County Schools.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Doyle and Theresa Reeves of McKenzie, and the grandson of the late Bill and Ines Reeves, and the late Elbert and Katherine Lawrence. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Tennessee Technological University, and a master's degree in history from ETSU. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is employed at Portfolio Recovery Associates, Jackson, Tenn.
Robbins 70th wedding anniversary
God has blessed Walter A. Robbins Sr. and Lillian A. (Price) Robbins with 70 wonderful years of marriage together. The couple was married April 13, 1940, in Jonesville, Va., with the Rev. O.C. Wright officiating. They moved to Kingsport in 1945, where they reside today.To celebrate this very special time, a reception was given in their honor by their children Anita C. Smith and Dr. Walter A. Robbins Jr. They were joined by family and friends for this special occasion at Magnolia Banquet Hall, Kingsport.Thank you to everyone who attended and made this so special and wonderful for them.
Paul 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Milton H. (Judith McHaney) Paul celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 17, 2010, with a surprise dinner, hosted by their children, at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center.The couple was married April 17, 1960, at First Christian Church, Kingsport, with Rev. Roger T. Rankin of Belvue Christian Church officiating.They are the parents of Laura Kovacich of Columbia, S.C.; Lynn Spradling of Doniphan, Mo., and Leon Paul of Knoxville. They are the grandparents of Cory, Austin and Colton Paul, all of Knoxville.Mr. Paul retired from Eastman Kodak Co., Kingsport, after 37 years of service. Mrs. Paul was owner of The Needlecraft in Colonial Heights for 22 years.
Bledsoe 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Beatrice Bishop) Bledsoe of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Natural Tunnel Cove Ridge Center, Clinchport, Va.The event was hosted by their daughter Michelle Meade and her husband Mike.The couple was married Sept. 25, 1959, at First Baptist Church, Gate City, with Pastor Lester Ferguson officiating.Mr. Bledsoe retired from Mead Corp. Mrs. Bledsoe worked at Eastman Chemical Co. prior to her marriage.
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.