Dice 50th wedding anniversary
God has blessed Pastor Richard K. Dice and Rose M. (Pomroy) Dice with " wonderful years of marriage. The couple was married June 20, 1960 in Hardin, Ark., and then relocated to southern California in 1962.In 1967 they moved to Kingsport, Tenn., to assume the position of assistant pastor at the King's Highway Temple, recently renamed Christ Church, Kingsport. In 1972, Richard was elected pastor and continues to serve in this position today. Richard and Rose have one son, Franklin Dice and wife, Robin; one grandson, Jonathan Dice and wife, Lezlee; and one great-grandson, Caleb Lee Dice.To celebrate this very special time, an open reception will be given in their honor by their family and friends at Christ Church, Kingsport, 926 Lynn Garden Drive, from 3 to 6 p.m., June 20, 2010.
Lane 70th wedding anniversary / 90th birthdays
James "Earl" Lane and Zada "Ruth" Stapleton Lane of Kingsport will celebrate their platinum (70th) wedding anniversary, and their 90th birthdays this summer.Earl was born on June 23, 1920, in Kingsport, and Ruth was born on June 27, 1920, in Big Moccasin, Va. They were wed July 7, 1940.Mr. and Mrs. Lane are the parents of Jim Lane and wife, Barbara, of Kingsport; Kay Lane Porter and husband, Ron Porter, of Blountville; and the late Judy Arlene Lane.They are the grandparents of Terri Lane Allen Templeton, Sonya Lane Hensley, Teronya Porter Holmes, Tiffany Porter Smelser, all of Kingsport; and Brandon Porter of Franklin, Tenn. They are also the proud great-grandparents of seven boys: Seth Hensley, Hunter Allen, Porter Smelser, Aaron Holmes, Silas Porter, William Holmes and "one soon to be born"; and six girls: Shea Hensley, Hannah Smelser, Nevan Smelser, Delaney Porter, Cassidy Porter and Sadie Porter.Earl and Ruth continue to live in their home of nearly 50 years in the Bloomingdale section of Kingsport. Earl, who served in the United States Army during World War II, is retired from Mead Corp. He still enjoys taking care of his yard, gardening, and visiting with family and friends. Ruth, who is known far and wide as one of the best cooks and homemakers of all time, still enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and loved ones. Their family and friends have been the happy beneficiaries of many tomatoes, cucumbers, Sunday suppers, caramel cakes, and chocolate pies over the years! Earl and Ruth are dearly loved by their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many others. The Lord has blessed them and their loved ones with many years of happiness and good health, and their family is truly thankful for the long, wonderful lives they continue to lead!
Langstaff 60th wedding anniversary
Witt and Helen Langstaff, longtime residents of Kingsport, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2010, in Isle of Palms, S.C., at a family gathering planned by their five children, Witt Jr., Jamie, George, Sara and Lindy. In addition to their children and their spouses, most of their 15 grandchildren, three with spouses, and two great-grandchildren are expected to attend.Witt and Helen met as counselors in a summer camp in Wisconsin in 1949, and were married in Helen's hometown, River Forrest, Ill., June 24, 1950, following their graduations from Georgia Tech (for Witt) and Duke (for Helen). They came to Kingsport that summer, where Witt worked for Eastman Chemical Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1986.They both want to express their sincere appreciation to the Kingsport community for providing such a favorable environment for raising and educating their children. This is particularly true for the schools and churches, which they and their family attended. They also want to thank their many good friends in Kingsport, and elsewhere for their love and support during the 60 years of their marriage.
Helvey 50th wedding anniversary
Tommy and Margaret (Denton) Helvey of Indian Springs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 3, 2010, with family and friends.The event was hosted by their three children and spouses at Sunnyside Baptist Church.The couple was married June 3, 1960, at Cassidy United Methodist Church, Indian Springs, with Rev. Robert Carter officiating.They are the parents of Derek Helvey and wife Ruth Ann, Brent Helvey and wife Angie, all of Indian Springs, and Dinah Porter and husband Brandon of Franklin, Tenn.They are the grandparents of Megan and Zachary Helvey, and Delaney, Cassidy, Sadie and Silas Porter.
Blair 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jerry (Yvonne Faulkner) Blair of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, June 11, 2010.The couple was married June 11, 1960, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Lancaster, S.C., with Dr. Smoot Baker officiating.They are the parents of Lisa (Blair) Hawkins and Greg of Cary, N.C.; Jeri (Blair) Kennelly and Jim of Providence, R.I., and Dawn (Blair) Caston and Tony of Kingsport.They are the grandparents of Paul Caston and Brian Caston, both of West Point, N.Y.Mr. Blair retired from Holston Defense Corp. in January 1998. Mrs. Blair was a full-time mother and homemaker. Both continue to be active parents and grandparents.