Sherman Orville Whitaker 90th birthday
Happy 90th birthday, Aug. 3, 2010, to Sherman Orville Whitaker.The Whitaker family and other members of the family, friends and just people who know him helped Sherman Whitaker celebrate his 90th birthday on Aug. 7, 2010 in Church Hill.The man has several names Sherm, Orville, Sherman, Brother, Papa, our friend, our hero and the best Dad in the world.Sherman is a World War II veteran with 50-plus years in the American Legion. He is a member of the Church Hill V.F.W. serving many years in the color guard. He was a charter member in the Mount Carmel Ruritan Club for many years, had a Boy Scout troop in Mount Carmel, served on the Church Hill Community Chest, and delivered Meals on Wheels.After retiring from Holston Army Ammunition Plant he became a servant to people all around here. He has been a giver his whole life, helping people and has been a great influence on all who know him. Some of his best memories are playing ball, bowling, hunting and fishing. He loved going to North Dakota bird hunting and all the friends he made out there.The Whitaker family would like to thank God for giving us this great man for 90 years and may this be the best birthday of all and may many follow. They would also like to thank all the special people who came to help celebrate this special event.
Fields 64th wedding anniversary
Tide and Marie Fields of Rogersville, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Aug. 3, 2010.The couple was married Aug. 3, 1946, in Gate City, Va.They are the parents of Eugene of Rogersville; Clifford and wife Sharon of Kingsport, Kathy of Kingsport, Dennis and wife Cindy of Fall Branch, and Michael and wife Tami of Fall Branch.They have seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
McCollum 60th wedding anniversary
Bill and Nell McCollum of Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 10, 2010.The couple was married June 10, 1950, in Mount Carmel, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. W.H. Parrott officiating.Mr. McCollum retired as a training representative from the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.Mrs. McCollum is the former Nella Ruth Hurd and is a retired secretary/receptionist from First Baptist Church of Springfield, Va.
Ross and Sneed wedding
Elizabeth Joan Sneed of Kingsport, and Phillip Clay Ross of Kingsport, were married in a beachfront ceremony June 5, 2010, at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Dr. Marvin Cameron officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Norris and Donna Sneed of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Joan Sneed of Lancaster, S.C., the late Calvin Sneed, Eunice Gibson of Concord, N.C., and the late J.W. Gibson. The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Carolyn Ross of Kingsport, and the grandson of Louis and Jean Ross of Sparta, Tenn., and the late Virgil and Eula Davis.Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a designer, silk shantung ballgown. The bodice featured a sweetheart neckline and was detailed with rouching and a band of sea pearls and Swarovski crystals under the bust and drop waist. The skirt extended into a chapel-length train.Caroline Williams, sister-in-law of the bride, of Kingsport, was matron of honor. Melissa Sneed, sister of the bride, of Kingsport, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Whitney Ross, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, of Johnson City; Amber Mabe of Kingsport; Gillian Reasor of Warner Robbins, Ga., and Renee McBride of Kingsport. Honorary bridesmaids were Erin and Melissa Nanney of Chattanooga, Tenn. Best men were Ian Ross, brother of the bridegroom, of Johnson City, and Robert Ross, father of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Preston Sneed, brother of the bride, of Tucker, Ga.; Jason Williams, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, of Kingsport; Jon Woods of Kingsport, and Bob Flanary of Kingsport.A reception was held at The Hilton Oceanfront Resort.The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2006 and from Carson-Newman College in May 2010.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and from East Tennessee State University in 2009. He attends Wake Forest University School of Law.Following a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga., and Naples, Fla., the couple resides in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Blessing and Skelton wedding
Candice Leigh Skelton of Church Hill, and Joseph Dwayne Blessing of Gate City, Va., were married June 28, 2010, on the beach at Saint Andrews Park, Panama City, Fla.The bride is the daughter of Sandra Skelton of Church Hill, and the late Billy J. Skelton, formerly of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of the late Edward and Margret Harris and the late Joe and Myrtle Skelton, all formerly of Church Hill. The bridegroom is the son of C.J. and Debbie Blessing of Gate City, Va.The bride graduated from Volunteer High School and is employed at PetSmart Grooming.The bridegroom graduated from Gate City High School and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. He is employed at Lowe's of Johnson City. The couple resides in Church Hill.