Shepherd and Ramsey engagement
Mary Elizabeth Shepherd of Church Hill, Tenn., and Joshua David Ramsey of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4:30 p.m., June 12, 2010, at First United Methodist Church, Church Hill.The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Susan Shepherd of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Mary L. Powell of Church Hill, the late Bert M. Powell Sr., and the late Fred and Mildred Shepherd. She graduated from Volunteer High School in 2001, and in 2005 received a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Tusculum College. In 2007, she received a master's degree in sport management from East Tennessee State University. She was a member of varsity cheerleading at Volunteer High School and Tusculum College, and Alpha Chi honors society at Tusculum College. She is employed at the Wellness Center, Johnson City, and Health Fitness Corporation of Kingsport. She is a member of First United Methodist Church, Church Hill.The bridegroom to be is the son of Palma Adinolfi Hawkins of Kingsport and the late David P. Ramsey. He is the grandson of the late Henry and Ethel Ramsey, and the late Salvatore and Dorothy Adinolfi. He graduated from Sullivan North High School in 1998 and in 2002 received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Milligan College. In 2006, he received a master's degree in teacher education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He was a member of varsity baseball at Sullivan North High School and Milligan College. He is employed by Johnson City Schools at Science Hill High School.
Barrett 25th wedding anniversary
Junior and Sue Barrett will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary May 13, 2010.The couple was married May 13, 1985.Mr. Barrett is on the pulpit committee and an usher at Harvest Time Baptist Church, Johnson City.Mrs. Barrett is a housewife and hair dresser.The couple resides in Johnson City.
Ruth P. Bachman 100th birthday
Ruth P. Bachman will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 13, 2010.Mrs. Bachman was born May 13, 1910, in Clinchport, Va. She was married to Horace N. Bachman for 58 years.She was employed at the Kingsport Press for 28 years and retired in 1957.She is a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Wendy Heck 95th birthday
Wendy Heck celebrated his 95th birthday with a reception held in his honor May 2, 2010, at Skyland Falls Clubhouse. The event was hosted by friends and family.Mr. Heck was born May 8, 1915, in Hawkins County. He has been married to Kathleen Heck for 16 years. He is the stepfather of Sam and Jerry Smith, and Traci Hensley. He has three grandchildren.Mr. Heck was the owner of Heck Motors for 50 years until his retirement.He is a member of Bible Baptist Church, the Antique Car Club and the American Legion.
Kindle and Britt wedding
Rachel Nicole Britt of Kingsport, and David Ray Kindle of Kingsport, were married May 8, 2010, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Brother Jamie Maulk officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Steve Britt and wife Elizabeth of Kingsport, and Carla Dykes and husband Mark of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of Shirley Britt of Kingsport, the late Dave Britt, and Jerry and Mary Etta Minor of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Ray Kindle of Kingsport, and Ann Franklin and husband Charlie of Kingsport. He is the grandson of Fred Frazier of Kingsport, the late Dorothy Frazier, C.C. Kindle of Kingsport, and the late Ruby Kindle.The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.Kimberly Townsend was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Samantha Lane, Tanaya Sanders and Khazel Gortney. Lindsey Hurd was flower girl.Nakia Cyphers served as best man. Groomsmen were Eli Jobe, Andy Cleek and Parker Weems. Ushers were Dylan Price, Chad Cabell, Tyler Cabell and Dalton Price. Cody Goode was ring bearer.The bride graduated from Sullivan South High School, and is employed at Walgreen's Pharmacy. The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan North High School. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Co. and Church Hill EMS. He is a member of Masonic Lodge No. 274, Fall Branch.Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Kingsport.