Kirk 50th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emory (Martha Obdulia Dominguez) Kirk celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 13, 2010.The couple was married in Saint Patrick's Cathedral Catholic Church in El Paso, Texas. A blessing of their marriage will be given by the Rev. Michael F. Nolan at Saint Dominic's Catholic Church.They are the parents of Martha Elizabeth and Scott Bailey of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Patricia Ann and Lee Bridges of Tucson, Ariz.; Rebecca Kirk and Mark Lockhart of Birmingham, Ala., and Teresa Lynn and Anthony Allen of Birmingham.They are the grandparents of Haley Alexa, Ryan Andrew and Jack Robert Lockhart, Even Kirk and Connor Brice Bailey.Mr. Kirk retired from Eastman Chemical Co.Martha is a Minister of Communion at Saint Dominic and a volunteer at Holston Valley Medical Center. She enjoys her many hobbies at home.
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 at Magnolia Banquet Hall, Kingsport, for this special occasion.Thank you to everyone who attended and made this so special and wonderful for them.
Anna Ruth Mullins Huddle 90th birthday
Anna Ruth Mullins Huddle will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 13, 2010, at Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church Cabin.Mrs. Huddle was born June 14, 1920, in Hawkins County, Tenn., to Frank and Ida Fletcher Mullins. She was married to John Huddle for 61 years until his death in March 2000.She is the mother of Kay Webb, Sandra Boyd and Larry Huddle. She is the grandmother of Wayne and Ron Webb, Tom Boyd, Keith Huddle, Melissa Ward and Natalie Huddle. She is the great-grandmother of Kevin, Chad, Nick and Kasey Webb; Lela Hart; Delaney and Braden Boyd; Kaelie Huddle; Taylor and Zachary Suttles; and Steven and Alyssa Ward. She is the great-great-grandmother of Kyle, Waylon and Jayda Webb.She retired from Holston Valley Medical Center and is an active member of Ross Camp Ground United Methodist Church.The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Austin and Smith engagement
Alison Paige Austin of Blountville, and Jonathan Smith of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 4 p.m., June 12, 2010, at First Baptist Church, Blountville.The bride-elect is the daughter of the Rev. Clay Austin and Anita Austin of Blountville, and the granddaughter of the late J.C. and Martha Austin, Nancy Horton of Blountville, and the late York Horton. She graduated from Carson-Newman College with a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in 2006 and in 2009, received a master of arts degree in education from Union College. She is employed by the Sullivan County School System and teaches at Bluff City Elementary School.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of John and Sheila Smith of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late Robert and Minnie Smith, Catherine Waller of Loudon, Tenn., and the late Curtis Waller. He received a bachelor of science degree in exercise science from East Tennessee State University in 2004 and in 2008, received a doctor of physical therapy degree from ETSU. He is employed as a physical therapist by Holston Medical Group, Kingsport.
Taylor and Owen engagement
Tiffany Nicole Taylor of Palm Beach County, Fla., plans to wed William Edgar Owen Jr., also of Palm Beach County, on June 26, 2010, in a wedding ceremony at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center.The bride-elect is the daughter of Mary and Charles Shortt of Kingsport, and Samuel Taylor of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Isabel Smith Taylor of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business and high finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; an international master of business administration degree from Temple University in Paris and Tokyo, and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Fla. She is employed as a law professor at Palm Beach College and works for Palm Beach County.The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Frances Owen Ussery and Conrad Ussery of Jacksonville, Fla., and the late William Edgar Owen Sr. He graduated from Boles Academy, Jacksonville, Fla., and cum laude from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., with a bachelor of science degree in English. He also graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University with a master of education and administration degree. He is employed by Palm Beach County in education and administration.Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Palm Beach County, Fla.