Walter Carmack 97th birthday
Walter Carmack is looking forward to celebrating his 97th birthday with his children and niece sponsoring a week in the lodge at Hungry Mother State Park.This week is given in appreciation for all the weeks he took the family and extended family camping as they grew up. They will enjoy re-living all these happy weeks.Happy birthday, Daddy Walt.
Odra Busic 99th birthday
Ms. Odra Busic celebrated her 99th birthday on July 3, 2010, with a special birthday luncheon held in her honor at Nottingham United Methodist Church, Gate City, Va., where she regularly attends.Ms. Busic was born July 5, 1911, in Appalachia, Va., and then moved to this area as a young girl. She was married for 47 years to Rufus Busic, now deceased, and was blessed with two daughters, the late Texas, and Florence Griffith. She has give grandchildren and three great-grandchildren as well as a special nephew, Tony.She now resides in the Sullivan Gardens area of Sullivan County.
Davis and Mears engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Tim and Jane Davis, of Columbia, S.C., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly "Kimmie" Lynn Davis, of Columbia, to Mark Steven Mears, II of Big Stone Gap, Va., and later of Kingsport, Tenn. He is the son of Mark Mears of Kingsport and the late Holli Mears, and the stepson of Deone Mears, of Kingsport.Kimberly is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent H. Dutton Jr. of Callaway, Md., and the late Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Davis, formerly of East Hampton, N.Y. A graduate of Winthrop University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, she is employed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.Mark is the grandson of Mrs. Dorothy Mears of Jonesborough, the late Mr. James F. Mears, formerly of Jonesborough, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Euell E. Gardner, formerly of Big Stone Gap, Va. He serves as an active duty staff sergeant with the United States Air Force and is stationed at Shaw AFB in Sumter, S.C., where he is a member of the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron.The wedding is planned for Sept. 18, 2010, at the Millstone at Adam's Pond in Columbia, S.C.
Knapp and Short engagement
Emily Marie Knapp of Kingsport, and Ross Andrew Short of Kingsport, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 1 p.m., July 17, 2010, at Bloomingdale Baptist Church.The bride-elect is the daughter of Edith and Richard Knapp of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Mary and Ray Knapp of Kingsport, Bea Harvey of Kingsport, and the late Emory "Bud" Harvey. She graduated from Sullivan North High School in 2006, where she was a member of the cheerleading squad, tennis team and homecoming queen. She also graduated from Tallahassee Community College in 2010. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Barbara and Sonny Short of Kingsport, and the grandson of Carl Hustig of Kingsport, the late Jeanne Hustig, and the late Maggie Short. He graduated from Sullivan South High School in 2006. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and has served one tour of duty in Iraq this past year.
Jeter and Shelton marriage
Callie Susane Shelton of Kingsport, and Jeffrey Nielson Jeter of Kingsport, were married May 29, 2010, at Pleasant View Baptist Church. The Rev. Wayne Baker officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Alvin and Charlene Shelton of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Franklin Johnson of Kingsport, the late Charlsie Mae Johnson, and the late Hubert and Dorothy Shelton. The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Suzanne Jeter of Kingsport, and the grandson of Anita Ferrell of Kingsport, the late Roy Ferrell, and George and Iva Jeter of Kingsport.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an ivory-colored Dupioni silk gown with a cathedral-length train and a bodice of Alcon lace. She wore a fingertip-length veil edged with Alcon lace and wore her grandmother's antique brooch on the waist band bow.
Elizabeth Gamble, best friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Ashleigh Clark, April Davis, Ashley Jeter, Ashlee Johnson, Meredith Rodefer and Christine Rodefer. Raleigh Shelton was junior bridesmaid. Delaney Shelton was flower girl.
Michael Jeter, brother of the bridegroom served as best man. Groomsmen and ushers were Benjamin Barker, Parker Golden, Samuel Oliver, Jacob Rodefer, Chad Shelton, brother of the bride, and Toby Shelton, brother of the bride. Ring bearers were Carter Shelton and Cole Shelton.
A reception was held at Ridgefields Country Club.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State Community College. She will continue her education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, this fall.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a degree in logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is employed at Knight Transportation, Charlotte, N.C.
Following a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C., the couple resides in Charlotte.