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.
Byington and Maddux wedding
Lindsay Pauline Maddux of Kingsport, and Matthew Alan Byington of Kingsport, were married Dec. 5, 2009, at Sullivan Baptist Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Jesse Wooten officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Renaissance Center.The bride is the daughter of Judy Maddux of Kingsport, and Stone Maddux of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Ralph and Estelle Hensley, and the late Jim and Delores Maddux. The bridegroom is the son of Randy and Pam Byington of Kingsport, and the grandson of Blanche and Clarence Huckaby, the late Philip Cates, and the late Fred and Gladys Byington.Allison Wooten, cousin of the bride, was matron of honor. Jenny Myers was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Megan Byington, sister of the bridegroom; Blair Bell; Amy Carmack and Whitney Chinery. Flower girls were Brylee Pennington and Brie Hall.Randy Byington served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Justin Dunham, Michael Mckee, Chad Smith, Adam Free and Philip Cates, cousin of the bridegroom. Ring bearers were Daniel and Joshua Wooten, cousins of the bride. The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and will graduate in December from East Tennessee State University with a degree in criminal justice. She is employed at Cave's Drug Store, Kingsport.The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002, and received a degree in business administration from King College in 2008. He is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.Following a wedding cruise to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Kingsport.