Salyers 50th anniversary
Don and Nobeleen Salyers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
The couple was married March 27, 1965.
They are the parents of Bret (Angie) Salyers, Sonja (Anthony) Coates and Heather (Eric) Christman. They are the grandparents of Hannah, Katie and Wesley Long, Eli and Ella Coates, and Sophia and Amelia Christman.
Don retired from Sprint in 2004, and Nobeleen retired as a hairdresser in 2013.
The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Southview Community Center, 401 Rock Springs Road.
Family, friends and fellowship are the only gifts requested.
Dudney and Goodwin
Laura Frances Dudney and Adam Stewart Goodwin, both formerly of Kingsport, are engaged to be married June 13, 2015, at The Venue, Asheville, N.C.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bill and Janyce Dudney of Kingsport and the granddaughter of Jack and Jeannette Ralston of Kingsport, Susan Dudney of Kingsport and the late Earl Dudney. She is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Appalachian State University and the University of Tennessee School Of Law. She is employed as a project manager for Teach for America and currently resides in Houston, Texas.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Connie Sparks of Kingsport, and Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine Goodwin of Kingsport. He is the grandson of Lillian Lusk of Mullens, W.Va., the late Troy Lusk, and the late Luther and Annie Magdalene Goodwin. He is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and the University of Tennessee. He is employed by The Clubs of Kingwood, and resides in Houston.
Swann and Bedford
Brittany Lanier Swann of Wilmington, N.C., and Samuel Paul Bedford of Kingsport plan to be married at 4:30 p.m., May 16, 2015, at Rand-Bryan House in Garner, N.C.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Meredith Swann III of Wilmington, N.C., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Meredith Swann Jr. of Kinston, N.C., Mrs. Betty Kilpatrick of Kinston and the late Mr. James Lewis Kilpatrick Jr. She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, and received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. She is employed as a fifth grade teacher at North Ridge Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Paul Bedford of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robley Paul Bedford of Kingsport and the late Mr. Bernard and Mrs. Bernice Aderholdt. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a degree in Business from East Tennessee State University. He is employed in computer software sales with Avalara.
Tolly 83rd birthday
Marvin “T” Tolly will celebrate his 83rd birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 3 to 5 p.m., March 15, 2015, at the Bloomingdale Ruritan Building.
The event is being hosted by family and friends.
He is the father of Dottie Beard and husband Fred, Sheryl Begley and husband Richard, and Marvin Tolly. He has seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Jones 90th birthday
Marie Jones will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 10, 2015.
She is the loving mother of six children: Shirley, Frankie, Cathy, Evelyn, Brenda and her last, the only boy, Larry.
God bless and take care of a great mother, a mother who has never seen a stranger and is kind to all people she meets along the way. She loved walking the Green Belt for a long time.