Manuel and Lawson
Krista Lou Lawson of Kingsport and Kevin Brett Manuel of Johnson City were married July 12, 2014, at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Dr. Daniel S. Clark officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lawson of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Dorothy Owings of Kingsport, the late Ernest Garland, and the late Kelly and Sarah Lawson. The bridegroom is the son of June Manuel of Johnson City and the late William Robert Manuel. He is the grandson of Agnes Grooms of Johnson City, the late Edward Franklin Grooms and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Manuel.
The bride was given in marriage and escorted to the altar by her father.
Sarah Tillson was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Caroline Babb, Maria Bertuso, Kathleen O'Neill Cardinal, Schuyler Colquitt, Hilliary Laughlin, Kelli Robinette and Ruth Oviatt Saucier. Avery Knight was flower girl.
Shane Hawkins served as best man. Groomsmen were Mitch Manuel, Michael Manuel, Scott Strickler, Adam Street, Landon Ayers, Chris Moore and David Hewson. Colton Hawkins was ring bearer.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed as an interventionist with Kingsport City Schools. The bridegroom graduated from Unicoi County High School and ETSU. He is employed as a maintenance coordinator at Domtar.
Following a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Blakley 50th wedding anniversary
Joseph Denny and Judy Ellen (Duncan) Blakley of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 16, 2014, in the Family Life Center at Temple Baptist Church.
The event is being hosted by their children, grandchildren and family.
The couple was married Aug. 21, 1964, at Temple Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bill Pennell officiating.
They are the parents of Becky Flora-Waterman of Kingsport and Andy Blakley of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Brett Flora, Katie Flora, Logan Blakley, Anna Flora, Adam Flora, Taylor Blakley and Blake Waterman, all of Kingsport.
Mr. Blakley retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Blakley retired from Holston Valley Medical Center.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Lawson 50th anniversary
Jerry and Gail Lawson of Kingsport will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 10, 2014, at Kingsley United Methodist Church.
The event is being hosted by their daughters.
The couple was married July 10, 1964, at Kingsley United Methodist Church.
They are the parents of Evelyn and Paul Pendleton of Bristol, Tenn.; Sarah and Robert Enkema of Kingsport; Kathy and Craig Needham of Kingsport, and Amy and Scott Pratt of Kingsport. They have nine grandchildren.
Jerry retired from Eastman Chemical Co. and is currently employed at Day & Zimmerman. Gail retired from Kingsport City Schools.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Darnell 103rd birthday
Callie Mae Carter Darnell celebrated her 103rd birthday June 25, 2014, at Riverfront Seafood Restaurant along with her immediate family. Cake and gifts were shared later at home.
Callie Mae was born in Kentucky in 1911 to Victoria Fields Carter from Speer's Ferry and Cicero Carter. After her parents' deaths, she and her brother, Lincoln Carter, moved from Kentucky to Eidson, Tenn., to live with their paternal grandmother. At the age of 16, Callie Mae moved to Kingsport to begin work at Holliston Mills. Years later she worked at several industries, including the Kingsport Press and Holston Defense during the war. She worked for almost 20 years as a cook at Lynn Garden Grade School, from where she retired.
She was married to the late Craft Darnell for 54 years and had two children, Tommy Darnell and Betty Kay Darnell Kennedy. She has two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Callie Mae is a member of long standing at Lynn Garden Baptist Church. She is an amazing woman.
Happy birthday and love to Callie Mae Darnell, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.
Hobbs and Wilson
Elizabeth Leigh Wilson of Kingsport, and Christopher Robin Hobbs of Hernando, Miss., were married Feb. 1, 2014, at Warren-Wilson College Chapel, Asheville, N.C. The Rev. James Lindsay, grandfather of the bride, and the Rev. Danny Silvey officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Robyn Wilson of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the Rev. and Mrs. James Lindsay of Elizabethton, and Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wilson of Charlotte, N.C. The bridegroom is the son of William and Glendis Hobbs of Hernando, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Hobbs of Florence, Ala.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero gown of ivory lace over satin featuring a strapless sweetheart neckline and a Swarovski crystal and satin belt. Her elbow-length veil had crystal edging and she carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas.
Tina S. Howe of Kingsport was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Melissa Sneed Wilson, sister-in-law of the bride, of New York, N.Y., and Kathleen Hobbs, sister of the bridegroom of Hernando. Mariah Howe of Kingsport was flower girl.
Mackin Johnson of Jackson, Miss., served as best man. Groomsmen were Chris Wilson, brother of the bride, of New York, N.Y., Matthew Brooks of Charleston, S.C., and Dan Howard of Atlanta, Ga. Will Hobbs, brother of the bridegroom, of Hernando, Miss., was usher.
Music was provided by pianist Janie Belue; violinist Lindsay Williams, cousin of the bride; and soloist Rosemary Smith.
A reception was held at Yesterday Spaces, Asheville.
The bride graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in 2006. She is employed at Farm Bureau Insurance, Asheville.
The bridegroom received a bachelor's degree, a Master of Education degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree in art education from Mississippi College. He is employed with Buncombe County Schools, Asheville.
Following a wedding trip to Boone, N.C., the couple resides in Asheville.