Brown and Donihe
Shaina Kaye Donihe of Kingsport, and Michael Neil Patrick Brown of Kingsport, were married May 17, 2014, at West View Baptist Church. Pastor Larry Mike Stout officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sandra Donihe of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late John and Mable Donihe and the late Margie and Howard Stone, all formerly of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Sylvia Brown of Kingsport, and the grandson of Herbert and Mary Lewis of Kingsport, and the late Robert and Helen Brown, formerly of Kingsport.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare sleek satin gown adorned with Swarovski crystals, sequins, silver beadwork and embroidery.
Kendra Marshall of Kingsport was matron of honor. Sydney Bryan of Gray was maid of honor. Charlotte Seals of Jonesborough was flower girl.
Graham Coleman of Kingsport served as best man. Michael Borders of Johnson City was groomsman. Ushers were Jonathan Jones of Knoxville and Justin Marshall of Kingsport. Matthew Roberts of Newport News, Va., was ring bearer.
An evening reception featuring dinner and dancing was held at BANQ in downtown Kingsport.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2009 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from East Tennessee State University in December of 2013. She is employed as a registered nurse at Johnson City Medical Center.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2010 and plans to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in December. He is employed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he is currently participating in an internship.
Following a wedding trip to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Shelton and Thomas
Faith Elizabeth Shelton of Kingsport, Tenn., is to be married to Matthew Thomas on July 26, 2014, at Harvest Acres Farm, Limestone, Tenn.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joe and Jodi Shelton of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Joe and Louise Shelton of Kingsport, and Joe and Diana Kidwell of Plant City, Fla.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Angela Thomas of Plant City, Fla., and the grandson of Rodger and Phyllis Strunk, also of Plant City.
The couple attended Crown College of the Bible in Powell, Tenn., where they studied missions and ministry.
Along with their secular employment in the Tri-Cities area, they are excited to join the staff of Greenvale Missionary Baptist Church in Church Hill, where the bride-to-be's father is pastor, working with youth, music and various other ministries and outreaches of the church.
Powers 90th birthday
Frances Simmons Powers will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open reception to be held in her honor from noon to 4 p.m., July 13, 2014, at Church Hill United Methodist Church in Church Hill.
The event is being hosted by her daughter and several close friends.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Stallard 50th anniversary
John and Lana Stallard of Gate City, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.
The event is being hosted by their children, Jill and Matt Foy, and Alison and Jonathan Henry, and their grandchildren, Caroline and Cooper Foy.
Goode and Estepp
Amy Elizabeth Estepp of Kingsport and Crockett Poteet Goode of Dresden, Tenn., were married April 4, 2014, at The Cannery, Nashville. Minister Dave Clayton officiated at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Estepp of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Lola Estepp, the late Raymond Estepp and the late Milburn and Mayme Good, all of Fall Branch. The bridegroom is the son of Bobby and Melinda Goode of Dresden, and the grandson of Mack and Mary June Goode of Alamo, Tenn., and Grover and Betty Poteet of Trenton, Tenn.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Matrons of honor were Erin Link and Kelli Bjork, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Hailey Jones, Brynn Petrey, Kimery Cockrell, Jordan Ellis, Macy Marlin, Monica Greene, Rachel Hogan, Morgan Gilley and Charli Shelby. Harper Goode was flower girl.
Best men were Jonathon Woods and Roe Hughs III. Groomsmen were Morgan Gonder, Ryan Adams, Conard Peacock, Jonathon Farris, Brett Mitchell, Lane Wheeler, Austin Watkins, Logan Hartline and Ben Pedigo.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Lipscomb University. She is employed at Lipscomb University and is a member of Ethos Church.
The bridegroom graduated from Dresden High School and Lipscomb University. He is employed at the Brown Center for Autism and is a member of Ethos Church.
Following a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Nashville.