Lawson and Linkous
Katie Ann Lawson and J.A. Tyler Linkous, both of Rogersville, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 2 p.m., June 13, 2015, at East Rogersville Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Cindy Lawson of Rogersville, and the granddaughter of Wayne and Shirley Lawson of Rogersville, and the late George and Laura Ann Lawson. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is employed at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Eddie and Randi Linkous of Rogersville, and the grandson of Ruth Miller of Rogersville, the late George Miller and the late Charles and Zella Owens. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from ETSU in 2014. He is employed at Davey Resource Group.
Popper and Berkheimer
Nadia Kristiana Popper of Kingsport and Ryan Alan Berkheimer of Chardon, Ohio, plan to be married at 1 p.m., June 20, 2015, at Geneva United Methodist Church, Geneva, Ohio.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Dr. John Robert Popper and Christiana Popper of Kingsport. She graduated from East Tennessee State University and is employed as a freelance graphic designer.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of the late Thomas Alan Berkheimer and LuAnn Berkheimer of Geneva, Ohio. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. He is a privately employed physicist and is a member of the American Physical Society.
Following a wedding trip to California and Alaska, the couple will reside in Asheville, N.C.
Purkey 50th anniversary
Lonnie E. and Deanna (Hopkins) Purkey of Mooresburg, Tenn., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 7, 2015, at Barnard’s Grove Baptist Church.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married June 7, 1965, at Sneedville First Baptist Church by the late Rev. Carl Greene.
They are the parents of Chris (Vickie) Purkey of Morristown and Tamara (Bo) Westmoreland of Johnson City. They are the grandparents of Kaitlyn and Dalton Purkey, and Holly and Kelly Patrick, and the step-grandparents of Reece and Conner Westmoreland.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Purkey retired as teachers from the Hawkins County School system.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Childress 100th birthday
Mary Lou Childress will celebrate her 100th birthday from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, in the Ministry Center at Colonial Heights United Methodist Church. Please come by and help her celebrate. Your presence is the only gift needed.
Mary Lou was born May 27, 1915, in McDowell County, N.C., and has resided in Kingsport since 1933.
She is the widow of M.A. Childress and the mother of Jack Childress (Alice) and Nancy Shipley (Paul, deceased). She has six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Karalia and Thurman
Amanda Michelle Thurman of Charleston, SC, formerly of Church Hill, and Simone Naoum Karalia of Charleston, formerly of Fredonia, NY, were married March 22, 2015, at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston. The Rev. George Rossi officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Anne Thurman of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Harold and Minnie Riddle of Kingsport, and Carroll and Margaret Thurman of Kingsport. The groom is the son of Jimmy and Alice Karalia of Rochester, NY, and the grandson of Terry Sullivan of Frederick, MD, the late June Sullivan and the late Gligor and Anastasia Karalia.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Katherine “Katie” Spinks was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Merrick Davison and Jennifer Philp. Jamie Jackson was bridesman.
Caleb Carnrite served as best man. Groomsmen were Cory Dziduch, Michael Mantica and Chad Bongiovanni. Andrew Thurman was usher.
The bride graduated from Volunteer High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed at the Medical University of South Carolina.
The groom graduated from Fredonia High School and Bluffton University, where he was a member of the varsity football team. He is employed at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Following a wedding trip to Key West, FL, the couple will reside in Charleston, SC.