Smith and Lowe
Lauren Elizabeth Lowe of Kingsport and Jacob Milton Smith of Greenville, S.C., were married June 14, 2014 at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, Kingsport. The Rev. Daniel Clark officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride wore a vintage-inspired lace gown with crystal beading.
An evening reception was held at BANQ in downtown Kingsport.
The bride is the daughter of Mark and Hope Lowe of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Jack and Earlene Lowe of Kingsport, and the late Daniel and Lois Riner, both formerly of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Milton and Regina Smith of Greenville, and the grandson of Milton Smith Jr. of Clinton, N.C.; the late Mamie Prentice, formerly of Warsaw, N.C.; the late Levis Gilstrap, formerly of Easley, S.C., and the late Alice Gilstrap, formerly of Six Mile, S.C.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Maids of honor were Grace Macdonald and Gabrielle Guariglia. Bridesmaids were Leslie Smith, sister-in-law of the bridegroom, Justine Hale, Emily Maguire and Rebecca Kneisley.
Best men were Milton Smith III, father of the bridegroom, and Zachary Smith, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Matthew Lowe, brother of the bride, Jesse Cavett, Adam Perry and Michael Craig.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2008 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Carolina. She is employed as an international student advisor at USC and is a member of Celebration Church.
The bridegroom graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 2005, received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from USC in 2009, and a Juris Doctorate from Charleston School of Law in 2012. He is employed as a defense attorney in Sumter, S.C., and is a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.
The couple will take a cruise to the Caribbean for their honeymoon in December. They reside in Columbia, S.C.
Richard and Dudney
Heather Marie Richard, formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., and John William Dudney, formerly of Kingsport, are engaged to be married on Sept. 20, 2014 at Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, Tybee Island, Ga.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ken Richard and Judy Johnson of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Julie and Al Lunceford of Fayetteville, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Connie Rayburn of Riverdale, Ga., the late Thomas Rayburn and Warren and Reba Richard of Springfield, Va. She graduated from Augusta State University in 2009 and received her Master of Medical Science degree from Lincoln Memorial University — DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. She works as a physician assistant in Urgent Care in Columbia, S.C.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Bill and Janyce Dudney of Kingsport, and the grandson of Jack and Jeannette Ralston of Kingsport, Susan Dudney of Kingsport, and the late Earl Dudney. He is 2005 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee. He is employed as an Operations Manager with Amazon in Tampa, Fla.
Leeson and Edwards
Laura Jean Leeson of Kingsport and Nicholas Ryan Edwards of Nashville plan to be married in an outdoor wedding ceremony at 6 p.m., Aug. 2, 2014, at the Pick Inn, Gallatin, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Edward Leeson Jr. of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Carole Leeson of Hixson, Tenn., the late John E. Leeson Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Grayson of Jackson, Miss. She received a master's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi. She is employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She is a member of Crosspoint Church, Nashville.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Edwards of Nashville, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Wallace and Ms. Helen J. Edwards, all of Nashville. He received a bachelor's degree in human resource management from UT, where he was a member of Kappa Sigma. He is employed with the State of Tennessee in the central procurement office. He is a member of Crosspoint Church.
Deadrick 90th birthday
Here she is again! Willie Mae Deadrick celebrated her 90th birthday July 26, 2014.
Ms. Deadrick was born July 26, 1924.
She is the mother of Glenda, Ronnie, Steve, Kim and Scottie, all of Kingsport. She has a host of grandchildren.
She was employed at Hills and Ames department stores for over 30 years. She is a member of Central Baptist Church, where she is a church mother.
Bausell 30th anniversary
Lewis Anthony and Valorie Reed Bausell of Mount Carmel celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga.
The couple was married June 16, 1984, at Fort Robinson Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Proffitt officiating.
They are the parents of Beverly Holland and husband Mac of Knoxville, and Jessica Bausell of Kingsport.
Mr. Bausell is employed as the landscape specialist for the City of Kingsport. Mrs. Bausell is employed by Hawkins County Schools as a special education teacher at Church Hill Intermediate School.
The couple also celebrated their anniversary with their children in July by hosting a family vacation to Wolf Laurel Resorts and Biltmore House and Gardens.