Collins 65th anniversary
Howard and Imogene Davidson Collins of Kingsport celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception held in their honor July 18, 2015, at West View Baptist Church.
The event was hosted by their family.
The couple was married July 21, 1950. They are the parents of daughter Gail Hulse and husband Bryan of Kingsport; son Larry Collins and wife Sharon of Jonesborough; daughters-in-law Paula Collins and Donna Collins; and sons Mike “Chub” Collins and Ricky Collins, both deceased. They have several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Browder 50th anniversary
John R. Browder Jr. and Charlotte Lyons Browder of Bristol will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor at 6 p.m., July 31, 2015, at Browder’s Chapel’s Iva Center.
The event is being hosted by their son and family and friends.
They are the parents of Johnny Browder and wife Tina of Elizabethton and the grandparents of Ryan and Ragen.
Mr. Browder retired from Overnite Trucking Co. Mrs. Browder is a Sunday School teacher at Browder’s Chapel.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Wallace 90th birthday
Elmer C. “Dick” Wallace recently celebrated his 90th birthday.
He was born July 8, 1925. Dick was in the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving in the South Pacific aboard the U.S.S. Lassen AE III. This ship won three battle stars for her hazard duties.
He has been married to Louise (Collins) Wallace for 62 years. He is the father of Velma Hicks, Danny Wallace and Bobby Wallace. He has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Robinette 61st anniversary
James E. and Thelma Burchfield Robinette will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on July 5, 2015.
The couple was married July 5, 1954.
They are the parents of Sherrie Harr and husband Tim of Blountville. They have two grandchildren.
Mr. Robinette retired from Unisys. Mrs. Robinette is a retired hairdresser.
Trent and Winkle
Heather Michelle Winkle of Blountville and Cameron Douglas Trent of Church Hill were married May 23, 2015, at Agota Springs. Pastor Will Easler officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Rene’ Winkle of Blountville, and the granddaughter of Loy and Shirley Faulk of Blountville, James Winkle of Blountville, and the late Ernestine Winkle. The bridegroom is the son of Michael and Geri Ann Trent of Church Hill, and the grandson of Ed and Faye Trent of Church Hill, Jerry Harkleroad of Kingsport and the late Brenda Harkleroad.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Maids of honor were Hope Winkle, sister of the bride, and Anna Clark. Bridesmaids were Whitney Moody, Carly Crowder, Kayla Owens, Kati Cole and McKenzie Darnell. Harper Harrison was flower girl.
Conner Trent served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Chris Parker, Cody Moore, Dustin Light, Lucas Armstrong, Brad Hill and Caleb Christian. Ushers were Ethan Bates and Leslie Mayes. Program attendants were Ada and Bella Ritchie. Noah Easler was ring bearer.
The bride graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is employed at the Sullivan County Regional Health Department.
The bridegroom received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ETSU. He is employed at Eastman Chemical Co.
Following a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in the Tri-Cities area.