Carter and Ervin
Emily Lauren Carter and Zachary Hunter Ervin, both of Kingsport, Tenn., plan to be married at 4 p.m., July 12, 2014, at Rose Hill Wedding Cathedral.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Freddie and Susan Carter of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Fred and Louella Carter and the late Mary Hammett Ollinger. Emily graduated from Sullivan South High School and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She will begin her career as an elementary school teacher with Shelby County Schools in July.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Rob and Wendy Ervin of Kingsport, and the grandson of Jerry and Peggy Ervin of Kingsport, and Sid and Kathy Osborne of Gate City, Va. Zach graduated from Sullivan South High School, where he was a member of the football team. He received a bachelor's degree from UT Knoxville and will pursue his doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis this fall.
Whitman 90th birthday
Thomas Buford "Spider" Whitman will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 26, 2014.
He was born in Damascus, Va., in 1924 to Thomas L. and Carrie E. Whitman. Shortly after his birth, they moved to Kingsport, Tenn., where he attended city schools. While at John Sevier Middle School, Thomas met his future wife, Juanita Salley. They then attended Dobyns-Bennett High School.
Thomas was drafted into the Army on Jan. 31, 1943, during World War II, and he served in the Pacific as an amphibious engineer. While on leave from basic training in July 1943, Thomas and Juanita were married, and will celebrate their 71st anniversary on July 11, 2014. After completing his military service in the Pacific, he returned to Kingsport and resumed his work at Tennessee Eastman, from which he retired at the age of 62 after more than 30 years of service.
Thomas and Juanita have two children, Terry Thomas Whitman and wife Terri, and Sandra Jessee and husband David; one granddaughter, Tina Whitman; two great-grandchildren, Corbin and MacKenzie; three step grandchildren, Andrew Dean, April Griffin and husband Chad, and Justin Dougherty and wife Lindsey; and two step great-grandchildren, Alex and Nolan.
Thomas is a member of Island Road Evangelical Methodist Church, where he has served in various positions over the years. He is a loving and Godly husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, step grandfather, great-grandfather and step great-grandfather.
Parker 80th birthday
Norma Geraldine Poe Parker was born to Thomas Gale and Reta Pearl Poe on June 29, 1934. Her family feels very blessed to be able to celebrate with her on her 80th birthday.
She is the loving mother of Norma Anderson and husband Hugh; Freddy Freeman and wife Rita; and Tim Freeman and wife Debbie.
There will be a celebration held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 28, 2014, in the fellowship hall at Freedom Independent Missionary Baptist Church, 1536 Independence Ave., Mount Carmel, Tenn.
You are cordially invited to attend, and your presence is the only gift requested.
Musick 50th anniversary
Ernest Elden and Frances Louise (Herald) Musick of Jonesborough will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 4 to 6 p.m., July 5, 2014, at Logans Chapel United Methodist Church, Fall Branch, Tenn.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married July 4, 1964, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, Tazewell, Va., with the Rev. W.E. Mustard officiating.
They are the parents of Mike Musick and wife Kim of Jonesborough, and Chad Musick and wife Angie of Fall Branch. They are the grandparents of Morgan Musick, Madison Musick, Ethan Musick and Katie Musick.
Mr. Musick retired from Eastman Chemical Co. Mrs. Musick retired from the Washington County School System.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Fraysier and Fuller
Leslie Ann Fraysier of Kingsport, and James Patrick Fuller of Church Hill, plan to be married at 5 p.m., June 28, 2014, at The Ocean Club, Indian Beach, N.C.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Lesia and Tommy Owens, and Mike Fraysier and fiance Angie Austin. She is the granddaughter of John and Peggy Hughes, Joann Fraysier and the late Fred Fraysier. Leslie graduated in 2011 from Dobyns-Bennett High School and in 2013 from East Tennessee State University. She is employed as an accountant with Fiber Innovation Technology Inc., Johnson City.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Teresa and Tim Williams. James graduated from Volunteer High School. Following a tour of duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, he graduated from Northeast State Community College. He plans to graduate from East Tennessee State University in 2015.