Jones 60th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl (Jane Garland) Jones will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 30, 2014, with their family.
They were high school sweethearts at Holston High School and were married June 30, 1954, at Summersville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Carroll Skeens officiating.
They are the parents of Nylene Jones, Robin Jones and husband Tim, Janelle Poore and husband Dave, and Sherri Jones. They have four grandchildren, Katie and Emily Jones, and Audrey and David Poore.
Mr. Jones retired from Holston Defense and is a farmer. Mrs. Jones is a homemaker.
They are active members of Emory United Methodist Church, Sullivan County Farm Bureau and Gideons International.
Bishop 40th anniversary
Darrell Alan and Sandra Jane (Mellons) Bishop of Church Hill celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows with Minister Olen Cassell at 2 p.m., May 3, 2014, at Freedom Baptist Church, Mount Carmel. The ceremony was followed by an open reception held in their honor.
The event was hosted by their children and family.
The couple was married May 3, 1974, with Minister Olen Cassell officiating the ceremony, held at the home of Cassell's mother, Mamie Cassell.
They are the parents of Misty Carter and husband John of Church Hill, and Rebecca Thompson of Church Hill. They are the grandparents of Daniel Parton II, Cole Carter and Kailey Thompson.
Mr. Bishop is employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. Mrs. Bishop is employed as treasurer at Freedom Baptist Church.
Stapleton and Arrington
Cydnie Lynn Arrington and Brandon McKinley Stapleton were married June 21, 2014, at Pleasant View Baptist Church, Kingsport.
The bride is the daughter of Kristie Middleton of Big Stone Gap, Va., and Shannon Arrington of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Lois Arrington of Kingsport, the late Cecil Arrington, Nina and Billy Wells of Big Stone Gap, Bethel Brock of Gate City, Va., and the late Hubert Brock. She graduated from Gate City High School and attended Mountain Empire Community College. She is employed at Wellmont Medical Associates.
The bridegroom is the son of David McKinley and Anita Lynn Stapleton. He is the grandson of Mary Rose Stapleton of Kingsport, the late William McKinley Stapleton, Henrietta Roach of Clinchport, Va., and the late Robert Roach. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He is employed with Solstas Lab Partners.
Smith and Schlather
Allison Nicole Schlather of Kingsport, Tenn., and Dieter James Smith of Kingsport, Tenn., were married on March 29, 2014 at First Broad Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Will Lauderback officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Carol Schlather of Kingsport, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Brad and Shari Smith of Talbott, Tenn.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Laura Hickman, best friend of the bride, served as matron of honor, and Brad Smith, father of the groom, served as best man.
The intimate, family only service was followed by a dinner at Hale Springs Inn in Rogersville, Tenn. The couple celebrated later with extended family and friends.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and East Tennessee State University in 2008 with a degree in construction management. Prior to the wedding, she worked at RA-LIN and Associates in Carrollton, Ga.
The groom graduated from Morristown-Hamblen High School West in 2002 and East Tennessee State University in 2006 with a degree in computer science. He currently works at Eastman Credit Union.
The couple honeymooned in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and currently resides in Kingsport, Tenn.
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.