Simmons 50th anniversary
Isaac “Ike” and Sylvia (McCoy) Simmons will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Oct. 26, 2013, in the fellowship hall at Surgoinsville First Baptist Church.
The event will be hosted by their family.
The couple was married Oct. 29, 1963, in Gate City, Va.
They are the parents of Tommy Simmons of Mount Carmel, and George and Mark Simmons of Surgoinsville.
They have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Isaac retired from Kingsport Press. Sylvia retired from TRW.
Your presence is the only gift requested.
Stuart and Coleman
Megan Elizabeth Coleman of Taylor, Mich., and Stephen M. Stuart of Lexington, Ky., formerly of Kingsport, were married Oct. 27, 2012, at The Inn at St. John’s, Plymouth, Mich. Father John List officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Frank and Piper Coleman of Rockwood, Mich., and the granddaughter of the late Frank and Shirley Coleman, and the late Alasdair and Annie Macpherson, all formerly of Taylor, Mich. The bridegroom is the son of William “Bill” and Freida Stuart of Kingsport, and the grandson of Thomas and Nancy Stuart of Owensboro, Ky., and Wallace and Colleen Meade of Pound, Va.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.
Michelle Macpherson, cousin of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Stuart and Tammi Coleman, sisters-in-law of the bride and bridegroom; Stacy Underwood; Ashley Edge; Susanne Pettry; Lauren Petit; Jessica Reyna and Emily McGregor.
Matthew Stuart served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Frank Coleman and Joe Coleman, brothers of the bride; Brian Jackson; Luke Avery; Chris Zeitler; Kris Anderson; Heath Underwood and Patrick Shutt.
Readers were Patricia Tutsock and Heather Cameron, aunts of the bride, and Harriet Stuart, aunt of the bridegroom.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held in the Judea Room at The Inn at St. John’s.
The bride graduated from Father Gabriel Richard High School and attended Eastern Michigan University where she studied dance performance. She is employed as a professional dancer with the Lexington Ballet Company.
The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan Central High School and magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance and marketing. He is employed with Lexmark International, where he is a business development manager.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Lexington.
McMurray 50th anniversary
Sammy William and Nancy Joann (Ramey) McMurray of Gate City, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2013.
The couple was married Oct. 26, 1963, with Willie Jennings of Gate City, officiating.
They are the parents of Melissa Christine Cowden and husband Jeff. They are the grandparents of Jonathan Allen Cowden.
Mr. McMurray was hired by Kingsport Press in 1969 and retired from Quebecor Printing Company in 2006. He also worked for Formost Dairy for five years.
Happy anniversary, with all our love.
Murph and Mitchell
Dr. Catherine Anne Murph of Rogersville and Dr. Christopher Ryan Mitchell of Oak Ridge plan to be married Oct. 26, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Anna Hurd Beverly of Rogersville, and Ed Murph of Rogersville. She is the granddaughter of Eulah Hurd of Rogersville, the late Carl Hurd, and Bob and Jane Murph of Kingsport. She graduated from Cherokee High School and completed undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University. She received a doctor of pharmacy degree cum laude in 2012 from ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy, where she was a member of APhA-ASP, TPA-TSSP and Phi Delta Chi. Her rotation assignments at Gatton included serving on a medical mission trip to Africa. She is employed at CVS/Pharmacy, Pigeon Forge.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Peggy Mitchell of Oak Ridge, and the late Toby Mitchell. He is the grandson of Richard Anderson of Oak Ridge, the late Therese Anderson, the late Ronald Mitchell, and the late Dora Mitchell. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School and received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He graduated cum laude from ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2012 with a doctor of pharmacy degree. While in pharmacy school he was a member of APhA-ASP, TPA-TSSP and Kappa Psi, and he served on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua. He is employed at CVS/Pharmacy, Jefferson City.
Morgan and Vanover
Kelly Danielle Vanover and Kory Benjamin Morgan, both of Kingsport, were married May 25, 2013, at Monacello, the estate owned by Ed and Mona Norton. The Rev. Marshall Steinle, pastor at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church, officiated at the 5 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Randall Zane and Kay Vanover of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Rufus and Maurine Vanover of Kingsport, the late Charles and Margaret Cleek, and Lucille Meade Vanover. The bridegroom is the son of Kathy Morgan of Kingsport, and the late Karl Morgan. He is the grandson of Jean Styles of Kingsport, the late Jim Styles, Marion Morgan of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Joe Morgan.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Amanda Vanover Malone, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Katie Carpenter, cousin of the bride; Savannah Huffman; Jessi Shelton and Jennifer Phillips. Flower girls were Lily Porter and Maggie Malone, niece of the bride. Mary and Rachel Moody, and Maci Cloninger were program attendants.
Kyle Morgan, brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Clay Colley, Walter Malone, Brad Hill and Dustin Light. Ring bearers were Ben Porter and Brady Hall, cousin of the bride.
The bride graduated from Sullivan North High School and East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse at Holston Valley Medical Center. She is a member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church.
The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan North High School and received an associate’s degree in electromechanical technology from Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Company as a maintenance mechanic. He is a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
Following a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Kingsport.