Newland 95th birthday
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed…” — Proverbs 31:28
Alice Mildred Newland will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 27, 2015.
Alice is the widow of Robert Rhea Newland. She is the loving mother of two sons, Benjamin Newland and wife Betty, and Phillip Newland. She has two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Alice retired from the Kingsport Press. She is a faithful member of Bloomingdale Baptist Church.
Baker 100th birthday
Velva Eldridge Baker, a member of Sarepta Baptist Church, celebrated her 100th birthday on March 8, 2015, with a special recognition service followed by a delicious luncheon in the church fellowship building.
On Saturday, March 7, 2015, the Eldridge family along with her pastor Glen Hurd and wife Marie met at Mama’s House Restaurant for a surprise birthday meal and celebration.
Mrs. Baker, a lifelong resident of Blackwater, Va., was married to Simpson Baker for 32 years before his death in 1975 and to Bascom Baker from 1979 until she was widowed in 1995.
She is the mother of Ruth Baker Anderson and husband Allen Anderson of Rogersville, the grandmother of Mark Anderson and wife Pawny Anderson, and the great-grandmother of Hannah Sophia Anderson of Sevierville.
Salyers 50th anniversary
Don and Nobeleen Salyers will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
The couple was married March 27, 1965.
They are the parents of Bret (Angie) Salyers, Sonja (Anthony) Coates and Heather (Eric) Christman. They are the grandparents of Hannah, Katie and Wesley Long, Eli and Ella Coates, and Sophia and Amelia Christman.
Don retired from Sprint in 2004, and Nobeleen retired as a hairdresser in 2013.
The reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Southview Community Center, 401 Rock Springs Road.
Family, friends and fellowship are the only gifts requested.
Dudney and Goodwin
Laura Frances Dudney and Adam Stewart Goodwin, both formerly of Kingsport, are engaged to be married June 13, 2015, at The Venue, Asheville, N.C.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bill and Janyce Dudney of Kingsport and the granddaughter of Jack and Jeannette Ralston of Kingsport, Susan Dudney of Kingsport and the late Earl Dudney. She is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Appalachian State University and the University of Tennessee School Of Law. She is employed as a project manager for Teach for America and currently resides in Houston, Texas.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Connie Sparks of Kingsport, and Mr. and Mrs. Dwaine Goodwin of Kingsport. He is the grandson of Lillian Lusk of Mullens, W.Va., the late Troy Lusk, and the late Luther and Annie Magdalene Goodwin. He is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and the University of Tennessee. He is employed by The Clubs of Kingwood, and resides in Houston.
Swann and Bedford
Brittany Lanier Swann of Wilmington, N.C., and Samuel Paul Bedford of Kingsport plan to be married at 4:30 p.m., May 16, 2015, at Rand-Bryan House in Garner, N.C.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Meredith Swann III of Wilmington, N.C., and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Meredith Swann Jr. of Kinston, N.C., Mrs. Betty Kilpatrick of Kinston and the late Mr. James Lewis Kilpatrick Jr. She graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, and received a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. She is employed as a fifth grade teacher at North Ridge Elementary School in Raleigh, N.C.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery Paul Bedford of Kingsport, and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robley Paul Bedford of Kingsport and the late Mr. Bernard and Mrs. Bernice Aderholdt. He graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a degree in Business from East Tennessee State University. He is employed in computer software sales with Avalara.