France 95th birthday
Geneva Wagner France celebrated her 95th birthday June 10, 2015.
Bailey 90th birthday
Bryce Conway “Cotton” Bailey will celebrate his 90th birthday on June 15, 2015, with his family. A later celebration is planned with extended family at his home in Colonial Heights.
He and his wife, Biddie Sawyer Bailey, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on June 14, 2015. They have been faithful members of First Assembly of God Church in Kingsport since 1954.
Bryce is the father of Angela Bailey Dotson and husband Larry, and Kathy Bailey Willis and husband Chuck. He is the grandfather of Melissa Dotson Kassem and husband Michael of Kingsport, and Nicholas Willis of Kingsport.
Bryce served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a paratrooper. He was a pressman by profession and retired from Kingsport Press. He is best known as Cotton and is ever ready with a light-hearted joke.
Marcus 50th anniversary
Richard and Laurice (Piercy) Marcus of Kingsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 5, 2015.
The couple was married June 5, 1965, at Unicoi United Methodist Church.
Richard is from Limestone Cove, and Laurice grew up in Unicoi. They both graduated from Unicoi High School.
Richard attended East Tennessee State University and is retired from Eastman Chemical Co., where he worked as a metal fabricator for 33 years. Laurice worked at Eastman in accounting, at First Tennessee Bank and for 28 years at H&R Block as an enrolled agent, tax preparer, instructor and manager. She has been self-employed for 15 years and is owner of Marcus Tax Service in Colonial Heights.
The couple has two daughters, Lisa Marcus of Walterboro, S.C., and Nicky Marcus Mann (and son-in-law Michael) of Kingsport. They have three grandchildren, Cole, Lauren and Aubrey, also of Kingsport.
Bennett 50th anniversary
Duward Franklin “Frank” Bennett Jr. and Leota Mac (Trapp) Bennett of Mount Carmel will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private celebration to be held in their honor.
The couple was married June 12, 1965, at First Baptist Church, Kingston, Tenn., with the Rev. Lee Griggs officiating.
They are the parents of Miss Mary Bennett of the home and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Amanda Louise Bennett Anderson (Blair) of Canada; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Franklin Bennett (Mary Grace) of Hermitage, Tenn. They are the grandparents of Alexandra Amanda Anderson, Skyler MacGinnis Anderson and Alton Trapp Bennett.
Mr. Bennett is employed at BAE Ordinance Systems Inc., Kingsport.
Chappell five generations
The five generations of the Chappell family are Nadine Chappell Gardner, great-great-grandmother; Doug Chappell, great-grandfather; Kelley Chappell Larkins, grandmother; Christian Brooks Collins, mother; and son Beau Henry Collins.