Fansler 90th birthday
M.C. Fansler celebrated his 90th birthday April 24, 2015.
Mr. Fansler was born April 24, 1925, in Hawkins County. He has been married to wife Gladys Fansler for 68 years.
He is the father of Larry Fansler and wife Mary of Columbus, Ohio, and Pam Livesay and husband John of Church Hill.
Mr. Fansler retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1987. He is a member of Elm Springs United Methodist Church.
Horne 90th birthday
Edith Williams Horne will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 5 to 8 p.m., April 25, 2015, in the fellowship building at Long Hollow Church, Stanley Valley Road.
Edith was married to Murl Horne for 52 years.
She is the mother of Shirley Watson, Linda Mayo, the late Larry Horne and the late Lois Cole. She is the grandmother of Sheila Mayo Morelock, Brad Cole, Dean Armstrong and Chris Mayo. She has four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The presence of family and friends or a note card listing a favorite moment you shared with Edith would mean so much to her. No other gifts are requested.
Robinson 95th birthday
James B. Robinson, known as “J.B.” to many family and friends in our community, will celebrate his 95th birthday on April 20, 2015.
Mr. Robinson was born in Mountain City in 1920 to James Bert Robinson and Artie Victoria Gentry. He served as a U.S. Navy Storekeeper Second Class in World War II in the South Pacific. After the war, he met and married the love of his life, Geneva Franklin. The couple was married for 63 years.
Mr. Robinson earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. Upon moving to Kingsport in 1954, he was hired as a business teacher at Ketron High School. In 1957, Mr. Robinson accepted the job as principal of Ketron High School and remained there until its closing in 1980. He had the privilege and honor of opening Sullivan North High School in 1980, serving as its first principal, and remained there until his retirement in 1985. His passion for education and desire to influence children’s lives blessed not only him but remains in the hearts of those that he inspired.
He is the loving father of Vickie Robinson Harris and husband James W. Harris of Kingsport and Deborah Suzanne Robinson of Franklin. He is the grandfather of Robert Coates and wife Tawny of Spring Hill; Elizabeth Suzanne Temple and husband Sean of Franklin; and Nancy Harris Parker and husband Keith of Kingsport. He has five great-grandchildren, Ava and Lilana Temple, Addison Parker, and Bradley and Austin Coates.
He has been a faithful member of First Christian Church, Kingsport, where he has served on numerous church committees and as a Deacon and Elder of the church.
Happy Birthday Paw-Paw! We love you!
Lady and Miller
Jessica Renee Miller and Travis Delaney Lady, both of Kingsport, were married April 19, 2014, at Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport. Billy Riner officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John David and Vicki Miller of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Garland and Lorraine Ruth of Kingsport, and the late John Thomas and Thelma Miller from Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Larry Bell of Gray, Barbara Bell of Lakeworth, Fla., and Thomas Lady of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late James “Cotton” and Mary Johnson of Kingsport, the late Dr. Alan and Doris Bell, Vertil Lady of Kingsport and the late Frances Lady of Kingsport.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Jacey Lane was maid of honor. Flower girls were Piper Morris and Sophia Hensley.
Scott Main served as best man. Ushers were Parker Miller and Dalton Lady. Owen Nieto was ring bearer.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. She is employed at the Kingsport Times-News.
The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan Central High School. He is self-employed.
The couple resides in Kingsport.
Kappa and Shulman
Sarah Catherine Shulman of Atlanta, Ga., and Jason Edward Kappa of Kingsport were married Aug. 23, 2014, at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dan Clark of Waverly Road Presbyterian Church, Kingsport, and Rabbi Bill Rothschild of Atlanta.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Jeanne Shulman of Atlanta, and the granddaughter of the late Victor and Mary Catherine Fontana and the late Isadore and Ruth Shulman. The bridegroom is the son of Drs. Jeff and Rosanne Kappa of Kingsport, and the grandson of Dr. Laura Pollack of Dayton, Ohio; Berlina Kappa of Kingsport, and the late Bill and Mary Ann Kappa.
The bride was attended by her maids of honor, Mallory Ward and Claire Rigsby. Bridesmaids were Linda Blakely, Laura Kappa, Mary Gilbert, Melissa Hodge, Rachel Bulmer and Katie Williamson. Lauren Weil was flower girl.
The bridegroom was attended by his best men and brothers Stephen Kappa and David Kappa. Groomsmen were Andrew Shulman, Andrew Butler, Ian Snow, Tom Rose, Deb Gangopadhyay and Vincent Guidi-Louviere.
The reception was held at the Atlanta History Center, and the wedding trip was to Belize. The couple will reside in Washington, D.C.
The bride graduated from the Galloway School, Atlanta, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with a minor in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Bucknell University. She will receive a Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, in May. She will complete her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering, with distinction in the major, from Yale University. He will also receive a Doctor of Medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, in May. He will complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.