Tolly 83rd birthday
Marvin “T” Tolly will celebrate his 83rd birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 3 to 5 p.m., March 15, 2015, at the Bloomingdale Ruritan Building.
The event is being hosted by family and friends.
He is the father of Dottie Beard and husband Fred, Sheryl Begley and husband Richard, and Marvin Tolly. He has seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Jones 90th birthday
Marie Jones will celebrate her 90th birthday on March 10, 2015.
She is the loving mother of six children: Shirley, Frankie, Cathy, Evelyn, Brenda and her last, the only boy, Larry.
God bless and take care of a great mother, a mother who has never seen a stranger and is kind to all people she meets along the way. She loved walking the Green Belt for a long time.
Dudney and Richard
Heather Marie Richard, formerly of Fayetteville, Ga., and John William Dudney, formerly of Kingsport, were married Sept. 20, 2014, at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel, Tybee Island, Ga. The Rev. Brian Taylor officiated at the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Julie and Al Lunceford of Fayetteville, Ga., and Ken Richard and Judy Johnson of Richmond Hill, Ga. She is the granddaughter of Connie Rayburn of Riverdale, Ga., the late Thomas Rayburn, and Warren and Reba Richard of Springfield, Va.
The bridegroom is the son of Bill and Janyce Dudney of Kingsport, and the grandson of Jack and Jeannette Ralston of Kingsport, Susan Dudney of Kingsport and the late Earl Dudney.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore an elegant strapless gown made entirely of ivory embroidered lace. It featured a sweetheart neckline, chapel-length train and beaded belt. Her full-length tulle veil was edged with a wide band of delicate ivory lace.
Jennifer Childers of Williston, Tenn., was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Rachel Dudney, sister of the bridegroom, of Lexington, Ky.; Shreeda Sheth of Elmhurst, N.Y.; Amy Odom of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Catherine Benson of Columbia, S.C.; and Loren Avrett also of Columbia.
Flower girls were Anne Marie, Eleanor and Charlotte Adams, all nieces of the bridegroom, of Atlanta, Ga.
Brooke Adams of Atlanta, and Laura Dudney of Houston, Texas, both sisters of the bridegroom, read scripture and poetry during the ceremony.
Bill Dudney served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Adam Kilgore, cousin of the bridegroom, of Memphis, Tenn.; Andy Adams, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, of Atlanta; Thomas Richard, brother of the bride, of Atlanta; Erik Bowman of Omaha, Neb.; and Drew Ernst of Washington, D.C.
Ring bearers were Alex Vickrey and Gavin Kranich, nephews of the bride, of Decatur, Ga.
The bride graduated from Augusta State University in 2009 and received her Master’s of Medical Science degree from Lincoln Memorial University in 2012. She is employed as a physician’s assistant at Fast Track Urgent Care.
The bridegroom graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2005 and from the University of Tennessee in 2009. He is employed as an operations manager for Amazon.
Following a wedding trip to St. Maarten, the couple resides in Tampa, Fla.
Barrett 55th anniversary
Archie “Buddie” and Patricia “Pat” (Coffey) Barrett Sr. of Jonesborough, formerly of Kingsport, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary March 8, 2015.
The couple was married March 8, 1960, in Gate City, Va., by the late Preacher Hartgrove.
Buddie and Pat are the proud parents of two children: son Archie Barrett Jr. and wife Saundra of Stevensville, Md., and daughter Kimberly Staten and husband Richard of Jonesborough.
They are blessed with six grandchildren: Crystal Staten, Aaron Barrett, Loren Barrett, Austin Barrett, Morgan Staten and Madison Staten.
Buddie retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service. He also worked as a cross-country truck driver for 24 years. Pat worked in the cafeteria at Dobyns-Bennett High School until she retired. She was also a homemaker.
Carpenter 50th anniversary
Murlice and Alma Carpenter of Surgoinsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., March 15, 2015, in the fellowship hall at House Chapel Church, Rogersville.
The couple was married Feb. 19, 1965.
They are the parents of Mike, Kathy (Darrell) Weatherly, JoAnn (Ken) Viars, Johnny, and Shona (Keith) Barrett. They are the grandparents of Stacy, Rebecca (Jason), Joe, Josh (Christina), Wesley, Allison and Beth. They are the great-grandparents of Braxtyn, Bryant and Brodie.
Murlice retired from Holliston Mills Inc. and Surgoinsville Fire Dept., where he served as fire chief for 33 years. Alma retired from the Hawkins County School System, where she was a cook at Surgoinsville Elementary School. She also watched many children over the years who call them Mamaw and Papaw.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.