Five generations of Christian family
The five generations of the Christian family are great-great-grandmother Dorothy Grills Christian of Church Hill; great-grandmother Margaret Grills Tyler of Kingsport; grandfather Glen R. Tyler Jr. of Gate City, Va.; mother Allison Tyler Henderson of Milton, Wis.; and her 7-month-old son Elliot Henderson, also of Milton, Wis.
Bodie and King
Meghan Annette King and Davis Hughen Bodie of Knoxville, Tenn., were married July 13, 2013, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Knoxville. The Very Rev. David Alexander Boettner, V.G., officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry King of Church Hill. She is the granddaughter of Erbia Messer of Charlotte, N.C., the late Bobbie M. Messer Sr., George King of Guntersville, Ala., and the late Delores King. She is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and Emory & Henry College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. She received a jurisprudence degree from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, in Birmingham, Ala. She has her own law practice in Knoxville.
The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Bodie of Knoxville. He is the grandson of Patsy Ann Bodie of Knoxville, the late H. Jerry Bodie, Elizabeth McCabe of Knoxville, and the late Robert A. McCabe. He is a graduate of Knoxville Catholic High School and Emory & Henry College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a master’s in secondary education. He teaches middle school at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Knoxville.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory gown of organza and tulle with a satin sash at the waist. The bodice was adorned with lace appliqués that carried down past the waist. The fingertip-length veil was trimmed with a satin ribbon edge.
The bride carried a bouquet of white gerbera daisies accented with white and pink roses. The stems of the roses were wrapped with satin ribbon and the lace from her mother’s wedding veil. Also attached were her late grandfather’s handkerchief that was embroidered with the name “Papa” and her late grandmother’s ring.
The bride’s attendants were Lisa Evans Bourne of Abingdon, Va., who served as matron of honor; LeRae Edwards Collins of Knoxville; Lauren Elizabeth Musick of Abingdon; Natalie Rouse East of Nashville, Tenn.; and Catherine Elizabeth Bodie, sister of the bridegroom, of New York City, N.Y.
The bridegroom’s attendants were Jerry Lee Bodie, father of the bridegroom, who served as best man; Benjamin Crawford Collins of Knoxville; Philip Anthony Icuss of Knoxville; Daniel Carrick Guinn of Culpepper, Va., and Robert Martin Bongers of York, Penn.
Readings were given by Joshua Paul Rector, friend of the bride; Patrick Moran Lorentz, cousin of the bridegroom; and Scott Jamie Baron, friend of the bridegroom. Cantor was Mary Beth Townsend. Robert Temple McCarter served as organist. Ushers were Grant Harrison Bodie, James Blake Bodie and Christopher Robert McCabe. Ring bearer was Brenon Gray Bodie. Ashley Billingsley Cross served as guest book attendant. Program attendants were Elizabeth Kathryn Harty and Kendall Logan Bodie. The wedding coordinator was Pam Owen.
Following the ceremony, the reception was given by the parents of the bride at Cherokee Country Club, Knoxville. Master of ceremonies/music was provided by Jim Ogle, Special Notes Entertainment.
The rehearsal dinner was given by the bridegroom’s parents at Cherokee Country Club on July 12, 2013.
Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple resides in Knoxville.
Pounders and Tipton
Emily Nichole Tipton of Church Hill, and Dylan Blake Pounders of Church Hill, were married Dec. 7, 2013, at Mountain View Baptist Church. The Rev. Ronnie Trent officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Ola Jean Tipton of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Don and Shelby Robinette of Kingsport, and John and Wilma Tipton of Church Hill.
The bridegroom is the son of Robert and Melanie King of Russellville, Ala., and the late Larry Pounders. He is the grandson of the late Clarence and Inez Pounders and the late Tom and Shirley Thornton.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
The bride wore a designer wedding gown of white and silver with a sweetheart neckline and an elegantly ruched bodice highlighted with re-embroidered lace and Swarovski crystal appliqués. The full pick-up skirt flowed into an extended train.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses and white baby’s breath.
Olivia Tipton, sister of the bride, of Church Hill, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Kyla Mullins of Church Hill, Ashley Riner of Church Hill, Sandy Norton of Chuckey, Tenn., and Sara Lovelace of Rogersville. Flower girls were Kate Tipton, niece of the bride, and Taylor Pounders, cousin of the bridegroom.
Billy Pounders Jr., cousin of the bridegroom, of Church Hill, served as best man. Groomsmen were John Mullins of Church Hill, Shane Greer of Church Hill, Eric Smith of Church Hill, and Billy Pounders Sr., uncle of the bridegroom, of Church Hill. Ring bearers were Clayton Tipton, nephew of the bride, of Church Hill, and Tanner Cox, cousin of the bride, of Church Hill.
A reception was held in the fellowship hall at Mountain View Baptist Church.
The bride graduated from Volunteer High School, Church Hill. She is employed at Arby’s and Holston Valley Hospital.
The bridegroom graduated from Russellville High School, Russellville, Ala. He is employed at WalGreens.
Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, the couple resides in Church Hill.
Lowe and McCoy
Kelly Shea McCoy of Johnson City and David Kitt Lowe of Elizabethton, Tenn., were married May 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn. Dr. Marvin Cameron officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of William and Sue McCoy of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Norma Ellis of Kingsport, the late Jesse J. Cummins of Kingsport, and the late William and Nancy McCoy of Kingsport. She is the step-granddaughter of the late James P. Ellis of Indian Shores, Fla.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee and received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. At UT, she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She has been employed for 10 years as an assistant district attorney by the Tennessee First Judicial District Attorney General’s Office.
The bridegroom is the son of the late Harry and Fumiko Lowe of Elizabethton, Tenn. He is the grandson of the late Charles and Lula Lowe of Elizabethton, Tenn., and the late Kama and Kama Agena of Okinawa, Japan.
He graduated from East Tennessee State University, where he was a member of the Army ROTC and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserve for eight years. He has been employed for 25 years with the Johnson City Police Department, where he is currently a patrol platoon sergeant.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an Oleg Cassini one-shoulder ball gown with a sweetheart neckline. Ornate beaded lace appliqués adorned the bodice and full tulle skirt with chapel length train. The fingertip veil was trimmed with a beaded stitched edge.
Attached to her bouquet of pink roses and calla lilies was tulle from her mother’s veil worn on her wedding day.
The bride’s attendants were Laura Lowe, sister of the groom, Dr. Jamie Hilton Whitinger, Rebecca Berry Whitaker, Beth Dotson Messersmith, and Erin McArdle. Karen McCoy Honeycutt, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Ansley and Reagan Honeycutt, nieces of the bride, served as junior bridesmaids.
The bridegroom’s attendants were Jeff Jenkins, Eric Dougherty, Aaron Ensor, Adam Williams, and Jeff Wilson. Jason Abernathy, friend of the groom, served as best man.
Scripture readings were given by Lisa Witherspoon, Leslie Dalton, Stana Donnelly and Aimee Morton. Music was provided by Susan Hoover.
Following the ceremony, a reception was given by the parents of the bride at Ridgefields Country Club. Music was provided by Michael Hawkins, DJ. Lisa Tolliver, Posh Productions, directed the festivities.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Johnson City, Tenn.
Hinkle and Ayers
Hannah Raye Ayers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ayers of Blountville, and Steven Arthur (Audie) Hinkle, son of Mr. Steven Hinkle of Kingsport and Mrs. Shirley Bell of Kingsport, were joined in holy matrimony on Oct. 12, 2013.
The wedding and reception took place at Harvest Acre Farms in Limestone with Pastor Jerry Musick officiating at the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her sisters, Lily Preston and Emma Ayers as matron and maid of honor while the bridegroom’s nephew served his uncle as best man.
The couple honeymooned in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
The bride is both promotions director and co-host of "Breakfast Radio" for 88.3 FM WCQR while the groom is aviation maintenance manager for Alpha Natural Resources at Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
The couple resides in Blountville.