Stallard 50th anniversary
John and Lana Stallard of Gate City, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Midway Memorial United Methodist Church.
The event is being hosted by their children, Jill and Matt Foy, and Alison and Jonathan Henry, and their grandchildren, Caroline and Cooper Foy.
Goode and Estepp
Amy Elizabeth Estepp of Kingsport and Crockett Poteet Goode of Dresden, Tenn., were married April 4, 2014, at The Cannery, Nashville. Minister Dave Clayton officiated at the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Teresa Estepp of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Lola Estepp, the late Raymond Estepp and the late Milburn and Mayme Good, all of Fall Branch. The bridegroom is the son of Bobby and Melinda Goode of Dresden, and the grandson of Mack and Mary June Goode of Alamo, Tenn., and Grover and Betty Poteet of Trenton, Tenn.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Matrons of honor were Erin Link and Kelli Bjork, sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Hailey Jones, Brynn Petrey, Kimery Cockrell, Jordan Ellis, Macy Marlin, Monica Greene, Rachel Hogan, Morgan Gilley and Charli Shelby. Harper Goode was flower girl.
Best men were Jonathon Woods and Roe Hughs III. Groomsmen were Morgan Gonder, Ryan Adams, Conard Peacock, Jonathon Farris, Brett Mitchell, Lane Wheeler, Austin Watkins, Logan Hartline and Ben Pedigo.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Lipscomb University. She is employed at Lipscomb University and is a member of Ethos Church.
The bridegroom graduated from Dresden High School and Lipscomb University. He is employed at the Brown Center for Autism and is a member of Ethos Church.
Following a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Nashville.
Armstrong 90th birthday
Dr. Dan C. Armstrong, formerly of Gate City, Va., celebrated his 90th birthday on June 12, 2014.
Dan was born June 12, 1924, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Ruth Burkhart Armstrong and Darak Armstrong.
He graduated from Knoxville High School and served as a signalman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received a business degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., and received a doctorate from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill.
Dan served as pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in College Park, Ga., for 25 years. He was a chaplain at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and was director of social services at the Atlanta Union Mission. He and his wife Faith also owned and operated a counseling center in Atlanta.
Dan has three adult children from a previous marriage. He has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He has been married for 30 years to his present wife, Faith Dowdy Armstrong. They are both writers.
A party is planned for later in the year in Florida.
Neeb 50th anniversary
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Randall (B. Diane Shelton) Neeb of Kingsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner on June 28, 2014.
The event was hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Steffanee Neeb.
The couple was married June 28, 1964, at Saint Paul's Church in Floral Park, N.Y.
They are the parents of Patrick R. Neeb of San Jose, Calif.
Lt. Col. Neeb retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service and The University of Texas at El Paso after 10 years of employment. Mrs. Neeb was the owner/operator of Southwest Floors & Interiors of El Paso, Texas, and retired from Foundations for Life Principles of Jonesborough, Tenn., in 2013.
Williams 50th anniversary
Robert H. Williams, M.D. and Anne Compton Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Litchfield Beach, S.C., with family and will take a trip later this year to the Greenbrier.
The couple was married June 20, 1964, in Nashville, Tenn. In 1974, they moved to Kingsport, where Robert practiced medicine at Brookside Medical Center and Indian Path Hospital until his retirement in 2006.
Robert and Anne are members of First Broad Street United Methodist Church. They enjoy gardening, reading, knitting (Anne), motorcycle riding (Robert mainly, but Anne still rides with him) and continue to snow ski every year with longtime friends in Colorado.
They are the parents of Jennifer Finlin and husband Mike of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Laura Radcliffe and husband Granvil of Knoxville, Tenn. They are the proud grandparents of 16-year-old Rachel Finlin, 13-year-old Patrick Finlin, 8-year-old Claire Radcliffe and 6-year-old Emma Radcliffe.