Moore 80th birthday
Ben Moore will celebrate his 80th birthday with his family May 10, 2015.
Mr. Moore was born May 10, 1935, in Kingsport.
He has been married to Dorothy (Lane) Moore for 56 years. He is the father of Joel Moore and wife Denise of Church Hill. He is the grandfather of Aaron Moore.
Ben was employed at Otis Elevator/?International Elevator Union for over 30 years and retired in 1995. He served in the U.S. Army and spent two years in Nuremberg, Germany as a C.W. Radio (Morse code) operator.
He is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he attends faithfully and has served in years past as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, greeter and usher.
Ben is a blessing to his family. He is a loving husband, father and grandfather who always has a smile on his face and a humorous story to make us smile.
Gilreath and Anderson
Kellye Lauren Gilreath of Kingsport and Jared Thomas Anderson of Church Hill plan to be married at 6 p.m., May 15, 2015, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Gilreath of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Jeanelle Gilreath and the late Ellis and Anne Stokes. She graduated from Tri-Cities Christian School in 2004, received an Associate of Applied Science degree from Northeast State Community College in 2011 and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Milligan College in 2013. She is employed as an inside sales representative at the Kingsport Times-News.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Anderson of Church Hill, and the grandson of Rita Ramey, the late Eugene (Gene) Ramey and the late Rev. Ray and Mary Anderson. He graduated from Volunteer High School in 2003 and completed an automotive technology program at NSCC in 2007. He is employed by Holston Glass Co.
Following the wedding, the couple will reside in Mount Carmel.
Wilder and Conant
The children of Lloyd Conant and Joan Wilder wish to announce the upcoming marriage of their parents.
This happy event will take place at 2 p.m., May 17, 2015, in the back yard of 112 Post Oak Drive in the Proffitt Acres community of Kingsport.
We extend an open invitation to all family and friends to this casual-dress event. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Your presence is the only present requested. Call 276-8977 for more information.
Lawson 90th birthday
Hubert Lawson will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 4, 2015, with his family.
He and his wife, Gladys Lawson, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2015.
Hubert is the father of the late Terry Lawson and wife Amy, Tonya Bernard and husband Ted, and Tammy Arnold and husband Gerald, all of Kingsport. He is the grandfather of Chad Lawson and wife Whitney of Knoxville, Travis Bernard and wife Bobbie of Sneedville, Tara Rafalowski and husband Trey of Kingsport, Kevin Arnold of Kingsport, Traci Parker of Kingsport, and Leah Mitchell and husband Clark of Knoxville. He is the great-grandfather of Delaney and Shelby Lawson, Ashlyn Arnold, Trinity Bernard and Neela Parker.
Mr. Lawson is a veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver by profession and worked for Roy B. Moore Trucking and Mason Dixon Trucking, from which he retired. He was known as “General Lee” to his CB radio friends and always has a story to tell.
Renfro 40th anniversary
Phillip (Mitchell) and Carolyn Bianco Renfro of Kingsport, formerly of Edison, N.J., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 19, 2015, with a surprise celebration at the home of their daughter in Avenel, N.J.
The event was hosted by their children.
The couple was married April 19, 1975, at Community Presbyterian Church in Edison with the Rev. Joseph C. Fowler officiating.
They are the parents of daughter Beth Renfro Nowak and husband Jason of Avenel, and son Shawn Renfro of Woodbridge, N.J. They are the grandparents of Jake Nowak and Brandon Nowak.
Mr. Renfro retired from the New Brunswick, N.J. Police Department. Mrs. Renfro retired from Dollar Tree Stores.