Smith and Walker
Rebekah Leann Smith of Church Hill, and Michael Adam Walker of Church Hill, plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 6 p.m., May 31, 2014, at Calvary Lighthouse Baptist Church.
The bride elect is the daughter of Rodney and Betsy Smith of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Carolyn Bellamy of Church Hill, the late Isaac Bellamy, and Raymond and Betty Smith of Kingsport. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Milligan College. She is employed as a registered nurse at Indian Path Medical Center.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Eddie and Kay Walker of Church Hill, and the grandson of the late Garland and Margaret Patterson, formerly of Church Hill; C.S. Walker of Sheridan, Ark., and the late Sue Walker. He is an Affiliate Broker at Keller Williams and the owner of Signs Unlimited.
Riley and Schaffer
Rachel Rose Riley of Kingsport, and Byron Paul Schaffer of Vilseck, Germany, plan to be married June 28, 2014, at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of The Honorable Marshall David Riley and Sharon Riley of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Marshall and the late Naomi Riley, formerly of Mason, W.Va., the late James R. Green and Margaret Green of Marmet, W.Va. She received a degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee. She is employed as an eligibility counselor with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of James and Dolores McDowell-Schaffer of Vilseck, and the grandson of the late Anthony and Patricia Schaffer, the late Walter McDowell and Lois McDowell of Nashville. He received a degree in political science from the University of Tennessee. He is employed as a sales support specialist at Cellular Sales.
Presley and Farnell
Rebekah Grace Presley of Kingsport, and Chase Jackson Farnell of Hot Springs, Ark., plan to be married at 5:30 p.m., June 22, 2014, at Creekwood Gardens, Rogers, Ark.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeff and Beth Presley of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Tom and Bonnie Miears of El Dorado, Ark.; Jane Presley of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and the late Don Presley. She graduated in 2010 from Providence Academy, Johnson City, and in May 2014 received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Nursing Society.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Stacey and Karol Farnell of Hot Springs, and the grandson of the late Robert and Ora Lee Torry, formerly of Imboden, Ark.; Peggy Farnell of Smackover, Ark., and the late E. J. Farnell. He graduated in 2009 from Lakeside High School, Hot Springs, and in May 2014 received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is employed at Therapon Skin Health, LP.
Bowers 92nd birthday
Louise P. Bowers celebrated her 92nd birthday on May 9, 2014 at her home in Kingsport.
She is the widow of Gene M. Bowers who passed away in July 1998. She is the mother of Sandy Bowers Greene of Kingsport, and Suzy Bowers Faulkner of Greenwood, Ind.
She is the grandmother of Amy S. Millard, E. Ben Greene, Kerri and Matt Faulkner, and the great-grandmother of Whitney Bell and Kira Faulkner.
We love you, from your family!
Grills 98th birthday
Elva Grills will celebrate her 98th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 2 to 5 p.m., May 18, 2014, in the fellowship hall at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2505 Nathan St., Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by her daughters-in-law, Cheri, Patti and Montie Grills.
Mrs. Grills was born May 15, 1916, in Scott County, Va.
She was married to J.D. Grills, now deceased, for 59 years.
She is the mother of Col. Guy "Tommy" Grills (retired) of San Antonio, Texas and Mt. Pisgah, N.C.; Tony Grills of Kingsport, and David "Tim" Grills of Lenoir City, Tenn.
Elva was employed at Tennessee Eastman Co. for 12 years.
She has been a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church for 63 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, Women of the Moose, VFW, The 55 Club, Home Demonstration Club and served as a Cub Scout den mother for 11 years.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.