Earhart and Francisco
Jillian Francisco Earhart and Joseph Allen Earhart will celebrate their first wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 2014. The Earharts were united in marriage Sept. 28, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Kingsport. The Rev. David Cagle officiated the candlelit ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Judy Huddleston Francisco and Gregory Wynn Francisco, both of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of the late Ward and Gaynell Huddleston, formerly of Kingsport, and Lynn and Carol Francisco of Kingsport. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State Community College, and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree from King University. She is employed as a legal assistant with Francisco and Harr, Attorneys-At-Law, Kingsport.
The bridegroom is the son of Patty Rutter Earhart of Bristol, Tenn., and William Allen Earhart of Bluff City. He is the grandson of the late Olin and Gloria Rutter and the late William and Jamie Earhart, all formerly of Bristol, Tenn. He graduated from Tennessee High School and NSCC. He is employed as a machine technician at Ball Corp., Bristol, Va.
Given in marriage by her parents, Jillian was escorted by her father and joined by her mother to continue to the altar. The bride wore a delicate ivory bridal gown of beaded lace motifs appliqued onto open weave French tulle that featured a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The natural waistline was accented with a champagne-colored band, which was heavily beaded with Swarovski crystal and beads. French tulle godets added fullness to the modified ball gown silhouette and the beaded appliques accented the gown throughout. Her bouquet of roses and calla lilies was accented with a custom designed portion of her mother's wedding dress, and her cathedral-length veil featured the blusher from her mother's veil.
Erika Lane served her best friend as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amy Kinsler, Maire Perdomo, Elizabeth Reed and Cyerra Turner, all friends of the bride; Elise Johnson, step-sister of the bride; and Tara Looney, sister of the bridegroom. Halle Johnson, step-niece of the bride, was flower girl and newborn Anistyn Looney, niece of the bridegroom, was honorary flower girl. Leslie Earhart and Kaitlyn Ketron served as program attendants.
Will Earhart served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Nate Monteith, Justin Horne, Ronnie Taylor and Tim Frye, all friends of the bridegroom; Keith Smith, cousin of the bridegroom; and Talmage Francisco, brother of the bride. Ushers were Nicholas Francisco, cousin of the bride, and Aaron Looney, brother-in-law of the bridegroom.
A wedding reception was held at Ridgefields Country Club, Kingsport, with evening entertainment provided by Randy and Stacie Carroll. Flowers and decorations for the wedding and reception were by Rainbow's End Floral Shop. Emily Thompson served as wedding and reception coordinator.
Following a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Earharts reside in Bluff City.
Moore and Robbins
Brittany Lynita Moore of Kingsport and Michael Ross Robbins of Johnson City plan to be married at 2 p.m., Oct. 4, 2014, at Flying J Ranch & Resort.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Myke and Margaret Moore of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Tommy and Linda Crain of Telford, Tenn., Rita Kamischke of Berlin, Germany, and the late Frank Moore of Huntsville, Ala.; and the great-granddaughter of Martha Crain of Telford, Margaret Forman of Taylor, Mich., and R.L. Edney of Erwin.
She graduated with honors from Sullivan North High School in 2005, received a bachelor's degree in biology from East Tennessee State University in 2009, and in 2012 received a master's degree in biomedical sciences from ETSU, where she was a member of Roan Scholars Leadership, SGA, President's Pride and Key Club. She is employed as an educator and coach at Sullivan North High School, where she serves as advisor of Raider Revolution.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dean and Candy Robbins of Jonesborough. He is the grandson of David Robbins of Front Royal, Va., and the late Marvina Elizabeth Cox Robbins, Sandy Ford Huffman of Jonesborough and the late Johnny Ford; and the great-grandson of Louise Damianus of Johnson City.
He graduated from University High School in 2006, where he was a member of the theater program. He is employed as an HVAC-R technician at a local heating and air company.
Howard and Ervin
Stacia Brooke Ervin of Kingsport and Bob Howard of Morristown were married March 22, 2014, in Dandridge, Tenn. John Shuck officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Peggy Ervin of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Horace and Helen Austin of Kingsport.
The bridegroom is the son of Charlotte Howard of Jefferson City, Tenn., and the late Bob Howard. He is the grandson of the late Charles and Irene Johnson and the late Grant and Agnes Howard, all of Evarts, Ky.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School and received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of The Pride of the Southland Marching Band. She also received a master's degree from Union College and an educational specialist degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She is employed by Washington County Tennessee Schools.
The bridegroom graduated from Morristown West High School, received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Carson-Newman College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He is employed as a federal administrative law judge.
Following a wedding trip to the Caribbean, the couple resides in Kingsport.
Bowling 90th birthday
R.L. Bowling will celebrate his 90th birthday on Sept. 29, 2014.
He was married to the late Rose Holt, formerly of Greeneville, and retired from Holston Defense in 1985.
Beverly 90th birthday
Opal Robinette Beverly celebrated her 99th birthday on Aug. 18, 2014, with family and friends.
She was married to the late Marshal Beverly for 68 years. She has one daughter, Barbara Jones; three sons, Roger Beverly, David Beverly and Jeff Beverly; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She is a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church.