Hixson and Alhanti
Brooke Ashley Hixson of Kingsport, and Neil David Alhanti of Marietta, Ga., plan to be married in a religious ceremony at 11 a.m., Oct. 6, 2014, at Decatur First United Methodist Church, Decatur, Ga.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Drs. Clair and Connie Hixson of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Jack and Donna Hixson, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah, and the late Norman and Meda Thetford, formerly of Eatontown, N.J. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2001, Brigham Young University in 2007, and Emory University with a M.P.H. degree in 2009. She is a Ph.D. student in biostatistics at Emory University, Atlanta.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Mark and Randy Alhanti of Marietta, and the grandson of Nathan and Rita Alhanti of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Morton and Millie Schreier of Boca Raton, Fla. He graduated from Joseph Wheeler High School, Marietta, in 2002, the University of Central Florida in 2006, and received a master of arts in teaching (MATE) degree from Georgia State University in 2009. He is employed as a content optimization specialist at Digital Sherpa, Norcross, Ga.
Wolfe 60th anniversary
Odell D. and Beatrice Willis Wolfe of Kingsport celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner April 11, 2014, at Piccadilly Cafeteria, Kingsport.
The event was hosted by their children.
The couple was married April 11, 1954, at the Glenwood Baptist Church Parsonage with the Rev. Freeman Wright officiating.
They are the parents of Linda (Michael) McCloud, Donna Federico, Joe (Erin) Wolfe, all of Kingsport, Doyle Wolfe of Glen Allen, Va., and Larry (Maria) Wolfe of Houston, Texas.
They have nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe both retired from Wolfe's Saw & Fix-It Shop, a family-owned business.
Sanders and Bishop
Amanda Brooke Sanders of Mount Carmel, and Justin Brett Bishop of Duffield, Va., plan to be married at 1:30 p.m., May 3, 2014, at Pendletons Freewill Baptist Church, Fort Blackmore, Va.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Paula Sanders. She graduated from Volunteer High School and received an associate's degree in applied science from Northeast State Community College. She is employed as a registered dental assistant at Dr. Foulk Dentistry.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Randell and Tammy Bishop. He graduated from Rye Cove High School and received an associate's degree in applied science from Mountain Empire Community College. He is employed by Wellmont as a registered respiratory therapist at Holston Valley Medical Center.
Robinson 40th anniversary
Franklin and Vickie Robinson of Kingsport will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., April 19, 2014, in the family center at Oak Drive Baptist Church, 1020 Oak Drive Circle, in the Lynn Garden community of Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by family and friends.
The couple was married April 8, 1974.
They are the parents of Hank Robinson and wife Susie of Omaha, Neb; Emmett "Buck" Robinson and wife Kirsten of Santa Monica, Calif.; Rebecca Sanor and husband Kevin of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, De Emigh and husband Jay of Omaha, Neb.; Rachel Roark and husband Robbie of Morristown, and Matthew Robinson and wife Tabitha of Bristol, Tenn.
They are the grandparents of Jacob Robinson, Spencer Robinson, Lucy June Robinson, Jack Sanor, Cooper Sanor, Effie Mae Emigh, Landry Emigh, Bethany Moore, Isaac Roark, Naomi Roark, Lydia Roark, Abigail Robinson and Jeremiah Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was a college professor for 40 years with the last 25 of those years at Mountain Empire Community College, from which he retired in 2000.
Mrs. Robinson retired from the Sullivan County Department of Education in 2003.
God has blessed us with a wonderful family and friends. We hope you will come and join us in this celebration.
Cooper and Mott
Scott and Lorrie Cooper of Blountville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amory Carroll, to Robert Lee Mott III of Roanoke, Va.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Geraldine Cooper of Fredericksburg, Va., and the late Scott Cooper Sr., formerly of Washington, D.C.; and the late Charles and Anne Quinn, formerly of Hampton, Va. She graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School in 2002 and received a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2007.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Robert and Cathleen Mott Jr. of Liberty Township, Ohio. He is the grandson of Robert and Marge Mott Sr. of Dayton, Ohio, and Philip and Martha Bear of Miamisburg, Ohio. He graduated from Broad Run High School, Ashburn, Va., in 2001 and received a degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005.
The couple will marry in June 2014 at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport.