Newton 60th wedding anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roy (Ruth Bishop) Newton of Kingsport., will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., May 25, 2013, at the Crown Center Room on the second floor of the Crown Point Shopping Center, Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married May 30, 1953, in Gate City, Va., with the Rev. French E. Lynch officiating.
They are the parents of Diane Newton of Kingsport; Alan Newton of Mount Carmel, and Sarah Brown of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Newton retired from Tennessee Eastman Company and his own locksmith business. Mrs. Newton is a retired homemaker.
Your memories of the couple are the only gift requested.
Barrett and Richmond
April Michelle Barrett of Kingsport, Tenn., and Andrew Clarence Richmond of Gray, Tenn., plan to be married at 4:30 p.m., June 1, 2013, at the Historic Allandale Mansion in Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Eddie and Sandra Barrett of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Paul Lewis and Faye Lewis of Kingsport, and the late Glen and Ruth Barrett, formerly of Kingsport. She graduated summa cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently working on a master’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis on the middle grades. She is employed as a teacher at East Side Elementary School, Elizabethton.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Robert and Cindy Richmond of Gray, and the grandson of Charles and Bettye Mills of Johnson City, and the late James and Betty Richmond, formerly of Washington, D.C. He graduated cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in vocal music education. He is employed as a music and chorus teacher at Bluff City Middle School, Bluff City.
Elam 90th birthday
Lena Mae “Shorty” Lawson Elam will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 2 to 4 p.m., May 25, 2013, at the Press Room on Roller Street, behind Food City at Clinchfield Street, Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by her sisters Mrs. Ivadell (Don) Payne and Margie Jennings, and brother Dee Reece Lawson.
She is the daughter of the late Lon and Eva Price Lawson, and the widow of Ted Elam. Deceased members of her family include Irene (Lloyd) Bloomer, Virgie Lawson, Bonnie (Paul) Begley and Herbert Lawson.
She retired from the yarn plant at Tennessee Eastman Company after 42 years of service.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift desired.
Kiser and Morgan
Carrie Kathleen Morgan of Birchwood, Tenn., and Tyler Allen Kiser of Jonesville, Va., were married April 27, 2013, at the Karlan Mansion, Wilderness Road State Park, Ewing, Va.
The Rev. Bob Richards officiated at the 3 p.m., ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Kathleen Morgan of Birchwood, and the granddaughter of Katherine Selvidge of Birchwood, the late Blucher Selvidge, and the late Rose and Lake Morgan, formerly of Athens, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Gary and Dianne Kiser of Jonesville, and the grandson of Bradley Bledsoe of Kingsport; the late Lucille Bledsoe, formerly of Jonesville; and the late Jack Kiser, formerly of Willoughby, Ohio. He is the great-grandson of Oma Dishner of Kingsport.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Sammantha Ivey, friend of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda Tiegs and Sheryl Morgan, cousins of the bride. Taylor Queen, cousin of the bride, was flower girl.
Gary Kiser served his son as best man. Groomsmen were James Roseman and Andy Harless, friends of the bridegroom. Ushers were Zackery Grabeel, friend of the bridegroom, and Samuel Morgan, brother of the bride. Tyler Lee, friend of the bridegroom, was ring bearer.
The bride attended the University of Tennessee and is currently attending Mountain Empire Community College. She is employed as a nurse at Lee Health and Rehabilitation.
The bridegroom attended Concord University and received an associate’s degree in emergency medical services from Mountain Empire Community College. He is employed as a paramedic for Church Hill Emergency Medical Services.
Following their honeymoon, the couple resides in Jonesville.
Peters and McDavid
April Dawn Peters and Clinton Nathan McDavid, both of Kingsport, Tenn., plan to be married June 8, 2013, at Maple Lane Farms, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Sandra Peters of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of the late Clarence and Marie Wallen, formerly of Kingsport; Jack Peters Sr. of Norton, Va., and the late Emma Peters formerly of Norton, Va. April received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Radiography from East Tennessee State University. She then continued her education at Chattanooga State Community College, where she completed two years of study in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification Program. She is employed as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer at a local family practice doctor’s office.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Anthony “Tony” and Cammie McDavid of Kingsport, and the grandson of the late David T. “Tommie” Newman and Nell C. Newman of Blountville; the late Ed McDavid, formerly of Kingsport; and Midge McDavid of Blountville. Clint received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Health Service Management from East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., where he was a four-year Varsity Division One swimmer. He is employed as an orthopedic sales representative for the Kingsport, and Johnson City area.