Roller 90th birthday
The Rev. Homer C. Roller will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., April 26, 2014, in the fellowship hall at Vermont United Methodist Church.
The event is being hosted by his daughters Linda Childress and Karen Hensley.
The Rev. Roller was born April 28, 1924, in Scott County, Va. He is married to Doshia Baker Roller, and they recently celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
No gifts please, just bring a special memory of Homer to be included in a memory book.
Edmonson and Rodriguez
Emily Ann Marie Edmonson of Church Hill, Tenn., and Francois Dennis Rodriguez of Smithtown, N.Y.. plan to be married during a private beach ceremony at 5:30 p.m., June 14, 2014 at Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Steve and Melissa Harris of Church Hill, and the granddaughter of Tom and Joy Parker of Church Hill. She graduated from Volunteer High School and East Tennessee State University. She is employed at Merrill Lynch, Jacksonville.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Dr. Eduardo and Ginette Rodriguez of Bluffton, S.C. He graduated from Smithtown High School and Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Fla. He is employed at Merrill Lynch, Jacksonville.
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.