Renfro 40th anniversary
Phillip (Mitchell) and Carolyn Blanco Renfro of Kingsport, formerly of Edison, N.J., celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary April 19, 2015, at Mulberry Street Restaurant, Avenel, N.J.
The event was hosted by their children.
The couple was married April 19, 1975, at Community Presbyterian Church in Edison with the Rev. Joseph C. Fowler officiating.
They are the parents of daughter Beth Renfro Nowak and husband Jason of Avenel, and son Shawn Renfro of Woodbridge, N.J. They are the grandparents of Jake Nowak and Brandon Nowak.
Mr. Renfro retired from the New Brunswick, N.J. Police Department. Mrs. Renfro retired from Dollar Tree Stores.
Fansler 90th birthday
M.C. Fansler celebrated his 90th birthday April 24, 2015.
Mr. Fansler was born April 24, 1925, in Hawkins County. He has been married to wife Gladys Fansler for 68 years.
He is the father of Larry Fansler and wife Mary of Columbus, Ohio, and Pam Livesay and husband John of Church Hill.
Mr. Fansler retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1987. He is a member of Elm Springs United Methodist Church.
Horne 90th birthday
Edith Williams Horne will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception to be held in her honor from 5 to 8 p.m., April 25, 2015, in the fellowship building at Long Hollow Church, Stanley Valley Road.
Edith was married to Murl Horne for 52 years.
She is the mother of Shirley Watson, Linda Mayo, the late Larry Horne and the late Lois Cole. She is the grandmother of Sheila Mayo Morelock, Brad Cole, Dean Armstrong and Chris Mayo. She has four great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
The presence of family and friends or a note card listing a favorite moment you shared with Edith would mean so much to her. No other gifts are requested.
Robinson 95th birthday
James B. Robinson, known as “J.B.” to many family and friends in our community, will celebrate his 95th birthday on April 20, 2015.
Mr. Robinson was born in Mountain City in 1920 to James Bert Robinson and Artie Victoria Gentry. He served as a U.S. Navy Storekeeper Second Class in World War II in the South Pacific. After the war, he met and married the love of his life, Geneva Franklin. The couple was married for 63 years.
Mr. Robinson earned his master’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University. Upon moving to Kingsport in 1954, he was hired as a business teacher at Ketron High School. In 1957, Mr. Robinson accepted the job as principal of Ketron High School and remained there until its closing in 1980. He had the privilege and honor of opening Sullivan North High School in 1980, serving as its first principal, and remained there until his retirement in 1985. His passion for education and desire to influence children’s lives blessed not only him but remains in the hearts of those that he inspired.
He is the loving father of Vickie Robinson Harris and husband James W. Harris of Kingsport and Deborah Suzanne Robinson of Franklin. He is the grandfather of Robert Coates and wife Tawny of Spring Hill; Elizabeth Suzanne Temple and husband Sean of Franklin; and Nancy Harris Parker and husband Keith of Kingsport. He has five great-grandchildren, Ava and Lilana Temple, Addison Parker, and Bradley and Austin Coates.
He has been a faithful member of First Christian Church, Kingsport, where he has served on numerous church committees and as a Deacon and Elder of the church.
Happy Birthday Paw-Paw! We love you!
Lady and Miller
Jessica Renee Miller and Travis Delaney Lady, both of Kingsport, were married April 19, 2014, at Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport. Billy Riner officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of John David and Vicki Miller of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Garland and Lorraine Ruth of Kingsport, and the late John Thomas and Thelma Miller from Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Larry Bell of Gray, Barbara Bell of Lakeworth, Fla., and Thomas Lady of Kingsport. He is the grandson of the late James “Cotton” and Mary Johnson of Kingsport, the late Dr. Alan and Doris Bell, Vertil Lady of Kingsport and the late Frances Lady of Kingsport.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Jacey Lane was maid of honor. Flower girls were Piper Morris and Sophia Hensley.
Scott Main served as best man. Ushers were Parker Miller and Dalton Lady. Owen Nieto was ring bearer.
The bride graduated from Dobyns-Bennett High School. She is employed at the Kingsport Times-News.
The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan Central High School. He is self-employed.
The couple resides in Kingsport.