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Published August 7th, 2011 12:39 pm

John Samuel and Tracy Welsh, 2214 Knob Creek Road, announce the engagement of their daughter, Metha, to James Reed, son of Charles and Laurie Reed, 1731 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City.
The bride-elect is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in social work. She is employed by Independent Living Solutions as director.
She is a granddaughter of the late Tom and Jean Balmer; and the late Johnnie and Ferne Welsh.
Her fiancé is a student at Northeast State Community College and will be transferring to the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the United States Marine Corps and the Bluff City Volunteer Fire Department.
He is a grandson of Jean and Mike Larkin, Amelia, Ohio; the late William Charles Reed; and Evelyn Reed, Kingsport.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.