Mr. and Mrs. Roark
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Roark, Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, Gray.
The couple were married on Nov. 27, 1964, at First Baptist Church of Garner, North Carolina, by the late Rev. Willard Adkinson.
Mr. Roark retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a principal electrical engineer in plant protection after 35 years of service.
Mrs. Roark is the former Edith Humphreys. She retired from Ashley Academy as an elementary teacher after 20 years.
The couple have three children, Jon Roark and wife Stephanie of Gray, Nancy Roark of Johnson City and Beth Roark of Tanzania, East Africa; and four grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request that in lieu of gifts donations be made to Tumaini Children’s Home in Tanzania.
Emily and Dr. Collier Jordan, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Milam, to Thomas Frederick Wilkinson, son of Stephen and Donna Wilkinson, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of Furman University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish; and a 2014 graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received a master’s degree in social work.
She is a granddaughter of Thomas Jacob and Mary Ellen Westbrook, LaGrange, Ga.; and the late Collier Jordan Sr. and Virginia Milam Jordan.
Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science; and a 2013 graduate of ETSU, where he received a doctor of physical therapy degree.
He is a grandson of Jay Oble and Bernice Vinsant Stephens, Oak Ridge; and the late William Henry and Elizabeth Thomas Wilkinson.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.
Ginger Marie Staten and Marcus Thomas Keller were married Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the gazebo at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
The Rev. Paul Crowe officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Tommy and Candice Staten, Jonesborough. She is a granddaughter of the late Jack and Ruth Marshall; and the late
The groom is a son of Bobby and Cindy Keller, Johnson City. He is a grandson of Mary McKee, Johnson City; and the late Juanita Keller.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown featuring a side drape, lace-up back, beaded lace detail and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Anne Mason.
Bridesmaids were Chris Harmon, Briteny Polo and Zoe Abernathy.
Flower girls were Emma, Molly and Ava Harmon.
Ring bearer was Isildur Mattot.
Brian Walker served as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Walker and Jeremy Deanhardt.
Usher was Kyle Mason.
Guest book attendant was Nicole Keller.
Following a reception at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church fellowship hall, the couple took a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Kenneth H. and Betty R. Garland, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at a reception with family at The Peerless, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Oct. 15, 1954, in Erwin.
Mr. Garland retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.
Mrs. Garland is the former Betty R. Head. She is retired from Texas Instruments Inc.
The couple have two children, Pam Garland and Lori Saults; four grandchildren, John Foister, Andy Foister, Justin Saults and Travis Saults; and six great-grandchildren, Brandy, Mason, Katie, Brenley, Aubrey and Cameron Foister.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Breeding announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Murphy Breeding, to Alexander Alan Thorpe, son of Ken Thorpe, Roswell, Ga., and Joann Lamphere, Denver, Colo.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Denison University, where she received a bachelor’s degree, was captain of the women’s softball team and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority; and is a 2010 graduate of Marymount University, where she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology. She is employed by the Office of the Federal Public Defender.
She is a granddaughter of Pamela Murphy Carter, Kingsport, and the late Dr. E. Kent Carter; and Mr. and Mrs. E.O. “Buzzy” Breeding, Kingsport.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Denison University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and was captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He is a student at Ross School of Business-University of Michigan, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
He is a grandson of Connie and Gary Thorpe, Fort Myers, Fla.; and the late Ann Marie and Joseph Lamphere.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.