Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Joseph Raymond and Mary Florence Willis, 1430 Whispering Pines Road, Johnson City, will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at a reception at 2 p.m. at the home of Donna Smith.
The couple were married on Feb. 24, 1962, in Gate City, Va., by the Rev. H.J. Farmer.
Mr. Willis retired from Willis Battery Company.
Mrs. Willis is the former Mary Florence McInturff. She retired from Wiseman’s.
The couple have nine children, Ray, Dennis, Ronnie, Steve and Mike Willis of Johnson City, Connie Greenwell of Kentucky, Debbie Kelly of Texas, Anita France of Johnson City, Donna Smith of Elizabethton; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Chelsie Marie Lawson and Jason Robert Dubay were married Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at a private residence in Johnson City.
Minister Kevin Holmes officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Denise Glass, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Tony Lawson, Jonesville, Va.; and Chad and Penny McDanell, Kingsport.
She is a granddaughter of Jimmy and Nancy Lawson, Jonesville; and the late Silas and Francis Burgan.
The groom is a son of Robert and Carol Dubay, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of George Stacy, Kingsport, and the late Grace Stacy; and the late Arthur and Irmgard Dubay.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a loose sheath silhouette Casablanca gown featuring beaded and embroidered lace appliqués sewn onto netting over a satin lining, a sweetheart neckline accented with an organza band and a slit on the front side of the skirt.
Matron of honor was Deidra Close, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Katherine Bolling, Courtney Conner, Dr. Paige Gilbert-Green, Charlie Owens and Jessica Shifflett.
Robert Dubay, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Jamie Close, Andrew Hodge, Taylor Meredith, Brad Underwood and Brad Watts.
Guest book attendant was Nikki Etherton, sister of the groom.
Following a reception at a private Johnson City residence, the couple took a wedding trip to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Deborah Ann Hensley and Carroll “Tuffy” Parker were married Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at University Parkway Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Pastor Scott Thompson officiated the noon exchange of vows.
Music was provided by Kathy Thompson, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of Claude and Betty Jo Hensley, Jonesborough.
The groom is a son of Carole Burchfield Parker, Johnson City; and the late Harry Parker.
Following a private reception, the couple took a wedding trip to Las Vegas.
Mark and Jane Howell, 117 Ridgemont Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie, to Michael David Ritchie, son of David and Debbie Ritchie, 540 Morning Mist Court, Alpharetta, Ga.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2008 graduate of University of Georgia where she received a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science; and a 2013 graduate of East Tennessee State University Physical Therapy School. She is employed by Atlanta Rehabilitation Performance Center, Snellville, Ga., as a physical therapist.
She is a granddaughter of Marie Howell, Johnson City; the late Robert Lee Howell; and the late Roy and Mary Huskey.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Milton High School, Alpharetta; and a 2009 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. He is employed by Brasfield and Gorrie, Atlanta, as a project manager.
He is a grandson of Harold Ritchie, Lakeland, Fla., and the late Lois Jean Ritchie; Patricia O’Connor, Sapphire, N.C.; and the late Thomas O’Connor.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City.
Madeline Clelie Shelton and the Rev. Christian Nicholas Hawley were married Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas.
The Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Francisco Chavez and his family.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Holt Shelton II, Austin.
She is a granddaughter of Jane Hastings, Angleton, Texas; the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank D. Hastings; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Shelton.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hawley, Johnson City; and Vanessa Hawley, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Beatrice Barzetti, Cape Carteret, N.C., and the late Nicholas Barzetti; the late Francis Hawley; and the late Grace Hawley.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a simple ivory sheath Maggie Sottero gown of Chantilly lace featuring lace sleeves and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Mrs. Daniel Lewis, sister of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Therese Pring, Emily Rogers, Minda Anderson and Ashley Uriquidi.
Flower girls were Frances Isabelle Buergler and Lily Grace Buergler.
Ring bearers were Owen Nicholas Lewis and Finnegan Tate Lewis.
Daniel Lewis served as best man.
Groomsmen were Patrick Shelton, brother of the bride; the Rev. Troy Forrester; Lt. Col. Steve Thomas and Lt. Col. Matthew Altman.
Following a reception at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, the couple took a wedding trip to San Francisco and Big Sur, California.
The couple will reside in Austin