Mr. and Mrs. Wise
Charles A. and H. Elois Wise, 168 Shannon View Road, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at a private celebration with close family.
The couple were married on Aug. 23, 1963, in Glade Spring, Va.
Mr. Wise retired from Holston Defense Corp. and BAE Systems as a chemical operator.
Mrs. Wise is the former H. Elois Miller. She retired from Johnson City Medical Center Hospital as a nursing supervisor.
The couple have two children, Blair Wise of Gray, and Craig Wise of Apex, N.C.; and one grandchild, Aleigh Wise.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Brooke Alexandra Dunn and Landon Heath Gray.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Betty Bishop Stout of Telford, and David Dunn of Piney Flats.
She is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School; and is a student at Milligan College where she is studying nursing. She is employed by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Johnson City, and is a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
She is a granddaughter of Linda S. Morris, Telford, and the late Joel K. Bishop Sr.; JoEtta Dunn, Piney Flats, and the late Jimmie L. Dunn Sr.; and Homer Stout, Piney Flats, and the late Jane Stout.
Her fiancé is a son of Lisa and George Gray Jr. of Jonesborough.
He is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, and is a student at Northeast State Community College, where he is studying is welding. He is employed by Jacobs Field Service, Kingsport, and is a member of Harmony Baptist Church.
He is a grandson of Jewel Richardson, Jonesborough, and the late Bruce Richardson; Betty Gray, Jonesborough, and the late George L. Gray Sr.; and the late David Bright.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Grace Meadows Farm, Jonesborough.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis
David and Juella Francis, Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at a reception from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jonesborough Senior Center, 1521 Persimmon Ridge Road.
The couple were married on Oct. 12, 1963, at Unaka Avenue Baptist Church by Pastor Chester Parker.
Mr. Francis is a Word War II U.S. Navy veteran and retired from Harris Tarkett after 50 years of service.
Mrs. Francis is the former Juella Hampton. She retired from Memorial Hospital as a secretary and bookkeeper to the controller, and later retired from SPS.
The couple have two children, Delena Francis of Johnson City, and James Francis and wife Kim of Chicago; and are expecting their first grandchild.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Mast
Mr. and Mrs. Burl S. Mast, 1721 Sciota Road, Elizabethton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, with a trip to Cherokee, N.C., from Sept. 29-Oct. 3.
The couple were married on Sept. 30, 1958, in Elizabethton, by The Rev. Lloyd.
Mr. Mast retired from the military, after serving from 1955-75; and retired from the State of Tennessee in 1992.
Mrs. Mast is the former Wilma Jean Lyons. She is a retired certified nurse assistant.
The couple have two children, Burl S. Mast Jr. and wife Lisa of Madison, Wis., and Connie M. Adkins and husband Ronnie of Elizabethton; and four grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.
Gary and Brenda Gentry, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel, to Andrew Lauber, son of Paul and Lynn Lauber, Collinsville, Ill.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in social work; and is a student at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in social work.
She is a granddaughter of the late James and Myrtle Jackson; and the late Verna Lee Gentry.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Valparaiso University, Indiana, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and philosophy; and a graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he received a master’s degree in philosophy. He is employed by Bridge Refugee Services, Knoxville; and Lee University, Cleveland, where he teaches philosophy.
He is a grandson of Shirley Knippenberg, Glen Carbon Ill., and the late Arnold Knippenberg; and the late Henry and Dorothy Lauber.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct.12, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville.