Drs. John and Janice Schweitzer, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Beatrice, to David Jesse Arwood, son of Roger and Melinda “Ermine” Arwood, Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2011 graduate of St. Louis University; and 2013 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Curlee Communications as a speech pathologist.
She is a granddaughter of the late Dr. Barney and Lillian Finkel; and the late Jack and Joyce Schweitzer.
Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Hampton High School; a 2010 graduate of Milligan College; and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University.
He is a grandson of the late B.A. and Leondas Farthing Lipford; and the late Jess and Minnie Arwood.
The couple plan a wedding for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Johnson City.
Suncica Sunshine Svalina and Aaron Benjamin Rice were married Saturday, June 15, 2013, at The Charles, downtown Johnson City.
William Bailey, minister, officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Chase Buchannan, vocalist/guitarist.
The bride is a daughter of Lelica and Dragan Svalina, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of the late Bozica and Petar Svalina; and the late Dobrinka and Dusko Bandic.
The groom is a son of Vedette and Ron Rice, Soddy Daisy.
He is a grandson of Jean and Stan Rice, Johnson City; Barbara Lehn, Burlington, Wis., and the late Don Lehn.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a pearl beaded ivory lace gown.
Maid of honor was Gorica Svalina, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Milica Bandic, Jovana Milicevic, Lilly Lam, Noelle Brown and Kendra Sigler.
Flower girl was Laura Rice.
Blaine Rice, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Abdullah Sabri, Jeff Chastain, John Eads and Corey Vines.
Usher was Nemanja Bandic.
Following a reception at The Charles, the couple took a wedding trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Mr. and Mrs. Norton
Mr. and Mrs. Seaf Norton, Limestone, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at a barbecue hosted by their children from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowmantown Ruritan.
The couple were married on Aug. 17, 1963.
Mr. Norton is a semi-retired truck driver and farmer.
Mrs. Norton is the former Linda Kaye Collins. She is a homemaker.
The couple have seven children, Seaf Norton Jr. and wife Diana, Angela Norton Church and husband Anthony, Scottie Norton and wife Renae, Steven “Doc” Norton and wife Jennifer, and Amanda Norton, all of Washington County; and Adriena Hux and husband Jake, and Sabrina Norton Shipley and husband Johnnie, of Greene County.
They have 15 grandchildren and five special grandchildren, Brenton Norton, Bradley “Doodle” Norton, Alicia Dunn, Akeshia Church, Caleb Church, David Norton, Daniel Norton, Caleigh Norton, Eathon Norton, Maelynn Hux, Seth Shelton, Jordan Cutshall, Cheyenne Copas, Brycen Roseberry, Mason Lee Norton, Makaylen Cutshall, David McCurry, Bethany McCurry, Aston McCurry and Colt McCurry; and four great-grandchildren, Jenna Morrow, Jonathan Morrow, Mason Dunn and Lyla Kay Norton.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
Chelsea Ryan Myers and Aaron Michael Woodacre were married Saturday, June 29, 2013, at First United Methodist Church, downtown Johnson City.
The Rev. Dr. Denver Bitner, Rockford, Ill., officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by vocalist Whitney Myers, sister of the bride; and Jane LaPella, pianist/organist.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Myers, Greeneville.
She is a granddaughter of Marion Myers, Roanoke, Va., the late Rev. J. Weldon Myers; and Jean Greene, Greeneville, and the late Frank Greene.
The groom is a son of John Morgan Woodacre, Johnson City; and Pattie Woodacre, Piney Flats.
He is a grandson of the late John E. Woodacre and Lorri Woodacre, Wellesley, Mass.; the late Barbara Cantwell; the late John Judy; and Betty Judy, Gray.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a couture ivory gown featuring a dynamic fit and flare silhouette and strapless sweetheart neckline, covered with delicate lace appliqué, embroidery and encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
Matron of honor was Emily Roberts.
Maid of honor was Whitney Myers, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Khristen Dial, Megan Smith and Tabitha Wooten.
Morgan Woodacre, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Ryan Woodacre, brother of the groom; Andy Judy, cousin of the groom; Taylor Fleenor, cousin of the groom; and Ryne Heaton.
Ushers were James Cody Powell, Josh Padgett and Austin Reppart.
Bride’s book attendants were Sara Hyatt and Laura Cusick.
A reception was held at the Johnson City Country Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Feathers
J.D. and Gail Feathers, 156 Onion Lane, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hawthorne Church of the Brethren.
The couple were married on Aug. 9, 1963, in Asheville, N.C., by Justice of the Peace Helen Lance.
Mr. Feathers is a farmer.
Mrs. Feathers is the former Gail Deane Ford. She is retired from the Sullivan County Department of Education, Weaver Elementary, as a teacher.
The couple have one child, Ruth Swonger of Johnson City, and two grandchildren.