Mr. and Mrs. Leach
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Leach, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 17, 2014, with a family trip to Pigeon Forge, hosted by their children.
The couple were married July 17, 1964, in Carter County.
Mrs. Leach is the former Sally Sams.
The couple have two children, Shannon Leach and wife Heather, and Shanne Goines, all of Johnson City; and six grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton
Johnnie and Janice Walton, 207 Rockingham Road, Gray, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 27, 2014, at a drop-in reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at their residence.
The couple were married on July 28, 1964, in Greeneville.
Mr. Walton retired from Food City.
Mrs. Walton is the former Janice Seaton. She also retired from Food City.
The couple have two children, Teema Walton of Church Hill, and Melanie Able and husband Ross of Johnson City; and one grandchild, Luke Abel.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Couch
Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Couch, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 31, 2014.
The couple were married on July 31, 1964, in Jonesborough.
Mr. Couch retired from Coolidge-Johnson as a construction specialist.
Mrs. Couch is the former Linda G. Hensley. She retired in 2013 as a CMA with Johnson City Internal Medicine.
The couple have two children, William “Randy” Couch and wife Melinda of Kingsville, Texas, and Ginger Newton and husband Johnny of Jonesborough; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Lisa and Eric Brackins, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Audra Alisa, to Lucas Dylan Woodward, son of Jim and Teresa Woodward, Unicoi.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Unicoi County High School, and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development. She is employed by Wesley Preschool.
She is a granddaughter of Harvey and Beatrice Bryant, Unicoi; and Russell and Ginger Brackins, Erwin.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Unicoi County High School, and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. He is employed by Pricewaterhouse-Coopers.
He is a grandson of Floyd Crawford, North Carolina; the late Pauline Crawford; and the late James and Dolores Woodward.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Johnson City.
Lorrie Hale and Joshua Wayne Olinger were married Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Boones Creek Christian Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. David Clark officiated the 3:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Rachel Olinger Stone and Rachael Barnett, vocalists; Martha Painter, harpist; and Susanna Hauk, violinist.
The bride is a daughter of Karen Hubbs Hale of Jonesborough; and Darrell and Kay Hale of Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of June Hubbs Boatman of Knoxville, and the late James A. Hubbs; and the late Charles “Pete” and Lola Hale.
The groom is a son of Wayne and Jennifer Olinger of Kingsport.
He is a grandson of Annabell Kitzmiller, Kingsport, and the late Charles “Buck” Kitzmiller; and the late Marshal and Rosie Olinger.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless slim A-line gown of Alençon lace adorned with sparkling sequins and beading featuring a corset closure, scalloped edging at the neckline and a satin ribbon with a brooch to accent the waistline.
Matron of honor was Karen H. Hale, mother of the bride.
Flower girls were Lauren Stone and Shelby Jean Emery.
Ring bearers were Jaxon Hale and Hudson Stone.
Wayne Olinger, father of the groom, served as best man.
Ushers were James Hale, Charles Hale, Jason Olinger and Brian Stone.
Following a reception at the church fellowship hall, the couple took a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic.