Mr. and Mrs. Milhorn
James Arnold and Mary Lucille Milhorn, 1201 Old Stage Road, Gray, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 29, 2014, at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at their home.
The couple were married on June 29, 1939, by Sam Jenkins at his home.
Mr. Milhorn retired from Holston Defense.
Mrs. Milhorn is the former Mary Lucille Hawkins. She is a homemaker.
The couple have six children, Darryle and wife Jessie of Gray, Dwight and wife Barbara of Johnson City, Gary and wife Thelma of Jonesborough, Danny and wife Helen of Jonesborough, Jane and husband Robert of Jonesborough, and Beth and husband Grayling of Jonesborough; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
The drop-in celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request that in lieu of gifts attendees donate to their favorite charities.
Mr. and Mrs. Holton
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Holton, 160 Bart Green Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday, June 6, 2014, at the MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center, Kingsport.
The couple were married on June 9, 1964, at the home of Charles Lee Johnson by the Rev. Jake Honeycutt.
Mr. Holton is a retired medical technologist. He worked in Erwin.
Mrs. Holton is the former Frances Ayers. She retired from Johnson City Medical Center, as a licensed practical nurse.
The couple have three children, Colleen Padgett and husband Johnny, Franklin Holton and wife Susan, and Sherry Brandon and husband John, all of Gray; six grandchildren, Joshua and Austin Padgett, Riley and Bryson Brandon, and Addison and Ethan Holton; one step-grandson, Jeffrey Barber; and one step-great-granddaughter, Harriet Barber.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin
Bob and Alice Austin, 2101 Christian Lane 8E, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village by renewing their vows.
The couple were married on June 20, 1964, in Mayfield, Ohio, by The Rev. Allan Blackman, father of the bride.
Mr. Austin retired from Akron Public Schools, Ohio, as a teacher.
Mrs. Austin is the former Alice Blackman. She worked for Akron Public Schools and retired from Manchester Public Schools, Ohio, as a teacher.
The couple have two children, Allan Austin and wife Vicki of Dallas, Pa., and Phillip Austin and wife Paula of Sarasota, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Bobby and Hope, and Julianna and Noah.
The celebration was open to family and friends.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jessica Leigh Burris and Joshua Reese Bartlam.
The bride-elect is a daughter of the late Robert “Jack” Burris and Jim and Jackie Livingston, 109 Fairridge Road, Johnson City.
She is a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and was vice president of membership of Kappa Delta Sorority; and a 2012 graduate of ETSU, where she received a master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner.
She is employed by Richmond Nephrology Associates, Richmond, Va., as a nurse practitioner.
She is a granddaughter of Roy and Audrey Newton, Johnson City; and the late Harold and Ruby Burris.
Her fiancé is a son Keith and Melanie Bartlam, 3605 Stoney Ridge Trail, Midlothian, Va.
He is a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in digital media and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed as the production manager and editor of “Red Arrow TV” on the Outdoor Channel, out of Richmond, Va.
He is a grandson of Audrey Bartlam, Powhatan, Va., and the late Durwood Bartlam; and Patricia Wheeler, Oviedo, Fla., and the late Luther Warren.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Adam’s International School, Maidens, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Rich
Mr. and Mrs. Charles “Chuck” H. Rich Jr., 1026 Waterbrooke Lane, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a river boat cruise, beginning in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with two ports in Belgium.
The couple were married on June 13, 1964, by the Rev. John Drummond, in a suburb of Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Rich worked for Price Waterhouse, Evanston, Ill., before joining the U.S. Navy and working as a supply officer on a destroyer. He then worked for the family business, Cox and Rich Wholesale Grocery, Johnson City; and now owns his own business, Chuck Rich Properties.
Mrs. Rich is the former Barbara Claypoole. She taught elementary school in Michigan and Florida, and has worked at Fleming Foods and both family businesses in Johnson City.
The couple have two children, Bobby Rich of Johnson City and the late Sylvia Robinson; and four grandchildren, Shannon Robinson, Garrett Robinson, Austin Rich and Ethan Rich.