Mr. and Mrs. Laws
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Laws, South Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 8, 2014.
The couple were married on May 8, 1964, in Johnson City by the Rev. James Clark.
Mr. Laws is retired from East Tennessee State University Public Safety and is the son of the late Rob and Lucy Webb Laws.
Mrs. Laws is the former Louise Ramsey and the daughter of the late Rev. Alvin and Kate Tilson Ramsey. She is retired from SunTrust Bank.
The couple have two children, Patricia Wilson and husband Marvin of Kingsport and Ken Laws of Johnson City; and three grandsons, Marvin Wilson Jr. and fiancee Lynsey Farmer, and Austin Wilson of Kingsport, and Cody Laws of Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker
Roy and Elsie Whitaker, Sulphur Springs, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 1.
The couple were married on May 1, 1964, in Bristol.
Mr. Whitaker retired from the Washington County Highway Department as a truck driver.
Mrs. Whitaker is the former Elsie Littleton. She is a homemaker.
The couple have six children, Carrie Sykes, David Whitaker, Angela Hess, Tina Holland, Roy Whitaker Jr. and Chris Sykes.
They have six grandchildren, Chris, Pam, Tiffani, Mandie, Issac and Tyler; and seven great-grandchildren, Carter, Brandon, Conner, Nate, Natalie, Emma and Kaeden.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Autumn Marie Hughes and Joseph Landon Guinn.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Brooklyn and Jeremey Beaupre, 151 Ridgeland Drive, Johnson City; and James Hughes, 2372 Bob Little Road, Elizabethton.
She is a May 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a degree in early childhood education and family studies.
She is a granddaughter of Paul and Linda Greene, Johnson City; Gail and Randy Collins, Johnson City; Robert Dwight Hughes, Elizabethton; and Lois Hughes, Elizabethton.
Her fiancé is a son of Bobby Joe and Lisa Guinn, 209 Manor Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa.
He attended East Tennessee State University. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Corp.
He is a grandson of Clarence Guinn Jr., Kingston, Tenn., and the late Marie Guinn; and Ruth Garland, Johnson City, and the late Phillip Garland.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.
Dr. and Mrs. Grossman
Dr. and Mrs. Joshua Grossman, 1830 Water’s Edge Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at One Acre Cafe with friends. A celebration with family was held April 12 at LaPlaya Beach and Golf Club, Naples, Fla.
The couple were married on March 26, 1964, at the bride’s parents’ home in Asheville, N.C., by Rabbi Alexander Gelberman.
Dr. Grossman served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He retired from the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Mrs. Grossman is the former Mickey Schandler. She has worked in all areas of occupational therapy.
The couple have three children, Dr. David Adam Grossman and wife Catherine, Croughton, England; Dr. Joel Scott Grossman and wife Wendy Jeanne, Naples, Fla., and Wendy Kantor and husband Jon, Arlington, Va.; and five grandchildren, Isaac, Joseph, Karl, Ruth and Sam.
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson
Uril and Shirley Peterson, Limestone, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 3, 2014, at a reception given by their children.
The couple were married on May 6, 1954.
Mr. Peterson retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service, and the U.S. Postal Service after 20 years of service.
Mrs. Peterson is the former Shirley Marie Harrell. She retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs after 30 years of service.
The couple have four children, Duane Peterson and wife Tammy, Randy Peterson and wife Lois, Tammy Estepp and husband Ricky, and Sue Drain and husband Jeff; eight grandchildren, Brandon Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Logan Peterson, Hannah Peterson, Travis Estepp, Chad Estepp, Christina Williams and Jennifer Cooper; and nine great-grandchildren, Noah Estepp, Mallory Estepp, Seth Estepp, Lyndsey Williams, Dalton Williams, Cameron Tucker, Haylee Williams, Isaac Williams and Callie Cooper.