Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Russell, 306 Stockyard Road, Telford, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, March 9, 2012.
The couple were married on March 9, 1962.
Mr. Russell retired from Arcata Graphics after 25 years of service and was later employed by the Town of Jonesborough as a building inspector. During this time, he also worked as a residential building contractor before retiring again.
Mrs. Russell is the former Ruby K. McKee. She is a retired real estate affiliate broker.
The couple have two children, Steve Russell, Jonesborough, and David Russell, Telford; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Aja Black and Joseph LaDue were married Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Maple Lane Farm, Johnson City.
Pastor Kent Schaaf officiated the 5:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Linda Brimer, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Rick and Dianne Garland, Greeneville.
She is a granddaughter of Helen Fields Black, Haughton, La.; and the late Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Austin Black.
The groom is a son of Pamela LaDue-Booth, Bristol.
Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless ivory Maggie Sottero “Karena Royale” gown featuring Alençon lace that glittered.
Matron of honor was KK Dillon-Gentry.
Maid of honor was Barbie Brannon.
Bridesmaids were Linda Brimer, Abby Thomas, Kari Armstrong and Anna Ricciardi.
Flower girls were Faith LaDue, niece of the groom, and Morgan Anderson, niece of the bride.
Ring bearer was Gage LaDue, nephew of the groom.
Vince LaDue, brother of the groom, and Matthew Snellings served as best men.
Groomsmen were Garrett Vicars, Erik Watson, Andrew Dyer and Brian McNew.
Honorary groomsman was Tyrus Stewart.
Ushers were Michael Nelson, Michael Francis, Sean Fox and Justin Coffey.
Bride’s book attendants were Jenny Dyer and Amanda Davenport.
Following a reception at Maple Lane Farm, the couple took a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Nicole Marie Tester and Jay Edward Wheeler.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Dale Tester, Naples, Fla.; and Kellie Tester, Kingsport.
She is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, and is a student at Northeast State Community College.
She is a granddaughter of Pat and Dave Tester of Piney Flats; and Ginnie and Paul Christie of Gray.
Her fiancé is a son of Doug and Sandy Wheeler, Jonesborough.
He is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, and is a student at East Tennessee State University.
He is a grandson of Jay C. Wheeler of Jonesborough; Peggy Dykes of Johnson City; and the late Edward and Sula Laws.
The couple plan a wedding for July 21, 2012, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jamie Katherine Russell and Craig Andrew “Drew” Turner.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Chris and Michelle Crawford, Winter Garden, Fla.; and Gary Russell, Montverde, Fla.
She is a graduate of West Orange High School; and received a medical assistant certification from West Side Tech, Winter Garden, Fla. She is a student at Lake Sumter Community College, Clermont, Fla., where she is pursuing a degree in nursing.
She is a granddaughter of Connie Crawford, Winter Garden, Fla.; Nancy Russell, Tallahassee, Fla.; and John Tippett, Bolling Brook, Ill.
Her fiancé is a son of Craig and Sharon Turner, Johnson City.
He is a graduate of Science Hill High School; and a graduate of University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is employed by Silver Springs Citrus Inc., Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., as a cost accountant and information systems analyst.
He is a grandson of Reynold and Mary Ann Lemp, Winter Garden, Fla.; and Collie and Effie Jo Turner, Winter Garden, Fla.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, May 19, 2012, at New Canton Plantation, Church Hill.
Dr. and Mrs. Miranda
Dr. and Mrs. Roger Miranda celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 3, 2012, at a renewal of vows ceremony by Bishop Richard F. Stika at St. Marys Catholic Church. They will also celebrate with their family on a cruise.
The couple were married on March 17, 1962, in Chicago.
Dr. Miranda retired from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, as a general surgeon.
Mrs. Miranda is the former Helen Mitchell.
She retired from Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton, as a registered nurse.
The couple have three children, David Miranda and wife Kelly of Johnson City, Susan Peoples and husband Jim of Johnson City, and Patricia Tyler and husband Bill of Sanford, Fla.; and eight grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristen, Alexis and Michael Miranda, Danielle and Emily Peoples, and Olivia and Catherine Tyler.