Tara Nichole Garland and James Andrew Pate were married Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at The Wedding Loft, Jonesborough.
The Rev. Dennis Hamm officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Larry and Brenda Garland, Elizabethton. She is a granddaughter of Novella Nidiffer, Elizabethton.
The groom is a son of Dannie Pate, Elizabethton, and Lynne Lampkins, Elizabethton. He is a grandson of Dee Grindstaff, Elizabethton; and Jack and Nellie Pate, Elizabethton.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a soft white strapless gown of organza featuring a drop waist and floral appliques.
Ring bearers were Seth Pate and Alex Musick.
A reception was held at The Wedding Loft.
GARIOLA ISLAND, British Columbia — Erin Kylliki Orr and Christopher Matthew Green were married Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at The Dragon’s Lodge.
The Rev. James R. Green, father of the groom, officiated the 11 a.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Silvi Wool and Helena Fleming, vocalists; and Rima Fand and Sarah Alden, violinists.
The bride is a daughter of Glenda Berry, Kula, Maui, Hawaii; and the late John Berry.
She is a granddaughter of the late Jack and Irene Orr; and the late Rudi and Elvi Wool.
The groom is a son of the Rev. James R. and Carol E. Green, 3215 Tuckaleechee Pike, Maryville, Tenn.
He is a grandson of the late McKinley and Edith L. Green; and the late Rev. Donald E. and Joy Rugh.
The bride wore a white Indian silk sari.
Flower girls were Dorie and Adelaide Bracewell-Stokes.
Peter Green, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Following a reception at The Dragon’s Lodge, the couple took a wedding trip camping across the country.
KINGSPORT — Dennis and Rebecca Hall, 4517 Old Stage Road, announce the engagement of their daughter, Debra Denise, to Bryan Isaac Sambat, son of Lorraine Sambat of Murfreesboro; and the late Dr. Ricardo Sambat.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School; a graduate of East Tennessee State University; and a graduate of University of Tennessee, where she received a master’s degree in accountancy.
She is employed by Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, as a certified public accountant.
She is a granddaughter of the late William C. and Lydia Hunt; and the late Leonard and Mary Hall.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Sullivan South High School; and a graduate of University of Tennessee, where he received a master’s degree in accountancy.
He also is employed by Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, as a certified public accountant.
He is a grandson of Bessie Briggs, Erwin; and the late Ike Briggs.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Hensley
Mr. and Mrs. T. Claude Hensley, 1051 Old Boones Creek Road, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Bays Mountain Park.
The couple were married on Oct. 14, 1961, at First Christian Church, Kingsport, by the Rev. L. Palmer Young.
Mr. Hensley retired from Eastman.
Mrs. Hensley is the former Betty Jo McAninch. She is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Alan Hensley and wife Connie of Holden Beach, N.C., and Deborah Hensley of Jonesborough; and two grandchildren, Greg and Kyle Hensley.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hoffman, Johnson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Grandview Christian Church, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Oct. 19, 1946, at East Point Christian Church, East Point, Ga.
Mrs. Hoffman is the former Eva Mae Goen.
The couple have three children, Ross Hoffman of West Point, Ga., Carla Forbes of Johnson City, and Jill Shoop of Watkinsville, Ga; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends. The couple request no gifts.