Mr. and Mrs. Bogden
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bogden, 200 Wiltshire Drive, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 10, 2012.
The couple were married on Feb. 10, 1962, at the military chapel in Fort Hood, Texas, by Army Chaplain Rev. D’Arcy.
Mr. Bogden is a former U.S. Army officer and retired after 25 years in engineering and business management.
Mrs. Bogden is the former Eleanor Marie Johnson, Terrell, Texas. She is a homemaker and former medical assistant.
The couple have two children, James T. Bogden of Baltimore, Md., and John M. Bogden and wife Michelle of Neenah, Wis.; and two grandchildren, Timothy and Krista.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kenneth Gross, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Elaine, to Andrew Cooper Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Warren, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of University School and was presented by the Mountain Empire Chapter of the National League of Debutante Cotillions in 2004 and by the board of the East Tennessee Presentation Society Dogwood Ball in 2006.
She is a 2008 honors graduate of Wellesley College, where she was the recipient of the Paul R. Barstow Award. She served as president of the Phi Sigma Society of Wellesley and was a member of the Wellesley College Dancers.
She is a third-year student at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis.
She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor Hendrix, Johnson City; Kenneth Ernst Gross, Melbourne, Fla.; and the late Mrs. Kenneth Ernst Gross.
Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya; and a 2003 graduate of Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga. He served in the Peace Corps in Morocco.
He is a fourth-year student at James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University.
He is a grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. John Arch Warren, Nashville; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claud W. Cooper.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Johnson City.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander Taylor, Davidson, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Brewer, to Willis Wolfe Chapman, son of Betsy Brandon Boyd, Charlotte, N.C.; and Dr. and Mrs. Todd Masters Chapman, Cornelius, N.C.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Science Hill High School and was presented by the Mountain Empire Chapter of the National League of Debutante Cotillions in 2001. She is a 2005 graduate of Davidson College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history; and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Law School, where she received a Juris Doctorate.
She is employed by Moore & Van Allen, PLLC, as an attorney in the Financial Services group, Charlotte, N.C.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. Jene Clinton Bumgarner, Millers Creek, N.C.; the late Mrs. Bumgarner; Mr. John Ashby Taylor, Decatur, Ga.; and the late Mrs. Taylor.
Her fiancé is a 2001 graduate of Charlotte Latin School; and a 2005 graduate of Davidson College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and was a member of the Kappa Alpha order.
He is employed by Crescent Resources LLC, Charlotte, in commercial real estate.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Basil Manly Boyd Jr., Charlotte, and the late Dr. Boyd; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Willis Chapman, Charlotte.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Schuler
Jerry and Judith Schuler, 19501 Pairgin Road, Bristol, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at a reception from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Suburban Christian Church.
The couple were married on Jan. 28, 1962, at El Centro Baptist Church, El Centro, Calif., by Minister Charles W. Christian, while Mr. Schuler was serving in the U.S. Navy in Marimara, Calif.
Mr. Schuler retired from Raytheon.
Mrs. Schuler is the former Judith Nichols. She is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Christine Salyer of Blountville, Brenda Carter of Ronda, N.C., and Eric Schuler of Bristol, Va.; and five grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request that in lieu of gifts, donations be made to Suburban Christian Church’s building fund.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Philip and Dorothy Smith, Bluff City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, with a weekend with family in Charleston, S.C., followed by a cruise to the Bahamas.
The couple were married on Jan. 6, 1962, at Mayfair Lutheran Church, Chicago.
Mr. Smith retired from Exxon Corp.
Mrs. Smith retired as church secretary for various congregations.
The couple have three children, Glenn Smith and wife Theresa of Anchorage, Alaska, Donna McCalman and husband Mark of Johnson City, and Kendra Martin and husband Jerry of Fort Mill, S.C.; and six grandchildren, Emily Smith, Joseph Bottini, Graham McCalman, Alayna Martin, Marinda Martin and Caramia Martin.