Mr. and Mrs. Rockoff
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rockoff celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
The couple were married on Dec. 22, 1942, in Rochester, New York, while he was on leave from the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Rockoff retired from the garment industry, having worked and managed factories for Catalina, Lillian, Miss Pat and Fritzi of Utah.
Mrs. Rockoff is the former Annette Goldstein.
The couple have one child, Celeste Mushet and husband Bob of Jonesborough; five grandchildren, Elliot Taub and wife Deanna of Couredelain, Idaho, Gavin Martinson and wife Alyssa of Coppell, Texas, Dillon Martinson and wife Amy of Vienna, Va., Vanessa Taub-Flores of Concord, Calif., and the late Amberley Hodge; and eight grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
Freeman K. and Evelyn Taylor, 254 Sunrise Drive, Elizabethton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, with family.
The couple were married on Dec. 17, 1951, at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church by Preacher E.F. Grayne.
Mr. Taylor retired from Freeman Taylor & Son’s Quik Cleaners & Laundry Inc., a family business he started in 1962.
Mrs. Taylor also is retired from the family business.
The couple have five children, Kenneth, Mickey, Kirby, Phillip and Connie, all of Elizabethton; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morris, 213 Eads Road, Bluff City, will celebrate their 50th anniversary Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. in the education building at First Baptist Church, Bluff City.
The couple were married on Dec. 22, 1961, by Pastor Haynes Watson at Holston Baptist Church, Bluff City.
Mr. Morris served in the U.S. Air Force and is retired from the Bristol Tennessee Electric System.
Mrs. Morris is the former Leona “Tootie” Bowery. She is retired from Wellmont Health System.
The couple have two children, Sherry Hensley and husband Mark of Piney Flats, and Randy Morris and wife Gail of Bluff City; and one grandchild, Riley Morris of Bluff City.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
George Brunst and Debra Foster-Brunst, 1008 Willows Trace Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Foster Brunst, to Jeremy David Kellett, son of Mark and Christine Kellett, 121 Mohawk Drive, Schenectady, N.Y.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of the University of Vermont, and a 2008 graduate of Massey University, New Zealand, with a degree in veterinary science. She is employed as a veterinarian in New London, N.H.
She is a granddaughter of Cecil and Eula Foster, Bristol, Conn.; and the late George and Pearl Brunst.
Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Franklin Pearce College, Rindge, N.H. He is a scientist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
He is a grandson of the late Dr. Harry and Narcissa Kellett; and the late Jerome and Patricia Marbach.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for March 2012 in New London, N.H.
Mendy Payne and Eric Collins were married Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at their home in Telford.
The Rev. Pastor Jeremy Dykes officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Bo and Alisa Payne, Telford.
She is a granddaughter of Bud and Linda Day, Telford; Tag Payne, Jonesborough; and the late Betty Payne.
The groom is a son of Jane Collins, Telford.
He is a grandson of Louise McCurry, Telford; and the late Robert McCurry.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory A-line gown featuring a brown sash.
Matron of honor was Katie Fox, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Pauline Keys and Felicia Greer.
Flower girls were Lyndee Fox, Marissa Collins and Allison Collins.
Ring bearer was Jake Fox.
Tom McCurry, uncle of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Rodney Collins and Jason Collins, brothers of the groom.
Following a reception, the couple took a wedding trip to Gatlinburg.