Jim and Judy Converse, Minerva, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Faye, to Matthew Ross Gallatin, son of Donn and BJ Gallatin, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 1995 graduate of Minerva High School, Minerva, Ohio; a 1999 graduate of Ohio University; and a 2001 graduate of Ohio University, where she received a master’s degree in physical therapy and was Academic All-American in cross country. She is employed by Wexler Medical Center, Ohio State University, as a physical therapist and athletic trainer.
She is a granddaughter of Fran Converse, Massillon, Ohio, the late Dick Converse, and the late Horace and Opal Puett.
Her fiancé is a 1997 graduate of Science Hill High School, Johnson City; a 2001 graduate of Witten-berg University, Springfield, Ohio, where he was All-American in football; and a 2005 graduate of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, where he received a master’s degree in educational leadership. He is employed by Dublin City Schools, Dublin, Ohio, as an alternative education specialist and by Wittenberg University as special teams coordinator.
He is a grandson of Robert and Alice McNeese, Naples, Fla., the late Donald Ross Gallatin, and the late Gwendolyn Maurer.
The couple plan a private wedding for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus, Ohio.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jordan BriAnn Fair and William Bartlett.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Tammy Harrell Fair, West G Street, Elizabethton; and Bobby Joe Fair, Monument Place, Elizabethton.
She is a 2008 graduate of Elizabethton High School and a 2010 graduate of Northeast State Community College. She is a student at Milligan College, where she is pursuing a degree in nursing and is a member of the 2011-2012 competitive dance team. She is employed by Niswonger Children’s Hospital as a nurse intern and by Studio Dance.
She is a granddaughter of Ray and Tootsie Sams Hill and the late Jim Harrell.
Her fiancé is a son of Bill and Elaine Bartlett, Johnson City.
He is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School and attended Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Specialty Products & Insulation Co., Kingsport.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Murphy and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bartlett Sr.
The couple plan a private wedding for August 2012.
Mr. and Mrs. Krouse
Jack and Wanda Krouse, 2215 Kipping St., Johnson City, observed their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, June 7, 2012.
The couple were married on June 7, 1947, at Knob Creek Church of the Brethren by the Rev. Frank Isenburg.
Mr. Krouse is the owner of Jack Krouse Watch and Clock Repair.
Mrs. Krouse is the former Wanda Martin. She is retired from H & K Jewelers.
The couple have three children, Jerry Krouse and wife Judy, Johnson City; Roger Krouse and wife Randi, Tampa, Fla.; and Randal Krouse and wife Joann, Johnson City. They have two grandchildren, Kevin Krouse and wife Emily, and Wendi Asher and husband Jeremy; and two great-grandchildren, Jack A. Krouse and Mariyah Asher.
Ronnie and Kathy Garland, 2 Spring Knoll Court, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Marah Katharine, to David Alan Newell, son of Robin Walker, 818 Johnson Ave., Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Science Hill High School, where she played on the varsity soccer team for five years. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education.
She is employed by the Johnson City School System as an Educare teacher at Woodland Elementary; and is also employed by The Wellness Center.
She is a granddaughter of Pat Brantly, Johnson City, and the late Gus Brantly; and the late D.L. and Mary Jane Garland.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School; and is a 2011 graduate of Northeast State Community College, where he received a degree in welding and metal fabrication.
He is a grandson of Polly and Jerry Walker, Johnson City; and Paul and Anne Helvey, Johnson City.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Storybrook Farm, Jonesborough.
Mr. and Mrs. David McKee Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Aaron Story, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Story.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School. She is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she is majoring in fashion merchandising. She is employed by Citi Group.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gene Skaggs, Johnson City, and Goldie McKee, Johnson City, and the late Bud McKee.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of University High School. He is a student at Northeast State Community College, where he is majoring in machine tools.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor, Jonesborough; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Story.
The couple plan a private wedding for 3 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.