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.
Mr. and Mrs. Widner
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Widner will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 24, 2012, at a reception from 2-3 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church.
The couple were married on March 27, 1942, by the groom’s grandfather, the Rev. Johnie Reece, at his home.
Mr. Widner served in World War II, retired from National Life Insurance and is a retired minister.
Mrs. Widner is the former Iris Crumley. She is retired from Kmart.
The couple have six children, Randy Widner, Johnny Widner, Billy Widner, Anne Campbell, Susan Jenkins and Shirley Francis; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Brittany Sher Sarvadi and Danny Lee Silvers were married Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at Maple Lane Farm, Johnson City.
Pastor Greg Doebler officiated the 1 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Ellen Pollock, vocalist, with accompaniment by her husband Matt Pollock on guitar; and Martha Painter, harpist.
The bride is a daughter of Priscilla Estes Sarvadi, Johnson City; and the late Joseph John Sarvadi.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned L. Silvers, Erwin. He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Haney; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harley Silvers.
Given in marriage by her mother, the bride wore a strapless soft A-line draped gown of chiffon featuring a black satin sash at the waist.
Matron of honor was Dr. Ellen Nave.
Bridesmaid was Sharon Michele Pettigrew, sister of the groom.
Flower girl was Bella Pettigrew, niece of the groom.
Ned L. Silvers, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsman was Drew McInturff, nephew of the groom.
Bride’s book attendant was Julie Gray.
Following a reception at Maple Lane Farm Pavilion, the couple took a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga.
Randy and Melanie Hensley, 403 E. Holston Ave., Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Elise, to Christopher Gordon Patton, son of Viola Patton, 1701 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City; and Richard Collins, Nashville.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School and has attended Northeast State Community College and East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Coalition for Kids Inc., Johnson City, as assistant programs director.
She is a granddaughter of Jim and Sue Hensley, Mountain City; Sarah Lee “Sue” Denton of Johnson City and the late Rex Carl Denton Sr.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Science Hill High School and a 2009 graduate of Carson Newman College. He is employed by Freewill Baptist Family Ministries, Camp Creek, as a behavioral specialist.
He is a grandson of Naomi Ruth Patton, Johnson City, and the late William “Bill” Patton.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott A. Simpson, 251 Wheelock Road, Jonesbor-ough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Lynn, to Matthew Allen Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny M. Gentry, 504 Stuffle St., Kingsport.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Daniel Boone High School and is a student at Northeast State Community College. She is employed by Wellmont Health System.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Simpson, Gray; and Florence Thornburg, Limestone, and the late James A. Thornburg.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Gate City High School. He is employed by Brock Services and is a volunteer firefighter at Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lane, Kingsport; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gentry.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17, 2012, at DoubleTree Hotel, Johnson City.