Mr. and Mrs. Barkes
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas V. Barkes, 339 Wiltshire Drive, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at an open house hosted by their daughters.
The couple were married on June 2, 1962, in Fork, Md., by the Rev. Robert A. Van Lew.
Mr. Barkes retired from Milligan College as an associate professor of computer science.
Mrs. Barkes is the former Barbara Doxen. She retired from Johnson City Schools as an elementary teacher.
The couple have two children, Lea Ann Arbuthnot and husband Rick of Athens; and Carrie Lynn Waddell and husband Craig of Gray; and six grandchildren, Cody, Sam, Sadie and Zane Arbuthnot, and Savannah and Sarah Grace Waddell.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Danielle Bowers and Joshua “JT” Osborne.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Johnny and Tammy Wright of 953 Harrtown Road, Blountville, and Ricky Bowers.
She is a graduate of Milligan College, where she received a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
She is employed in Kingsport as an occupational therapist.
She is a granddaughter of Mary Ann Bowers of Blountville, and the late Robert Bowers; and Amanda Smith of Piney Flats, and the late James “Jimmy” Smith.
Her fiancé is a son of Todd and Teresa Osborne.
He is employed by Washington County EMS as an EMT-IV tech.
He is a grandson of Burleigh and Valdean Gray of Gray; and Gene and Patsy Osborne of Kingsport.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Harvest Acres Farm, Limestone.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Brittainy Roberts and Brian McMenamin.
The bride-elect is a daughter of D.J. and Tom Jessee, 217 W. Holston Ave., Johnson City; and Tom and Ann Roberts, Knoxville.
She is a graduate of Science Hill High School; and a graduate of Emerson College, Boston, Mass. She is employed by Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles, Calif., as a casting executive.
Her fiancé is a son of John and Caren McMenamin, Napa, Calif.
He is a graduate of Vintage High School, Napa; and a graduate of Sacramento State College, Sacramento, Calif. He is employed by Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, Calif., in film development.
The couple plan a wedding for October 2012, in Sonoma, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Joe James Davidson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, June 3, 2012, at home with family and friends.
The couple were married on June 4, 1962, in Johnson City.
Mr. Davidson retired from Preston Construction Co.
Mrs. Davidson is the former Carolyn Hall. She retired from the Johnson City School System.
The couple have three children, Robin Lynn of Jonesborough, Bobbie Jo of Johnson City, and James Todd of Johnson City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Casteel
Gilbert and Dorothy Jane Casteel, 184 Bill Bennett Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 2, 2012.
The couple were married on June 2, 1962, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ingram by The Rev. D.C. Byrd.
Mr. Casteel retired as co-owner from Casteel Brothers Construction.
Mrs. Casteel is the former Dorothy Jane Ingram. She worked at Mayes Tool Company and is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Linda Kay Ford and husband Terry Ray Ford, Johnson City; and Gilbert Randy Casteel, Johnson City. They also have three grandchildren, Nathan Ray Ford, Laura Jane Ford and Megan Casteel.