Gary L. and Dawn M. Hill, 133 Joe Green Road, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Dawn, to Jonah George Nickles, son of Joseph P. and Cheryl W. Nickles, 1305 Lake Drive Ext., Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of David Crockett High School and is a senior at East Tennessee State University, where she will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in public health and nutrition. She attends Liberty Fellowship Church and is a youth leader.
She is a granddaughter of Phyllis J. Hill, Jonesborough; the late Jack E. Hill; and the late John F. and Helen S. Jenkins.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of University School; and is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education. He also attends Liberty Fellowship Church and is a youth leader.
He is a grandson of Carolyn M. Whaley, Johnson City; the late Herman R. Whaley; the late Wiley P. Nickles; and the late Maggie J. Martin.
The couple plan a private wedding for 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
Dr. and Mrs. Edwards
Dr. Charles and DeLores Edwards celebrated their 60th wedding recently with a trip to Macinaw City, Mich.
The couple were married on June 3, 1951, at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Milford, Iowa.
Dr. Marc Alan Aiken and Mrs. Laura Aiken, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Laura, to Brett Matthew Anderson, son of Nancy Anderson, Cincinnati, Ohio, and the late Kent Anderson.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Science Hill High School, where she was Student Government Association president and cross country team captain; a 2010 graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., where she received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and was senior class president; and a 2011 graduate of Kanakuk Institute, Branson Mo.
She is attending Wake Forest University Physician Assistant School.
She is a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. James E. Moak, Starkville, Miss.; and Dr. and Mrs. Charles Aiken, Johnson City.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Cincinnati, where he was golf team captain; and a 2011 graduate of Samford University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in athletic training.
He is employed by Wake Forest Baptist Health as an athletic trainer at Davie County High School, Winston-Salem, N.C.
He is a grandson of Carole Anderson, Dayton, Ohio; the late John Anderson; Joyce Staples, Austin, Minn.; and the late Warren Staples.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at Central Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Patrick and Kimberly Hyder, 110 Spencer Smith Road, Telford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly, to Frank “Franky” Casteel III, son of Nancy Casteel, 525 Cherry Grove Road, Jonesborough; and Frank Casteel II, 361 Bill Bennett Road, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Washington County Schools, where she is a fourth-grade teacher at Jonesborough Elementary.
She is a granddaughter of John and Genevieve Rodifer, Jonesborough; and Ray and Sue Hyder, Johnson City. She is a great-granddaughter of Mosella Callaway, Elizabethton; the late Dallas Callaway; Vance Hyder, Elizabethton; the late Ethel Hyder; the late Banner and Iona Price; and the late Bessy Williams.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Mountain States Health Alliance as a surgical technologist. He is actively involved with the Foot Rx running team.
He is a grandson of the late Frank and Rose Jackson; and the late Frank and Eliza Casteel.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.
Michael and Tina Whitaker of 471 Treadway Trail, Telford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee, to Juan Aaron Jordan, son of Ernestine “Tina” Davis of Tampa, Fla.
The bride-elect is a granddaughter of Kyle Whitaker of Johnson City; the late Gladine Whitaker; and Stanley and Brenda Casey of Jonesborough.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Allendale Mansion, Kingsport.