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.
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.