BRISTOL — Susan Elizabeth McClellan and Ned Stanley Zeiler were married Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in the courtyard at First Presbyterian Church.
Dr. Gordon A. Turnbull officiated the 11 a.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Benjamin Dawson and Cameron Lugo, violin; and Bethany Dawson, violoncello.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rutledge McClellan of Bristol.
She is a granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Emerson McClellan; the late James Roy Ramey; and Elizabeth Leake Ramey, Prestonsburg, Ky.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dean Zeiler of Watauga.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ned Singleton Zeiler; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Young.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a classic ivory linen sheath gown featuring a sleeveless silhouette, fitted cross-front bodice and a floor-length straight skirt.
Matron of honor was Jennifer Rogers Dyer.
Ring bearers were Connor Rutledge McClellan and Colton Emerson McClellan, nephews of the bride.
Joseph Dean Zeiler, father of the groom, served as best man.
Ushers were James Emerson McClellan, brother of the bride, and Lt. Jacob Range Zeiler, brother of the groom.
A luncheon reception was held at the 1928 Sessions Room at KP on Bank Street.
Delbert and Debbie Elliott, Limestone, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie, to Daniel Michael Bailey, son of Michael Ray and Mary Ann Bailey, Cookeville.
The bride-elect will graduate in May from East Tennessee State University with a degree in elementary education.
She is a granddaughter of Vernon and Betty Estepp of Limestone, and the late Elmer and Virginia Nell Elliott.
Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of Tennessee Tech, where he received a degree in electrical engineering.
He is a grandson of the late Rosalie and Clifford Lozon, the late John Ray Bailey and Thelma Taylor, Cookeville.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011.
HAMPTON — Darrell and Michelle Edwards announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Katherine “Katie,” to Joseph Edward “Joe” Harrison, son of Doug and Janet Harrison of Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She is a granddaughter of Clinton Edwards of Jonesborough; the late Bergie Edwards; and Art and Muriel Sirois of Johnson City.
Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Science Hill High School. He is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he is pursuing a degree in psychology.
He is a grandson of Lois Williams of Erwin; and the late Dr. and Mrs. Morton Brownell. He is a great-nephew of Catherine Harrison of Erwin.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.
GREENEVILLE — Carling Michelle Puckett and Nicholas Todd Achberger were married Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. James W. Lively and the Rev. Rayton P. Puckett, grandfather of the bride, officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Laura Taliaferro, vocalist; Cameron Puckett, vocalist and brother of the bride; James Winfree, organist; Whitney Ball, pianist; and Galina Timofeev, violinist.
The bride is a daughter of Stan and Kay Puckett, Greeneville.
She is a granddaughter of Norman and June Baker, Kingsport; and Rayton and Faith Puckett, Hillsville, Va.
The groom is a son of Todd and Rhonda Achberger, Greenville, S.C.
He is a grandson of Betty Morgan, Pickens, S.C.; the late Dennis Morgan; Betty Thomas, Whispering Pines, N.C.; the late Richard Thomas; and the late Richard Achberger.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length, strapless ivory gown featuring a fitted drop-waist bodice of Alencon lace, an ivory satin sash appliquéed with Swarovski crystals and a full tulle skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Maid of honor was Natalie Lester.
Bridesmaids were Natasha Achberger Drozdak, twin sister of the groom; Chelsea Goodson; Kelsey Horner; Bridget Brannan Jones; Katy Judd Potts; Lindy Mason and Bethany Wells.
Junior bridesmaid was Destiny Baker. Honorary bridesmaids were Melany Holmes, Senta Pritchard, Shanna Seagrave and Jessica Stephens.
Flower girls were Emma Bowlin and Riley Rhea. Ring bearers were Brady Hammer and Jackson Leopard. Honorary ring bearers were Dane Hammer and Brayden Leopard.
Todd Achberger, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Andrew Drozdak; Cameron Puckett, brother of the bride; Jason Gray; Adam Pritchard; Michael Roth; Chris Stake and Joaquin Verdial. Junior groomsman was Wyatt Puckett.
Ushers were Michael Elliot, Langdon Potts, Daniel Thompson and Luke Puckett.
Liturgical dancer was Leah Brooks. Acolyte was Marley Mitchell. Scripture reader was Chelsea Goodson.
Bride’s book attendant was Jessica Stephens. Program attendants were Emily Woods and Leah McCormick. Greeter was Marshall Harbison.
Following a reception at the rooftop terrace of General Morgan Inn, the couple took a wedding trip to Antigua.
The couple resides in Greenville, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Babb
Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Babb, formerly of Fall Branch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Colonial Room of NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Highway.
The couple were married on Sept. 23, 1961, at the home of George and Fannie Payne Babb, parents of the groom, in Fall Branch, by the Rev. J.P. Malone.
Mr. Babb is a farmer and tractor mechanic. He was employed for 20 years by Modern Equipment Co.
Mrs. Babb is the former Carolyn Hicks. She has been singing gospel music with the JoyAires for 35 years. She is an active community and church volunteer and was employed for 33 years at Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville.
The couple have one child, Suzanne Babb Nelson and husband Larry, Kingsport; and one grandchild, Dustin Nelson and wife Rebecca.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.