Cecil and Celesta Quinn, Limestone, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandi Lee, to Matthew Thomas Chris-tian, son of Kenneth and Judy Christian, Church Hill.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of David Crockett High School and a 2005 graduate of East Tennessee State University.
She is a granddaughter of Tommy and Martha Quinn of Limestone, and the late Edward and Susie Saulsbury.
Her fiancé is a 1998 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a 2002 graduate of Tennessee Tech University.
He is a grandson of the late Sam and Lizzie Christian and the late Henry and Henrietta Bishop.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Asbury United Methodist Church, Greeneville.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
Tommy and Linda Bailey, 1185 Bailey Bridge Road, Limestone, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
The couple were married on Aug. 27, 1961, at Embreeville United Methodist Church in Jonesborough.
Mr. Bailey worked for many years at Thorp & Company in Johnson City and retired from the U.S. Flea Market Mall were he was manager.
Mrs. Bailey is the former Linda White. She is a homemaker and retired from the U.S. Flea Market Mall where she ran The Fruit Tree.
The couple have two children, Terry Bailey and wife Debbie of Jonesborough, and Tonya Ward and husband Jim of Limestone; and four grandchildren, T.J., Kelsey, Brittany and Erin.
Kenny and Linda Harris, Erwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nicole, to Christopher Dean Wilson, son of Dean and Ginger Wilson, Flag Pond.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Unicoi County High School and a 2011 graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She is employed by Tennessee Abrasive Inc. as a secretary.
She is a granddaughter of Richard and Shirley Harris, Erwin; Rosa McNalley, Erwin; and the late Stallard “Buck” McNalley.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Unicoi County High School and completed the National Interagency Wildland Fire Apprenticeship program. He is employed by the United State Forest Service as a firefighter. He is a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.
He is a grandson of Thelma Wilson, Flag Pond; the late B.E. Wilson Jr.; Mary Ann Jackson, Erwin; and Jim Nelson, Gray.
The couple plan a private wedding for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Bristol Train Station, Bristol, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Shell
Vern and Carol Shell, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
The couple were married on Aug. 18, 1961, by the Rev. Randall Walters.
Mr. Shell retired from General Moters, Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Shell is the former Carol Scott. She is retired from the Flint Board of Education, Flint, Mich.
The couple have two children, David Shell and wife Angie of Jonesborough, and Mike Shell and wife Jennifer of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Tara, Zach, Taylor and Emily; and one great-grandchild, Lexie.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Holly Anne Archer and Nathan William Parvin.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Mary Archer, Johnson City; and the late Warren Douglas Archer.
She is a graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of Northeast State Community College, where she received an associate degree in science; and is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She is employed by Johnson City Chiropractic Clinic.
She is a granddaughter of Margaret Starnes, Johnson City; the late Richard Starnes; Dr. Platt, Johnson City; and the late Mary Lou Platt.
Her fiancé is a son of Cindy Parvin, Greeneville; and the late Jerry Parvin.
He is a graduate of Greeneville High School; and a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and is a Sigma Chi alumnus.
He is employed by Champs Sports as general manager.
He is a grandson of Mary Elizabeth Parvin of Greeneville; the late Wayland Parvin; and the late Alvin and Helen Tinsley.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Agota Springs, Kingsport.