Dr. and Mrs. Brown
Elizabeth B. and Dr. Paul E. Brown Jr., Brown Oaks, 1911 Triangle Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.
The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1964, at the chapel at Emory & Henry College, Emory, Va., by Dr. Paul E. Brown Sr. and the Rev. Robert S. Powers.
Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He is employed by Johnson City Internal Medicine Associates as physician of internal medicine/noninvasive cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cardiology.
Mrs. Brown is the former Elizabeth Anne Bowie. She is an author for Fleming H. Revell/Baker Publishing and a partner in Bran Investments LLC.
The couple have four children the late Kim Degennaro and husband Greg Degennaro of Johnson City; Paul E. Brown III and wife Alicia Smith Brown of Albany, Ga., the late LeeAnne Brown, and Brad Brown and wife Anne Dunning Brown of Durham, N.C.; and six grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Michael and Keylee Degennaro, Paul E. Brown IV and Mara Kathryn Brown.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodby
Bill and Nellene Woodby, Unicoi, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, with family in Gatlinburg. The couple were married on Aug. 12, 1964, in Crown Point, Ind.
Mr. Woodby retired from the Unicoi County School System.
Mrs. Woodby is the former Nellene Hill.
The couple have two children, Sherry Hyder and husband Tommy, Connie Larimer and husband Brett, both of Unicoi; and two grandchildren, Kayla Hyder and Katie Larimer.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
Gerald and Jane Edwards, 813 Regency Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 31, 2014, with family.
The couple were married on July 31, 1964, at First Baptist Church, Jonesborough, by the Rev. Joe Strother.
Mr. Edwards retired from Travelers/Citigroup Inc. after 31 years of service.
Mrs. Edwards is the former Jane Bacon. She was employed by Hampton Textile Printing.
The couple have two children, Rebecca Edwards and Deborah Johnson, both of Johnson City; and five grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Sowder
Mr. and Mrs. R. Wayne Sowder, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip Sevierville hosted by their children.
The couple were married on Aug. 14, 1964, in Newport, Tenn.
Mr. Sowder retired from State Farm Mutual Insurance Companies as a claims manager.
Mrs. Sowder is the former Mary Elizabeth Denton. She is a retired elementary school teacher.
The couple have two children, Jennifer Sowder of Murfreesboro, and Becky Conkin and husband Jason of Johnson City; and two grandchildren, Avery and Jack Conkin, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
William L. and Shirley J. Wilson, Johnson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
The couple were married on Aug. 22, 1954, in Unicoi, by the Rev. Weldon Bowman.
Mr. Wilson retired from the U.S. Navy.
Mrs. Wilson is the former Shirley J. Piercy.
The couple have two children, Kim Fortner and husband Stanley of Greeneville, and Tameri Carpel and husband Ronald of Johnson City; three grandchildren, Melanie Whittaker and husband David, Erin Fortner and Caitlin Fortner; and one great-grandson, Noah Whittaker.