Mr. and Mrs. Whittington
Glen and Dot Whittington celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at a private family dinner.
The couple were married on Nov. 28, 1954, in Greenville, South Carolina, by the late Guy A. Gullick.
Mr. Whittington has served for 60 years as a building contractor.
Mrs. Whittington is the former Dorothy Clark. She is a semi-retired antique merchant of 40 years.
The couple have four children, Robbin Arnold and Stanley Botts Jr. of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, Keith Whittington and wife Lynda of Johnson City, Dennis Whittington and wife Carol of Johnson City, and Lorie Wood and husband Donald of Lake City, Florida; four grandchildren, Brandon Arnold of Franklin, Brian Whittington and wife Lindsay of Jonesborough, Adam Whittington and wife Pilar of Gray and Dillon Whittington of Gray; and two great-granddaughters, Allison and Lillian Whittington.
Mr. and Mrs. Letourneau
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Letourneau, 2402 Larkspur Drive, Johnson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
The couple were married on Nov. 25, 1954, in Jay, Maine, by Father Ploude.
Mr. Letourneau is retired from Alcatel, North Electric, Gray.
Mrs. Letourneau is the former Barbara Gove. She is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Ann Lydon of Gray, Mary Morrison of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Lisa Watts of Johnson City; and one grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Francis, Johnson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.
The couple were married on Nov. 24, 1949, at the Elizabethton home of Preacher Charles Collins, who married them.
Mr. Francis was employed by Tennessee Tank, Swartz Tire Co. and Leon Ferenbach, worked as a brick and block mason, and retired from Rainbow Bakery as a delivery driver.
Mrs. Francis is the former Nora “Tootsie” Swartz. She worked at a secretary for Swartz furniture, Francis Rentals and Church of Jesus.
The couple own Francis Rentals.
The couple have three children, Rickey Francis and wife Kim of Duffield, Virginia, David Francis of Johnson City and Linda Mann of Bristol, Virginia; four grandchildren, Richie Francis and wife Jolie, Jason Mann and wife Elisa, Jona Osborne and husband Don and Elizabeth Smith and husband Joey; and three great-grandchildren, twins Luke and Nate Osborne and Layton Smith.
Amie Nichole Jarrett and James Everette Briggs were married Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Jonesborough United Methodist Church, Jonesborough.
Dr. Mark Harrod officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Laurel Dunn, vocalist and niece of the groom; Trey Hensley, vocalist, guitarist and cousin of the bride; Doug Bennett, pianist; and John Durham, organist.
The bride is a daughter of Mike and Judy Jarrett, 101 M & R Road, Jonesborough.
She is a granddaughter of Betty Jarrett, Jonesborough, and the late Leon Jarrett; and the late Walter and Betty Williams.
The groom is a son of James “Jake” Briggs, Telford; and Darlene Briggs, Greeneville.
He is a grandson of Acena Shelton, Hinckley, Ohio, and the late Rex Shelton; and the late Floyd and Bonnie Briggs.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a slim A-line Maggie Sottero formal sweetheart neckline gown of ivory duchess satin overlaid with imported English illusion covered in re-embroidered beaded French Alençon lace sprinkled with crystallettes and pearls, featuring a waistline encircled with a beaded cummerbund of ivory organza with rhinestones and crystals, a scalloped-cut beaded lace hemline and a corseted backline descending into a full chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Mandi Brown.
Maid of honor was Hannah Jarrett, cousin of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Amy Tyson, Katie Fox, Mandy Ferguson, Larae Graves, Jacqueline Shade, Kim Ingle, Maegon Arrowood and Becky Chapman.
Flower girls were Ava Raymond, Emme Brown and Lyndee Fox.
Ring bearer was Jonas Raymond, Nolan Raymond and Jake Fox.
Steve Fields and Brandon Fender served as best men.
Groomsmen were Derek Hamilton; Jordan Fox; Dustin Bishop; Robert Shelton; Colby Jarrett, cousin of the bride; Jeremy Bishop; Buddy Arrowood and Patrick Mardis.
Ushers were Seth Dunn, nephew of the groom; Kris Freeman; Logan Land and Andrew Price, cousin of the bride.
Guest book attendants were Cassie and Sabrina Jamerson.
Program attendants were Naome Dunn, niece of the groom, and Angie Phillips.
Following a reception at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, the couple took a wedding trip to Sandals Resort, St. Lucia.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniels
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Daniels Jr., 203 Oak Lane, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at home.
The couple were married on Nov. 13, 1964, at Central Christian Church, Memphis, by The Rev. Daniel Cummins.
Mr. Daniels retired in 2008 from the electronics industry.
Mrs. Daniels is the former Sheryl Frances Tucker. She is an artist.
The couple have two children, Arthur T. “Danny” Daniels III and wife Patricia, Johnson City, and Dr. Sydney Catharine Hennessy, Wake Forest, North Carolina; and one grandchild, George Tucker Hennessy, Wake Forest.