Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Ralph and Joan Garland, Unicoi, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 24, 2014.
A reception will be held Saturday, May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
The couple were married on April 24, 1954, at St. Peter’s Church, Harrow, England.
Mr. Garland retired from Clinchfield/CSX Railroad Corp., Jacksonville, Fla., in the IBM and accounting department.
Mrs. Garland is the former Joan Baxter. She was a fashion buyer for Sybil’s Ladies Shop in Harrow before marriage and is now a homemaker.
The couple are members of First United Methodist Church, where Mrs. Garland sang in the choir for many years.
The couple have one child, Michelle Browning and husband Robert; and two grandchildren, Christopher Browning and wife Danielle, and Jonathan Browning, all of Jacksonville, Fla.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
Dr. Timothy and Mary Fern Phillippe, St. Charles, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal, to Adam Mitchell Buchanan, son of Mitchell and Amy Buchanan, Erwin.
The bride-elect is an honors graduate of Milligan College, where she received a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She is employed by Unicoi County Memorial Hospital as an occupational therapist.
She is a granddaughter of the late Roy and Wanda Lee Hampton; and the late J.T. and Virgina Phillippe.
Her fiancé is a cum laude graduate of Unicoi County High School. He is a student at Northeast State Community College, where he is pursuing a degree in physical therapy. He is employed by Unicoi County Hospital in outpatient physical therapy.
He is a grandson of Doug and Patty Harris, Unicoi; and Gail Buchanan, Erwin, and the late Haynes Buchanan.
The couple plan a private wedding for 3 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Rose Hill Chapel, Johnson City.
Dale and Kelly Shook, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilee Marie, to Jarread Austin Whitehead, son of Terry and Leslie Whitehead, Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is employed by Harold McCormick Elementary School as a music teacher.
She is a granddaughter of Bill and Virginia Crawford, Elizabethton; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shook, Elizabethton; and the late Bobbie Shook.
Her fiancé is a student at East Tennessee State University. He is employed by Terry Whitehead Construction Co. and is on the coaching staff at Elizabethton High School.
He is a grandson of Keith and Debbie Williams, Elizabethton; and Carmon and Louise Whitehead, Elizabethton. He is a great-grandson of Frank and Lula Childers, Elizabethton.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Whitson 5 generations
Five generations of the Whitson family, all born, raised and living in Washington County. Seated, "Great-Great Mamaw" Grace Abel Whitson, standing from left, "Gi-Gi" Kimberly Story Dagnan, Hunter Leigh Crandall with 1-month-old Brynna Grace Crandall, and "Great Nan-Nan" Nancy Whitson Story.
John and Judy Massouras, 312 Piney Ave., Piney Flats, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Elaine, to Johnathon Michael King, son of Kathy Zimbicki and Sam and Clara King, all of Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Sullivan East High School; a 2008 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree; and a 2012 graduate of ETSU, where she received a master’s degree in early childhood education, PreK-4.
She is employed by the Johnson City School System as a teacher, and Mad Greek Restaurant, Bristol, as a server.
She is a granddaughter of the late James S. and Jennie Fern; and the late Constantine and Helen Massouras.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
He is employed by the Veterans Administration, Mountain Home, and Morris Baker Funeral Home. He is a Sullivan County Police Officer Reserve and First Lieutenant in the National Guard, Gray.
He is a grandson of Johnny and Lily Wise of Johnson City; and Michael and Deloras King of Johnson City.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Rose Hill Chapel, Johnson City.