Mr. and Mrs. Austin
Bob and Alice Austin, 2101 Christian Lane 8E, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Appalachian Christian Village by renewing their vows.
The couple were married on June 20, 1964, in Mayfield, Ohio, by The Rev. Allan Blackman, father of the bride.
Mr. Austin retired from Akron Public Schools, Ohio, as a teacher.
Mrs. Austin is the former Alice Blackman. She worked for Akron Public Schools and retired from Manchester Public Schools, Ohio, as a teacher.
The couple have two children, Allan Austin and wife Vicki of Dallas, Pa., and Phillip Austin and wife Paula of Sarasota, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Bobby and Hope, and Julianna and Noah.
The celebration was open to family and friends.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jessica Leigh Burris and Joshua Reese Bartlam.
The bride-elect is a daughter of the late Robert “Jack” Burris and Jim and Jackie Livingston, 109 Fairridge Road, Johnson City.
She is a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and was vice president of membership of Kappa Delta Sorority; and a 2012 graduate of ETSU, where she received a master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner.
She is employed by Richmond Nephrology Associates, Richmond, Va., as a nurse practitioner.
She is a granddaughter of Roy and Audrey Newton, Johnson City; and the late Harold and Ruby Burris.
Her fiancé is a son Keith and Melanie Bartlam, 3605 Stoney Ridge Trail, Midlothian, Va.
He is a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in digital media and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed as the production manager and editor of “Red Arrow TV” on the Outdoor Channel, out of Richmond, Va.
He is a grandson of Audrey Bartlam, Powhatan, Va., and the late Durwood Bartlam; and Patricia Wheeler, Oviedo, Fla., and the late Luther Warren.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Adam’s International School, Maidens, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Rich
Mr. and Mrs. Charles “Chuck” H. Rich Jr., 1026 Waterbrooke Lane, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a river boat cruise, beginning in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with two ports in Belgium.
The couple were married on June 13, 1964, by the Rev. John Drummond, in a suburb of Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Rich worked for Price Waterhouse, Evanston, Ill., before joining the U.S. Navy and working as a supply officer on a destroyer. He then worked for the family business, Cox and Rich Wholesale Grocery, Johnson City; and now owns his own business, Chuck Rich Properties.
Mrs. Rich is the former Barbara Claypoole. She taught elementary school in Michigan and Florida, and has worked at Fleming Foods and both family businesses in Johnson City.
The couple have two children, Bobby Rich of Johnson City and the late Sylvia Robinson; and four grandchildren, Shannon Robinson, Garrett Robinson, Austin Rich and Ethan Rich.
Scott and RoseMary Treadway Greer, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Rose, to Terry William Jones Jr., son of Terry and Kim Jones, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Providence Academy, Johnson City; and a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, where she received a degree in horse science and business.
She will attend East Tennessee State University in the fall, where she will study accounting.
She is a granddaughter of C.L. and Wanda Greer, Elizabethton; and the late Stanley and Ethel Bennett Treadway.
Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of University High School, Johnson City. He is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he is pursuing a degree in business and marketing while serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, with whom he has also served combat duty in Afghanistan.
He is employed by Johnson City Kubota. He is serving a tour with the U.S. Army in Alaska.
He is a grandson of Kyle and Carol Clayman, Bristol; and Terry and Elna Jones, Jonesborough. He is a great-grandson of Lena Jones, Jonesborough.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Harvest Acres Farm, Limestone.
Mr. and Mrs. Simerly
Jimmie Ralph and Mary Kathie Simerly, 1614 Pinoak Court, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 28, 2014, with family and friends.
The couple were married on June 28, 1958, at the Erwin Court House by Justice of the Peace Jim Gouge.
Mr. Simerly retired from the U.S. Army and is an evangelist.
Mrs. Simerly is the former Mary Kathleen Ayers. She is a retired licensed cosmetologist.
The couple have two children, Jimmie Robert Simerly of Jonesborough, and Mary Coleen Holt and husband Greg of Gray; and two grandchildren, Katie and Daniel Holt.