Mr. and Mrs. Swatzell
Mr. and Mrs. Kay Swatzell, Central Street, Greeneville, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.
The couple were married on Nov. 8, 1958, by the late Rev. Robert Kendrick at his home in Greeneville.
Mr. Swatzell retired from Magnavox-Phillips Consumer Electronics, Greeneville.
Mrs. Swatzell is the former Ruth Bailey. She also retired from Magnavox-Phillips Consumer Electronics, Greeneville.
The couple have one child, Teresa Cutshaw and husband Terry, Greeneville; and one grandchild, Brandi Berven and husband Zach, Jefferson City.
The couple attend Kingsley Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, Greeneville.
Mr. and Mrs. Ireson
Ronald K. and Barbara J. Ireson, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Montgomery, Ala., with their daughter Valerie Loy and son-in-law Mark.
Mr. Ireson is a United States Army veteran and a retired landscape contractor.
Mrs. Ireson is the former Barbara J. Kemmer. She is retired from the medical profession.
Ron has a sister, Peggy Callison, and late husband Orion, in Bristol; a niece in Richmond, Va.; and a nephew in Florida.
Barbara has a sister, Jeanetta Hamby, and late husband Eugene, in Rockwood; a niece in Knoxville; and two nieces in Rockwood.
The couple have dear friends of 50 years, Frank and the late Babe Gottardo and their five sons in Chicago.
God has richly blessed this family and marriage in these 50 years.
The couple were given a surprise dinner by his sister at the Centre in Bristol with a host of friends prior to their anniversary trip to Alabama.
Leah Beth Ledford and Ricky Lynn Morgan were married Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Big Springs Church of Christ, Elizabethton.
Pastor Bob Allen officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Larry and Kathy Ledford, 341 Max Jett Road, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of the late Hermon and Vicie Ledford; the late J.C. and Betty Shelton; and the late Walen and Eliza Shelton.
The groom is a son of Rick and Kim Morgan, 115 Sugar Maple Lane, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Janet Morgan, Elizabethton, and the late James Morgan; Wayne and Barbara Gouge, Johnson City; and James and Betty Avery, Watauga.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless, A-line gown of white satin featuring worked beading and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matrons of honor were Jessica Ward, sister of the bride, and Brittany Bradburn.
Bridesmaids were Jessi Rasnick and Savannah Depriest.
Flower girl was Lauren Ward, niece of the bride.
Ring bearer was Aiden Morgan, nephew of the groom.
Rick Morgan, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Jonathan Bradburn, Nathan Howell and Justin Reising.
Ushers were Jared Ledford, brother of the bride, and Steven Ward.
Following a reception at the DoubleTree Hotel, Johnson City, the couple took a wedding trip to Hilton Head, S.C.
Kelley Rae Short and Taylor Troy Anderson Hayes were married Saturday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Poplar Ridge Christian Church.
Brad Perry, minister, officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Peggy Leslie, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of J.R. and Cathy Short, Piney Flats.
She is a granddaughter of Howard and Joanne Carroll, Greeneville; and Shelby Short, Piney Flats, and the late Bill Short.
The groom is a son of Jim and Deborah Hayes, Gray.
He is a grandson of Sara Hayes, Johnson City, and the late Jim Hayes; and the late Carroll and Barbara Barnett.
Given in marriage and escorted by her parents, the bride wore an allover lace A-line gown featuring beaded motif detail and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matrons of honor were Ashley Shaffer and Becca Fox.
Bridesmaids were Brittany Ivanich, Jenna Rader and Crystal Nussman.
Jim Hayes and Daniel Johnson served as best men.
Groomsmen were Trevor Hayes, Parker Hayes and Adam Wade.
Ushers were Jeremy Shaffer, Chris Ivanich, Jesse Wade and Ramon Younger.
A reception was held at Poplar Ridge Christian Church Life Center.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Gracie Ann Onks and Shawn Lee Howell.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Debbie Onks, Jonesborough; and Marvin Onks, Beaufort, S.C.
She is a graduate of University School, and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by CenturyLink as a Trainer II.
She is a granddaughter of the late Grace Rambo.
Her fiancé is a son of Howard and Barbara Herzig, Toano, Va.
He is a graduate of Holston High School. He is employed by Tribles, Inc., as a certified diesel tech.
He is a grandson of James Davidson, Rich Valley, Va.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Johnson City.