Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ragaglia, Greenville, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Anita Nicole, to Andrew Marshall Gouge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gouge, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in radiography. She is employed by Appalachian Orthopaedics, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Lux, Waterloo, N.Y.; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Buck.
Her fiancé is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in sociology. He is owner/operator of Air Filtration Management Systems.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeter Gouge; and the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Saylor.
The couple plan a private wedding for Aug. 12, 2014, in Antigua, Caribbean Islands.
Wendell and Debbie Snapp, 3424 Berkshire Circle, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Paige, to Gary “Keith” Mannering, son of Gary and Teresa Mannering, 218 Hunt Road, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Science Hill High School, and a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is employed by Johnson City Medical Center as a registered nurse.
She is a granddaughter of Mary Nell and Albert Spaller, Johnson City; and Lurlia Snapp, Johnson City, and the late Wendell Snapp.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He is employed by Krispy Kreme as a route salesman.
He is a grandson of Phyllis Thompson, Jonesborough, and the late Sgt. Paul Mooneyham; and the late Junior and Lois Mannering.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Faith Fellowship Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys
Mr. and Mrs. Galen Humphreys Jr., Kernersville, N.C., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Harper’s Restaurant, Greensboro, N.C., with their daughters and their families.
The couple were married on July 17, 1964, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Piney Flats.
Mr. Humphreys served in the U.S. Army and retired from AT&T, Greensboro, N.C.
Mrs. Humphreys is the former Linda Ward. She retired from the Children’s Home Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., as a home economist.
The couple have two children, Sherri Claes and husband Mike, Morrisville, N.C., and Ami Hendrix, Graham, N.C.; and five grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Walser
Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Walser, 108 Sunnyview Court, Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th golden wedding anniversary Sunday, July 20, 2014, at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at East Side Freewill Baptist Fellowship Hall, 704 Siam Road, Elizabethton.
The couple were married on July 25, 1964, by the late Rev. B. Mack Canup at his home on West G Street, Elizabethton.
Mr. Walser is a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from IBEW Local 934, Kingsport, as an electrician after 42 years of service.
Mrs. Walser is the former Lana Ruth Fair. She is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Randy Walser and wife Bethany of Nashville, Cindy Crowe and husband Brian of Johnson City, and infant son (deceased) Mark Alan Walser; and two grandchildren, Alana “Loni” Walser of Nashville and Whitney Lanea Crowe of Johnson City.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Jonathan F. and Barbara Lau, 2 Wentworth Court, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Charlena, to Geoffrey Adam Ward, son of Jeffrey and Janet Ward, 606 John Green Road, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by TalkBack, Johnson City, as a speech-language pathologist.
She is a granddaughter of the late J. Francis and Myrtle F. Lau; and the late Carl and JoAnn Curtis.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Walters State Community College. He is employed as a physical therapist assistant in the Tri-Cities.
He is a grandson of the late Robert and Addie Jean Ward; and the late J.L. and Peggy Mashburn.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Johnson City.