John D. and Jenny Perkins, 1784 Powder Branch Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessi Curra, to Eric Scott Norman, son of Mark and Karen Norman, 117 Milligan St, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a granddaughter of Wayne and Ann Hayes, Elizabethton; and John and Gail Perkins, Elizabethton.
Her fiancé is a grandson of Wilma Kitzmiller, Johnson City, and the late William Kitzmiller; and the late Sue and Elwood Norman.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Sinking Creek Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Tipton
Tony and Jean Tipton, 315 Matson Road, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011.
The couple were married on Dec. 22, 1961, at Keystone Free Will Baptist Church by the Rev. Holt Harrell.
Mr. Tipton retired from Powell Construction Co.
Mrs. Tipton is the former Mary Jean Street. She retired from the Washington County Health Department.
The couple have two children, Mark Tipton and wife Phyllis of Cary, N.C., and Todd Tipton and wife Cindy of Elizabethton; and two grandchildren, Angela and John.
Pastor Tony and Debbie Thompson, 4117 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Nichole, to William Thomas Pierson Jr., son of Debbie Pierson, 4013 Easy St., Southport, Fla.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Home Life Academy.
She is a granddaughter of Margret Thompson, Gray; the late Eugene Thompson; and Gene and Barbara Woodfin, Johnson City.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Bozeman High School, Panama City, Fla. He is employed by Western Cedar Supply.
He is a grandson of Woody and Mary Davis, Panama City, Fla.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Sacred Cross Assembly of God, Bristol.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Perry, Bluff City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at a Lady Vols basketball game with family.
The couple were married on Dec. 22, 1961, at Borderview Christian Church, Elizabethton, by Stanley Sams.
Mr. Perry is the owner and barber at Perry’s Barber Shop.
Mrs. Perry is the former Selma Sams. She is retired from Raytheon.
The couple have two children, Douglas Perry of Bluff City, and Beverly Moody and husband Vearl of Piney Flats; and three grandchildren, D.J. Perry, Nicholas Moody and Raina Moody.
Michelle Leigh Hughes and Leslie Alan Smith were married Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at The Blackthorn Club, Jonesborough.
The Rev. James Cambron officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Tim Neal, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Hughes, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hughes, Johnson City; Mrs. Nancy Hyder, Johnson City; and the late John Hyder.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Smith, Erwin.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Robinson, Erwin; Mrs. Jean Smith, Erwin; and the late Robert Smith.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an A-line Alfred Angelo gown of diamond white taffeta featuring a halter top, rhinestone and crystal beading on the bodice and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Maid of honor was Leslie Hughes, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaid was Alex Hughes, cousin of the bride.
Lee Smith, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen was Derek Smith, brother of the groom.
Following a reception at The Blackthorn Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii.