Mr. and Mrs. Shell
Vern and Carol Shell, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
The couple were married on Aug. 18, 1961, by the Rev. Randall Walters.
Mr. Shell retired from General Moters, Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Shell is the former Carol Scott. She is retired from the Flint Board of Education, Flint, Mich.
The couple have two children, David Shell and wife Angie of Jonesborough, and Mike Shell and wife Jennifer of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Tara, Zach, Taylor and Emily; and one great-grandchild, Lexie.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Holly Anne Archer and Nathan William Parvin.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Mary Archer, Johnson City; and the late Warren Douglas Archer.
She is a graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of Northeast State Community College, where she received an associate degree in science; and is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she will graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
She is employed by Johnson City Chiropractic Clinic.
She is a granddaughter of Margaret Starnes, Johnson City; the late Richard Starnes; Dr. Platt, Johnson City; and the late Mary Lou Platt.
Her fiancé is a son of Cindy Parvin, Greeneville; and the late Jerry Parvin.
He is a graduate of Greeneville High School; and a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in sports management and is a Sigma Chi alumnus.
He is employed by Champs Sports as general manager.
He is a grandson of Mary Elizabeth Parvin of Greeneville; the late Wayland Parvin; and the late Alvin and Helen Tinsley.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Agota Springs, Kingsport.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Cecil and Charlsie Jean Garland, 165 Austin Springs Road, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Gump Building, Rotary Park.
The couple were married on Aug. 31, 1951, in Westminster, Md., by Rev. Eugene C. Woodward.
Mr. Garland is a retired minister.
Mrs. Garland is the former Charlsie J. Ayers. She is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Larry Garland and wife Diana, Piney Flats, and Johnny Garland and wife Stephanie, Gray; four grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Kimberly Ledford, Mikell Garland, Dewey Jacob Garland; and one great-grandchild, Robert Johnson.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Dutka
Leon and Gerri Dutka, Matson Road, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, on a transatlantic cruise to England and Germany aboard the Queen Mary 2.
The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1961, at Oak Grove Christian Church in Beckley, W.Va.
The couple have served in various Christian ministries.
The couple have four daughters and four grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Keith S. Jones, 613 Foxx St., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 28-30, 2011, at Eagles Ridge Resort, Pigeon Forge.
The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1961, at East Park United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Joseph Adams.
Mr. Jones retired from Free Service Tire Co. after 40 years of service as commercial operations manager, and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, from 1966-68, as a combat medic.
Mrs. Jones is the former Jean Linville. She is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Angie Ball of Chuckey, Vikki Jones of Johnson City and Keith Jones Jr. of Jefferson City; and five grandchildren.