Mr. and Mrs. Salyer
Mr. and Mrs. John Salyer, 2416 Huffine Circle, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, with a trip to the Bahamas.
The couple were married on Nov. 25, 1961.
Mr. Salyer is retired from the City of Johnson City.
Mrs. Salyer is the former Claudette Marie White. She is employed part-time by the City of Johnson City.
The couple had one child, the late David Kent Salyer.
John S. And Lou Brooks Rhea, Greeneville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Loren Brooke, to Mathew Ryan Williams, son of Gary and Pamela Williams, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She is employed by Greeneville City Schools as band director at Greeneville High School.
She is a granddaughter of the late John Allen Taylor Brooks; Louise Shepherd Brooks, Greeneville; and the late John S. and Geneva Adkins Rhea.
Her fiancé is a 2003 graduate of East Tennessee State University. He is employed by Greene County Schools as band director at West Greene High School.
He is a grandson of the late Carl C. Williams; Evelyn Hammett Williams, Johnson City; the late Charles C. Oxford; and the late Shelia Rawls Oxford.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Christ United Methodist Church, Greeneville.
The Rev. and Mrs. Keever
The Rev. Bill and Lonie B. Keever, Johnson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011.
Mr. Keever retired from the U.S. Navy after 23 years of service and has served 21 years in the church.
Mrs. Keever is the former Lonie Smithpeters. She is an Avon representative.
Mr. and Mrs. DeLoach
Ken and Diane DeLoach, Elizabethton, will celebrate their 30th anniversary Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.
The couple were married on Nov. 20, 1981, at Hales Chapel Church, Gray.
Mrs. DeLoach is the former Diane Weese.
The couple have three children, Bryan DeLoach and wife Dawn of Gray, Shanna DeLoach Roark of Johnson City, and Donna DeLoach of Elizabethton; and five grandchildren, Harleigh, Kendal, Gage and Lola DeLoach and Gavin Roark.
Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey
Charles and Grace Dempsey, 600 Williams Lane, Butler, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011.
The couple were married on Nov. 20, 1951, in Johnson City by the Rev. J. Bishop.
Mr. Dempsey served two years in the Navy and is retired from the Social Security Administration, where he worked for 31 years.
Mrs. Dempsey is the former Grace Elizabeth Love. She is a homemaker and an accomplished artist.
The couple have two children, Dru Dempsey and husband Michael J. Ackroyd of Knoxville, and Gregg Dempsey and wife Sharron of Kinston, N.C.; three grandchildren, Cheryl Hederstrom, Jonathan Sykes and Leslie Dempsey; and four great-grandchildren, Paul, Grace, Hanna and Olivia Hederstrom.