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.
Mr. and Mrs. Stafford
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Stafford, Limestone, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a recent trip to Las Vegas.
The couple were married on Nov. 7, 1986, by the late Rev. J.B. Stills.
Mr. Stafford is employed by the U.S. Postal Service.
Mrs. Stafford is the former Lesa Gilbert. She is employed by Greeneville City Schools.
The couple have two children, Adam and Abigail Stafford, both of Limestone.
Mr. and Mrs. Meece
Jack and Phyllis Meece, 2309 Eagle Drive, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. They were treated to a week in Savannah, Ga., by their children, Dave and Debbie Wortman.
The couple were married on Nov. 11, 1945, in Decatur, Ill., at First United Church.
Mr. Meece served on the U.S.S. Colorado in the Navy during World War II. He was a photographer for 16 years, and retired after 20 years as owner of a luggage and leather goods store.
Mrs. Meece retired as co-owner of the store.
The couple have three children, Terry Meece and wife Monica of Ooltewah, Debra Wortman and husband Dave of Elizabethton, the late Pam Johnson; seven grandchildren, Jack Meece and wife Lori of Knoxville, Mindi and husband Dr. James Hurst of Knoxville, Tyler Meece and wife Becca of Virginia, Nathan Johnson of the Island of Guam, Amy Streuer and husband Darin of Covington, Ind., Tiffany Jones and husband Toby of Elizabethton, and Lindsey Wortman of Johnson City; and eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Addison and Macy Streuer, Caroline James Hurst, Skylar and Savannah Meece, and Riley and Ryan Jones.