Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Edwards, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 2 p.m. with a renewal of vows ceremony by Pastor Charles Byrd, followed by a reception at Redeeming Grace Free Will Baptist Church, Erwin.
The couple were married on March 31, 1962, in Erwin by the Rev. James Keasling.
Mr. Edwards retired from CSX Railroad.
Mrs. Edwards is the former Norma Sue Sliger. She is a homemaker.
The couple have one child, J.D. Edwards Jr. and wife Teresa; and one grandchild, Adam Edwards.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis
Joseph Raymond and Mary Florence Willis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, with family at home.
The couple were married on Feb. 24, 1962, in Gate City, Va., by the Rev. H.J. Farmer.
Mr. Willis retired from Willis Auto Sales, where he was owner and salesman.
Mrs. Willis is the former Mary Florence McInturff. She is a homemaker.
The couple have nine children; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jane E. Fields and Bernard J. Smith.
The bride-elect is a daughter of the late Colden and Elizabeth Fields.
She is a graduate of Science Hill High School.
She is employed by Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport.
Her fiancé is a son of the late Robert Lee and Mabel Bradley Smith.
He is a graduate of Greenville High School, Greenville, Miss., and a graduate of Tusculum College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management.
He is owner and operator of University Lube and Detailing in Johnson City.
The couple plan a wedding for Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Grace Temple Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ernest Hughes, 1506 Woodland Ave., Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacqueline Ann, to Joseph Daniel Montileone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Joseph Montileone, 9314 Chesapeake Drive, Brentwood.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Science Hill High. She is a 2008 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a bachelor’s degree in history, was a cheerleader for four years as a member of the UT Spirit Program and taught camps and clinics for Universal Cheer-leading Association. She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a master’s degree in education.
She is employed by Williamson County Schools as a sixth-grade math teacher and head cheerleading coach.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ely Hawkins Jr., Johnson City; and Mrs. Sarah Whitney Hughes, Johnson City.
Her fiancé is a 1998 graduate of Brentwood High School; and a 2003 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics and was an active member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
He is employed by Robert Half International as a recruiting manager.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Glennon Daniel Geile; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Joseph Montileone.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
Terry and Teresa Head, Gray, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittani, to Samuel Simon, son of Morton Simon and Carol Oppenheimer, Santa Fe, N.M.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Daniel Boone High School; a 2006 graduate of Harvard, where she received a bachelor’s degree in government; and a 2009 graduate of University of Virginia School of Law, where she received a juris doctorate. She is employed by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Law Firm, Washington, D.C., as an associate.
She is a granddaughter of Sue Hackler, Gate City, Va.; the late Leo Hackler; the late Ulyss Head; and the late Jean Head.
Her fiancé is a 2001 graduate of Santa Fe High School; a 2007 graduate of Harvard, where he received a bachelor’s degree in social studies; and is attending Harvard Law School, where he will graduate in May. He is a former speech writer for Senator Tom Udall, Washington, D.C., office.
He is a grandson of the late Mike Chase; the late Sylvia Chase; the late Henry Simon; and the late Amy Simon.
The couple plan a private wedding for 2 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the University of Virginia chapel, Charlottesville, Va.