Taylor Lane Cooter and Jonathan Robert Leichliter were married Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Poland Whittemore officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by John Bunn, vocalist and pianist; and Rene Huntsinger, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Claudia Lane and Michael Cooter.
She is a granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Harold Lane; Betty Lou Day; and the late Doyle Cooter.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Leichliter.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Raver; the late Mary-Jane Daniels-Leichliter; and the late Ronald Saxton.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a Maggie Sottero bridal gown of diamond white whisper chiffon featuring beaded embellishments of Swarovski crystals, beaded straps on a strapless yoke, a folded chiffon empire fitted waistline and a soft A-line skirt that cascaded into a full chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Haley Gregory.
Maid of honor was Emily Griffith.
Bridesmaids were Britney Langley, Annie Tull, Andrea Ottinger and Hannah Buckles.
Flower girl was Kaylee Hollifield.
Ring bearers were Harrison and Cole Pritchett.
Chris Carter served as best man.
Groomsmen were Ben Leichliter, Blake Silcox, Matt Cole, Josh Barrett and Chris Blevins.
Ushers were Justin Cooter, Brody Thomas, Michael Buckles and Chris Buckles.
Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip.
Gregg and Joan Tipton announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Seth Coffie, son of Roy and Donna Coffie.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Unicoi County High School, and is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she will graduate in December with a degree in nursing.
She is a nurse intern at Mountain States Health Alliance and is a member of Central Baptist Church.
She is a granddaughter of Jean Perry, Johnson City; the late Don Perry; Eula Tipton, Johnson City; and the late Fred Tipton.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Unicoi County High School, and is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he will graduate in December with a degree in business.
He is an intern at Scottrade and is a member of Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church.
He is a grandson of Joanne Foster, Erwin; the late Edmund Foster; and the late Roy and Rosie Coffie.
The couple plan a private wedding for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at Central Baptist Church.
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.