GREENEVILLE — Carling Michelle Puckett and Nicholas Todd Achberger were married Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The Rev. James W. Lively and the Rev. Rayton P. Puckett, grandfather of the bride, officiated the 6 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Laura Taliaferro, vocalist; Cameron Puckett, vocalist and brother of the bride; James Winfree, organist; Whitney Ball, pianist; and Galina Timofeev, violinist.
The bride is a daughter of Stan and Kay Puckett, Greeneville.
She is a granddaughter of Norman and June Baker, Kingsport; and Rayton and Faith Puckett, Hillsville, Va.
The groom is a son of Todd and Rhonda Achberger, Greenville, S.C.
He is a grandson of Betty Morgan, Pickens, S.C.; the late Dennis Morgan; Betty Thomas, Whispering Pines, N.C.; the late Richard Thomas; and the late Richard Achberger.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length, strapless ivory gown featuring a fitted drop-waist bodice of Alencon lace, an ivory satin sash appliquéed with Swarovski crystals and a full tulle skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Maid of honor was Natalie Lester.
Bridesmaids were Natasha Achberger Drozdak, twin sister of the groom; Chelsea Goodson; Kelsey Horner; Bridget Brannan Jones; Katy Judd Potts; Lindy Mason and Bethany Wells.
Junior bridesmaid was Destiny Baker. Honorary bridesmaids were Melany Holmes, Senta Pritchard, Shanna Seagrave and Jessica Stephens.
Flower girls were Emma Bowlin and Riley Rhea. Ring bearers were Brady Hammer and Jackson Leopard. Honorary ring bearers were Dane Hammer and Brayden Leopard.
Todd Achberger, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Andrew Drozdak; Cameron Puckett, brother of the bride; Jason Gray; Adam Pritchard; Michael Roth; Chris Stake and Joaquin Verdial. Junior groomsman was Wyatt Puckett.
Ushers were Michael Elliot, Langdon Potts, Daniel Thompson and Luke Puckett.
Liturgical dancer was Leah Brooks. Acolyte was Marley Mitchell. Scripture reader was Chelsea Goodson.
Bride’s book attendant was Jessica Stephens. Program attendants were Emily Woods and Leah McCormick. Greeter was Marshall Harbison.
Following a reception at the rooftop terrace of General Morgan Inn, the couple took a wedding trip to Antigua.
The couple resides in Greenville, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Babb
Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Babb, formerly of Fall Branch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Colonial Room of NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Highway.
The couple were married on Sept. 23, 1961, at the home of George and Fannie Payne Babb, parents of the groom, in Fall Branch, by the Rev. J.P. Malone.
Mr. Babb is a farmer and tractor mechanic. He was employed for 20 years by Modern Equipment Co.
Mrs. Babb is the former Carolyn Hicks. She has been singing gospel music with the JoyAires for 35 years. She is an active community and church volunteer and was employed for 33 years at Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville.
The couple have one child, Suzanne Babb Nelson and husband Larry, Kingsport; and one grandchild, Dustin Nelson and wife Rebecca.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Clendenon
Harold and Eunice Clendenon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.
The couple were married on Sept. 9, 1961, at First Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The couple retired from General Telephone. They are members of Mountain View Baptist Church.
The couple have two children, Sara Clendenon McTier and husband Bill, and Douglas Harold Clendenon and wife Rhonda; and five grandchildren, Megan McTier Methvin and husband Chris, Tyler Clendenon, Morgan McTier, Chad Clendenon and Kyle Clendenon.
Rod and Janet Barnes, 121 Starway Lane, Greeneville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara E., to L. Ben Andies, son of Loyal and Becky Andies, 190 Elm Lane, Bluff City.
The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Greeneville High School; a 2004 graduate of East Tennessee State University College of Nursing, where she received a bachelor’s degree; and a 2011 graduate of Liberty University, where she received a master’s degree in nursing. She is employed by University of Tennessee Medical Center emergency room as an advanced practice nurse.
She is a granddaughter of Fred Johnson, Johnson City; the late Berdie Johnson; Lloyd Barnes, Nashville; and the late Frances Barnes.
Her fiancé is a 1997 graduate of Science Hill High School, and a 2010 graduate of King College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is employed by Simplex Grinnell as a customer care representative.
He is a grandson of the late Loyal and Louise Andies.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct.14, 2011, at The Gazebo at Mill Spring Park, Historic Jonesborough.
Amy Olinger and James “Jamie” Holmes were married Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Trinity Baptist Church.
Dr. Mark Harrod officiated the exchange of vows. Music was provided by Lynn Hixson, vocalist; and Hope Schmidt, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of James and Janice Olinger, Jonesborough.
The groom is a son of James and Donna Holmes, Abingdon, Va.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white dress featuring an empire waist, flutter sleeves, a gathered bodice and sweetheart neckline with tonal sequins and bugle bead trim.
A reception was held at the church chapel.
The couple resides in Johnson City.