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.
Gena McCall Cochran and Wesley Robert Haynes were married Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Carolina Point Young Life Camp, Brevard, N.C.
The Rev. Jerry Everley officiated the 2:30 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Karren Bryan and William Clabough Cochran, Maryville, Tenn.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Edwards Bryan Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Clinton Lewis Cochran, Maryville; the late Ruth McCall Cochran; and the late Clinton Lewis Cochran.
The groom is a son of Diane Westmoreland Haynes, Johnson City; and Mr. and Mrs. Olen Gale Haynes, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Robert Ray Haynes Jr., Johnson City; the late Rev. Robert Ray Haynes Jr.; and the late Doris Shelton and Charles Wade Westmoreland.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a full-length princess style gown of soft ivory featuring a strapless, heart-shaped bodice accented with crystal beads.
Bridesmaids were Shelton Elaine Shelton, Kristy Herndon Haynes, Neile Rea Asbury, Ashley Nichole Rogers and Audrey Lee Robertson-Watts.
Flower girl was Lily Anna Haynes.
Ring bearer was Charles Lee Shelton.
Olen Gale Haynes Sr. served as best man.
Groomsmen were Olen Gale Haynes Jr., Clayton William Cochran and Darrell James Greer.
Ushers were Richard Lee Shelton, Patrick Neil Slagle and Gregory Christopher Champney.
Junior groomsman was Olen Gale Haynes III.
Following a reception at Carolina Point, the couple took a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Ashley Dawn Hill and Jonah George Nickles were married Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Rich Acres Free Will Baptist Church.
The Rev. Dan Foster officiated the 1 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Jacob Tipton, pianist; and Danny Williams, saxophonist.
The bride is a daughter of Gary L. and Dawn M. Hill, 133 Joe Green Road, Jonesborough.
She is a granddaughter of Phyllis J. Hill, Jonesborough; the late Jack E. Hill; and the late John F. and Helen S. Jenkins.
The groom is a son of Joseph P. and Cheryl W. Nickles, 1305 Lake Drive Ext.
He is a grandson of Carolyn M. Whaley, Johnson City; the late Herman R. Whaley; the late Wiley P. Nickles; and the late Maggie J. Martin.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless gown of white taffeta featuring a beaded metallic lace bodice, an inverted V empire waist, a lace-up back and a pick-up skirt that extended into a sweep train.
Matron of honor was Kayla Hill.
Maid of honor was Jade Nickles, sister of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Nikki Davis, Jennifer Border, Alicia Engle and Stacy Eastwood.
Flower girl was Emma Davis and Bryanna Nickles.
Ring bearer was Elye Davis and Grayson Scalf.
Jacob Nickles, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Josh Phillips; Brandon Hill, brother of the bride; Jamieson Hamilton; Travis Bowman; Josh Padgett and Austin Fields.
Ushers were Aaron Hill and Jonathan Hill, brothers of the bride.
Bride’s-book attendant was Katie Fields.
Following a reception at the church fellowship hall, the couple took a wedding trip to the Bahamas.