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.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Jessica Nicole Hopson and Benjamin Huff Bacon.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Greg Hopson, 1564 Harmony Road, Jonesborough; and the late Rita Hopson.
She is a 2001 graduate of Daniel Boone High School; and a 2004 graduate of Northeast State Community College. She is employed by James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center as a registered dental assistant.
She is a granddaughter of Speedy and Harriet Hopson, Unicoi.
Her fiancé is a son of Bruce and Debbie Bacon, 260 Bacon Road, Jonesborough.
He is a 2002 graduate of Daniel Boone High School. He is employed by United Parcel Service and is a member of Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department.
He is a grandson of John and Mary Huff, Jonesborough; and the late Bruce and Ann Bacon.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Sulphur Springs Baptist Church, Jonesborough.