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.
Mr. and Mrs. Judy
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Judy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception at Old Quarters, Jonesborough.
The couple were married on Aug. 31, 1961, at St. Paul’s Church, Elizabethtontown, Pa.
Mr. Judy is retired, having been a teacher and coach for 40 years in Georgia and at Science Hill High School, Johnson City.
Mrs. Judy is the former Miriam Espenshade. She also is retired after teaching school for 26 years at Lamar in Washington County.
The couple have one child, Todd R. Judy, Charlotte, N.C.
OUTER BANKS, N.C. — Tracy Garside and James Robert Dobes were married Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Kill Devil Hills.
The Rev. Jay Bowman officiated the 4 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of William and Barbara Garside, 5 Meadow Green Court, Johnson City, Tenn.
She is a granddaughter of the late Thomas Garside; Elsie Garside, Milllville, N.J.; and the late Carl and Marie Harris.
The groom is a son of James and Patricia Dobes, 1122 Powder Branch Road, Elizabethton, Tenn.
He is a grandson of Joseph and Beatrice Dobes, Crown Point, Ind.; and the late Robert and Carol Thomen.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a slightly A-line formal gown of ivory satin featuring an ivory chiffon overlay, a strapless, fitted bodice and shirred top, diagonal chiffon pleats and dropped waist, a band of crystal beadwork, rhinestones and silver embroidered trim on the bust and hip and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Tara Ezell, sister of the bride.Bridesmaid was Holly Shick.
Edgar Duffy served as best man. Groomsman was Larry Kraus.
Following a reception at The Pearl, the couple took a wedding trip to Dominican Republic.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Mr. and Mrs. James Weaver announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Lynn, to Richard Douglas Lowe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lowe, Johnson City, Tenn.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Grissom High School, Auburn University and East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Holston Medical Group, Bristol, Tenn., as an audiologist.
She is a granddaughter of the late David and Leslie Weaver; the late Irvin Ryker; and Phyllis Ryker, Memphis, Tenn.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Science Hill High School and Catawba College. He is employed by Mize Farm and Garden, Johnson City, as a sales representative.
He is a grandson of the late Roby and Lela Lowe; the late Richard Fenn; and C.E. and Barbara Fenn Parker, Johnson City.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Valley United Methodist Church, Huntsville.
Bo and Alisa Payne announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda “Mendy” Leigh, to Eric Thomas Collins, son of Jane Collins, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of David Crockett High School.
She is employed by Johnson City Internal Medicine Group at State of Franklin Healthcare.
She is a granddaughter of Bud and Linda Day, Telford; Tag Payne, Jonesborough; and the late Betty Payne.
Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of David Crockett High School; and a 2003 graduate of Northeast State Community College, where he received an associate degree in machine tool technology.
He is employed by Kennametal Inc. of Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Louise McCurry, Telford; and the late Robert McCurry.
The couple plan an open outdoor wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at their future home, 136 Sliger Drive, Telford.