Announcement is made of the engagement of Amanda Megan Shelton and Everett Wayne Goins.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Dwayne Shelton, 290 Little Germany Road, Erwin, and Debra Carver, 559 Telford-New Victory Road, Telford.
She is a granddaughter of Carroll Higgins, Telford; Stella Benfield, Limestone; Doak Shelton, Erwin; and the late Patricia Gray.
She is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of East Tennessee State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood development. She is employed with Washington County, Tennessee Schools.
Her fiancé is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Goins, 1728 South Seminole Drive, Chattanooga.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Goins, Chattanooga; and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fullam, Rossville, Ga.
He is a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications. He is employed by WCYB.
The couple plan an open wedding for 1 p.m., Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Mill Spring Gazebo in Jonesborough.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bales , Kingsport, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Marie, to Brandon James Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Harris of Gray.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Sullivan Central High School, attended Northeast State Community College and is a student at East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Indian Path Hospital.
She is a granddaughter of Gladys Roberts of Kingsport; the late George Roberts; and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bales of Bristol.
Her fiancé is a 2003 graduate of Daniel Boone High School; a 2007 graduate of Northeast State Community College where he received an associate degree in business management; and 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in engineering technology. He is employed by the Johnson City Power Board.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James “Huck” Cowan of Gray; the late James E. Kitzmiller; and the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Harris. He is a great-grandson of Easter Greer of Gray and the late Dexter Greer Sr.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Rock Heritage Baptist Church.
Professor and Mrs. Chuks Ogbonnaya of Kingsport announce the engagement of their daughter, Oluchi Rebecca, to Eric Shane Taylor.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of East Tennessee State University, and a 2009 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. She is employed by the state of Tennessee as a legislative auditor.
Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of East Tennessee State University, and a 2009 graduate of Chattanooga State. He is employed by INVIVO Molecular Imaging as a positron emission tomography (PET/CT) technologist.
The couple plan a fall wedding.
Wendy Anne Grossman and Jon Gideon Kantor were married Sunday, June 5, 2011, on the beach in front of Matisse in Belmar, N.J.
Rabbi Steven Suson of Temple Emanu-el in Closter, N.J.. officiated the 11 a.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Dr. Joshua and “Mickey” Grossman, 1830 Waters Edge Drive, Johnson City, Tenn.
She is a granddaughter of the late Aaron and Lee Schandler and the late Dr. Isadore and Esther Grossman.
The groom is a son of Stanley and Eva Kantor, Morristown, N.J., and the late Leslie Kantor.
He is a grandson of the late Norman and Lillian Golden and the late Robert and Mickey Kantor.
The bride wore a strapless Vera Wang A-line gown of ivory duchess satin. She wore her great-grandmother’s earrings that her mother wore on her wedding day.
Flower girls were Mika and Maiyumi Marcus-Kanesaka, the groom’s nieces.
Ring bearers were Isaac and Joseph Grossman and Karl Grossman.
Following a cocktail hour and dinner reception at Matisse, the couple took a wedding trip to Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, Belize.
The couple will reside in Arlington, Va.