Patrick and Kimberly Hyder, 110 Spencer Smith Road, Telford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly, to Frank “Franky” Casteel III, son of Nancy Casteel, 525 Cherry Grove Road, Jonesborough; and Frank Casteel II, 361 Bill Bennett Road, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Washington County Schools, where she is a fourth-grade teacher at Jonesborough Elementary.
She is a granddaughter of John and Genevieve Rodifer, Jonesborough; and Ray and Sue Hyder, Johnson City. She is a great-granddaughter of Mosella Callaway, Elizabethton; the late Dallas Callaway; Vance Hyder, Elizabethton; the late Ethel Hyder; the late Banner and Iona Price; and the late Bessy Williams.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Northeast State Community College. He is employed by Mountain States Health Alliance as a surgical technologist. He is actively involved with the Foot Rx running team.
He is a grandson of the late Frank and Rose Jackson; and the late Frank and Eliza Casteel.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, at Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, Fla.
Michael and Tina Whitaker of 471 Treadway Trail, Telford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Renee, to Juan Aaron Jordan, son of Ernestine “Tina” Davis of Tampa, Fla.
The bride-elect is a granddaughter of Kyle Whitaker of Johnson City; the late Gladine Whitaker; and Stanley and Brenda Casey of Jonesborough.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, at Allendale Mansion, Kingsport.
John Samuel and Tracy Welsh, 2214 Knob Creek Road, announce the engagement of their daughter, Metha, to James Reed, son of Charles and Laurie Reed, 1731 Mount Holston Road, Bluff City.
The bride-elect is a student at East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in social work. She is employed by Independent Living Solutions as director.
She is a granddaughter of the late Tom and Jean Balmer; and the late Johnnie and Ferne Welsh.
Her fiancé is a student at Northeast State Community College and will be transferring to the University of Tennessee. He is a member of the United States Marine Corps and the Bluff City Volunteer Fire Department.
He is a grandson of Jean and Mike Larkin, Amelia, Ohio; the late William Charles Reed; and Evelyn Reed, Kingsport.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinney
Doug and Yvonne McKinney, 7 Gouge Lane, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 28, 2011.
The couple were married on July 28, 1961, in Manchester, Md.
Mr. McKinney retired from McKinney Insurance Agency as founder and previous owner.
Mrs. McKinney is the former Polly Yvonne Gouge. She is a homemaker and assisted with the family business.
The couple have two children, David McKinney of Johnson City, Bryan McKinney and wife Cindy of Unicoi; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Donna Furlong and Jack B. Stallings Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Smith, to Travis Austin Nevels, son of Travis S. and Debra Sells Nevels, Charlotte.
The bride-elect is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English; and UNC-Charlotte, where she received a paralegal certification.
She is employed by Colonial Properties Trust as a property manager.
She is a granddaughter of Jack. B. Stallings of Rock Hill, S.C.; the late Minnie Tolbert Stallings; John Carter Furlong of Charlotte; and Joyce Smith Moore of Charlotte.
Her fiancé is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English, and he received a paralegal certification from Duke University.
He is employed by Womble Carlyle law offices as a project manager.
He is a grandson of Travis L. and Patricia Z. Nevels of Johnson City, Tenn.; the late James H. Sells; and the late Imogene King Sells.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at St. Mary’s Chapel, Charlotte.