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.
Barry C. and Marybeth S. Elswick, Richlands, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, to Nathan Samuel King, son of Gary W. and Robin G. King, Unicoi.
The bride-elect is a graduate of King College, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
She is employed by Cumberland Consulting Group, Franklin.
She is a granddaughter of Franklin D. Short, Cedar Bluff, Va.; the late Elizabeth W. Short; and Raymond C. and Gaynelle K. Elswick, Pounding Mill, Va.
Her fiancé is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree. He is a student at Belmont University College of Law.
He is a grandson of Lloyd C. Garland, Unicoi; the late Mary H. Garland; Pauline F. King, Erwin; and the late Clarence E. King.
The couple plan an open church wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, Bristol.
Miriam Story, Johnson City, and Calvin Robinson, Candler, N.C., were married Saturday, July 2, 2011, at First United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Tim Bracken and Rev. Dr. William McElveen officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
Music was provided by Jeff Kleven, vocalist; Susan Fields, pianist; Lisa Kleven and Carrie Denny, flutes; Karl Kapoor, Jeff Kleven, Lorie McCorkle, Donna Wilkinson, Kathy Feagins, Carol McElveen, Tamara McElveen, Carie McElveen and Greg McElveen, ensemble.
Scripture readers and message givers were The Rev. Khette Cox, Linda Osborne and Ginny Tobiassen.
Attendants were the couple’s children, Rachel and Joe Story, Sierra, Meredith and Mackenzie Robinson.
Ushers were the bride’s nephews, Scott, Nathan, Mason and Saxon McElveen.
Following a reception at their home, the couple took a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge.