Larry and Gail Scalf, Atkins Drive, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathie Dyan, to James Mitchell Cornett III, son of James Mitchell II and Angie Cornett, 888 Smalling Road, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Happy Valley High School, and is a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a degree in communications/public relations, with a minor in advertising.
She is a granddaughter of the late Ralph Franklin and Eudema Franklin; and Lois Scalf, Elizabethton, and the late Harrison Scalf.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Elizabethton High School, and is a student at Northeast State Community College where he is studying
He is a grandson of Joe and Sheila Hughes, Elizabethton; and Cynthia Nave, Elizabethton, and the late Mitchell Cornett I.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Old South Ball Room, Johnson City.
Hannah Beth Smith and Michael Dustin Hazelwood were married Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Beck Mountain Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
The Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiated the noon exchange of vows. Music was provided by Jinnie Buckles, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of Bobby and Sharon Smith, Elizabethton.
She is a granddaughter of Helen Smith, Elizabethton, and the late William “Ham” Smith; and Betty Barnett, Johnson City, and the late Bill Barnett.
The groom is a son of Ronnie and Sherry Hazelwood, Elizabethton.
He is a grandson of the late Sherrill and Georgia Hazelwood; and the late John and Frances Hixson.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of ivory lace over satin adorned with clear sequins that flowed into a side drape, featuring a sweetheart bodice, lace cap sleeves and a skirt that extended into a sweep train.
Matron of honor was Emily Ayers. Maid of honor was Holly Hilbert.
Bridesmaid was Ashley Doss.
Flower girl was Sophia Stout.
Ring bearer was Samuel Honeycutt.
Ronnie Hazelwood, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Cody Ayers and Joshua Smith, brother of the bride.
Usher was Ben Smith, brother of the bride.
Following a reception at Beck Mountain Corn Maze and Barn, the couple took a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge.
Hilda Rosa Gutierrez
Hilda Rosa Gutierrez will celebrate her 100th birthday Feb. 9, 2015. A native of Cuba, Gutierrez was fortunate to escape the dictatorship of Fidel Castro in 1950. Some Presbyterians helped her and some fellow Cubans come to Milligan College to learn the English language.
Gutierrez completed her education at East Tennessee State University. She was hired as a teacher in Wisconsin and remained there for 28 years.
Following her retirement, she returned to this area and lived a life of Christian service.
She has been a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church, Johnson City, since her college days. She will be honored by the congregation on Sunday, Feb. 8, with a reception in the church fellowship hall from 2-4 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.
Gutierrez also will be honored Feb. 9, at Pine Oaks Assisted Living, University Parkway, where she has resided for the past 14 years.
Marjorie Walton Roach
Marjorie Walton Roach celebrated her 103rd birthday on Feb. 3, 2015.
She was born in 1912, the daughter of John Porter Walton and Jennie Owsley in Central City, Kentucky. Her father was a horse and buggy doctor and would try to get Marjorie to show his pediatric patients that his vaccinations didn’t hurt by giving her a shot first. This didn’t last long as Marjorie would run and hide.
She loved her Boston bull terrier Pee Wee and they were constant companions. Pee Wee did not know he was a dog. He even slept in a downsized four-post bed with quilt and pillow and ate his meals with the family.
Marjorie received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College and then moved to Tennessee where she met the love of her life, Raymond Roach. They were together until he passed in 1973.
She has not wasted one minute of her life, staying busy with church activities as a member of Central Baptist in Johnson City, needlepoint, travel and friends and family.
She was not blessed with children but has a large “adopted” family as well as her cousin, Helen Birdwell, who lives with her husband Wally in Carthage, and Gill Walton who lives in Florida. She also has a niece and nephew, Joie Hemphill of Johnson City and Al Roach of North Carolina.
She still lives in the home she and Raymond built, where she and her best friend Sue like to bird watch. She is known for her quick wit, humor and generosity to various charities.
She has established scholarships at Georgetown and Milligan College.
She credits her longevity to God’s gifts of good health and the love of family and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins
McKinley and Judith Jenkins, 3010 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at a family dinner at Olive Garden, and later at the home of Heather and Jay Grindstaff, their great-niece and her husband.
The couple were married on Jan. 15, 1965, at Telford Baptist Church, by the late Rev. Floyd Ishee.
Mr. Jenkins served with the U.S. Army in Germany from November 1966 until June 1968. He retired from Fleming Foods, White’s Fresh Foods and Houchens Industries.
Mrs. Jenkins is the former Judith Ann Drain. She retired from Levi Strauss & Co. and TPI Corporation.
The couple are active members of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.