Mr. and Mrs. Gouge
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gouge, 806 Hiwasse Heights Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, with a surprise brunch given by their children at the Johnson City Country Club.
The couple were married on Feb. 2, 1954, at Valley Forge United Methodist Church by the Rev. Ed Bishop.
Mr. Gouge retired from Earl’s Men’s Shop clothing store as owner.
Mrs. Gouge is the former Betty Jane Saylor. She is retired from Snelling & Snelling Personnel as an administrative secretary.
The couple have four children, Jerry Gouge and wife Misty of Knoxville, Kevin Gouge of Jacksonville, Fla., Kim Gouge Minutolo and husband Joe of Maryville, and Andy Gouge and fiancée Beth Ragaglia of Johnson City; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Painter
Paul and Judy Painter, Chuckey, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.
The couple were married on Feb. 21, 1964, in Johnson City by the Rev. Richard Ratliff.
Mr. Painter retired from Phillips Corp., and from the U.S. Army Reserves, after serving in the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.
Mrs. Painter is the former Judy Hayes. She is retired from Washington County Schools Food Service.
The couple have three children, Vivian Gladwell and husband Lee of Chuckey, Myra Chambers and husband Patrick of Jonesborough, and Anthony Painter and wife Kelly of Chuckey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Allie Elizabeth Scalf and Isaiah Burton Greer.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Trish Patterson and Michael Scalf, both of Piney Flats.
She is a 2013 cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she received a degree in English and religious studies, was a member of the SEC championship cross country team and competed on the indoor and outdoor track teams.
She is a student at Emory University, Atlanta, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in theological studies.
She is employed by Emory University Communication Department.
She is a granddaughter of William R. Patterson, Johnson City, and the late Jeanette B. Patterson; and Mary E. Scalf, Johnson City, and the late James Cecil Scalf.
Her fiancé is a son of Tommy and Cay Greer, Johnson City.
He is a 2013 cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University, where he received a degree in engineering and mathematics and was captain of the Atlantic Sun Conference championship cross country and track teams.
He is employed by LeaZign, Nashville, as a mechanical engineer.
He is a grandson of Sam and Sally Greer, Johnson City; and the late Ralph and Carolyn Clemons.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Sneyd
Ray and Trula Sneyd, Unicoi, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at a celebration given by their daughters and granddaughter.
The couple were married on Jan. 31, 1964, at First Baptist Church, Limestone Cove, Unicoi, by Rev. Martin Hyder.
Mr. Sneyd retired from Hoover Ball, Erwin, and Ray’s Home Repairs, where he was self-employed.
Mrs. Sneyd is the former Trula Berry.
She retired from the Unicoi County Health Department, Erwin.
The couple have two children, Debra Jones and husband Randy of Unicoi, and Donna White and husband Norman of Unicoi; and one grandchild, Raysha Harris of Unicoi.
Scott and Engie Trivett, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley McGuire, to Jacob Ryan Peters, son of C.J. and Debbie Peters, Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of Milligan College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in allied health sciences. She is a doctor of pharmacy candidate in the class of 2015 in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, East Tennessee State University.
She is a granddaughter of Vernon Trivett, Pensacola, Fla., and the late June Trivett; Patrick and Wanda Freet, Huntsville, Ala.; and Norman and Jean Browder, Blountville.
Her fiancé is a 2012 graduate of Milligan College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in allied health sciences. He is a doctor of pharmacy candidate in the class of 2015 in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.
He is a grandson of Reba Peters, Elizabethton, and the late Estel Peters; and Dorothy Mitchell and the late Verdell Garland.
The couple plan a private wedding for Sept. 13, 2014.