Larry and Linda Smith, Piney Flats, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jessica, to Jonathan Edward King, son of Steve and Teresa King, Piney Flats.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2011 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, where she received a degree in communication disorders; and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a degree in speech-language pathology. She is employed by Deborah Curlee Communication Consultants as a speech-language pathologist. She is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
She is a granddaughter of Graham and Peggy Hodges, Piney Flats; and Lillian Smith, Athens, Tenn., and the late Robert Smith.
Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of Sullivan East High School; and is a 2011 graduate of Tennessee College of Applied Technology, where he received a certification in welding. He is employed by King Dairy Farms, Piney Flats. He is a member of the Tennessee Dairy Producers Association, the Farm Bureau Board of Directors, the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association, the Turkey Federation of America and Ducks Unlimited.
He is a grandson of Georgia King, Piney Flats, and the late Lynn King; and Doris Whitson, Gray, and the late Ed Whitson.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at New Bethel Presbyterian Church, Piney Flats.
Mr. and Mrs. Hyder
Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Gene Hyder Sr. celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at a family dinner hosted by their children.
The couple were married on March 3, 1951, at East Watauga Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Charles G. McKaraher of Valle Crucis, N.C.
Mr. Hyder is self-employed and retired from Yamaha Cycle Center, Kingsport.
Mrs. Hyder is the former Pansy Mae Barry. She retired from Sullivan County Schools.
The couple have four children, Martha Hyder Hall, Daryl Gene Hyder Jr., Rebecca Smith, all of Kingsport, and Mary Hyder, Gray; five grandchildren, Summer, Seth, Brett and Brittany Hyder, and Paul Smith; and three great-grandchildren, Keller and Avery Hyder and Ben Foerster.
Bill and Caroline Darden, 1311 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Delaney, to Kevin Jordan Cross, son of Kevin and Stephanie Cross, 9224 Linksvue Drive, Knoxville.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2012 graduate of University of Tennessee, where she received a bachelor’s degree in music education; and is a 2014 graduate of University of Tennessee, where she received a master’s degree in choral conducting. She is the youth director at Church Street United Methodist Church, Knoxville.
She is a granddaughter of Charlotte McQuary; and the late Bill Darden Sr. and Lucille Darden.
Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Christian Academy of Knoxville; a 2013 graduate of University of Tennessee, where he received a bachelor’s degree in music education; and a 2014 graduate of University of Tennessee, where he received a master’s degree in choral conducting. He conducts the Rejoice Youth Choir at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville.
He is a grandson of the late Joe Billingsley and Janice Billingsley; and Bob and Virginia Cross.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and mrs. Branch
Mr. and Mrs. James Branch will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 20, 2015, with a drop-in reception from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Freewill Baptist Church, 302 Colorado St., Johnson City.
The couple were married on June 18, 1965, at First Freewill Baptist Church by the Rev. Norman Perkins.
Mr. Branch retired from the Johnson City Power Board.
Mrs. Branch is the former Betty Baskett. She is retired from the Johnson City Police Department.
The celebration is open to family and friends. The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Jones
Wayne and Cherie Jones, 1316 Huffine Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 25, 2015, at a surprise celebration given by family and friends at the home of Cherie’s brother, Allen (Robert) Martin, and with a trip to Pensacola, Fla.
The couple were married on April 23, 1965, at Deer Lick Church, Piney Flats, by the Rev. Leonard Smith.
Mr. Jones retired from Arcadia Graphics, Hawkins County, and also served in and retired from the National Guard after 20 years of service.
Mrs. Jones is the former Cherie Martin. She is retired from East Tennessee State University.
The couple have one child, Mark Jones and wife Amy, Cleveland, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Garrett, Connor and Aubree Jones, all of Cleveland.