Announcement is made of the engagement of Laura Pritchett and Nicholas Arredondo.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Don Pritchett, Mobile, Ala., and Lisa Pritchett, Johnson City.
She is a senior at East Tennessee State University, where she will graduate in May. She is employed by On Pointe! Dance Studio as office manager.
She is a granddaughter of the late Ivan and Elaine Pritchett, and the late Donald and Shirley Mayne.
Her fiancé is a son of John and Sharon Arredondo, Lebanon, Tenn.
He is a senior at East Tennessee State University, where he will graduate in May. He is employed by Watauga Orthopaedics in front operations.
He is a grandson of Dean and Jerry Murray of Jonesborough, and the late Connie Arredondo.
The couple plan a private wedding for July 26, 2014, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Johnson City.
Marty and Rhea Anne Bentley, 1233 Olde Oaks Drive, Gray, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Christine, to Hunter Clark Hayden, son of Calvin and Holly Hayden, 2916 Muskett Drive, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a senior at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, where she will graduate in May with a Doctor of Pharmacy.
She is a granddaughter of Bill Bentley, Lebanon, Tenn., and the late Laura Bentley; and Gene and Barbara Johnson, Gallatin.
Her fiancé is a 2013 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in business administration.
He is a grandson of Albert and Joy Heffner, Ormond Beach, Fla.; and Joe Mac and Loretta Hayden, Wise, Va.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014, at The Barn at Allandale, Kingsport.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Lorrie Elaine Hale and Joshua Wayne Olinger.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Karen Hubbs Hale, Jonesborough; and Darrell and Kay Hale, Johnson City.
She is a 2006 cum laude graduate of Milligan College. She is employed by Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC, as a small business coordinator.
She is a granddaughter of June Booker Hubbs, Knoxville, and the late James A. Hubbs; and the late Charles Pete and Lola Miller Hale.
Her fiancé is a son Wayne and Jennifer Olinger, Kingsport.
He is a 2001 graduate of Walters State Community College, and is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Tennessee Turfgrass Association. He is employed by The Crossings Golf Club as a superintendent.
He is a grandson of Anabell Kitzmiller, Blountville, and the late Charles “Buck” Kitzmiller; and the late Marshal and Rosie Olinger.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Boones Creek Christian Church, Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank David McDaniel announce the engagement of their daughter, Logan Breanna, to Tyler Engle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Paul Farnor Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Engle, all of Erwin.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Carson-Newman College, and is a graduate of University of Tennessee, where she received a master’s degree in public policy and administration.
She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Carmon Hipshire and the late Mr. V.A. Hipshire; and Mrs. Sue McDaniel and the late Mr. Elmer McDaniel Jr.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Carson-Newman College. He is employed by a clothing manufacturing firm as vice-president.
He is a grandson of Mrs. Betty Strickland and the late Mr. William C. Strickland Jr.; and Mrs. Mary Engle and the late Edwin Engle.
The couple plan a private wedding for April 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray
James Leonard and Joan Gray, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at a dinner buffet with family and friends at The Blue Ridge Dining Room, Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, N.C.
The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1953, at Boones Creek Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Gillis Partin.
Mr. Gray retired from the Plastics Division, Tennessee Eastman Corporation, Kingsport.
Mrs. Gray is the former Joan Hamilton. She retired from the Bookkeeping and Operations Center, First Tennessee Bank, Johnson City.
They have two children, Kathryn Gray Holsclaw and husband Robert of Johnson City, and Steven Gray and wife Rita of Knoxville.
They have four grandchildren, Brandon of Johnson City, Katie of Elizabethton, Ryan and wife Kristen of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Chad of Knoxville.