Macy Brantlee Garland and Chasen Andrew Thomas were married Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Jonesborough United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Brian Taylor officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Signature Strings.
The bride is a daughter of Ronnie and Kathy Garland, 2 Spring Knoll Court, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Pat Brantly, Johnson City; the late Augustus Brantly; and the late DL and Mary Garland.
The groom is a son of Paul and Julie Thomas, Bristol, Virginia.
He is a grandson of Clyde and Mary Elizabeth Hopper; and the late James David and Carolyn Clark Thomas.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a ball gown of silk taffeta featuring a sweetheart neckline and a skirt with pick-ups with fly-away pleats and pockets.
Matron of honor was Marah Katharine Garland Newell.
Bridesmaids were Lauren Huddleston, Channing Thomas, Katie Lee Windham, Carrick McKinney and Brittney Herron Ferguson.
Flower girls were Lula Mae Johnston and Skylar Ann Oakley.
Paul Thomas, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Justin Schilling, Kurt Schmissrauter, TC Baker, Nathan Borghi and Andrew Hetzter.
Bride’s book attendant was Bailey Grey Townsend.
Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Little Dix Bay, British Virgin Islands.
The couple reside in Chattanooga.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole
Wayne and Sharon Cole, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Douglas Chapel Fellowship hall.
The couple were married on Dec. 23, 1964, at by the late Frank Humphrey, minister.
Mr. Cole is the pastor of Douglas Chapel Union Church.
Mrs. Cole is the former Sharon Sexton.
The couple have two children, Lisa Tucker of Johnson City and Jeff Cole of McDonough, Georgia; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Bowman
Edward and Carol Bowman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at a reception at Boones Creek Christian Church.
The couple were married on Dec. 18, 1964, at Boones Creek Church of Christ, Gray, by Al Covell.
Mr. Bowman served for 30 years as a Johnson City school teacher and retired from Science Hill High School in 1995. He also served 28 years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves.
Mrs. Bowman is the former Carol Hunt. She also served for 30 years as a Johnson City school teacher and retired from Science Hill High School in 1997.
The couple have two children, Cindy Bowman of Gray and Laura Bowman-Kilgore and husband David of Johnson City.
Claude and Betty Jo Hensley, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Ann, to Carroll “Tuffy” Parker, son of Carole Parker, Johnson City, and the late Harry Parker.
The couple plan a private wedding for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. John Evans Seward Jr., Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Evelyn, to Gabriel William Felty, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Allen Felty, Roan Mountain.
The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Science Hill High School, and a 2013 cum laude with honors graduate of Grove City College, Grove City, Pa., where she received a bachelor’s degree in biblical and religious studies.
She is employed by The Coffee Company, Elizabethton, as manager.
She is a granddaughter of Matilda Paty Seward, Johnson City, and the late John Evans Seward; and Dorothy Wright Farris, Erwin, and the late Robert Earl Farris.
Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Science Hill High School, and a 2012 cum laude graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is enlisted in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne, stationed at
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He is a grandson of Myrtle Felty, Roan Mountain, and the late Bill Felty; and Anna Adkins, Bristol, Virginia, and the late Kermit Adkins.
The couple plan a wedding for 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Banner Elk Christian Fellowship, Banner Elk, North Carolina.