Mr. and Mrs. Simmons
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell T. Simmons, 901 Bayless Road, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Tacoma Church of God, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Oct. 15, 1954, at Tacoma Church of God by Rev. V.A. Chesterman.
Mr. Simmons taught school at Happy Valley Middle School, Carter County.
Mrs. Simmons is the former Frances Shell. She was employed for 32 years at Veterans Administration Hospital as a registered nurse.
The couple have three children, Yvonne Grindstaff, Sherrilea Presley and Thomas Simmons, all of Jonesborough; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Goss
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Goss, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at a party hosted by close friends, and were honored at a special dinner with family in Georgia.
The couple were married on Aug. 21, 1964, at Oak Grove Christian Church, Beckley, W.Va., by Minister Julian Grubb.
Mr. Goss served in located ministry for 45 years, in West Virginia, North Carolina, Indiana and Tennessee. He served as a contract chaplain and staff chaplain for Mountain States Health Alliance for 13 years and was staff chaplain for the past 3½ years at Franklin Woods Community Hospital. He is retired.
Mrs. Goss is the former June Tolbert. She taught piano and voice for several years and has been employed by Appalachian Service Project for 17½ years.
The couple have two children, Jonathan and wife Susan of Harrisonburg, Va., Julee and husband Matthew of Carrollton, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Meredith, Caleb and Jenna Goss, and Catherine and Lauren Gray.
Candace Danielle Matherly and Jacob Austin Thomas were married Saturday, July 12, 2014, at BANQ, Kingsport.
Minister Justin Ciralsky officiated the 6:30 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Jeff and Tammy Matherly, 2002 Ridgefield Road, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Barbara Hale, Johnson City, and the late Ben Hale; and Carrie Matherly, Gray, and the late Howard Matherly.
The groom is a son of Tony and Julie Thomas, 828 Walnut St., Elizabethton.
He is a grandson of Margaret Hughes, Elizabethton; Doug and Janice Fair, Stoney Creek; and Jo Thomas, Elizabethton, and the late Jerry Thomas.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless sweetheart gown of ivory satin featuring lace overlay and a sweep train.
Maid of honor was Lauren Miller. Bridesmaids were Kassee Hale, Tinsley Long, Autumn Guinn and Kelsie Deaton.
Flower girl was Macee Hensley. Ring bearer was Rylee Hensley.
Tony Thomas served as best man. Groomsmen were Jared Thomas, Robbie Stennett and Joseph Matherly.
Guest book attendant was Jill Roop.
Following a reception at BANQ, the couple took a wedding trip to Charleston, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin “Buck” Johnson, Piney Flats, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 21, 2014, with a special ceremony and celebration with family and friends at Piney Flats First Baptist Church, 100 Cherry St., Piney Flats. Dinner followed at the Christian Life Center at the church, hosted by their son, Marvin Johnson Jr.
The couple were married on June 27, 1964, at New Bethel Presbyterian Church, Piney Flats.
Mr. Johnson retired from the Sullivan County School System as assistant principal.
Mrs. Johnson is the former Betty Osborne. She is retired from the Sullivan County School System as a business teacher.
The couple have one son, Marvin Johnson Jr. of Piney Flats.
Victoria Ashley Huskins and Chance Grant Pritchett were married Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Harvest Acres Farm.
Pastor Tony Thompson officiated the 5:30 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a granddaughter of Billy and Linda Green, 3213 Cherokee Road, Johnson City.
The groom is a son of Roscoe and Rebecca Smith, 2635 Cherokee Road, Johnson City.
Given in marriage by the groom’s parents and escorted by the groom’s father, the bride wore an ivory fit and flare semi-sheer gown made of lace appliqués on net, featuring a sculpted neckline, cap sleeves, a V-shaped back, a fitted bodice with a jeweled and beaded belt along the waistline and a fluted, scallop-edged full-length skirt that extended into a moderate train.
Maids of honor were Ashlee Smith and Whittney Grindstaff.
Bridesmaids were Melanie Baker, Kristin Stalcup, Jamie White and Joni Pritchett.
Flower girl was Mckenzie Smith.
Ring bearer was Hunter Keener.
Josh Burchfield served as best man.
Groomsmen were Charlie Pritchett, Justin Tittle, Jake Troy, Ryan Keener and Jesse Hilton.
Ushers were Dustin Livingston and Javon Bradley.
Following a reception at Harvest Acres Farm, the couple took a seven-day wedding cruise to Belize, Honduras, Cozumel, Roatán Island and Mahogany Bay.