Announcement is made of the engagement of Brittany Nicole Kyte and Jarrett Tyler Whitson.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Norma Kyte, 104 Arbor Hills Drive, Piney Flats; and Rick Kyte, 1203 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton.
She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a master’s degree in business administration. She is employed by NN Inc. She is a former Miss Watauga Valley (2010 and 2013) and Miss Knoxville (2012) in the Miss America Scholarship Organization.
She is a granddaughter of the late Norman Ed and Maxie Stout; and the late John and Georgia Kyte.
Her fiancé is a son Ron and Ginger Whitson, 2910 Muskett Drive, Johnson City. He is a 2012 graduate of Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy where he received a doctorate degree. He is employed by Food City Pharmacy. He is a member of Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He is a grandson of the late Nick and Beatrice Whitson; Greta Copas, Johnson City, and the late Horace Copas.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:45 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Rose Hill Wedding Chapel, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson
Lester and Norma Wilson, Jonesborough, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
The couple were married on Oct. 1, 1949.
Mr. Wilson retired from American General Life Insurance.
Mrs. Wilson is the former Norma Campbell. She retired from Burlington Industries.
The couple have two children, Donna Wilson Polly and Mike Wilson; and one grandchild, Lessa Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roark
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Roark, Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church, Gray.
The couple were married on Nov. 27, 1964, at First Baptist Church of Garner, North Carolina, by the late Rev. Willard Adkinson.
Mr. Roark retired from Eastman Chemical Company as a principal electrical engineer in plant protection after 35 years of service.
Mrs. Roark is the former Edith Humphreys. She retired from Ashley Academy as an elementary teacher after 20 years.
The couple have three children, Jon Roark and wife Stephanie of Gray, Nancy Roark of Johnson City and Beth Roark of Tanzania, East Africa; and four grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request that in lieu of gifts donations be made to Tumaini Children’s Home in Tanzania.
Emily and Dr. Collier Jordan, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Milam, to Thomas Frederick Wilkinson, son of Stephen and Donna Wilkinson, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of Furman University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish; and a 2014 graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received a master’s degree in social work.
She is a granddaughter of Thomas Jacob and Mary Ellen Westbrook, LaGrange, Ga.; and the late Collier Jordan Sr. and Virginia Milam Jordan.
Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science; and a 2013 graduate of ETSU, where he received a doctor of physical therapy degree.
He is a grandson of Jay Oble and Bernice Vinsant Stephens, Oak Ridge; and the late William Henry and Elizabeth Thomas Wilkinson.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.
Ginger Marie Staten and Marcus Thomas Keller were married Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the gazebo at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
The Rev. Paul Crowe officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Tommy and Candice Staten, Jonesborough. She is a granddaughter of the late Jack and Ruth Marshall; and the late
The groom is a son of Bobby and Cindy Keller, Johnson City. He is a grandson of Mary McKee, Johnson City; and the late Juanita Keller.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown featuring a side drape, lace-up back, beaded lace detail and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Anne Mason.
Bridesmaids were Chris Harmon, Briteny Polo and Zoe Abernathy.
Flower girls were Emma, Molly and Ava Harmon.
Ring bearer was Isildur Mattot.
Brian Walker served as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Walker and Jeremy Deanhardt.
Usher was Kyle Mason.
Guest book attendant was Nicole Keller.
Following a reception at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church fellowship hall, the couple took a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.