Mr. and Mrs. Barnette
Jim and Brenda Barnette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Watauga Lake with family.
The couple were married on July 31, 1964, in Jonesborough.
Mr. Barnette retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is active doing volunteer work for veterans.
Mrs. Barnette is the former Brenda Freeman. She is retired from the Defense Information School, Ft. Meade, Maryland, as an instruction specialist. She is active in the Johnson City Veterans’ Memorial Project and numerous other volunteer projects.
The couple have three children, James Thomas Barnette Jr., Beth Barnette Knight and Brooke Barnette Moore; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Atchley
Herbert “Pete” and Mary “Lee” Atchley, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, July 12, 2014, at a reception from 2-5 p.m. given by their granddaughters Rachel Lewis and Tabitha Justice at Stoney Creek Church of Christ.
The couple were married on July 9, 1954, in Johnson City.
Mr. Atchley retired from Veterans Administration Hospital, Johnson City.
Mrs. Atchley is the former Ilalie Mary Huff. She retired from Texas Instruments.
The couple have two children, Paula Atchley Hylton, Jonesborough, and Gloria Atchley Mathes, Telford; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
The celebration was open to family and friends.
The couple requests no gifts.
Rev. Thomas and Leslie Oyler, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Phyllis, to Ashton Connelly Hayse, son of Roger and Barbara Hayse, Austin, Texas.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Science Hill High School; and is a 2010 graduate of McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., where she received a doctorate of pharmacy degree. She is employed by Dallas Children’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas, as an Intensive Care Unit pharmacist.
She is a granddaughter of the late Dr. Robert J. and Phyllis Murphy; and the late Richard and Phyllis Oyler.
Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Dallas Academy; and is a 2007 graduate of Texas Tech University, where he received degrees in finance, general business and economics. He is employed by Regency Energy Partners, Dallas, as a treasury manager.
He is a grandson of Henry and Eunice Hayse, Morris, Ill.; and Dorothy Connelly Kealey, Hinsdale, Ill., and the late James J. Kealey.
The couple plan a private wedding for 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Greenville Club Lake, Greenville, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Leach
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Leach, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, July 17, 2014, with a family trip to Pigeon Forge, hosted by their children.
The couple were married July 17, 1964, in Carter County.
Mrs. Leach is the former Sally Sams.
The couple have two children, Shannon Leach and wife Heather, and Shanne Goines, all of Johnson City; and six grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Walton
Johnnie and Janice Walton, 207 Rockingham Road, Gray, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 27, 2014, at a drop-in reception from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at their residence.
The couple were married on July 28, 1964, in Greeneville.
Mr. Walton retired from Food City.
Mrs. Walton is the former Janice Seaton. She also retired from Food City.
The couple have two children, Teema Walton of Church Hill, and Melanie Able and husband Ross of Johnson City; and one grandchild, Luke Abel.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.