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.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Lewis Sr., Johnson City, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner joined by family and friends.
The couple were married Nov. 9, 1947, in Unicoi.
Mr. Lewis is a World War II Army veteran, where he served in the 36th Infantry Division. He is a retired from construction work and the lumber industry.
Mrs. Lewis was the former Wanda Linville. She is retired from the police department, where she was the first meter maid in the Johnson City.
The couple have two children, the late Judy Lewis Oliver and husband Jim Oliver and Boyd Lewis Jr. and wife Patsy; one granddaughter, Jada Lewis and husband Mike Chen; and one great-grandson, Aidan Chen.