Mr. and Mrs. Stines
David H. and Norma Stines, 2050 Siam Road, Elizabethton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.
The couple were married on Sept. 5, 1959, by Rev. Kenneth Williams.
Mrs. Stines is the former Norma Jean Powell.
The couple have two children, Todd Stines and Robert Stines, both of Elizabethton; and three grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker
Mr. and Mrs. Jay Walker, 261 Wiltshire Drive, Gray, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an Eastern Caribbean cruise sometime in the fall.
The couple were married on Sept. 9, 1989, by Rev. Timothy Knight.
Mr. Walker is employed by Mediserve Medical Equipment as branch manager.
Mrs. Walker is the former Pamela Woodby. She is employed by the City of Johnson City as an accounts payable clerk.
The couple have two children, Lindsey Ferguson and Jordan Walker, both of Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Phipps
Brownie and Brenda Phipps, Watauga, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.
The couple were married on Aug. 29, 1964, at Watauga Christian Church by Boyd Jackson.
Mr. Phipps retired from Tennessee Electric, Kingsport, as a superintendent. He volunteers at Camp Davy Crockett Scout Camp, is a member of the Wednesday Crew and teaches flintknapping to Scouts in the summer.
Mrs. Phipps is the former Brenda Shell. She retired from work in area hospitals as a supervisor in hematology and chemistry.
The couple have two children, Kerry Phipps and wife Kim of Gray, and Sherri Montgomery and husband Brian of Elizabethton; and one grandchild, Makayla Phipps of Gray.
Mr. and Mrs. Degner
Gary and Sandee Degner, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, on a river cruise in Europe.
The couple were married on Sept. 5, 1964, at United Methodist Church in Dundee, Mich.
Mr. Degner retired from Merrill Lynch as a financial planner.
Mrs. Degner retired from Johnson City Medical Center in the operating room.
The couple have two children, Brad Degner of Vancouver, Wash., and Jill Seitzinger and husband Brad of Rochester, Mich.; and two grandchildren, Claire and Eli Seitzinger.
Courtnie Danielle Taylor McKinney and Darris Damele Nichols were married Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, on the beach at El Dorado Royale Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Pastor Jerry McNeil officiated the 5 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Kevin and Kimberly McKinney, St. Louis, Mo; and the late Vera “Jackie”
Chatman McKinney. She is a granddaughter of Marion McKinney, Jonesborough, and the late
Ernest McKinney Sr.; and Vera Chatman and Melvin Chatman, both of Springfield, Tenn.
The groom is a son of William and Donna Nichols, Radford, Va.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a ballet-length gown
featuring a fitted bodice with spaghetti straps and full tulle skirting.
Matron of honor was Vernita Boone Brown.
Bridesmaids were Andrea Miller, Shatarra Washington, Jamonika Gaines and Michelle Daily.
Shane Nichols, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Kameron Law, Terrell Dobbins, Keith Carter, Rob Summers, Frank Young and Ted Talkington.
Poetry reader was Ashley Nicole Chatman.
Following a reception at El Dorado, the couple enjoyed their stay at the resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.