Announcement is made of the engagement of Jessica Leigh Burris and Joshua Reese Bartlam.
The bride-elect is a daughter of the late Robert “Jack” Burris and Jim and Jackie Livingston, 109 Fairridge Road, Johnson City.
She is a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing and was vice president of membership of Kappa Delta Sorority; and a 2012 graduate of ETSU, where she received a master’s degree in nursing, family nurse practitioner.
She is employed by Richmond Nephrology Associates, Richmond, Va., as a nurse practitioner.
She is a granddaughter of Roy and Audrey Newton, Johnson City; and the late Harold and Ruby Burris.
Her fiancé is a son Keith and Melanie Bartlam, 3605 Stoney Ridge Trail, Midlothian, Va.
He is a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in digital media and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. He is employed as the production manager and editor of “Red Arrow TV” on the Outdoor Channel, out of Richmond, Va.
He is a grandson of Audrey Bartlam, Powhatan, Va., and the late Durwood Bartlam; and Patricia Wheeler, Oviedo, Fla., and the late Luther Warren.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Adam’s International School, Maidens, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Rich
Mr. and Mrs. Charles “Chuck” H. Rich Jr., 1026 Waterbrooke Lane, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April with a river boat cruise, beginning in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with two ports in Belgium.
The couple were married on June 13, 1964, by the Rev. John Drummond, in a suburb of Detroit, Mich.
Mr. Rich worked for Price Waterhouse, Evanston, Ill., before joining the U.S. Navy and working as a supply officer on a destroyer. He then worked for the family business, Cox and Rich Wholesale Grocery, Johnson City; and now owns his own business, Chuck Rich Properties.
Mrs. Rich is the former Barbara Claypoole. She taught elementary school in Michigan and Florida, and has worked at Fleming Foods and both family businesses in Johnson City.
The couple have two children, Bobby Rich of Johnson City and the late Sylvia Robinson; and four grandchildren, Shannon Robinson, Garrett Robinson, Austin Rich and Ethan Rich.
Scott and RoseMary Treadway Greer, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Rose, to Terry William Jones Jr., son of Terry and Kim Jones, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Providence Academy, Johnson City; and a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, where she received a degree in horse science and business.
She will attend East Tennessee State University in the fall, where she will study accounting.
She is a granddaughter of C.L. and Wanda Greer, Elizabethton; and the late Stanley and Ethel Bennett Treadway.
Her fiancé is a 2009 graduate of University High School, Johnson City. He is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he is pursuing a degree in business and marketing while serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, with whom he has also served combat duty in Afghanistan.
He is employed by Johnson City Kubota. He is serving a tour with the U.S. Army in Alaska.
He is a grandson of Kyle and Carol Clayman, Bristol; and Terry and Elna Jones, Jonesborough. He is a great-grandson of Lena Jones, Jonesborough.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Harvest Acres Farm, Limestone.
Mr. and Mrs. Simerly
Jimmie Ralph and Mary Kathie Simerly, 1614 Pinoak Court, Jonesborough, will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 28, 2014, with family and friends.
The couple were married on June 28, 1958, at the Erwin Court House by Justice of the Peace Jim Gouge.
Mr. Simerly retired from the U.S. Army and is an evangelist.
Mrs. Simerly is the former Mary Kathleen Ayers. She is a retired licensed cosmetologist.
The couple have two children, Jimmie Robert Simerly of Jonesborough, and Mary Coleen Holt and husband Greg of Gray; and two grandchildren, Katie and Daniel Holt.
Jennifer Davis and Silas Summers III were married Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Storybrook Farm Bed & Breakfast, Jonesborough.
The Rev. Mike Saulsburry officiated the 3 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of James Davis of Hot Springs, N.C., and Janice Davis of Bristol.
She is a granddaughter of the late Jack Midkiff; the late Ruby Whitekaer; the late Herman Davis; and the late Mary Brooks.
The groom is a son of Debra and Silas Summers Jr. of Hanford, Calif.
He is a grandson of the late Silas “Jim” Summers; the late Rollynne Summers; and Chuck and Ginny Hall, Hanford, Calif.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a white trailing gown with tulle overlay featuring a corseted A-line frame, a sweetheart neckline and lace and bead flowered embellishments.
Matron of honor was Jill Gideon.
Maid of honor was Rachel Saulsburry.
Bridesmaids were Ceree Stewart, Lisa Floch, Amanda Gerth-Jones and Amanda Gilliam.
Flower girl was Bella Gilliam.
Ring bearer was Aiden Gilliam.
Silas Summers Jr. and Skyler Summers served as best men.
Groomsmen were Mark Gideon, Michael Oritz, Jarrett Smith and George Ian Hall.
Special mother-in-waiting was Donna Saulsburry.
Following a reception at Storybrook Farm, the couple took a wedding trip to North Myrtle Beach, S.C.