Announcement is made of the engagement of Kelly Suzanne Morrell and David Ryan Witten.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Dr. Ben Morrell Sr., Johnson City, and Deborah Bishop, Mountain City.
She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, and a 2013 graduate of Milligan College, where she received a master’s degree in business administration. She is employed in medical equipment sales.
She is a granddaughter of the late Ralph and Frances Nidiffer; and the late Howard and Bernice Morrell.
Her fiancé is a son of Kim Barnett, Elizabethton, and Eddie Witten, Lebanon, Va.
He is a 2007 graduate of Milligan College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in education. He is employed in sales.
He is a grandson of David and Deanna Rider, Elizabethton; and the late Ralph and Martha Witten.
The couple plan a private outdoor summer wedding.
Hayley Elizabeth Hughes and Robert David Witt were married Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Oak Tree Manor, Spring, Texas.
The Rev. Christopher Bruce officiated the 4:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Jonathan Stark, vocalist and guitarist.
The bride is a daughter of Sheree Hughes, Syracuse, N.Y., and the late Kenneth Hughes.
She is a granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Hazel Hughes; and Robert and Joan Whitehead, Whiting, N.J.
The groom is a son of Rick and Beth Witt of Kingsport.
He is a grandson of the late Robert Jones and Hazel Fortune; and David and Johnnie Lee Witt, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Given in marriage by her mother, Sheree Hughes, and escorted by her brothers, Sean Hughes and Rob Hughes, the bride wore a gown of ivory satin and lace featuring intricate beaded detail.
Matron of honor was Samantha McKeown. Bridesmaids were Rachel Witt, sister of the groom, and Amanda Woodford.
Benjamin Hilton served as best man. Groomsmen were Rea Cauthen and Andrew Everett.
Ushers were Rob and Sean Hughes, brothers of the bride.
Following a reception at Oak Tree Manor, the couple took a wedding trip to Cancún, Mexico.
Jeff and Tammy Matherly, 2002 Ridgefield Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Danielle, to Jacob Austin Thomas, son of Tony and Julie Thomas, 828 Walnut St., Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is a May 2014 graduate of King University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She is employed as an emergency medical technician at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mountain Home.
She is a granddaughter of Barbara Hale, Johnson City, and the late Ben Hale; and Carrie Matherly, Gray, and the late Howard Matherly.
Her fiancé is a December 2012 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history. He is employed by Woodale High School, Memphis, as a U.S. history teacher.
He is a grandson of Doug and Janice Fair, Stoney Creek, Elizabethton; Jo Thomas, Elizabethton, and the late Jerry Thomas; and Margaret Hughes, Elizabethton.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at BANQ, Kingsport.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Gibson, 3502 Cimarron Drive, Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, June 6, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Hotel ballroom.
The couple were married on June 4, 1964, at Downtown Christian Church by the Rev. Jess Johnson.
Mr. Gibson retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel. He is employed by M&M Properties as CEO.
Mrs. Gibson is the former Nancy Jean Smalling. She is a retired teacher from the Johnson City School System.
The couple have twin sons, Dr. Christopher L. Gibson, Gainesville, Fla., and Derrick L. Gibson and wife Stephanie, Johnson City; and one grandson, Hagan K. Gibson.
The couple request no gifts.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
Hosea and Linda Kay Bailey, Jonesborough, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Clarence’s Drive-In, Unicoi.
The couple were married on May 27, 1989, at Antioch Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. E.W. Barnes.
Mr. Bailey retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation as an inspector.
Mrs. Bailey is the former Linda Kay Huffine. She has been a licensed practical nurse for more than 40 years. She employed by the Washington County School System, Lamar Elementary School, Jonesborough, as the school nurse.
The couple have twin sons, Chad Fred and Brad Velmer Bailey, both of the home.