Jeff and Debbie Blackburn, 2 Dove Tree Lane, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Katherine, to Captain Jacob Dallas Smith, son of James Dallas and Gail Smith, Columbus, Ohio.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Providence Academy, Johnson City; and is a 2012 graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Ala., where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
She is a student at Charlotte School of Law, where she is a Juris Doctor candidate.
She is a granddaughter of June Blackburn and the late Joseph A. Blackburn; James A. Flowers Jr. and Dora Flowers; and the late Katherine Stevens Flowers.
Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Grandview Heights High School, Columbus, Ohio; and is a 2010 graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a bachelor’s degree in engineering management.
He is employed by the U.S. Army as an infantry officer and company commander of Bravo Company, Special Troops Battalion, at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is a grandson of the late Richard Jean and Martha Funston Smith; and the late Jack Louis and Frieda Magdalene Meuser Chappelle.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 27, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
Charles Edward and Mary Etta Stafford, 537 Bayless Road, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nichole, to Landon Forrest Cole Tipton, son of Lannie and Bobbie Tipton, Brethren Church Road, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School, and a 2011 graduate of Tusculum College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
She is employed by Jonesborough Elementary School as a first-grade teacher.
She is the granddaughter of the late George and Celia Royston; and the late Niles and Mildred Stafford.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School and is receiving an associate degree in applied science as an automotive technician in May.
He is employed by Greenacres Landscaping.
He is a grandson of Rufus and Barbara Tipton, Gray; and Joe and Shelby Smith, Greeneville.
The couple plan a private wedding for 7 p.m., Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Grace Meadows Farm, Jonesborough.
Thomas and Kathleen Ecay, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to William James Sames V, son of Bill and Martha Sames, Leakey, Texas.
The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Warren-Wilson College. She is employed as a veterinarian technician in Knoxville.
She is a granddaughter of Thomas and Joan Ecay, Greenwich, Conn.; Gayle Bannon, Seymour, Conn., and the late William Bannon.
Her fiancé is a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received a doctorate in nuclear engineering.
He is a grandson of Luther and Lois Bushong, Leakey, Texas; W.J. Sames III, San Antonio, Texas; and the late Frances Sames.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Leakey, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. Street
Garry and Brenda Street, Bakersville, N.C., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, April 30, 2015.
The couple were married on April 30, 1965, by Park Whitson.
Mr. Street retired from Henredon Furniture.
Mrs. Street is the former Brenda Renfro. She also retired from Henredon Furniture.
The couple have two children, Robin Briggs and Pam Geouge, both of Bakersville; and one grandchild, Reygan Briggs.
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
Richard and Louise Thompson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 14, 2015, with dinner at The Peddler Steakhouse, Gatlinburg.
The couple were married on May 14, 1965, at Midway Baptist Church by the late Rev. Carl Roberts.
Mr. Thompson retired from Sprint Telephone after 38 years of service. He is employed at Lowe’s in Elizabethton.
Mrs. Thompson is the former Louise Maupin.
She is retired from Woods Piano Co. as secretary after 35 years of service.
The couple have one son, Jason Thompson and wife Chasity of Johnson City; and four grandchildren, Tyler and MacKenzie Thompson of Morristown, and Brooklyn and Graci Burkette of Johnson City.