Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
Doyle and Sara Johnson, 126 Silver Maple Drive, Jonesborough, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The couple were married on Sept. 12, 1954, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Knoxville, by Rev. Fulton B. Counts.
Mr. Johnson retired from Inland Steel Co., East Chicago, Ind., in 1985.
Mrs. Johnson is the former Sara Jo Seneker. She is a retired secretary.
The couple are members of Trinity Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
The couple have two children, Rhonda Franks and husband, Dr. Bill Franks of Eustis, Fla., and Debbie Rainguet and husband Mike, Golden, Colo.; three granddaughters, Adrienne and Rachel Walera of Reno, and Renee Rainguet of Wheat Ridge; and one great-granddaughter, Indy Walera-Henry of Reno.
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.