Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins
McKinley and Judith Jenkins, 3010 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at a family dinner at Olive Garden, and later at the home of Heather and Jay Grindstaff, their great-niece and her husband.
The couple were married on Jan. 15, 1965, at Telford Baptist Church, by the late Rev. Floyd Ishee.
Mr. Jenkins served with the U.S. Army in Germany from November 1966 until June 1968. He retired from Fleming Foods, White’s Fresh Foods and Houchens Industries.
Mrs. Jenkins is the former Judith Ann Drain. She retired from Levi Strauss & Co. and TPI Corporation.
The couple are active members of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.
John and Vicky Hames, Gray, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth, to Robert Houston Core Jr., son of Robert Houston Core and Ann Reilly Thomsson, both of Greensboro, North Carolina.
The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Providence Academy; a 2008 graduate of Carson-Newman College; and a 2011 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, where she received a Juris Doctor. She is employed
by Freedom House, Greensboro, as operations manager.
She is a granddaughter of Velma Norton, Gray, and the late William A. Norton Jr.; the late Lewis Hames; and the late Juanita Cannon.
Her fiancé is a 2003 graduate of Page High School; a 2007 graduate of Appalachian State University; a 2011 graduate of Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he received a Juris Doctor; and a 2011 graduate of Brock School of Business, where he received a master’s degree in business administration.
He is employed by Freedom House as executive director and general counsel.
He is a grandson of Helen Gunter Core, Greensboro, and the late Delmas Houston Core; Margaret Hartman Reilly, Greensboro, and the late John Francis Reilly.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015, at Summerfield Farms, Summerfield, North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. McClain
Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. McClain will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.
The couple were married on Feb. 5, 1955, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Sparks by the Rev. Ed Burnette.
Mr. McClain was a pitcher for Washington Senators Major League Baseball team and retired from Baxter Pharmaseal.
Mrs. McClain is the former Wilma Sparks. She is a homemaker and retired as an X-ray technician.
The couple have three children, Joe McClain of Oldsmar, Florida, Sandy McClain of Johnson City and Sherry Crawford of Jonesborough; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. Daniels
Jack and Eva Daniels, 4004 Navaho Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
The couple were married on Jan. 14, 1955, at Jackson Park Brethren Church, Jonesborough.
Mr. Daniels retired on Aug. 31, 2014, as a Washington County Trustee after 28 years of service.
Mrs. Daniels is the former Eva Nell Palmer. She retired in 1999 from the Washington County Clerk’s Office.
The couple have three children, Tim Daniels of Lebanon, Virginia, Terry Daniels of Jonesborough, and Kimberly Ann Miller and husband Jason of Powder Springs, Georgia; and three grandchildren, Sydnie Clark and Phoebe and Brady Miller.
Mr. and Mrs. Presnell
Mr. and Mrs. McArthur D. Presnell, 1906 E. Fairview Ave., Johnson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at a reception from 2-4 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Harmony Baptist Church, 130 Keenburg Road, Elizabethton.
The couple were married on Jan. 29, 1965, at Assembly of God Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. J.H. Honeycutt.
Mr. Presnell is partially retired from Weal Story and Son, Johnson City, after 51 years of service as a roofer/sheet metal worker.
Mrs. Presnell is the former Edna M. Hammitt. She retired from St. John’s Episcopal Church as a financial clerk.
The couple have one child, Dwight Presnell and wife Angela of Johnson City; and two grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family and friends.