Drs. William Edward “Eddie” and Billye Joyce (Vance) Fine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Doe River Gorge with family and friends from throughout the country in the summer of 2013.
Eddie is serving in his 55th year of ministry and is minister of Downtown Christian Church, Johnson City. He has served at Borderview Christian, Elizabethton; First Christian, Titusville, Fla.; and Central Christian, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Billye Joyce is in her 51st year in education, and is a professor in teacher education at Milligan College, where she has worked the past 11 years. She was a middle school teacher for 9 years and a principal for 31 years in Florida.
They are actively involved in the community.
The couple have one son, Jeremy Fine, Chicago, who is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrester
Keith and Shelby Forrester, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan 4, 2014.
The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1964 at Roan Hill Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Ed Saylor.
Mr. Forrester retired from the U.S. Army after serving 26 years. He is retired from the Johnson City School System.
The couple will celebrate with trips in the summer of 2014.
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Church
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Church, Johnson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, with family.
The couple were married on Jan. 9, 1954, by the Rev. James Cambron.
Mr. Church is a Korean War, U.S. Navy veteran. He is a retired carpenter.
Mrs. Church is the former Joyce Neal. She is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Penny Church and Sheila Pinkston, both of Johnson City; and twin grandchildren, Jessica and Jason Flach.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards
Hartsell and Edith Edwards, 104 Willshire Drive, Elizabethton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at East River Park Christian Church, Elizabethton.
The couple were married on Dec. 25, 1953, at the residence of Mayfra and Leonard Barnett, Erwin, by the Rev. Richmond Barnett.
Mr. Edwards retired from Standard Coffee Service as vice president of sales. He is an active member of East River Park Christian Church.
Mrs. Edwards is the former Edith Wallin. She is a homemaker. She is active in East River Park Christian Church.
The couple have three children, Marcia Barton and husband Chet of Baton Rouge, La., Vince Edwards and wife Lili of Slidell, La., and L’Jon Papillon of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Damon Edwards and wife Jenn, Amye Edwards, Adrienne Barton, Garrett Barton and James Edwards; and two great-grandchildren, Brycen and Brynn Edwards.
Anthony W. and Joyce C. Pieleck, Lynchburg, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Jane, to Brian Keith Guinn, son of F. Keith and Linda J. Guinn, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Brookville High School, Lynchburg, Va.; a graduate of Virginia Highlands Community College, Abingdon, Va., where she received an associate degree of applied science in nursing; and is a graduate of Virginia Appalachian Tri-College of Nursing, Abingdon, Va.
She is a granddaughter of Frances M. Pieleck, Hillsborough, N.J., and the late Walter S. Pieleck; and the late Herbert D. and Orcie S. Cecil.
Her fiancé is a graduate of David Crockett High School, Jonesborough; and a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in corporate finance and investments. He is employed by Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin.
He is a grandson of the late Frank D. and Mildred M. Guinn; the late Tenia L. Guinn, step-grandmother; and the late Jack and Bertie L. Justice.
The couple plan a private wedding for noon, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Gatlinburg.