Ginger Marie Staten and Marcus Thomas Keller were married Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at the gazebo at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home.
The Rev. Paul Crowe officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Tommy and Candice Staten, Jonesborough. She is a granddaughter of the late Jack and Ruth Marshall; and the late
The groom is a son of Bobby and Cindy Keller, Johnson City. He is a grandson of Mary McKee, Johnson City; and the late Juanita Keller.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless A-line gown featuring a side drape, lace-up back, beaded lace detail and a skirt that extended into a chapel-length train.
Matron of honor was Anne Mason.
Bridesmaids were Chris Harmon, Briteny Polo and Zoe Abernathy.
Flower girls were Emma, Molly and Ava Harmon.
Ring bearer was Isildur Mattot.
Brian Walker served as best man.
Groomsmen were Chris Walker and Jeremy Deanhardt.
Usher was Kyle Mason.
Guest book attendant was Nicole Keller.
Following a reception at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church fellowship hall, the couple took a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Kenneth H. and Betty R. Garland, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at a reception with family at The Peerless, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Oct. 15, 1954, in Erwin.
Mr. Garland retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.
Mrs. Garland is the former Betty R. Head. She is retired from Texas Instruments Inc.
The couple have two children, Pam Garland and Lori Saults; four grandchildren, John Foister, Andy Foister, Justin Saults and Travis Saults; and six great-grandchildren, Brandy, Mason, Katie, Brenley, Aubrey and Cameron Foister.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Breeding announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Murphy Breeding, to Alexander Alan Thorpe, son of Ken Thorpe, Roswell, Ga., and Joann Lamphere, Denver, Colo.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Denison University, where she received a bachelor’s degree, was captain of the women’s softball team and was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority; and is a 2010 graduate of Marymount University, where she received a master’s degree in forensic psychology. She is employed by the Office of the Federal Public Defender.
She is a granddaughter of Pamela Murphy Carter, Kingsport, and the late Dr. E. Kent Carter; and Mr. and Mrs. E.O. “Buzzy” Breeding, Kingsport.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Denison University, where he received a bachelor’s degree and was captain of the men’s lacrosse team. He is a student at Ross School of Business-University of Michigan, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration.
He is a grandson of Connie and Gary Thorpe, Fort Myers, Fla.; and the late Ann Marie and Joseph Lamphere.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Chateau Selah, Blountville.
Debbie Kau McKeehan, Johnson City, announces the engagement of her daughter, Jessica Danielle Hunt, to Steven Marc Sprague, son of Joyce Barr, Coeburn, Va.
The bride-elect is a graduate of David Crockett High School and attended UT-Chattanooga. She has been employed by UTC in the engineering lab, Burke’s Outlet, Food City and Walmart.
She is a granddaughter of Argil and Isabell Hunt, Johnson City; and the late Stanley and Wanda Berry.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Coeburn High School and attended Mountain Empire Community College. He has been employed by Roadrunner and Walmart.
He is a grandson of the late Joe and Vivian West.
The couple plan a private wedding at the Renaissance Center, Kingsport.
Bobby and Sharon Smith, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah, to Michael Hazelwood, son of Ronnie and Sherry Hazelwood, Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Unaka High School, and a 2009 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a degree in elementary education. She is employed by the Carter County School System.
She is a granddaughter of Helen Smith, Elizabethton, and the late William “Ham” Smith; and Betty Barnett, Johnson City, and the late Bill Barnett.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Unaka High School. He is self-employed as a dairy farmer in Carter County.
He is a grandson of the late Sherrill and Georgia Hazelwood; and the late John and Francis Hixson.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Beck Mountain Baptist Church, Elizabethton.