Mr. and Mrs. Payne
Joe and Brenda Payne, 229 Boone Ridge, Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Harrison Christian Church.
The couple were married on Aug. 30, 1963.
Mr. Payne is self-employed. He is former owner of J&J Marine, among other family businesses.
Mrs. Payne is the former Brenda Rambo. She is the daughter of Bea Garland, Johnson City. She is a homemaker and worked in the family businesses.
They are active members of Harrison Christian Church.
The couple have four children, Joe Payne Jr. and wife Wendy of Blountville, Lisa Payne of Kingsport, Lora Hutson and husband Mike of Kingsport, and Amy Birchfield and husband David of Gray; seven grandchildren, John and Nick Payne, Daniel Denton, Alex Yonce and John Coates, and David and Brittany Birchfield; and great-grandchild Dayton and honorary great-grandchildren Kaden, Kara, Brooklyn, Aiden and J.T.
James and Lisa Durbin, 265 Lynn Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kylea Brooke, to Justin Michael Colmer, son of Jo Ann Evans, P.O. Box 291, Mosheim.
The bride-elect is a 2011 honor graduate of David Crockett High School, and is a student at ETSU, where she is pursuing a degree in nursing. She is a competitive cheer coach.
She is a granddaughter of James and Louise Durbin, Johnson City; Curtis Green, Johnson City; the late Nancy Kenney; Sue Bolton, Limestone; and the late Billy Bolton.
Her fiancé is a 2010 honor graduate of West Greene High School. He is serving in the United States Air Force, where he is preparing for his first duty station in Korea.
He is a grandson of the late Marjorie Alexander; the late Frederick Schuricht; the late Daniel and Dorothy Lollings; and the late Gustav and Alma Schuricht.
The couple plan a private wedding for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at West Side Christian Church, Jonesborough, followed by a reception at the Jonesborough Storytelling Center.
Tom and Nancy Collins, Gray, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katy Anne, to William Max Little III, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Max Little Jr., Fall Branch; and Dr. and Mrs. Stanley E. Vermillion, Gray.
The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate of Science Hill High School; and is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by Holston Valley Medical Center.
She is a granddaughter of Joe and Ruth Quillen, Kingsport; and Hilda Collins, Johnson City, and the late Jimbo Collins.
Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Science Hill High School; and is a graduate of Milligan College, where he was a member of the baseball team from 2003-06. He is employed by Professional Baseball Umpire Corp.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Little Sr., Jefferson, N.C.; and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Darnell, North Wilkesboro, N.C.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Boones Creek Christian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Pickel
Mr. and Mrs. William Spencer Pickel, 336 North Road, Johnson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, with a family dinner.
The couple were married on Sept. 4, 1948, in Johnson City by the Rev. Harry Barnett.
Mr. Pickel was self-employed for 30-plus years and later retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation as a mechanic.
Mrs. Pickel is the former Emma Cordelia Linker. She retired from the city of Johnson City.
The couple have two children, Janet Pickel of Johnson City, and Pat Donaldson and husband Dan of Greeneville; and two grandchildren, Heather and Rachel Donaldson.
Mr. and Mrs. Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. R. David Roberts, 756 Meadowview Court, Elizabethton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at a family dinner at the Martha Washington Inn, Abingdon, Va., where they dined after their wedding in 1963.
The couple were married on Sept. 1, 1963, at First Christian Church, Erwin, by Dr. Henry Webb.
Mr. Roberts is a retired Christian minister and is retired from Milligan College as a professor of Bible and ministry.
Mrs. Roberts is the former Donna Sahli. She taught school briefly and is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Ron and wife Denise of Greenwood, Ind., Erwin of Macon, Ga., and Phil and wife Lisa of Kingsport; and 10 grandchildren.
The celebration is open to family only.