Mr. and Mrs. Bailey
Hosea and Linda Kay Bailey, Jonesborough, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Clarence’s Drive-In, Unicoi.
The couple were married on May 27, 1989, at Antioch Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. E.W. Barnes.
Mr. Bailey retired from Tennessee Department of Transportation as an inspector.
Mrs. Bailey is the former Linda Kay Huffine. She has been a licensed practical nurse for more than 40 years. She employed by the Washington County School System, Lamar Elementary School, Jonesborough, as the school nurse.
The couple have twin sons, Chad Fred and Brad Velmer Bailey, both of the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitaker
Jerry and Gale Whitaker, 610 Pine Ridge Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 3, 2014, at a luncheon hosted by their sons at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.
The couple were married on May 2, 1964, in North Carolina by the Rev. Aubrey Pearce.
Mr. Whitaker is retired.
Mrs. Whitaker is the former Gale Pardue. She is a part-time pharmacy technician.
The couple have two children, Jim and Brian Whitaker; and eight grandchildren, Walt, Rachel, Will, Emma, Ella, Ethan, Ben and Seth.
The celebration was open to family and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Crain
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Crain, Bowmantown Community, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 17, 2014, with a church-wide picnic at the home of Keith and Janet Tolley.
The couple were married on May 17, 1945, in Greenville, S.C.
Mr. Crain retired from Warren, Mich., Fire Department as master mechanic and as owner of Tri City Fire Apparatus, Telford, where he repaired and rebuilt fire pumps after more than 55 years in that field.
Mrs. Crain is the former Lena Madge Ramsey. She is a homemaker and volunteer worker.
The couple have one child, Joy Annis Boudreau and husband Greg of Nesbit, Miss.; three grandchildren, Kyler Boudreau and wife Sandi of California; Kory Boudreau and wife Sonshine of Telford; and Katie Denton and husband Michael of California; three great-granddaughters, Michaela, Madison and Haven; and one great-grandson, Kade.
Mr. and Mrs. Whittimore
Richard Wayne and Judy Lynn Whittimore, 301 Arroyo Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 17, 2014, at a reception at Ole Barn Restaurant, Johnson City, with music provided by Ed Snodderly and Brandon Story.
The couple were married on May 16, 1964, at First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Abe Aldridge.
Mr. Whittimore retired from CSX Transportation.
Mrs. Whittimore is the former Judy Lynn Garland. She is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Jamie Whittimore McGill and husband Jim of Johnson City, Jody Whittimore Cheek and husband Vance of Johnson City, and Josh Whittimore and wife Mandy of Lexington, S.C.; and seven grandchildren, Max, Noah, Clay and Molly McGill, Catie Cheek, and Harrison and Callum Whittimore.
Mr. and Mrs. Gouge
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Gouge, 110 Willow Oak Drive, Johnson City, will celebrate their 72nd anniversary Friday, May 16, 2014.
The couple were married on May 16, 1942, in Spartanburg, S.C.
Mr. Gouge retired as owner of Harry Gouge Construction.
Mrs. Gouge is the former Vista Garland. She is a homemaker.
The couple have one child, Pat Livingston and husband Mike of Unicoi; two grandchildren, Lisa Powell and husband Jay of Birmingham, Ala., and Jeff Burleson and wife Debbie of Alpharetta, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Sean and Sara Burleson.