Andrew and Barbara Demski, 206 Sterling Springs Drive, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Hope, to Joseph Carl Williams, son of Larry and Paula Williams, Troy, Mich.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2004 summa cum laude graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega; and a 2005 summa cum laude graduate of UT-Knoxville, where she received a master’s degree in accounting.
She is employed by University of North Carolina-Charlotte as a compliance manager.
She is a granddaughter of Jayne Waller, Rome, N.Y., and the late John E. Waller; and Frank and Eleanor Demski, Rome, N.Y.
Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Bishop Foley Catholic High School, Troy; and a 2006 graduate of Western Michigan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems.
He is employed by Price Waterhouse Coopers, Charlotte, N.C., as manager in advisory services.
He is a grandson of Delores Williams, Lexington, Ky., and the late Carl Williams; and the late Paul and Irene Ossenbeck.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 2012, at the Mint Museum, Charlotte, N.C.
David and Edie Culberson, 5 Clarks Court, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine “Kit,” to Jeremy Jones, son of Kenneth and Ann Jones, Tulsa, Okla.
The bride-elect is a 2000 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2005 graduate of Clemson University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. She is employed by HukariAscendent as a technical recruiter.
She is a granddaughter of Dorothy Culberson, Emory, Va., and the late Connie Culberson; and Willie Rose Allen, Maryville, and the late Bill Allen.
Her fiancé is a 1996 graduate of Jenks High School, Tulsa; a 2001 graduate of University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business; and a 2009 graduate of Duke University, where he received a master’s degree in business administration. He is employed by JPMorgan as a private banker.
He is a grandson of Mavis Moor, Dallas, Texas, and the late Isaac Moor; and the late Waldo and Vesta Jones.
The couple plan a wedding for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
Mrs. Roberta “Pat” McClintock announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Morgan Michelle Lee, to Lester Demetrius Lattany, son of the Rev. Lester D. and Stephanie G. Lattany.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport. She is employed at Wellmont Health Systems, and is a student in the nursing program at Northeast State Community College.
She is the daughter of James Lee and the late Bravonna Lee.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Science Hill High School; East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in corporate finance; and Milligan College, where he received a master’s degree in business administration.
He is employed in the Corporate Finance Department of Mountain States Health Alliance as a financial analyst.
He is the grandson of Jean Neal, Catherine Lattany and the late Charles Allen Lattany Jr.
The couple plan an open wedding for 2 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City.
Mollie Elaine Gross and Dr. Andrew Cooper Warren were married Saturday, May 12, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. John Arch Warren, grandfather of the groom, officiated the 5:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Dr. David C. Runner, organist; Jacob Thomas Pitts, trumpeter; and a chamber group consisting of Rebecca Lile Paluzzi, flute; Emily Dunn Webb, flute; Dana DePollo Bellino, flute; Catherine Jo McGlasson, violin; and Georgia Sinko Cox, cello. The Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, under the direction of William H. Walker III, participated in the wedding worship ceremony along with Patsy Jean Masters Adams, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Kenneth Gross, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor Hendrix; Kenneth Ernst Gross, Melbourne, Fla.; and the late Mrs. Gross.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Warren, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He is a grandson of the Rev. and Mrs. John Arch Warren, Nashville, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Claud W. Cooper.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore an original strapless Peter Langner sheath gown of striped silk Mikado and silk organza featuring thin ribbons and small knots circling the skirt with a crumb catcher back and a court train.
Matron of honor was Amy Harkins Gross, sister-in-law of the bride. Maid of honor was Dr. Hannah Alice Warren, sister of the groom.
Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Marie Strickland, Jennifer Megan Carne, Alison Joy Miller, Taylor Nicole Lenton, Rebecca Lynn Empting and Rissa Pryse Ivens.
Flower girls were Madison Hunter Mahoney and Morgan Avery Mahoney. Ring bearer was Taylor Stephen Gross Jr.
Christopher Brock Warren, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were John Asher Warren, brother of the groom; Taylor Stephen Gross Sr., brother of the bride; John Elmer Holberg; Dr. James August Leinhart; and Paul Ryan Nedelesky.
Special attendants were Hendrix Nelson Gross, nephew of the bride, and Lillian Elaine Gross, niece of the bride.
Bride’s book attendant was Parish Ivey Tansil, cousin of the bride. Program attendant was Kathryn Hunter Greene.
Serving as crucifer and acolyte were Robert Fred Tucker III and Tucker Emory Knouse. Scripture reader was Rachel Armstrong Warren, sister-in-law of the groom.
Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Central America.
Norman and Diana Duncan, 132 Buffalo Valley Church Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Jessica, to Aaron Tyler Ebarb, son of Joseph and Sandra Ebarb, 118 Geraldine St., Gray.
The bride-elect is a senior at Lincoln Memorial University, where she will graduate in July with a master of education degree in administration and supervision.
She is employed by the Elizabethton School System at East Side Elementary as a kindergarten teacher.
She is a granddaughter of Keith and Christa Dison, Watauga; and the late Hayes and Alma Duncan.
Her fiancé is an aircrewman in the U.S. Navy.
He is a student at East Tennessee State University, where he is pursuing a degree in biology..
He is a grandson of Joseph and Lola Ebarb, Johnson City; and the late EJ and Virginia Bailey.
The couple plan a wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at the pavilion at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport.