Mr. and Mrs. Emerson
Art and Arlene Emerson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, with a cruise to Nassau, Bahamas.
The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1962, in Portsmouth, Va., by the Rev. John W. Wood.
Mr. Emerson retired from the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Navy Reserves.
Mrs. Emerson is the former Arlene Moody. She is a retired legal/medical secretary.
The couple have one child, Randy of Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor
Ray E. “Gene” and Helen Taylor, 349 Cedar Grove Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Gatlinburg.
The couple were married on Aug. 16, 1952, at Brick Christian Church, Watauga, by Kenneth Mathes, minister.
Mr. Taylor retired from the United States Air Force in 1971, and later from the State of Tennessee.
Mrs. Taylor is the former Helen Bailey. She retired from Texas Instruments.
The couple have four children, Sherry of Dallas, Kay of Johnson City, Karen of Piney Flats, and Connie of Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Walker
Duard and Carolyn Walker celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012.
The couple were married on Aug. 14, 1947, in Newport by the Rev. W.L. Roberts, grandfather of the bride.
The couple lived and worked on Milligan College campus for 50 years.
The couple have five children, Cindy Gober, Teresa Knox, Buff Walker, Gary Walker and Tracy Walker; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Shelton
Alan and Judy Shelton, 624 East Main St., Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, with a dinner at the home of their daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter.
The couple were married on Aug. 25, 1962, at the Jonesborough home of the bride’s parents, by the Rev. Floyd Ballard.
Mr. Shelton is a former banker, savings and loan company president and business owner. He is now a realtor, developer and farmer.
Mrs. Shelton is the former Judy Lyle. She taught first and kindergarten prior to owning a private pre-school; and recently retired from her private practice as a licensed marital and family therapist.
The couple have two children, Sally Shelton Johnson and husband Tom, and the late Alice Kathryn Shelton; and one grandchild, Lully Joy Minton.
Scott and Kelly Tester, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Dawn, to Brian Allen Moore, son of Randy and Becky Moore, Johnson City.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of David Crockett High School; and is a 2009 graduate of Jenny Lea Academy.
She is employed by Loxx Hair Studio as a licensed cosmetologist.
She is a granddaughter of Evelyn Tester, Jonesborough, and the late George Tester; and the late Paulette Henley.
Her fiancé is a 2006 graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2010 graduate of Walters State Police Academy, where he received his Peace Officers Standards and Training certification; and a 2011 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in criminal justice.
He is employed by Bluff City Police Department as a police officer.
He is a grandson of Roy and Betty Moore, Johnson City; the late Velma Moore; the late Mellie Jones; and the late Robert Jones.
The couple plan a private wedding for 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Tides Folly Beach, Folly Beach, S.C.