Dr. Aubrey D. and Karen J. McElroy, 304 Fleetwood Court, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karyn Alys, to Jesse Gordon Garland II, son of William R. Spooner and Sherry Garland, and the late David Garland III.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2011 graduate of Milligan College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a student at Milligan College, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey McElroy, Longview, Texas; and the late Tinnie Bryant.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Science Hill High School; and a 2012 graduate of Milligan College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He is employed by Johnson City Medical Center.
He is a grandson of Jane Garland, Johnson City, and the late David Garland II; and the late Beulah Love.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Price Place, Jonesborough.
Sara Brittany Curtis and David Lewis Hartman were married Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the home of the groom’s parents.
Pastor Craig Ponder officiated the 11 a.m. exchange of vows.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curtis Jr., Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Mary Lee Meadows, Johnson City, and the late Carrell J. “Buddy” Meadows; the late Robert “Bob” and Ella Mae Curtis.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cloyd, Limestone.
He is a grandson of Wanda Broyles, Greeneville, and the late James “Jim” Broyles.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a tea-length dress of ivory lace featuring and an A-line skirt and a purple satin ribbon belt.
Maid of honor was Kacy Cody.
Michael Hartman, brother of the groom, served as best man.
Following a reception at the home of the groom’s parents, the couple took a wedding trip to Gatlinburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Gouge
Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Gouge, 110 Willow Oak Drive, Johnson City, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 19, 2012, at a family dinner at the Peerless Restaurant.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Crain
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Crain, Bowmantown community, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Thursday, May 17, 2012.
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; two great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford
Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Crawford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 26, 2012, at an open reception hosted by their children and grandchildren from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Colonial Heights Christian Church, 105 Meadow Lane, Kingsport.
The couple were married on May 4, 1962, in Johnson City.
Mrs. Crawford is the former Betty Privette.
The couple have two children, Sherry Blevins and Brian Crawford; two grandchildren, Josh Blevins and Maren Hudson; and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Rain and Shaun Logan Blevins.
The celebration is open to family and friends.