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.
Announcement is made of the engagement of Maegen Elizabeth Hamblen and Jon Brian Mills.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Timothy and Anne Hardin, Boone, N.C.; and Kevin Hamblen, Taylorsville, N.C.
She is a graduate of Watauga High School, Boone; and a 2011 graduate of Basic Law Enforcement Training, Wilkesboro, N.C. She is employed by Discount Online Parts, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Elizabeth Devine, Massachusetts; and Bud and Joann Hardin, North Carolina.
Her fiancé is a son Dan and Dale Mills, Elizabethton.
He is a 2001 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He is the owner of Discount Online Parts LLC, an online business specializing in small engine parts, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Alvin Mills, Ohio, and the late Ruth Mills; and the late Elmer and Ruth Ellington, North Carolina
The couple plan a wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Grace Baptist Church, Elizabethton.
Amanda “Mandy” Faith Widener and Caleb Andrew Hoyle were married Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Johnson City.
The Rev. James Nipper officiated the 2 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Carolynn Bailey, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of Ronald and Kimberly Widener, Bristol. She is a granddaughter of Georgia Widener, Bristol, and the late Herbert Widener; and Mabel Randolph, Bluff City.
The groom is a son of Teddy and Cynthia Hoyle, Erwin. He is a grandson of the late Grady and Reta Hoyle.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless ball gown of taffeta featuring a sweetheart neckline, beaded lace bodice, inverted V-empire waist and a pick-up skirt that extended into a sweep train.
Maid of honor was Jordan Dunn. Bridesmaids were Melissa Huskins, sister of the groom; Molly Shelton; and Sarah Messamore.
Flower girl was Natalie Dunbar. Ring bearer was Lincoln Huskins, nephew of the groom.
Daniel Dunbar served as best man. Groomsmen were Dan Martin and David Seagroves.
Honorary groomsman was Kaleb Tittle, who was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time of the wedding.
Ushers were Jerad Huskins and Gary Mitchell.
Acolyte was Jaime Mitchell.
Guest book and program attendant was Michelle Broyles.
Following a reception at the church, the couple took a wedding trip to Gatlinburg.
The couple reside in Erwin.
Bud and Pam Willis, 242 Highway 93, Fall Branch, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Michelle, to James Ray Jeffers, son of Gayle Jeffers, and the late Linda Nelson Taylor.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Daniel Boone High School; and a magna cum laude graduate of Tusculum College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and was a member of Alpha Chi national honor society.
She is employed by Greene County Department of Education, where she teaches second grade at Ottway Elementary School.
She is a granddaughter of Joe and Iva Mae Townsend, Fall Branch; and the late Glen and Charlotte Willis.
Her fiancé is a 2004 graduate of Chuckey Doak High School, where he was involved in FFA and played Washington County Babe Ruth Baseball.
He is employed by Greeneville Water Commission. He is an active member of Clear Springs United Methodist Church.
He is a grandson of the late Coy and Margaret Nelson.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Gray United Methodist Church, Gray.