Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ferguson, Gray, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 29, 2012, at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. at King Springs Baptist Church, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Aug. 1, 1962, in Jonesborough by the Rev. Billy Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson retired from TPI in Gray.
Mrs. Ferguson is the former Betty Maupin. She is retired from Belk and Target.
The couple have two children, Bobby of Jonesborough and Johnny of Gray; and five grandchildren, Jessica Russell, Justin Ferguson, Nicholas Ferguson, Matthew Shorter and Elijah Ferguson; and five great-grandchildren, Madison Russell, Kailee Russell, Anna Ferguson, Kynlee Ferguson and Dylan Shorter.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.
Dr. and Mrs. Larry and Kathryn Calhoun, 242 Heather View Drive, Jonesborough, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Raye, to John Lee Goetz, son of Mark Goetz, Chattanooga; and the late Leslie Goetz.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Science Hill High School; a graduate of East Tennessee State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority; and a graduate of Milligan College, where she received a master’s degree in business administration.
She is a legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Bob Corker in Washington, D.C.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Pearl Calhoun, Hampton; and Mr. Frank Kendall, Johnson City, and the late Mrs. Carolyn Kendall.
Her fiancé is a graduate of the McCallie School; a graduate of University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he received a bachelor’s degree in political science; and is a student a UTC, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration.
He is a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Bob Corker in Washington, D.C.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Kay Arthur, Chattanooga; and Mrs. Barbara Summar, Chattanooga, and the late Mr. Robert Summar.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney K. Metcalf, 186 Stockyard Road, Telford, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Danielle, to Brian Matthew Gray, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy K. Gray, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of University High; and will graduate in December from East Tennessee State University, where she will receive a degree in early childhood development and is a member of the ETSU dance team and Alpha Omega. She is a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Clonce, Bean Station; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Romine, Rutledge; and the late Doyle F. Metcalf.
Her fiancé is a 2001 graduate of David Crockett High School; and is a 2006 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a degree in construction engineering.
He is employed by Johnson City Power Board. He is a member of New Victory Baptist Church, Jonesborough.
He is a grandson of Monica Moon, Johnson City, and the late Harold Moon; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Gray.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at New Victory Baptist Church.
Melody Michelle Swartz and Tyler Keith Russell were married Friday, June 22, 2012, at Oak Grove Christian Church, Elizabethton.
The Rev. Mike Fritts officiated the 4 p.m. exchange of vows. Prayer was provided by the Rev. Dave Gibson. Music was provided by Sheila Woods, pianist.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wendel Swartz, Kingsport.
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Swartz, Johnson City; and Mr. and Mrs. Glendon Snider, Louisville, Ky.
The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Russell, Elizabethton.
He is a grandson of the late Louis Russell; the late Ralph and Venia Coleman; and the Rev. Jack Lyons and Evelyn Lyons.
Given in marriage and escorted by her father, the bride wore a floor-length, strapless, lace-covered gown featuring a beaded belt and a long bow in the back.
Maid of honor was M’Lisa Burrow.
Bridesmaids were Conwedee Peare and Carol Hensley.
Flower girl was Bella Shumate.
Ring bearer was Noah Rhinehart.
Micah Rhinehart served as best man.
Groomsmen were Keith Russell and Pedro Salinas.
Ushers were Jonah Rhinehart and Elijah Rhinehart.
Following a reception outside at the church, the couple took a wedding trip to Asheville Cottages, Asheville, N.C.
Eric and Emori Barnes, 357 Boonesboro Road, Gray, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Nicole, to Cody Alan Brooks, son of Randy and Janet Brooks, 543 Pleasant Grove Road, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Northeast State Community College, where she received degrees in psychology and office administration.
She is a granddaughter of Earnestine and Billy Grace Sr., Johnson City; and Ivan Barnes, Gray, and the late Amanda Barnes.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Northeast State Community College, where he received a degree in electromechanical engineering. He is employed by Eastman Chemical Co.
He is a grandson of Peggy Walker, Limestone, and the late Rand Walker; and the late William and Mary Brooks.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Gray United Methodist Church.