Snapp 80th birthday
James H. “Jim” Snapp will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 30, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Church Hill, Tenn.
The event is being hosted by his family.
Mr. Snapp was born Nov. 29, 1933, in Church Hill. He has been married to Joan Davis Snapp for 57 years. He is the father of Greg Snapp and Gwen Freeman. He has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was employed at Mead Corp., for more than 50 years and retired in 1999.
He is a member of First United Methodist Church, Church Hill.
The presence of family and friends is the only requested.
Parker and Sturgill
Kristin Leigh Sturgill and Keith Stephen Parker were married Aug. 30, 2013, at The Excellence Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Judge Hal Revercomb officiated the 3 p.m. beach ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Bobby and Elaine Sturgill of Kingsport, Tenn., and the granddaughter of Geraldine Sturgill of Kingsport, the late Rev. Jack Sturgill, and J.L. and Joy Leonard of Mount Carmel, Tenn. The bridegroom is the son of Steve and Melissa Parker of Fredericksburg, Va., and the grandson of the late Meryl and Vennie Parker, formerly of Kingsport, and the late Benton and Geneva Thompson, formerly of Knoxville, Tenn.
Jane Anne Sutphin, friend and sorority sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Tricia Parker, sister-in-law of the bride and bridegroom, served as a bridesmaid.
Steve Parker, father of the bridegroom, was best man. Dale Parker, brother of the bridegroom, served as a groomsman.
Readers were Dr. Bryan Thompson, uncle of the bridegroom, and Michelle Cassedy, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dancing reception was held following the ceremony at Las Olas on the resort overlooking the beach.
Kristin received a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from East Tennessee State University in 2004 and is employed as a Corporate Communications representative at Eastman Chemical Company.
Keith received a master of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Virginia Tech in 2005 and is employed as a supervisor in Information Technology at Eastman Chemical Company.
Following their honeymoon in Punta Cana, the couple now resides in Piney Flats, Tenn.
Brooks 50th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur (Shirlene Dawson) Brooks Jr. of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend stay, Nov. 15-17, 2013, at the Franklin House Bed & Breakfast, Jonesborough.
The trip was arranged by their children, and the couple enjoyed it immensely.
The couple was married Nov. 18, 1963, at the Gate City, Va., home of the Rev. Frank Chapo, who officiated at the ceremony.
They are the parents of Jamene Brooks-Kieffer and husband Robert E. Kieffer Jr. of Lawrence, Kan.; James Brooks III of Kingsport; and Jodie Brooks of Johnson City. They are the grandparents of Clara Ilene Waller, 14 months old, and Pearl Bennett Brooks-Kieffer, 11 months old.
Mr. Brooks is employed at Kingsport City Schools. Mrs. Brooks retired from T.F. Simmons & Associates Inc., a real estate appraisal firm.
Faxon 90th birthday
Fancy Rose Faxon will celebrate her 90th birthday with a luncheon to be held in her honor at 2 p.m., Nov. 23, 2013 at Piccadilly in Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by family
Mrs. Faxon was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Dickenson County, Va. She was married to Wayne Faxon, now deceased.
She is the mother of Jack Faxon, Velma Peters, Brenda Shinn, Linda Rasnick, the late Wanda York, Barbara Compton, Eugene Faxon and Charles Faxon.
She is a member of Christ Church of Kingsport.
Grimes 90th birthday
William “Bill” J. Grimes Jr. will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception to be held in his honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 23, 2013 in the Family Life Center at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 311 Cypress St., Mount Carmel.
The event is being hosted by family.
Mr. Grimes was born Nov. 25, 1923 in Bristol, Tenn. He was married to Maude Taylor Grimes, now deceased, for 69 years.
He is the father of Bob (Kay) Grimes, Joyce Jones, and Ron (Margie) Grimes, all of Mount Carmel. He has eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was employed at Hecht’s Bakery for 32 years and was a member of Teamster Local 549.
He is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Mount Carmel., and FAM Clay Lodge 386, Church Hill.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.