Bass 50th anniversary
Walter Wayne and Peggy Brock Bass of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 1 to 3 p.m., Nov. 23, 2013, at The Press Room at Food City on Clinchfield.
The event is being hosted by their family.
The couple was married Nov. 28, 1963, at First Christian Church with Wilbar A. Reid officiating.
They are the parents of Teresa Halsey of Kingsport, Tim Bass of Kingsport, and Tommy Bass of Mount Carmel. They are the grandparents of Casey Halsey, Chelsea Bass, Ashley Bass, Jordan Bass, Jamie Bass and Jackson Bass. They are the soon-to-be great-grandparents of Dallas Kennedy Bass.
Mr. Bass retired from Kingsport Press and is employed at Don Hill Pontiac. Mrs. Bass retired from Kingsport City Schools.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.
Gragg and Rhoton
Shawna Brooke Rhoton and Zachery Tyler Gragg, both of Kingsport, were married Oct. 26, 2013, at the Jones Lodge, Limestone, Tenn. The Rev. Mike Beverly, pastor of Indian Springs Christian Church, officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Kelly Rhoton of Kingsport and Jeff Rhoton of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Pat Whitehead of Kingsport, Bea Rhoton of Kingsport, and James and Judy Rhoton of Mount Carmel. The bridegroom is the son of Donna Gragg of Kingsport, and Randall and Lisa Gragg of Bluff City. He is the grandson of Lou and Mary Snipes of Bluff City, and Jimmy and Joann Fillers of Bluff City.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted to the altar by her father.
Kelli Byrd was maid of honor. Kaila Rhoton, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid.
Michael Walters was best man. Randall Gragg, father of the bridegroom, was groomsman. Ushers were Matt Tate and Ben Castle, cousins of the bride.
The bride graduated from Sullivan North High School. She is on the dean’s list at East Tennessee State University, where she is pursuing a degree in elementary education.
The bridegroom graduated from Sullivan North High School.
Following a wedding trip to Brevard, N.C., the couple resides in the Tri-Cities area.
Hoover and Davis
Jennifer Wentworth Hoover of Kingsport, and James Clement Davis III of Marion, S.C., plan to be married Dec. 28, 2013, at First Broad Street United Methodist Church, Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Bradley T. and Leigh Anne W. Hoover of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Ted and Charlotte Hoover of Kingsport, Myles W. Whitlock Jr. of Spartanburg, S.C., and the late Corrie M. Whitlock. She received with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Clemson University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and served as a Clemson University tour guide. She also graduated from Converse College with a master’s degree in gifted education. She is employed as a kindergarten teacher by Greenville County Schools, Greenville, S.C., and is a member of the Junior League of Greenville.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of James C. Davis II and Judy F. Davis of Marion, and the grandson of Virginia Freeman of Marion, the late Marion Freeman, and the late Wendell and Frances Davis, formerly of Marion. He received a bachelor of science degree in computer science and information technology and information systems security from Limestone College. He is employed as a financial analyst at Elliott Davis Inc., Greenville, and is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).
Chase 90th birthday
Athalee Arnott Chase of 360 Eastern Star Road, Gray, Tenn., will celebrate her 90th birthday on Nov. 11, 2013.
Mrs. Chase was born Nov. 11, 1923, in Hawkins County, Tenn., to John and Helen (Ruddell) Arnott.
She and her husband, Orlie M. “Jr.” Chase have been married for 71 years. She is the mother of Wade and Peggy Cox of Gary. She is the grandmother of Sonja and Robby Crowe, and Miles and Tammy Cox of Gray, and the great-grandmother of Gunnar Crowe of Gray, and Megan and Bryan Cornett of Cumming, Ga. She is the great-great-grandmother of London Crowe and Mackenzie Cornett of Cumming, Ga.
Williams 90th birthday
Phyllis R. Williams will celebrate her 90th birthday with family at Mama’s House.