Martin and Huddle
Amber Nicole Huddle and Joseph Frances Martin met at Tennessee Tech University and were married on Aug. 10, 2013 at The Mustard Seed Ranch in Cookeville, Tenn.
The bride is the daughter of Wendell and Cindy Huddle, and the granddaughter of Doug Huddle, Sandra Huddle Crowder, Bill Poister and the late Evelyn Poister, all of Kingsport. She graduated in 2008 from Sullivan Central High School and in May 2013 from Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She works for Putman County.
The bridegroom is the son of Rodney and Melanie Martin of Jefferson City, Tenn., and the grandson of Carol and the late Frank Holland, and Robert and Barbara Martin. He is a 2008 graduate of Gateway Christian School and received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 2012 from Tennessee Tech University. He will complete his master’s degree in environmental informatics in May 2013. He is employed by the City of Sparta.
Amber wore a special dress, the same dress her mom wore at her wedding 30 years ago. It was specially altered personally for Amber by PJ Edwards of Kingsport. She also wore a long flowing veil made by her mother.
The flower girl was Grace Martin, niece of the bridegroom. She wore a special dress handmade 21 years ago by the bride's grandma Evelyn Poister. It was the same dress Amber wore as flower girl in her aunt's wedding. It was accented with Amber’s wedding color of coral and worn in memory of Grandma Evelyn.
Associate Pastor Shane Bowling was the officiate of the beautiful outside ceremony. The pianist was Naomi Martin, sister of the bridegroom, and the violinist was Jonathan Martin, brother of the bridegroom. The guitarist and worship leader was Holly Strebel. Scripture readers were Hannah Martin, sister of the bridegroom, and Nikki Taylor.
Ben Drane was best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Martin, Elias Martin, Nathanael Martin, all brothers of the bridegroom; Ben Rosenbaum and TJ Wilson. Ushers were Will Peterman and Curtis Huddle, brother of the bride. Curtis Huddle also was master of ceremonies for the reception.
Corri Richardson was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Anna Metzger, Allison Lynch, Emily Case, Kayla Ross and LK Murphy. Miranda Huddle, sister-in-law of the bride, was in charge of the guest book, which was hand-painted by her sister Rachel Kirk.
After the wedding, all enjoyed a barbecue dinner and dancing, followed by a sparkler and fireworks sendoff. The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas and now reside in Cookeville.
West and Summey
Chelsie Lee West of Kingsport, Tenn., and Matthew David Summey of Kingsport plan to be married in an open-church ceremony at 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2013, at Pleasant View Baptist Church.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Kay West of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Paul and Alice Belcher of Kingsport, Richard E. West of Kingsport, and the late Lora West. She graduated from Sullivan North High School and attended Northeast State Community College. She is employed at the Washington County Register of Deeds, and is a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church.
The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Raymond and Cindy Summey of Kingsport, and the grandson of Doris Pearson of Weber City, Va., the late Lester Pearson, and the late Boyd and Peggy Summey. He graduated from Sullivan North High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in education studies with certification in middle grades math from Berea College, where he was a member of the baseball team. He is a member of Holston View United Methodist Church.
Greene 50th anniversary
Bob and Betty Jane Greene of Snowflake, Va., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., Dec. 8, 2013, at the Scott County Park and Golf Course, Gate City, Va.
They are the parents of Mark Livingston Greene of Nashville, Charles Patrick Greene II of Snowflake, and Bryan Lynn Greene and wife Jean Anne of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Sara Ann and husband JT Alexander, Grace Elizabeth, Hannah Margaret, Daniel Kenneth, Molly Lauren and Chloe Rebekah Greene. They are the great-grandparents of Brooklyn Alexander.
Bob retired from Raytheon Engineering, Kingsport.
Betty Jane retired from Scott County, Va., Schools.
Collins and McCord
Grace Owen O’Neill McCord of Kingsport, Tenn., and Sean McNeil Collins of Johnson City, Tenn., were married Aug. 10, 2013. Pastor Tim Bowers of Grace Fellowship Church officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Jeff and CeeGee McCord of Kingsport, and the granddaughter of Mike and Betty O’Neill of Kingsport, and Scott and Nancy McCord of Sandy Springs, Ga. The bridegroom is the son of Larry and Chris Collins of Johnson City, and the grandson of Robert and Jane LaPella of Johnson City, and JL and Edna Collins of Elizabethton.
Grace was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.
Brothers of the bride, Sam and John McCord, provided the music.
Bridesmaids were Maddie McCord, cousin of the bride, and good friends, Chrissy Idlette, Maddie McClelland, Amy Estepp, Kayla Bierbaum and Sarah Kenny.
Serving as groomsmen were Sean’s brothers, Ryan, Evan and Alden Collins, and good friends, Sam Crockett, Daniel Foster and Jeb Edwards.
Cousins of the bride, Olivia and Anna Claire McCord were flower girls, and Joseph McCord was ring bearer.
The day was amazing from the beginning to the end. It was filled with family, friends, love and wisdom, flowers, homegrown music, dancing, sunshine and a little rain polished off by a rainbow.
Most of all a couple committed to love each other and journey together as husband and wife.
The couple honeymooned at the Isle of Palms, S.C., and currently reside in Valle Cruis, N.C.
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.