The Rev. and Mrs. Smith
The Rev. Richard and Mrs. Wendy Smith, Limestone, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at a surprise celebration given by their children at Upper Room Family Worship Center, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Nov. 25, 1988, at Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Terry Wright.
Mr. Smith is pastor of Upper Room Family Worship Center.
Mrs. Smith is the former Wendy Garland. She is owner of Richndy’s Snacks.
The couple have two children, Corey Smith of Limestone and Natasha Smith of Telford.
Mr. and Mrs. Looney
Robert and Virginia Looney, Elizabethton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013.
The couple were married on Nov. 17, 1963, at Mount Vernon Methodist Church, Danville, Va., by The Rev. Dr. William Watkins.
The couple were involved in The Little Theater Danville before they married.
Mr. Looney worked for Dan River Mills, Danville, as a chemist; FMC Corp., Front Royal, Va., which later became Avtex Fibers Corp., as technical manager; North American Rayon Corp., Elizabethton, as vice president and technical manager; Columbus Electric, Johnson City, as president; and he retired from his own manufacturing consulting practice in 2003. He also owned a local American Roof-Brite franchise. He led the Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce and served as president of the Rotary Club.
Mrs. Looney worked at George Washington High School, Danville, as a mathematics and drama teacher; Warren County High School, Front Royal, where she taught mathematics, was creative director of the Front Royal Little Theater and was director of the WCHS drama program. She was a substitute teacher in the Tri-Cities for several years before teaching mathematics at Science Hill for 10 years, where she was involved in the drama program and retired in 2004.
The couple have two children, Mark Looney and wife Andrea, McLean, Va., and Brian Looney and wife Jeelna, Marina Del Rey, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Jake and Kendall Looney, McLean, Va., Davin Looney, Marian Del Rey, Calif.
Grace Owen O’Neill McCord and Sean McNeil Collins were married Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013.
Pastor Tim Bowers officiated the exchange of vows. Music was provided by Sam and John McCord, brothers of the bride.
The bride is a daughter of Jeff and CeeGee McCord, Kingsport.
She is a granddaughter of Mike and Betty O’Neill, Kingsport; and Scott and Nancy McCord, Sandy Springs, Ga.
The groom is a son of Larry and Chris Collins, Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Robert and Jane LaPella, Johnson City; and JL and Edna Collins, Elizabethton.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father.
Bridesmaids were Maddie McCord, cousin of the bride; Chrissy Idlette; Maddie McClelland; Amy Estepp; Kayla Bierbaum and Sarah Kenny.
Flower girls were Olivia and Anna Claire McCord, cousins of the bride.
Ring bearer was Joseph McCord.
Groomsmen were Ryan, Evan and Alden Collins, brothers of the groom; Sam Crockett; Daniel Foster and Jeb Edwards.
The couple took a wedding trip to Isle of Palms, S.C.
They reside in Valle Crucis, N.C.
Heather Lee Moody and Jason Ira Houchins were married Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at the Clendinons residence on Boone Lake.
The Rev. Michael Lester officiated the 6:30 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Steve Bailey, vocalist.
The bride is a daughter of Judy Denny, Lakeview Drive, Johnson City; and Jim Moody, Destin, Fla.
She is a granddaughter of the late Sylvia Nicoletti; Magi Moody, Orlando, Fla., and the late James Moody; and O.H. and Margaret Eargle, Johnson City.
The groom is a son of Sandra Spears, Kingsport.
He is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ira Houchins.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her brother, Wyatt Moody, the bride wore a trumpet-style gown of white sleek satin featuring ribbon detail embellishments, a halter-style bodice and a skirt that extended into a train.
Matron of honor was Judy Denny.
Flower girl was Alexa Wilson.
Ring bearer was Peyton Houchins.
Jay Bridwell served as best man.
Following a reception at Fanatics Sports Bar, the couple took a wedding trip to Las Vegas.
Marcelle Christina Sibley and Jarred Michael Ian Goforth were married Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Central Baptist Church, Johnson City.
Dr. Ronald Murray officiated the 4 p.m. exchange of vows. Music was provided by Sharon Rush, pianist; Melodye Sparks, organist; and Tim and Kim Barrett, violinists.
The bride is a daughter of Drs. David and Denise Sibley, 3509 Bondwood Circle, Johnson City.
She is a granddaughter of Dr. William L. Sibley III, Roanoke, Va.; the late Laurel “Suzie” Berg; and Joseph and Edna Swink, Salem, Va.
The groom is a son of Michael and Darlene Goforth, Arden, N.C.
He is a grandson of the late Phillip and Francis Goforth; and the late Troy and Bernice Rogers.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a Disney Princess “Snow White” wedding gown designed by Alfred Angelo.
Matron of honor was Bethany Cox Glenn.
Maid of honor was Noelle Sibley, sister of the bride.
Bridesmaids were Kendra Beltman, Nicole Blastow, Shelley Clark and Mary Goforth, sister of the groom.
Flower girl was Moriah Payne, cousin of the bride.
Michael Goforth, father of the groom, served as best man.
Groomsmen were Charlie Brown, Bill Eaton, Steven Farlow, Nathan Guyton and Rahn Kelley. Following a reception at the Johnson City Country Club, the couple took a wedding trip to Disney World, Orlando, Fla.
The couple resides in Rock Hill, S.C.