Mr. and Mrs. Shirley
Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Shirley, Johnson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Monday, January 20, 2014.
The couple were married on January 20, 1954, in Jefferson City.
Mr. Shirley retired from Brown & Williamson Tobacco Co. after 25 years of service.
Mrs. Shirley is the former Linda Wight.
She was employed by Buckaroo Steak House, formerly Bonanza Sirloin, as assistant manager for 10 years; and retired from Perkins Restaurant as bookkeeper after 28 years of service.
The couple have two children, Lynn Shirley and Michael Shirley, both of Johnson City; and three grandchildren, Ben Shirley of Caryville, and Sarah and Rachel Shirley of Johnson City.
Paul and Kerry Ruff, Knoxville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Louise, to Stephen Lynn Kinser, son of Mark and Lindy Kinser, Johnson City.
The bride-elect attended East Tennessee State University. She is employed by St. John’s Cathedral, Knoxville.
She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Barbara Ruff, Pigeon, Mich., and the late Mr. Ernest Ruff; and Mr. Richard Graham, Bear Lake, Mich., and the late Mrs. June Graham.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Carson Newman College. He is a second year student at Quillen College of Medicine.
He is a grandson of Mr. Theodore O. and and Mrs. Ruth Kinser, Greeneville; and the late Mr. Russell K. and Mrs. Jessie Gailor.
The couple plan a private wedding for Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. John’s Cathedral, Knoxville.
Mr. and Mrs. Satterfield
Bob and Betty Satterfield, 4119 Ranch Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 18, Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27, 2013, at dinners with friends in Pigeon Forge.
The couple were married on Dec. 27, 1963, at Faith Tabernacle Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. C.F. Haines.
Mr. Satterfield retired from the Johnson City Press after 42 years of service.
Mrs. Satterfield is the former Betty Jane Seay. She retired from McAfee Insurance Agency Inc.
They are active members of Faith Tabernacle Church.
The couple plan a Florida trip for a future celebration.
Drs. William Edward “Eddie” and Billye Joyce (Vance) Fine celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Doe River Gorge with family and friends from throughout the country in the summer of 2013.
Eddie is serving in his 55th year of ministry and is minister of Downtown Christian Church, Johnson City. He has served at Borderview Christian, Elizabethton; First Christian, Titusville, Fla.; and Central Christian, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Billye Joyce is in her 51st year in education, and is a professor in teacher education at Milligan College, where she has worked the past 11 years. She was a middle school teacher for 9 years and a principal for 31 years in Florida.
They are actively involved in the community.
The couple have one son, Jeremy Fine, Chicago, who is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. and Mrs. Forrester
Keith and Shelby Forrester, Gray, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan 4, 2014.
The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1964 at Roan Hill Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Ed Saylor.
Mr. Forrester retired from the U.S. Army after serving 26 years. He is retired from the Johnson City School System.
The couple will celebrate with trips in the summer of 2014.