Browning and Abston
The engagement of Dena Shea Browning and Nathaniel Patrick Abston is announced today. Ms. Browning is the daughter of Sonja L. Williams and Roger S. Browning of Ooltewah. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Lillian C. Young of Chickamauga, Ga., and Patrick W. Abston of Ringgold, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 27, at St. Elmo United Methodist Church. The future bride is the granddaughter of John and Peggy Williams of Horn Lake, Miss., and the late Frieda J. Browning of Ooltewah. Ms. Browning received an associate degree in management from Chattanooga State Technical Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is employed by First Volunteer Bank. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Adena Jones, the late Clifford Jones and Joyce Abston, all of Red Bank, and Fred Abston of Calhoun, Ga. Mr. Abston graduated from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and attended Northwestern Technical College. He is a route specialist with Carter Distributing.
Miller and Bridges
Michael and Betty Thompson of Chattanooga announce the engagement of their daughter, Joyce Ann Miller, to Johnny Bridges Jr., son of Carolyn Bridges of Ellisville, Miss., and the late Johnny Bridges Sr. The wedding is planned for Saturday Nov. 15, at New Home Baptist Church, where the couple are members. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Willie Mae Miller of Chattanooga. Ms. Miller received a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Covenant College. She is employed as a firefighter. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Beatrice Hailes of Laurel, Miss. Mr. Bridges graduated from R.S. Vincent High School in Milwaukee, Wis. He is employed as a technician with Shaw Industries.
Prager and Kyker
Glenn and Arlene Prager of Maryville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Suzanne Kay Prager, to Kenton Crawford Kyker, son of Samuel and Sharon Kyker of Maryville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 6, at Chattanooga Valley Presbyterian Church in Flintstone, Ga., where the future bride is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Arthur and Retta Prager of Penn Hills, Pa., and the late Herbert and Rachel Harper of Maryville. Ms. Prager graduated from Maryville High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business from Covenant College. She is an accountant with Woodbridge Foam Fabricating Inc. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Samuel and Helen Kyker of Kingston, Tenn., and the late Howard and Ruth Lamon of Maryville. Mr. Kyker graduated from Maryville High School and received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Maryville College, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He received a master’s degree in sports management from the U.S. Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala. He is an operations manager for Lamon Jewelers in Knoxville and is a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville.
Wilkinson and Bolton
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wilkinson of Huntsville, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Wilkinson, to Brett Daniel Bolton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bolton of Chattanooga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Dec. 20, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Nashville. The future bride is the granddaughter of Bonnie Tricoli of Huntsville, Rocky Tricoli and Sherlen Moore of Colleyville, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Wilkinson of Nashville. Ms. Wilkinson received a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from Auburn University. She is pursuing a master’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of First Baptist Church in Huntsville. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Freda Seaton, the late Marcus Daniel Jr., the late Louise Rogers and the late Carey Bolton. Mr. Bolton received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is employed by UNUM and is a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church.
Lisa Katherine Miller became the bride of Robert Jerald Clark on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Lookout Lake Bed and Breakfast. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Reece Fauscett. The bride is the daughter of Patricia Gilley of Chattanooga and Larry and Carol Miller of Bryant, Ala. Parents of the bridegroom are Bob and Mary Ellen Clark of Rossville. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Heather Quails was matron of honor. James Alexander served as best man. A reception was held at Lookout Lake Bed and Breakfast. The couple took a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga. They reside in Chattanooga.
Carrie J. Richeson became the bride of James “Les” Gray on Saturday, Oct. 11, at Harrison First Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lloyd Harvile. The bride is the daughter of Emmett Arlen Richeson Jr. of Etowah, Tenn., and Ladonya S. Martineaux of Cookeville, Tenn. Parents of the bridegroom are H. Les Gray and Janis A. Gray, both of Harrison. Ami N. Conrad was matron of honor, and the bridesmaid was Danelle Goedde. The flower girl was October Hartline. Brian Mickey served as best man, and the groomsman was Austin Knight. The ring bearer was John Ford. A reception was held at the church. The couple reside in Harrison.
Shunyale LeWon Douglas became the bride of Marquis Mekell Griffin on Saturday, June 28, at Friendship Central Community Church. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Sean Teal Sr. The bride is the daughter of Martha Wilkerson and Michael and Ruby Douglas, all of Chattanooga. Parents of the bridegroom are Connie Stoudermire and Calvin and Victoria Griffin, all of Chattanooga. Shunnetta Stinson attended her sister as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Alysha Moore, Joscelyn Wilkerson, Lakesha Davidson, Tabatha Armour, Angela Little, Misty Collier, LaChandra Brown, Kesha Griffin, Celina Stoudermire and Yashica Baker. The flower girl was Raven Griffin, daughter of the couple. Calvin M. Griffin, brother of the bridegroom, and Courtland Cox, son of the bride, served as best men. Groomsmen were Brian Griffin, Shay Strickland, Langston Muse, Eusi Hamilton, Jimel Griffin, Cedric Baulding, Tony Brown, Darrel Davis and Greg Hale. The ring bearer was Javonte Collier. A reception was held at Kingdom Center. The couple took a wedding cruise to the Bahamas. They reside in Chattanooga.
Jamie L. Davis became the bride of Jason L. Gunter on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Preserve Resort Chapel in Townsend, Tenn. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. David Faulkner. The bride is the daughter of Rick H. Davis and Jann M. Davis of Chattanooga. Parents of the bridegroom are Howard Gunter and Jewel Gunter of Ringgold, Ga. Samantha Peterson and Stacey Vineyard were honor attendants. Bridesmaids were Meredith Nabors and Marcy Doyle. Peyton Gunter and Grant Gunter, sons of the bridegroom, were best men. The groomsman was Jeremy Davis. A reception was held the Gathering Place Pavilion at the Preserve Resort. The couple took a wedding trip to Mexico. They reside in Ringgold.
Kendra Gail Schievelbein became the bride of Hollis Ray Mooney Jr. on Saturday, Aug. 30, at Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin, Texas. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Lange. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie R. Schievelbein of Seguin. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Hollis R. Mooney Sr. of Ringgold, Ga. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Haley Fox was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Gail Schievelbein and Shelly Steed. The flower girl was Kayla Hallmark. Eric Mooney served as best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Mooney and Jeff Schievelbein. Other attendants were Tim Schriewer and Stephen Schriewer. A reception was held in McQueeney Hall in McQueeney, Texas. The couple took a wedding trip to Denver. They reside in New Braunfels, Texas.
Elizabeth McDonough Viall became the bride of Jack Anthony Napolitano on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Chris Tyler Robinson. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Gaff of Signal Mountain and the late Paul Jackson Viall III of Spartanburg, S.C. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Michael Napolitano of Hixson. Emmaline Wayland Treadwell was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Martha Rachelle Haddock, Emily Seay Hubbuch, Amy Napolitano Long and Suzanne Elizabeth Mize. Mr. Napolitano served as best man for his son. Groomsmen were Dr. David Eugene Barto, George Stephen Bruce Jr., Robert Buell Long, Travis Monroe Miller, Douglas Clark Stanley and Markham Ray Swafford. A reception was held at The Mill. The couple took a wedding trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. They will reside on Signal Mountain.