Couples announcements May 8, 2011

Engagement

Bailey and Little

The engagement of Elizabeth Thomas Bailey and William Bradley Little Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Steve and Libby Bailey. Parents of the future bridegroom are Brad and Brenda Little of Memphis. The wedding is planned for Sunday, May 29, at Tennessee RiverPlace. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Edward McKinney, the late Jean Land McKinney, Mary K. Bailey and the late T.E. Bailey. Miss Bailey is a graduate of Chattanooga Christian School. She received a bachelor’s degree in business organization behavior from Maryville College and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, and is employed as an office administrator at West Virginia University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Speights and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Little. Mr. Little is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Maryville College and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. He is pursuing a Ph.D in counseling psychology at West Virginia University, and is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Bailey and Brooks

The engagement of LaChandra Bailey and Wendell Brooks is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Lolita and Keith Blackmon. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dorothy Wills and Weldon Brooks Jr. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 18.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Bray and Mastin

The engagement of Atesia Y. Bray and Adrian J. Mastin is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Larry and Aleta Bray. The future bridegroom is the son of Kayren Mitchell. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 23, at the Chattanooga Marriott. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Vernita Kirk and Mae Emma Bell. Miss Bray is a graduate of Chattanooga High School for the Padeia and Performing Arts. She received a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she was a member of Alpha Kappa AlphaDelta Sorority, and a master’s degree in education from the University of California. She is a member of Berean Christian Church and is a teacher at Tri-Cities High School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Beverly Norwood and Carolyn Moore of Memphis. Mr. Mastin is a graduate of Red Bank High School. He attended St. Katherine College, and received an associate’s degree in general studies from Southern Polytechnic State University. He is a member of Olivet Baptist Church and is a supervisor at Orange Grove Center.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Cummins and Askew

The engagement of Jennifer Christine Cummins and John Timothy Askew is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Richard and Linda Cummins. Parents of the future bridegroom are Paul and Charlotte Askew. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 28, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pauline Linek of Talbott, Tenn., the late Casmir J. Linek, and the late Daniel Cummins and Janet Helbig. Miss Cummins received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Savannah College of Art and Design. She is employed as a graphic designer by McKee Foods. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Clifford and Nina Carden, the late Lexie Paul Askew Sr. and the late Lorene Askew. Mr. Askew received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama. He is employed by Volkswagen Group of Chattanooga.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Davidson and Parton

The engagement of Olivia Renee Davidson and Mitchell Hayes Parton is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tom and Dena Davidson of Maryville, Tenn. The future bridegroom is the son of Carolyn Parton of Maryville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 16, at Monte Vista Baptist Church in Maryville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marvin and Carol Davidson of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Sam and Barbara Tate of Knoxville. Miss Davidson is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of Calvary Chapel aid is employed by St. John’s Meeting Place. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Homer and Wonda Parton. Mr. Parton is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology at UTC. He is a member of Calvary Chapel and is employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

DeBord and Randolph

The engagement of Beverly Joan DeBord and Christopher Elliott Randolph is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Stacey and Joan DeBord of Pikeville,Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are James and Cathy Randolph of Cleveland, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 4, at Central Church of Christ. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virgiline Lotze of Crossville, Tenn., the late John Langley and the late Mitchell and Ellen DeBord. Her great-grandmother is Kathleen DeBord of Pikeville. Miss DeBord is pursuing a degree in early childhood education and special education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Laura Trewhitt, Gene Trewhitt, Velma Randolph and the late Clinton Randolph, all of Cleveland. Mr. Randolph received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from UTC. He is a member of North Hamilton Church of Christ and is employed by TVA as a chemistry technician at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Downer and Youngs

The engagement of Anna Elizabeth Downer and Samuel Jacob Youngs is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Phil and Susy Downer. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dale and Kelly Youngs of Bradenton, Fla. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 23, in Patten Chapel on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Rena Olschner of Chester, Ill. Miss Downer received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Bryan College. She is a member of Calvary Chapel and is director of young women’s ministries at DNA Ministries. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Marjorie Cook and George Youngs, both of Palmetto, Fla. Mr. Youngs received an associate’s degree in film studies from Manatee Community College, a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and literature from the University of South Florida, and a master’s degree in religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is a member of Fellowship Alliance Church in Parrish, Fla., and is a professor.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Hixson and Duke

The engagement of Jennifer Caroline Hixson and Halston Taylor Duke is announced today. The future bride is the daughter Gary Hixson and Clifta Hixson. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jimmy and Sonja Duke. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 4, at Mile Straight Baptist Church, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Al and Cherry Goss. Miss Hixson is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Middle Tennessee State University, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a teacher at East Hamilton Middle-High School. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jim and Jewell Pollard. Mr. Duke is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. He attended Chattanooga State Community College and MTSU. He is employed by Hixson Post Office.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Hunt and Wild

The engagement of Jennifer Elizabeth Hunt and Matthew Stephen Wild is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Bonnie Sue Hunt and the late Jeffery Preston Hunt. Parents of the future bridegroom are Angie Ruth Wild and Michael Lebron Wild. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 14, at The Gallery in Red Bank. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cleo Antle of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Alexander Hunt. Miss Hunt is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received an associate’s degree in health information management from Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and is a physician coder and auditor at Erlanger Medical Center. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Maxwell Brannan, Judy Hardegree of Panama City Beach, Fla., and the late Stephen Wild. Mr. Wild is a graduate of Red Bank High School. He is a member of White Oak Baptist Church and is employed by Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Kinder and Bible

The engagement of Laura Denise Kinder and Matthew Braden Bible is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tony and Sheila Kinder of Cleveland, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Keith and Carolyn Bible of Knoxville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 4, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cleveland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Patricia Kinder of McDonald, Tenn., John Kinder of Cleveland, Margaret Pierce of McDonald, and the late Patrick Pierce. Miss Kinder graduated from Bradley Central High School and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Lee University. She is a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, and is a teacher with the Bradley County schools system. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Glenn Bible of Newport, Tenn., Juanita Warwick of Knoxville, the late William Warwick, and the late Leonard and Joyce McFalls. Mr. Bible is a graduate of Knoxville Baptist Christian School. He received a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Cleveland and is employed by Shane’s Rib Shack.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Milligan and Suits

The engagement of Meredith Claire Milligan and Matthew Tyler Suits is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Thomas and Karen Milligan of Jefferson City, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Brian and Cheryl Suits of Rocky Face, Ga. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 25, at First Baptist Church in Jefferson City, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Dorothy Milligan, the late Thomas Milligan and Joe and Louise Little. Miss Milligan is a graduate of Jefferson County High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She is pursuing a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Virgil and Inez Suits and the late Carl and Agnes Busby. Mr. Suits is a graduate of Dalton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Dalton, and is employed as an account manager by Dell Computers in Nashville.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Stout and Grant

The engagement of Melanie Stout and William B. Grant Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jim and Marie Stout. Parents of the future bridegroom are Brad and Sharon Grant. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 28, at Resurrection Lutheran Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Eva Freeze of Marietta, Ga., and James Stout of Vancouver, Wash. Miss Stout graduated from East Ridge High School, and received an associate’s degree from Chattanooga State Community College. She attends Resurrection Lutheran Church and is employed by the state of Tennessee. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Marie Grant, the late Bill Grant, and the late Herbert and Ruby Carson. Mr. Grant is a graduate of East Ridge High School. He attends Morris Hill Baptist Church and is employed by A&B Foods.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Tipps and Dowlen

The engagement of Katelyn Michelle Tipps and Whitman Scott Dowlen is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven P. Tipps. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. Steven H. Dowlen. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 2, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Tipps and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Lyons. Miss Tipps is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Samford University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She is pursuing a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. John Will Ayers of Nashville, the late Mr. Ayers, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Dowlen Mr. Dowlen is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and he Honors College. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and is attending medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Tipton and Swafford

The engagement of Kassi Lee Tipton and Ryan Mitchell Swafford is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Stephen and Kimberly Tipton. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mitchell and Gwen Swafford. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 11, at The Grandview on Lookout Mountain. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobbie Liner of Cleveland, Tenn., and Wilma Tipton of Tracy City, Tenn. Miss Tipton is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She is a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and is a teacher for Hamilton County Schools. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Shirley Swafford and Ollie Pierce. Mr. Swafford is a graduate of Central High School. He received an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Cleveland State Community College. He is a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church and is a Cherokee Hotshot wildland firefighter.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Wulf and Robbs

The engagement of Whitney Elizabeth Wulf and John Stanley Robbs II is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of John A. and Connie E. Wulf. Parents of the future bridegroom are John S. and Janna W. Robbs of Apison, Tenn. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 4, at Apison Baptist Church, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Minnie C. Edwards, the late Henry A. Edwards, Juanita S. Eick and Emile J. Wulf. Miss Wulf is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown College. She is a customer service representative for American Display. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Nona Wheeler, the late John H. Wheeler, and the late William E. and Martha B. Robbs. Mr. Robbs is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in art from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

May 8, 2011

Wedding

Land and Gibbs

Mali Y. Land became the bride of Nicholas D. Gibbs in a ceremony on Saturday, April 16, in Piscataway, N.J. The Rev. Marti Robinson performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Irene Waynetta Dowdell. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Luther Gibbs Jr. of Charleston, S.C. A reception was held at Iberia Peninsula Restaurant in Newark, N.J.

May 8, 2011

Engagement

Stavrum and deMelo

The engagement of Leigh Ann Stavrum and Joseph Craig deMelo is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Stavrum. Parents of the future bridegroom are Lee deMelo and Joseph deMelo, both of Langely, British Columbia. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 9, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ann Harper of Cowan, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Art Stavrum of Arlington, Tenn. Miss Stavrum received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Christian Brothers University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Carol Henderson and Jim Henderson, both of Langely, British Columbia. Mr. deMelo received a bachelor’s degree in business education from Christian Brothers University. He is a member of Precious Blood Parish and is employed in banking.

May 8, 2011

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