Hixson and Smith
The engagement of Kristina Marie Hixson and Jesse Alexander Smith is announced today. The future bride is the daugher of Eddie and Joyce Hixson of Dayton, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Don and Wanda Smith of Dayton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 8, at New Union Baptist Church, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jerry and Wynona Bivens and the late Houston and Ruth Hixson. Miss Hixson received a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a doctorate of optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an optometrist. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Howard and Peggy Smith of Dayton, Bea Dowell of Culpeper, Va., and the late Douglas Dowell. Mr. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Tennessee Technological University. He is a teacher.
Lycan and Ridley
The engagement of Erin Beth Lycan and Timothy Allen Ridley is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Spence and Carol Lycan. The future bridegroom is the son of Terry Ridley of Lisbon Falls, Maine, and the late Raymond Ridley. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 1, in the Zan Guerry Clubhouse at Manker Patten Tennis Club. Miss Lycan is a graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia where she was a member of women soccer program. She is an assistant women’s soccer coach at Virginia Tech. Mr. Ridley is a graduate of Lisbon High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Springfield College and a master’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Maine. He is a strength and conditioning coach and adjunct professor at Radford University.
Flynn and Burnett
Ann Porcher Flynn became the bride of Haynes McCrary Burnett in a ceremony on Saturday, May 25, at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Spartanburg, S.C. The Rev. Dr. Clay Howard Turner and the Rev. Jonathan Edward Morris performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Emile Flynn Jr. of Spartanburg. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. David McCrary Burnett of Monteagle, Tenn. Brooksie Heath Berry was matron of honor. Perrin Porcher White was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Charlton Burnett, Rachel English Flynn, Margaret Colmore Flynn, Marisa Axelrod Cecil and Lauren Noel Zatezalo. Jane-Kelly Smith was the flower girl. Mr. Burnett served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Eric Scott Burnett, Lawrence Emile Flynn III, Tatum Zeigler Flynn, William Jacob Farrar, Courtland Hunt Leer, William James Liggett, Nicholas Thomas Losh, Douglas McCoy and Scott Lamar Rains. Ushers were Jacob Maclennan Dougher, Crawford Kenan Lewis and Zachary Thomas White. Robert Bothwell Flynn and Andrew Patrick Flynn were ringbearers. A reception was held at The Piedmont Club in Spartanburg. After a wedding trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., the couple will reside in this city.