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Milestones

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Williams

    Jennifer Smith of Harriman and Jordan Williams of Oakdale were married on Aug. 4 in the Suddath House, Harriman. Robert Lamance officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Ketta Smith of Harriman and the late Lee Smith.

    The groom is the son of Paul and Donna Williams of Oakdale.

  • LaSuer-Woodcock

    Beth McConnell of Kingston and Jerry LaSuer III of Birmingham, Ala., announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mattye Caroline LaSuer, to Matthew Lee Woodcock.

    He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Causey and the late Lee Woodcock of Glennville, Ga.

    The ceremony will be on Nov. 3 in St. Simons Island, Ga.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Houser of Kingston, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry LaSuer II of Birmingham.

  • Liam Smith

    Liam Smith turned 4 years old on May 27. He celebrated with a pool
    party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Will and Kristy Smith of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, and Diana Smith of Oakdale.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Oran of Harriman and Ruth Headrick of Oakdale.

    Liam has a 5-year-old sister, Taylor.

  • Mr & Mrs. Johnston 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

    A cake and punch open house in their honor will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Johnstons’ home at 106 S. Church Ave., Rockwood. Best wishes only; the couple requests no gifts.

    Johnston and the former Betty Neal were married in Rockwood in 1962.

  • Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough

    Berlie Rayaunna Shaine Clabough was born at 11:08 p.m. July 7 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 21 inches long.

    She is the daughter of Emily Duncan and Neil Clabough.

    Grandparents are Kim Parris Lively of Rockwood, Barbara Gaskin of Wartburg and the late Ray Clabough.

    Great-grandparents are Homer and Peggy Parris of Kingston.

  • Zirkle turns 95

    Joseph Zirkle, a long-time resident of Kingston, reached his milestone 95th birthday July 17.

    Known as Joe to many, he was born the seventh child in the seventh month in 1917 to George and Clara Zirkle.

    A graduate of Tusculum College, Zirkle and Jessie Craw were married in 1939 in New Orleans, where they lived for four years while he was employed by Aetna Insurance.

    When the country entered World War II, Zirkle answered his country’s call to service and joined the U.S. Navy.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Brabham 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Larry Brabham will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4.

    An anniversary celebration will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 14 in Kingston First Baptist Church’s family life center.

    Brabham and the former Louise Gibson were married on July 4, 1962, in Ajo, Ariz.

    He is a retired boiler maker and contractor, and she was secretary at Kingston First Baptist Church for 25 years.

    The couple has two children, Shawn Brabham and Susan Brabham Brown.

  • James Daniel Hooker

    James Daniel Hooker was born at 8:59 p.m. on June 6 in Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

    He is the son of Timothy Hooker and Alicia Patterson of Wartburg.

    Grandparents are Douglas and Stella Patterson of Oliver Springs, and John and Mary Jo Hooker of Harriman.

    Great-grandparents are Earslee Patterson of Oliver Springs and Joseph Dunnabeck Sr. of Michigan.

    James has a brother, 8-year-old Jacob.

  • Madly Hillman

    Madly Hillman celebrated her third birthday on June 11 with her parents, grandparents and cousin, Cindy Patton. The theme of her party was Hello Kitty. She also had a fun day at Dollywood.

    She is the daughter of Chris and Betsey Hillman of Oliver Springs.

    Grandparents are Peg Keating of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Chuck and Rosa Smith Hillman of Harriman.

  • Patterson 5 generations

    Five generations of the family of Earslee Patterson, center left, include, from left, great-grandson Daniel Stewart, granddaughter Cathy Stewart, great-great-grandson Noah Stewart and son Douglas Patterson.