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Milestones

  • Birthday lunch helps mark Milhorn’s 90th

    Julia Milhorn celebrated her 90th birthday on July 29 with a lunch at Shoney’s in Harriman.

    Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Tom Milhorn, Wylie Milhorn, R.H. Milhorn, Angie Milhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Milhorn, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Milhorn and Tony and Carolyn Jones.

    Her family includes daughters and sons-in-law,  Janie and Van Hughes and Cathy and Curtis Griffis; and grandsons Adam Griffis, Eric and wife Christy Hughes, and Shane Hughes.

  • Ruffner-Ledbetter

    Kathryn Ruffner of Oliver Springs and William Ledbetter of Harriman announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be on Sept. 17 in Knoxville.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Renee Davis of Oliver Springs and Mark Ruffner of Oak Ridge.

    A 2007 graduate of Oliver Springs High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, she is a nurse at Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    The prospective groom is the son of Jim and Debra Ledbetter of Harriman.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Skinner 65th

    Martin and Dorothy Skinner celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Destin, Florida.

    They were married on Aug. 24, 1946.

    They are the parents of five: Bill (Annie), Bob (Mitzi), Marti (Robbin), Mike (Sharon) and the late Mary.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

    Anne Marie Wesolowski and Timothy James Anderson were married on May 21 in Winston-Salem, N.C., First Baptist Church.

    David Hughes officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Mary Ann Wesolowski of Kingston.

    The groom is the son of Richard Anderson and Linda Engle, both of Winston-Salem.

    Music was provided by Timothy Olsen, principal organist of First Baptist.

  • Lail marks 85th birthday

    An 85th birthday party was given in honor of Faye Lail of Kingston on July 22.

    Close to 50 guests attended the special celebration at Roane County Park.

    She has five children and their spouses, Barbara and Geoff Dunsterville and Sue and Kenneth Jewell, all of Lilburn, Ga., Buddy and Darlene Lail of Newnan, Ga., Danny and Cathy Lail of Crossville and Ginger Hembree of Harriman.

  • Hurley-Ahler

    Steven and Julia Atchley-Pace of Vonore announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia C. Hurley, to Christopher E. Ahler.

    He is the son of Dr. Julian and Margo Ahler of Kingston.

    No wedding date has been set.

    The bride-elect is employed by the state of Tennessee, Lenoir City Utility Board and her company, The JaCy Consulting.  

    The prospective groom is employed with Ahler and Co. in Harriman and Visionary Horizons in Knoxville.

  • Freels-Jones

    Jerry and Brenda Freels announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Freels, to Benjamin Jones.

    He is the son of Donnie Jones and Miriam Kelmers.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Misty Mountain Chapel, Wartburg. A reception will follow in Misty Mountain Reception Hall, Wartburg.

    All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Jess and Violet Freels, and the late Ralph and Kate Cromwell.

  • Redmon turning 100 on Aug. 23

    Rella Dora McKenzie Redmon of Oakdale will turn 100 years old on Aug. 23.

    She will mark the occasion with a special time of fellowship and celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 in  Orchard Community Center.

    No gifts are requested.

    Redmon is a longtime member of Oakdale United Methodist Church.

    She is the mother of Charles Roe Redmon of Atlanta.

    She is the grandmother of Christopher McKenzie Redmon and wife Missy of Rockwood, and the great-grandmother of Marissa and Caleb Redmon of Rockwood.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Wright

    Rachel Elizabeth Bagby and J. Adam Wright were married on May 7 in Chapel at the Park, Gatlinburg.

    The Rev. Timothy McIntyre officiated during the 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Lee and Beth Bagby of Franklin.

    The groom is the son of Randy and Darlene Wright of Harriman.

    The bride, escorted by her father, wore a traditional white beaded ball gown with a fingertip-length veil. Her bouquet consisted of fuchsia and orange roses.

  • Tilley-Jones

    Tom and Brenda Tilley of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kendra Tilley of Cincinnati, to Cody Jones of Johnson City.

    He is the son of Doug Jones of Cincinnati and Donna Wilburn of Knoxville.

    The ceremony will be on Aug. 27 at Castleton Farms, Loudon.

    Formal invitations have been sent.