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Milestones

  • Robbins turns 101 and still going strong

    Addie “Mac” Robbins turned 101 years old on Dec. 1.

    She celebrated her birthday Thanksgiving weekend with family at Jamestowne Assisted Living, Kingston.

  • Shawn Alexander Burney

    Shawn Alexander Burney celebrated his fourth birthday with family and friends on Nov. 18.

    He celebrated with a Hot Wheels-themed party.

    He is the son of Melissa and Scott Burney of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Linda Utley Banks of Harriman, and Troy and Annette Burney of Oliver Springs.

    Great-grandparents are the late Melvin and Lola Utley of Harriman, the late J.H. and Sarah Burney of Oliver Springs, and the late O.T. and Etoy McDaniel of Oak Ridge.

    Shawn has a 5-year-old brother, Bryaden Andrew Burney.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 30 with relatives and friends at Harriman Shoney’s.

    Thomas and the former Alice Goodman were married on Nov. 30, 1963, in Rhea County Courthouse, Dayton.

    He is retired.

    The couple has four children: Linda Shillings of Harriman, Wayne Thomas of Rockwood, the late David Thomas and Linda Lynn of Harriman.

    There are seven grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.

  • Foster-Stafford

    James and Pamela Foster of Harriman announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erika Nichole Foster, to Christopher Cory Stafford.

    He is the son of Henson and Elaine Stafford of Harriman.

    The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 28 in Riverside Baptist Church, Harriman.

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

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Zola Keathley.

    She is a dental assistant with Dr. James D. Walmsley’s dental practice.

  • Ryland Thomas Fritz

    Ryland Thomas Fritz was born at 6:29 p.m. Nov. 3 in University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 21.5 inches long.

    He is the son of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kignston, and Ernie and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Kingston, and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Ryland has two older sisters: Avery, 10, and Braxton, 8.

  • Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden

    Twins Leyton Ross and Tenley Harper Bolden were born on Oct. 29 in Parkwest Medical Center, Knoxville.

    They are the children of Tim and Amber Bolden of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Steve and Mona Bolden of Harriman, Dave and Leslie Senk of San Jose, Calif., Scott Parcels of Davidson, Mich., and Lyle Yingling of Knoxville.

  • Alyson Kate Wheeler

    Alyson Kate Wheeler turned 10 years old on Nov. 6.

    She celebrated with relatives and friends at her home.

    She is the daugher of Richard and Carla Wheeler of Kingston.

    Grandparens are R.L. Lawson and the late Shirley Lawson, and Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler, all of Harriman.

    Alyson has a 13-year-old brother, Noah.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Barry 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Barry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15.

    They plan to celebrate by dining out at Cracker Barrel.

    Barry and the former Judy Ellison were married on Nov. 15, 1963. They have lived in Roane County their entire lives.

    Their sons and daughter-in-law are Richard and Robin Barry, and Charles Barry.

    There are 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    The family attends Believers Voice of Deliverance Church in Harriman.
     

  • Marriage licenses: May 2-14, 2013

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse:
    May 2 — Christopher Robert Strianese, 33, to Heather Grace Schellhase, 27.

    May 3 — Donny Ray Wilson, 29, to Grace Nicole Stephens, 26.

    • Eric Bryan Little, 40, to Jennifer Lynn Little Walden, 37.

    • Wesley Jackson Snow, 31, to Kimberly Marie Ellis, 29.

    May 6 — Nicky Lee Nichols, 45, to Rejeanne Parks Coleman, 54.

  • Braxton Olivia Fritz

    Braxton Olivia Fritz celebrated her eighth birthday on Oct. 11 at JumpJam in Knoxville with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Matt and Angie Thomas Fritz of Kingston.

    Grandparents are Jim and Becky Moates Thomas of Kingston, and Ernest and Cynthia Fritz of Harrison.

    Great-grandmothers are Madeline Moates of Kingston and Betty Pratt of Urbana, Ohio.

    Braxton has a 10-year-old sister, Avery Elise.