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Milestones

  • Forbes turning 90

    Beatrice Forbes will celebrate her 90th birthday on May 28.

    She will celebrate with a party with family and friends.

    She has four children, Phyllis Whittlesey, Ray Forbes, Ricky Forbes, and Vicki Jones.

    She also has six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several special nieces and nephews.

    Forbes has also been like a grandmother to two special friends, Presley and Jaret Dowker.

  • Mr & Mrs. McGovern 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. Ben McGovern will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 22.

    They will celebrate with their children and spouses and grandchildren with a barbecue and a friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em.

    McGovern and the former Joan Armstrong were married on May 22, 1951, in St. Louis.

    He is the retired founder and owner of Cedar
    Bluff 24-Hour Towing. She is the retired dispatcher
    for the towing company and peacekeeper for the family.

  • Brummitt-Kalman

    Mr. and Mrs. George Brummitt of Kingston announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Kathleen Brummitt, to Dennis Philip Kalman.

    He is the son of Herb and Jill Kalman of Bellaire, Texas.

    The ceremony will be on May 28 at the R.T. Lodge in Maryville. A reception will follow.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Joyce Seaman of Alden, Mich.

  • Collins-Cook

    Todd and Karen Russell and Steve Collins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsey Brooke Collins, to Dustin Allen Cook.

    He is the son of Earl and Mary Cook of Rockwood.

    The lakeside ceremony will be at 6:30 p.m. June 4. A reception will follow.

    Invitations will be sent, but all relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Charles T. Wright, Clyde and Bernice Collins and the late Pauline Wright and Virginia Wright.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Young 50th

    Ralph and Sandra Young of Harriman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 13.

    The couple’s children and spouses are Ralph Young Jr. and Brian Young, both of Harriman, TN; Shayne and Willie Williamson of Helfin, Ala., and Robin and Ronald Bredwell of Kempner, Texas.

    There are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A second great-grandchild is due in July.

  • Charlie Morgan Murrell

    Charlie Morgan Murrell will celebrate his second birthday on May 13.

    He will celebrate with a party with his family.

    He is the son of Chris and Whitney Murrell of Medina, Ohio.

    Grandparents are Homer Julian Jr. of Rockwood and the late Carol Julian, and Gene and Ginny Murrell of Spring City.

    Great-grandparents are Ruby Julian of Harri-
    man and the late Homer Julian Sr., and the late
    Del and Pauline Mar-shall.

  • Hayden Andrew Taylor

    Hayden Andrew Taylor celebrated his fifth birthday on April 7.

    He celebrated on April 9 with a Batman party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Amber Taylor of Kingston and Adam Cox of Rockwood.

    Grandparents are Mike and Pam Taylor of Harriman and Lee Taylor of Rockwood.

    Great-grandparents are Mary and Paul Bennett of Kingston, Pete and Ellen Williams of Harriman, David and Lila Taylor of Spring City, and the late Leon Moore.

  • Births: March 24-April 7

    Babies born at Methodist Medical Center, Oak Ridge, to Roane County parents:

    March 24 — Jessica Braden and Rocky Arwood, Oliver Springs. A girl, Jaina Serenity, 5 pounds, 10 ounces. Sibling: Daniel Lance. Grandparents: Karen and Scott Braden; Rhonda and Donnie Arwood.

    March 29 — Tabitha Oran and Hezikiah Wilcox, Harriman. A boy, Jaylon LeKeith, 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents: Selina Oran; Dale Oran; Anna Simmons; Cleo Wilcox.

  • Divorces: Feb. 16-March 31

    Divorces granted Feb. 16-March 31 at the Roane County Courthouse:

    Walter Albert Pounds vs. Nicola Fayre Pounds

    Danny Joe Robinson vs. Violet Beatrice Breden

    Stacie Michelle (Pressley) Fugate vs. Robert Samual Fugate

    Sherry L. (Burnette) Matheson vs. Clifton David Matheson

    Bryan D. Adams vs. Rachelle Lorraine Adams

    Robin Renee Alcorn vs. Bradley Travis Alcorn

    Joseph Joel Jones vs. Amber Dawn Bush Jones

  • Marriage licenses: April 2011

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse in April:

    James Albert Grubb to Carmen Roselle Cowans West

    Jake Kody Decker to Cadie Joy Ammon

    John Edward Stephens IV to Jacqui Leanne Freels Doughty

    Joseph Henry Watson III to Anale Dakota Thornton

    Drew Graham Dismukes to Sierra Amber Metzger

    James Samuel Hoover Jr. to Linda S. Sinclair Hellmann

    John David Allen to Tiffany Nichole Williams