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Milestones

  • Melhorn celebrates birthday

    Brenda Melhorn of Rockwood celebrated her 60th birthday on March 27 in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wartburg, with more than 100 family members and friends.

    She is the daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Melhorn.

    Melhorn has Downs syndrome and lives a good life, thanks to her family and friends, and the love and kindness of friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Glen Alice Christian Church and Post Oak Springs Christian Church.

  • Christopher Jayden Lee Howard

    Christopher Jayden Lee Howard turned 1 year old on April 1.

    He celebrated on April 2 with a Toy Story-themed party with relatives and friends at Roane County Park.

    He is the son of Jessica Thomas and Jason Howard of Harriman.

    Grandparents are Danny and Susan Thomas of Harriman and Donna Howard of Lenoir City.

    Great-grandparents are Mary Hilton of Rockwood, James and Darene Jones of Harriman, Frankie Howard of Rockwood and the late Norville E. “Bud” Howard.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Matera

    Christopher Matera and Lauretta “Laurie” Lee Martin Matera of Kingston had the official wedding convalidation of their marriage on March 5.

    The preparation leading up to the Materas’ Catholic convalidation was overseen by Father Michael Sweeney, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Harriman. Father Leo Edgerly pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Oakland, Calif., officiated at the ceremony.

  • Mr & Mrs. Charles 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Charles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 1.

    They will celebrate with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 10 in Lakeview Baptist Church fellowship building, Harriman.

    Charles and the former Carolyn Courtney were married on April 1, 1961, in Harriman, with the Rev. H.M. James officiating.

  • Maggie Rose Richardson

    Maggie Rose Richardson celebrated her third birthday on March 8 with a Cinderella Princess-themed party with relatives and friends.

    She is the daughter of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of North Carolina.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, Jerry Richardson of New York and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Great-grandparents are Anita Mosley of North Carolina, the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop, and the late Otis and Bessie Richardson.

  • Payton Madox ‘Max’ Richardson

    Payton Madox “Max” Richardson celebrated his fifth birthday on March 8 with a Thomas the Tank Engine party with relatives and friends.

    He is the son of Cliff and Shauna Richardson of North Carolina.

    Grandparents are Jack and Diane Woolum of Kingston, Jerry Richardson of New York and Michael and Kay Griffith of Mount Airy, N.C.

    Great-grandparents are Anita Mosley of North Carolina, the late J.D. and Mabel Waldrop and the late Otis and Bessie Richardson.

  • Mr & Mrs. Byerly 60th

    Mr. and Mrs. James L. Byerly Sr. will be honored for their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, in the atrium of Kingston First Baptist Church, where they are members.

    The public is invited to attend the reception. The couple requests no gifts.

    Byerly and the former Virginia Louise Harbin were married on March 17, 1951, at her parents’ house, with the Rev. Bruce Dozier officiating.

    He is retired from Orgill Brothers Inc. in Knoxville, and she is retired from K-25 in Oak Ridge.

  • Five generations

    Maude Etta Conant Nelson, left, of Oliver Springs recently had a get-together that included five generations of the family.

    They include Nelson, the great-great-grandmother; great-grandmother Mary Rose Nelson of Harriman; grandmother Angela Beth Nelson of Harriman; and mother Caitlin Mical Nelson of Harriman, holding newborn Tinley Adyson Nelson.

  • Gable-Henry

    Kristen Gable and Jon Henry announce their forthcoming marriage.

    The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. March 12 at The Lockerly Hall and Arboretum in Milledgeville, Ga., with their pastor, Kelly Maddox, officiating.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of James and Gina Gable of Ten Mile and the sister of Megan Gable of Ten Mile.

    She attends Central Georgia Tech College.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Armes 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Armes will be honored for their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. March 12 in Liberty Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    Armes and the former Iva Sue Gallaher were married on March 11, 1961, in Union Chapel Baptist Church, Kingston, with the Rev. L.D. Nolan officiating.

    They live in the Lawnville community and are members of Liberty Baptist Church. He is retired from Carlisle Tire and Wheel, Clinton, and she is retired from K-25, Oak Ridge. They enjoy retirement and spending time with their granddaughter.