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Milestones

  • Abels celebrates his 90th birthday

    Kenneth Ray “Kenny” Abels Sr. of Oliver Springs celebrated his 90th birthday on Sept. 3 with a party given in his honor and attended by many relatives and friends.

    He is the son of the late Robert and Nancy Ables, who lived in Rockwood.

    He and his wife, Kathleen Daniels Abels, had been married for 45 years when she died in 1991.

    A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he worked as a coal miner in Fork Mountain, Tenn., then at Brushy Mountain Prison. He retired from J.C. Penney Co. in 1984.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Tedder

    Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tedder will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 in Kingston Community Center.

    Tedder and the former Barbara Young were married on Sept. 25, 1960, in Harriman, with Bro. J.T. West officiating.

    He is retired from Y-12.

    Their two sons and daughters-in-law are Eddie and Patty Tedder of Friendsville and Marty and Robin Tedder of Harriman.

    There are three grandchildren, Carrie Tedder, Jace Tedder and Cole Tedder.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Cox 44th

    Mr. and Mrs. Howard Cox of Kingston will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on Sept. 23 at their home with family.

    Cox and the former Betty Murray were married on Sept. 23, 1966, in Riverside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Scarbrough officiating.

    He is a retired teacher from the Harriman City school system, and she is a housewife.

    Their three children and spouses are Tonya and Randy Peterson of Niota; Sonya and Bryan Miller of Kingston; and Michael Cox of Kingston.

  • Mr & Mrs. Brashears 50th

     

  • Marriage Licenses

    Marriage licenses granted at the Roane County Courthouse Aug. 3-30:
    Randall Wade Campbell to Kimberly Dawn Clawson Berndt
    Jergen Hartwig Beier to Joan Ethel Moran Beier
    William Matthew Holley to Jennifer Shannon Brackett
    James William Crippen to Mary N. Jeffries Chapman
    Kenneth Douglas Tinsley to Tasha Marie Marney
    David William Wiffen to Tina Anette Johnson Moore
    Clifford Preston Gallaher to Ameera Akram Al-Hussein
    Timothy Shawn Westmoreland to Heather Marie Szczgiel

  • Mr & Mrs. Taylor 25th

     

  • Look Back: A Little Something From Our Files From the Week of Sept. 8

    25 Years Ago
    Rockwood’s Jonathan Crouch was voted best floral designer in a national contest conducted by the “Flowers &” magazine. to be the best floral designer. The Rockwood native competed against more than 550 contestants around the country for the honor. Crouch, who worked for Flowers Etc. of Rockwood, said he preferred the term “floral artist” to “floral designer.”

    10 Years Ago

  • Mr. & Mrs. Schubert 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Schubert will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10.
    They will celebrate with a stay at Whitestone Inn.
    Schubert and the former Judi May were married on Sept. 10, 1960, in Harriman, with the Rev. T.E. Ford officiating.
    He is retired from UT-Battelle.
    The couple’s three children and their spouses are Rick and Amy Schubert of Maryville, Cindy and Curtis Helton of Harriman and Kelly and David Pittman of Champaign, Ill.
    There are five grandchildren.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Longmire 50th

    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Longmire of Kingston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11.
    Longmire and the former Lois Oran were married on Sept. 11, 1960, in Paint Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev. Cline Frisbee officiating.
    Their celebration includes her going shopping and him watching his favorite football team, the Tennessee Vols, with a possible trip to McDonald’s for dinner.
    He is retired from Y-12 Plant with 30 years of service, and she is a housewife.

  • Milestones Policy

    The Roane County News charges a $5 fee for birthday announcements and a $15 fee for engagement announcements.

    The fee will ensure placement in the Wednesday paper, provided the announcements are in house by 3 p.m. the previous Friday. The Roane County News reserves the right to edit for clarity, style and format.

    Birthdays are accepted only for children ages 1-10 and adults ages 85-99. All 100-year birthdays are published at no charge. All birthdays must be celebrated within TWO MONTHS of the date of submission.