Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements.

Engagement

Hjelm and St. Charles

The engagement of Krista Lynn Hjelm and Timothy Wilson St. Charles is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Rick Hjelm and Debbie Hjelm, both of Denver. Parents of the future bridegroom are Sonia St. Charles and Paul Clifford of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Dr. and Mrs. Chris St. Charles of Signal Mountain. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Jan. 3, in Boulder, Colo. Miss Hjelm received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and gender studies and a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She is an English and language arts teacher in the Boulder County school system. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Pat St. Charles Jr. of Signal Mountain. Mr. St. Charles received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church on Signal Mountain and is a senior computer engineer at Qualcomm in Boulder.

September 28, 2014

Wedding

Tucker and Massey

Taylor Tucker became the bride of Scott Alan Massey in a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Suzanne Nichols Smitherman performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Stanley R. Tucker Jr. of Signal Mountain and the late Mr. Tucker. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Massey. Cameron Petrie Hockaday and Jennifer Kreis Sikes were the bride’s honor attendants. Bridesmaids were Blake Bachara, Amy Vetter Hinds, Julia Anne Loveless, Bethany Massey, Mary Katherine Ogden, Shea Tankersley Sullivan and Madison Youngblood. Joseay Chaffin and Kenley Hicks were flower girls. Mr. Massey served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Josh Holland, Sean Mailen, Blake Nida, Chris Petrie, Adam Stanley and Trey Tucker. Ushers were Hank Bachara and Carson Bachara. Brown Chaffin and Collier Hicks were ring bearers. A reception was held at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides on Signal Mountain.

September 28, 2014

Engagement

Mathis and Stoker

The engagement of Hannah Leigh Mathis and Daniel Lee Stoker is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Mathis of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Chip Stoker of Ringgold. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Burning Bush Baptist Church, where both are members. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gervis Fowler Jr. and Carlene Croft, all of Ringgold. Miss Mathis is a graduate of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School. She is pursuing a degree in accounting at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is employed as an accounting assistant at Hutton. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Pearl North of Ringgold. Mr. Stoker is a graduate of Ringgold High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UTC. He is a senior process engineer at Shaw Industries.

September 28, 2014

Engagement

Edwards and Crites

The engagement of Diana Gayle Edwards and Joseph Charles Crites is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Debra Liggio Edwards of Huntsville, Ala., and Harvey and Terri Edwards of Carson City, Nev. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jerry and Rebecca Crites of Mattoon, Ill. The wedding is planned for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. Miss Edwards received a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is an artist. Mr. Crites received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He is employed by Architectural Presentation Services.

September 21, 2014

Wedding

Offutt and Ambrosetti

Katharine Elizabeth Offutt became the bride of Adam Dean Ambrosetti in a ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 23, at First Baptist Church in Athens, Tenn. The Rev. Aaron Martin performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Julie Offutt of Riceville, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are David and Angie Ambrosetti of Signal Mountain. Tori Woodson was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessalyn Huffman, Becca Gahan, Rebecca Offutt, Rachel Offutt, Sarah Offutt and Miriam Offutt. Emily Offutt was the flower girl. Ryan Ambrosetti served as best man. Groomsmen were Aaron Ambrosetti, Taylor Picchiottino, Peter Boyajian and Michael Williams. William Offutt was ring bearer. A reception was held at the Athens Arts Center. After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple resides in Birmingham, Ala.

September 21, 2014

Engagement

Davis and Brown

The engagement of Emily Diane Davis and Winston Garth Brown is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Allan Boyd of Hixson and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Glendon Davis Jr. of Ringgold, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Allen Campbell Brown of Lookout Mountain. The wedding is planned for Friday, Sept. 19, in Alys Beach, Fla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Marie Davis of Ringgold, the late Thomas Glendon Davis Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jack Walker. Miss Davis is a stylist with Level 10 Salon. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Edward Emerson Brown Jr. of Lookout Mountain, the late Mr. Brown and the late Mr. and Mrs. Winston Fearn Garth. Mr. Brown is a financial services professional with Brown Associates Inc.

September 14, 2014

Wedding

Lynn and Harvey

Laurie Lynn became the bride of Kell Harvey in a ceremony on Saturday, May 31, at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Dr. Gary Carver performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Brenda Lynn of Temple, Ga. Parents of the bridegroom are Mark and Jamie Harvey of Signal Mountain. Leslie Lynn and Jessica Tillotson were the bride’s honor attendants. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Askew, Elaine Clark, Abbie Holt, Natalie Hostetler, Breeze Miller, Lesley Moore, Meredith Quarles, Megan Ryan and Jessica Weiss. Mr. Harvey served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Ben Britt, Brandon Cox, Nick Edwards, Brad Fuqua, Josh Hicks, Drew Lyness, Derek Milner, John Prince, Bryan Swafford and Troy Williams. A reception was held at Stratton Hall. After a wedding trip to Playa Mujeres, Mexico, the couple reside in this city.

September 14, 2014

Wedding

Zellner and Purgason

Jennifer Anne Zellner became the bride of James Darden Purgason in a ceremony on Saturday, July 26, at Signal Crest United Methodist Church. The Rev. Barry Kidwell performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Barbara Zellner. Parents of the bridegroom are Richard Purgason and Andrea Pereira of Buford, Ga. Alyssa Zellner was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Virginia Konvalinka, Elizabeth Fieser, Petia Chavdarova and Rachel Landry. Grayce Purgason was the flower girl. Groomsmen were Jamie Bedenbaugh, Clint Jones, Matt Zaro, Brion Packett and Chip Bates. Cole Williams was ring bearer. A reception was held at Church on Main.

September 14, 2014

Engagement

Stadelman and Matthews

The engagement of Kara Kristine Stadelman and Richard Lee Matthews Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of James and Diane Stadelman of Kent, Ohio. Parents of the future bridegroom are Richard Sr. and Terry Matthews. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Akron, Ohio. Miss Stadelman received a degree in music education from Mercyhurst College. She is a music teacher at Brookwood Elementary School in Dalton, Ga. Mr. Matthews received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a master’s degree in sports management from American Military University. He is a logistics coordinator at Coyote Logistics.

September 7, 2014

Wedding

Pomerance and Stangarone

Andrea Marie Pomerance and Eric Michael Stangarone were married in Tiburon, Calif., on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The wedding ceremony at Old St. Hilary’s Church was followed by a reception at the Corinthian Yacht Club, both in Tiburon. The couple traveled to Bali, Indonesia, on their honeymoon. The Rev. Michael Nolan of Chattanooga and Deacon Frank Ruggiero (Andrea’s uncle) from Columbia, Mo., officiated. Andrea, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Pomerance (Mary) of Ooltewah, Tenn., graduated from Baylor School and from Colby College in Maine. She is Global Marketing Lead at IDEO, a design and innovation firm with headquarters in Palo Alto and offices worldwide. Eric is the son of Mr. Robert Stangarone of Boca Raton, Fla., and Mrs. Cheryl Churchill of Waterford, Va. Eric graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, S.C., with a degree in Culinary Arts and from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville with a degree in Business. Eric is Creative Director at The Culinary Edge, an international culinary consulting firm in San Francisco. He is chef and co-owner of En Su Boca, a Northern California inspired Taqueria in Richmond, Va. The couple resides in San Francisco.

September 7, 2014

Engagement

Wright and Bryden

The engagement of Christy Diana Wright and Samuel Charles Bryden is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Louis S. and Billie Wright. Parents of the future bridegroom are Aaron and Michielle Bryden. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 4, at Black Fox Farms in Cleveland, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bertha Kirby of Dayton, Tenn., the late George M. Kirby and the late Ishmael W. and Jeannine Wright. Miss Wright is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resources at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is employed in customer service with Imax Theatre/Tennessee Aquarium and is a member of Hixson United Methodist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of William C. Aitken of Mesa, Ariz., the late Yvonne M. Aitken and the late Raymond L. and Lillie E. Bryden. Mr. Bryden is pursuing an associate’s degree in information systems at Chattanooga State Community College. He is employed in customer service with Direct TV.

September 7, 2014

Engagement

Wade and Meek

The engagement of Jessica Brooke Wade and Evan David Meek is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Wade of Abingdon, Va. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. David Meek of Bothell, Wash. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Nov. 15. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of Rena Guess of Rossville and Kathleen Addison of Cedar Bluff, Va. Miss Wade received a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Mr. Meek is a relief pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Smallen and Quarles

The engagement of Erin Brook Smallen and Corey Charles Quarles is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Ken and Theresa Smallen. Parents of the future bridegroom are Tony and Ramona Quarles. The wedding is planned for Friday, Sept. 26, 2015, at The Georgia Winery. The bride- elect is the granddaughter Glennice Stebbins, the late John Philip Prouty Jr., the late Frances Mcafee and the late Charles Smallen. Miss Smallen is a graduate of Central High School. She is pursuing an associate’s degree in entrepreneurship from Chattanooga State Community College. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Carolyn Caldwell, the late Charlie Tate, Virginia Quarles and the late Charles Quarles. Mr. Quarles is a graduate of Hixson High School and is a member of Abba’s House.

August 31, 2014

Wedding

Gross and Brackin

Teresa Leanne Gross became the bride of James Kevin Brackin in a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain. The Rev. Tim Tinsley performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gross. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brackin of Hatton, Ala. Morgan Howard was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Mary Howard Ade, Kate Greene, Madison Jahn, Kathryn Jones, Jennifer Knowlton, Christy McCulloch, Abby Miller, Chele Roberts and Brittany Williams. Addison Knowlton and Amelia Knowlton were flower girls. Mr. Brackin served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Sam Brackin, Dustin Campbell, Luke Dutton, Andrew Gross, Bryan Gross, Charlie Knowlton, Chris Lovelady, Bradley Martin and Blake McCulloch. Pryce Dutton was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Mountain City Club. After a wedding to St. Lucia, the couple resides in this city.

August 31, 2014

Engagement

Hadden and Stanley

The engagement of Kelly Marie Hadden and Luke Michael Stanley is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Greg and Felice Hadden. Parents of the future bridegroom are Michael Stanley of Kingsport, Tenn., and Margie Katras of Honolulu, Hawaii. The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 20, at BanQ in Kingsport. The bride- elect is the granddaughter of James F. McNaughton of Marietta, Ga., Noella McNaughton of Lawrenceville, Ga., Carl Hadden of Lawrenceville and the late Elaine Hadden. Miss Hadden is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in environmental health at East Tennessee State University. She is a licensed practical nurse. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Dr. Jim Brown. Mr. Stanley received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from ETSU. He is a third-year student at Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tenn.

August 31, 2014

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