Couples announcements for April 2013

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Engagement

Cofer and Faust

The engagement of Caroline Elizabeth Cofer and Hugh Davidson Faust is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Thomas and Cynthia Cofer. Parents of the future bridegroom are Edgar and Lynn Faust of Knoxville. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 1, at the Little Brown Church on Signal Mountain, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Neil Cofer, the late Betty Jo Cofer, Rita Hames and the late Allen Hames. Miss Cofer received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority. She received a doctor of veterinary medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a veterinarian. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Elizabeth Frierson of Knoxville, the late Laurance Frierson and the late Emily and Hugh Faust. Mr. Faust received a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fisheries biology and management, entomology, from the University of Wyoming, where he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. He is a wildlife biologist, and is a member of Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

April 6, 2013

Engagement

Sprouse and Grubbs

The engagement of Rebekka O’Grady Sprouse and Nathaniel George Grubbs is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Catherine O. Sprouse of Mechanicsville, Va., and the late Louis A. Sprouse Jr. Parents of the future bridegroom are Shelby and Lynne Grubbs. The wedding will be in May at Clifftops in Monteagle, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jane O. Tiller of Powhatan, Va., the late Edward L. O’Grady and the late Bernice and Louis Sprouse Sr. Miss Sprouse received a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree and and Ph.D in biochemistry from the University of Virginia. She did postdoctoral research at Cornell University. She is a biomedical scientist and a college professor. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jean V. Dodge of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, the late George A. Dodge and the late Russell and Mary Grubbs. Mr. Grubbs is a graduate of Baylor School. He received a bachelor’s degree in geology from Colby College and a master’s degree in pharmacology from the University of Virginia. He will graduate in May with a medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. His residencies will be in Spokane, Wash., and Denver.

April 6, 2013

Engagement

Torrance and Vacek

The engagement of Jennifer Lynn Torrance and Timothy Richard Vacek is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Douglas James Torrance and Tina Torrance. The future bridegroom is the son of Gwen Vacek of Plano, Texas, and the late Richard Vacek Jr. The wedding is planned for Friday, April 26, at Webb Mountain in Cosby, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late James and Mary Jane Torrance and Patricia Boone of Flintstone, Ga. Miss Torrance is a graduate of Girls Preparatory School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in English education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She is a teacher at Fulton High School in Knoxville. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Oscar and Irene Hahn and the late Richard and Claudia Vacek. Mr. Vacek is a graduate of Franklin Road Academy in Nashville. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in English education from UTK. He is a teacher at Bearden High School in Knoxville.

April 6, 2013

Wedding

Gross and Queen

Virginia Preston Gross became the bride of John Wesley Queen III in a ceremony on Saturday, March 16, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Ala. The Rev. Claude McRoberts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas Gross of Montgomery. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Queen Jr. Mary Gross Evans was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Calley Crews, Patricia Graham, Kim Gross, Lucy Israel, Sarah Potter, Cary Queen, Amanda Sokol, Gena Villari and Eliza Wolff. Riley Claire Warren was the flower girl. Mr. Queen served his son as best man. Groomsmen were Matt Bond, John Andrew Bishop, Addam Evans, Mitch Groothuis, Thomas Gross, Townes Johnson, Foster McKissick, Jeff Parrish and Lash Springs. Charles Thomas Gross III was ring bearer. A reception was held at The Conservatory at Wynfield in Montgomery. After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple resides in Greenville, S.C.

April 6, 2013

Engagement

Burke and Whitaker

The engagement of Chaffin Beverly Grace Burke and Chad Alan Whitaker is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Philip and Nekolia Burke. Parents of the future bridegroom are Timothy Whitaker and Carmen and Mike Fowler. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 20,  in the Ginny Power Garden at Manker Patten-Zan Guerry Clubhouse. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill Burke of Ringgold, Ga., the late Mary and Teddy White, and the late Howard and Beverly Swope. Miss Burke is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. She received a certificate in aesthetics from Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of Silverdale Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mary Cameron, the late Fred Cameron, Buddy and Linda Whitaker and the late Ann Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker is a graduate of Boyd-Buchanan School. He is employed by Volkswagen Group of America, and attends Silverdale Baptist Church.

April 14, 2013

Engagement

Maynor and Snyder

The engagement of Heather Dawn Maynor and Christopher Allen Snyder is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Sherry and Jackie Knox of Dayton, Tenn., and Mike and Debbie Maynor of Lebanon, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Becky and Marty Holbert and Wade and Kim Snyder. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 20, in Pikeville, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pauline Maynor, James Thurman and Jack and Carolyn Knox, all of Dayton. Miss Maynor graduated from Rhea County High School and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a member of New Union Baptist Church, and is employed by Lowe’s. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jeane Kellogg, Ron and Carol Kellogg, David and Rae Snyder and George Edgemon. Mr. Snyder is a graduate of Central High School. He is a member of New Union Baptist Church, and is employed by Interior Trim and Supply.

April 14, 2013

Engagement

Waddell and Mard

The engagement of Jaclyn Blair Waddell and Bradley Joseph Mard is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Tim and Brenda Waddell. Parents of the future bridegroom are Marianne Mard and Joseph B. Mard of Memphis. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where both are members. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the Rev. William and Mary Waddell, the late Faye Waddell, June Tant and the late Jesse Tant. Miss Waddell is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor’s degree in government, cum laude, from Wofford College, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority and homecoming queen. She is a retail recruiter at River City Co. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. W.C. Schadrack of Memphis, the late Mr. Schadrack and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mard. Mr. Mard is a graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He is a sales consultant at Depuy Synthes.

April 14, 2013

Engagement

Atkerson and McGlone

The engagement of Jameq’ua Yvonne Atkerson and Cortney LeJuan McGlone is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jacquelyn J. Atkerson and Richard E. Atkerson. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Martin. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 27, at Olivet Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Edna C. Jennings and Henry F. Jennings, the late William C. Johnson Sr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Atkerson. Miss Atkerson is a graduate of Tyner High School. She received associate’s degrees in surgical technology and general science from Miller Motte Technical Community College and Chattanooga State Community College. She is a member of New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Beulah Martin and the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hardy. Mr. McGlone is a graduate of Tyner High School. He is employed by Volkswagen of Chattanooga and is a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

April 21, 2013

Engagement

Cowart and Fisher

The engagement of Angela Elizabeth Cowart and James Arthur Fisher is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Jim and Cathy Cowart. Parents of the future bridegroom are Jeff and Kathy Fisher. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 27, at Tennessee RiverPlace. The bride-elect is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Tennessee State University, where she was president of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She received a medical degree from Quillen School of Medicine at ETSU. She is an obstetrician-gynecologist at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and is a member of St. Jude Catholic Church. The future bridegroom is a graduate of Notre Dame High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from ETSU, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and a medical degree from Quillen School of Medicine. He is an anesthesiologist at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Md., and is a member of First Lutheran Church.

April 21, 2013

Engagement

Powers and Hartline

The engagement of Amalia Mae Powers and Nicholas Quinn Hartline is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Rebecca Hamm of Morristown, Tenn., and Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Powers of Rogersville, Tenn. Parents of the future bridegroom are Sheri and Morris Craft. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 22, at The Church on Main. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. John and Esther Hamm and the late Col. Marvin and Joyce Powers. Miss Powers received a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is employed by RTB Holdings, and attends First Lutheran Church. Mr. Hartline received a master’s degree in music from UTC. He a professor of clarinet at Southern Adventist University, Covenant College and Chattanooga State Community College. He attends First Lutheran Church.

April 21, 2013

Engagement

Thompson and Kile

The engagement of Jane Marie Thompson and Joshua Michael Kile is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mary Jane Thompson of Nashville and the late David A. Thompson. Parents of the future bridegroom are John W. and Shirley Kile. The wedding is planned for Friday, May 3, at Loveless Event Barn in Nashville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Batey and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Thompson. Miss Thompson is a graduate of Hillwood High School in Nashville. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Samford University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is a labor and delivery nurse in Nashville, and is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Roston Eddings Jr., Janet Kile of Ringgold, Ga., and the late William E. Kile. Mr. Kile is a graduate of Ooltewah High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He is manager of international sales and marketing for Capital Christian Music Group in Brentwood, Tenn., and is a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

April 21, 2013

Engagement

Boyd and Brackett

The engagement of Amber Rebecca Boyd and William Morris Brackett is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Randy and Becky Boyd of Dalton, Ga. Parents of the future bridegroom are Morris and Kathy Brackett of Dalton. The wedding is planned for Saturday, June 8, Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dortha Gilbert Vinsant of Dalton, the late Lemuel Cain Vinsant, Faye Talley Boyd of Athens, Ga., and the late Randal Hayden Boyd. Miss Boyd is graduate of Dalton High School. She attends Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. She is a doctor of pharmacy candidate, and will be a community pharmacy resident with Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta in July. She is a member of Rock Bridge Community Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Gene King Peele, the late Jeptha Franklin Peele and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hamilton Brackett. Mr. Brackett is a graduate of Dalton High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, cum laude, and a master’s degree in accounting from Georgia Southern University. He is a staff auditor with Nichols, Cauley and Associates in Atlanta, and is a member of Rock Bridge Community Church.

April 28, 2013

Engagement

Ferguson and Toll

The engagement of Bethany Kristine Ferguson and Brian Burke Toll is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Steve and Jo Roberson. Parents of the future bridegroom are Gilbert and Jane Toll and Gary and Kathleen Buchanan, all of Philadelphia, Pa. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 20, at Carriage Lane Inn in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Al and Virginia Miller and the late John and June Roberson. Miss Ferguson received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. She is the regional director of communications for the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross. The future bridegroom is the grandson of the late Howard and Anne Schultz and the late Herman and Rose Toll. Mr. Toll received a bachelor’s degree in theater from Wilkes University. He is an emergency services director for the American Red Cross, Heart of Tennessee Chapter.

April 28, 2013

Engagement

Fuller and Battles

The engagement of Emily Ann Fuller and David C. “Duke” Battles Jr. is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Fuller of Winter Park, Fla. Parents of the future bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. David C. Battles of Birmingham, Ala. The wedding is planned for June in Dallas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Hildebrand and Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hadik, all of Sarasota, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Fuller of Altamonte Springs, Fla. Miss Fuller is a graduate of Providence Christian Academy in Lilburn, Ga. She plans to graduate in May from Baylor University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master of taxation degree. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma and Mortar Board honor societies. She is employed by Ernst and Young in Dallas. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Wendell M. Jones, Frances C. Battles of Gardendale, Ala., and the late Olen M. Battles. Mr. Battles is a graduate of McCallie School. He plans to graduate in May from Baylor University, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in business fellows and accounting and a master of taxation degree. He is a member of Phi Kappa Chi social club, Beta Alpha Psi and Mortar Board honor societies. He is also employed by Ernst and Young in Dallas.

April 28, 2013

Engagement

Swingle and Tull

The engagement of Hailey Swingle and Benjamin Tull is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Charles Swingle and Kathy Swingle. Parents of the future bridegroom are Rick Tull of Deltona, Fla., and Becky Beavers. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 4, at Tennessee RiverPlace. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Blanche Watts, the late Charles G. Watts and the late Theodore and Margueritte Swingle. Miss Swingle received an associate’s degree in nursing from Chattanooga State Community College and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is a registered nurse and is a member of Red Bank Baptist Church. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Scott and Dianne Smith of Pekin, Ill., Jean Tull of Pekin and the late Tom Tull. Mr. Tull received a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in accountancy from UTC. He is a banker and is a member of Red Bank Baptist Church.

April 28, 2013

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