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birthnotices
Baptist Hospital for Women announces:

• Baptist Hospital for Women did not report births this week.

Parkwest Medical Center announces:

• Alan and Kristin Corbett, Knoxville, a girl, Reid Emily

• Darin and Erica Gilbert, Knoxville, a boy, Maximus Alexander

• Bryan and Heather Murphy, Knoxville, a girl, Hadley Margaret

• John and Julia Thomas, Sunbright, a girl, Cayden Mika-Dayle-Lorraine

• Joseph Manning and Aja-Kibiani McBayne, Knoxville, a boy, Joseph De’Jon

• Thomas and Tomara Groot, Knoxville, a girl, Hannah Elizabeth

• Adam and Maranda Summers, Oakdale, a boy, Brody Clark

• Robert and Rachelle Edwards, Oak Ridge, a girl, Emily Ann

• Michael and Laura Probst, Knoxville, a boy, Braden Matthew

• Joseph and Dana Sherrill, Harriman, a girl, Natalie Faith

• Michael and Melissa Kiehl, Knoxville, a boy, Jonah Cole

• Heather Thompson, Knoxville, a girl, Arlissa Lynn

• Scott and Kory Cameron, Louisville, a girl, McKenna Elise

• Michael and Carrie Gahagan, Knoxville, a boy, Nicholi Jonathan

• Joshua and Karen Armstrong, Knoxville, a girl, Addison Marie

• Todd and Jennifer Toops, Knoxville, a girl, Camellia Grace

• Randall and Royal Sampson, Kingston, a girl, Klaire Aleece

• Jeff and Angela Cody, Knoxville, a boy, Tristan Donel

• Thomas and Michelle Ham, Knoxville, a boy, Reece Foster


Cook-Wright wedding vows solemnized in Lenoir City rite
Melissa Louise Cook, daughter of James and Roberta Cook of Augusta, Ga., and Derek Taylor Wright, son of Danny and Nancy Wright of Knoxville, were married in an evening wedding ceremony Saturday, July 1, at The Magnolia Manor in Lenoir City.

The Rev. Jared Raby officiated, and Tommy Cook led the exhortation.

The bride is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ruth L Thornton of Santa Maria, Calif. and the late Ray L. Thornton, and of Arlis V. Cook of Pineville, W.Va. and the late Mrs. Ethel I. Cook.

A 1998 graduate of Augusta Christian School, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgia College and State University in 2001 and a master of education degree in counselor education in 2003 from Georgia Southern University.

She is now a school counselor in the Knox County Schools.

The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gillentine of Kingston and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Young of Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Paternal grandparents were the late Oliver Clyde and Cecile Wright of Harriman.

A 1999 Farragut High School graduate, he received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Tennessee in 2003.

He is now a business development coordinator for Infinity Insurance.

Joel and Heather Harbin of Atlanta, Ga., were the couple of honor.

Danny Wright of Knoxville was best man.

Bridesmaids were Lindsey Alley of Knoxville, sister of the groom; and friends of the bride Courtney Berry of Walterboro, S.C., Beth Burnett of Maryville, Wendy Brunson of Atlanta, Yen-Wen Clepper of Suwanee, Ga., Kati Johnson of McDonough, Ga., and Jeanna Slusser of Cumming, Ga. Honor attendants were Kyra Cook and Sara Raby, both of Augusta, Ga. Victoria Cook of Atlanta was flower girl.

Groomsmen were J. T. Cook, the bride’s brother; Brandon Alley of Knoxville, Robbie Lockett of Harriman, Brad Brooks of Wake Forest, N.C., Chris Connell and David Hindenlang, both of Knoxville, and John Thurman of Greenville, S.C.

Ushers were Michael Shope, Michael Gary and Bryan Fowler, all of Knoxville.

After a honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, the couple now resides in Knoxville.




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