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Pullum of Farragut marries Coker this summer
Connie Elizabeth Pullum and Bradley Frazier Coker joined in Holy Matrimony during a Saturday, July 7, 2007, ceremony at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, N.C. The Rev. Bill Pederson of Charlotte, N.C. officiated.

The bride’s parents are Harry and Jane Pullum of Farragut. She is the granddaughter of Della McNabb of Newport, the late Connie McNabb and the late Charles and Viola Pullum.

A 2000 graduate of Farragut High School, the bride received Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Tennessee in 2004 and a Master of Arts in education from Wake Forest University in 2005. She is currently employed as a curriculum technology specialist for Charlotte Latin School.

The groom’s parents are Charlie and Trudy Coker of Annapolis, Md. He is the grandson of Mrs. William B. Jones of Annapolis and Anthony Bowers Coker of Ft. Myers, Fla.

A 2000 graduate of Farragut High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina in 2004. He is currently employed as a loan officer for NVR Mortgage Co.

Maid of Honor was Amanda Rowland of Knoxville. Matron of Honor was Sarah Dix of Winston-Salem, N.C. Best Man was David Coker of Annapolis.

The bride’s wedding party members were Mandi Montgom-ery of Knoxville, Ashley Dawes of Knoxville and Emily Dolim of Rockville, Md.

The groom’s wedding party members were Charles Pullum of Knoxville; Brandon Hackett of Charlotte; Andrew Lucas of Ocean City, Md.; Kevin Frew of Baltimore, Md. and Dan Stringer of Santa Monica, Calif.

Flower girl was Taylor Coker of Greensboro, N.C. Ring bearer was Jaremy Tenat of Hendersonville, N.C.

Following a honeymoon to Petit, St. Vincent, in the Grenadines, the couple resides in Charlotte.


Schubert celebrates a century of living
Paul V. Schubert celebrated his 100th birthday Wednesday, Nov. 28. He and his wife, Edith, have been married for 76 years and reside at NHC Place in the assisted living facility in Farragut.

The couple has five children: Lee Schubert, Gerald Schubert, Jacqueline Wilhelm, Randall Schubert and the late Walter Schubert. Paul and Edith also have 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren.

Paul, born in South Bend, Ind., said he has lived not only a long life, but also a full life. He got his first taste of travel in 1929 when he and his best friend traveled by car to Yosemite, Calif., where they climbed Half Dome. Since he and Edith were married during the Great Depression, Aug. 1, 1931, and immediately began a family, he put off any serious traveling until he retired in 1973.

He bought a fifth-wheel trailer, and he and Edith visited 49 of the 50 states in addition to Canada and Mexico over a period of 16 years.

The couple moved to Farragut in 1999 to be closer to their growing family. Paul said the secret to his long life is to be active, eat healthy and don’t worry.


Crawford, Pigg marry in August ceremony
Kiley Nicole Crawford and James Matthew Pigg joined in Holy Matrimony during a Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, ceremony. The Rev. Michael Smith officiated.

The bride’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alton Crawford of Bethel, N.C. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Grant Vanderford and Mr. and Mrs. George Crawford of Bethel.

A 1997 graduate of North Pitt High School, the bride received both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in accounting from East Carolina University in 2002. She is currently employed as a certified public accountant and financial analyst for IBM in Research Triangle Park.

The groom’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Pigg Jr. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shafer of Signal Mountain, Ann Pigg of Greenville, Miss. and the late George Pigg.

A 2001 graduate of Farragut High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from The University of Tennessee in 2004. He is currently employed as a lead financial systems analyst at IBM in the Research Triangle Park.

Maid of Honor was Mandy Smith of Bethel. Best Man was John Pigg of Chattanooga. The bride’s wedding party members were Lori Winfield of Winte-rville, N.C.; Beth Crawford of Bethel and Ashley Walker of Nashville. Flower girl was Macey Crawford of Bethel.

The groom’s wedding party members were David Lipsey of Knoxville, Derek Frear of Knoxville and Adam Rust of Atlanta, Ga.

Following a honeymoon to Hawaii, the couple resides in Cary, N.C.


Hill, Thornton wed, then honeymoon in Florida
Ashley Marie Hill and Samuel Neal Thornton Jr. joined in Holy Matrimony during a Saturday, July 28, 2007, ceremony. The Rev. Steven Thornton officiated.

The bride’s parents are Keith and Karen Hill of Knoxville. She is the granddaughter of Huel and Mary Jane Millsaps of Robbinsville, N.C. and Jack Hill of Knoxville.

A 2002 graduate of Farragut High School, the bride received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from The University of Tennessee in 2006. She is currently employed as a marketing assistant for MasterCraft Boat Co.

The groom’s parents are Sam and Vicki Thornton of Knoxville. He is the grandson of Rosemarie Cross of Cordova.

A 2001 graduate of Farragut High School, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography from The University of Tennessee in 2005. He is currently employed as an inside sales representative for Ferguson Enterprises and a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

Matron of Honor was Kelly Mainor of Knoxville. Best Man was Chris Ladd of Knoxville. The bride’s wedding party members were Erika Thornton of Knoxville; Mary Gore of Charlotte, N.C.; Sarah Gore of Charlotte and Candace Hatfield of Knoxville. The groom’s wedding party members were Bryan Hill and Ben Mainor, both of Knoxville, Robert Lee of Morristown and Aaron McGhee of Knoxville.

Following a honeymoon to Seaside, Fla., the couple resides in Knoxville.


Percy, Casada marry
Meredith Percy and William Casada joined in Holy Matrimony during a Saturday, June 9, 2007, ceremony at Bower Family Farm. The Rev. Damon Kelly officiated.

The bride’s parents are Grant and Joan Percy of Knoxville. She is the granddaughter of Florence Percy of Athens and Ray Sharp of Lima, Ohio.

She is a 2005 graduate of Farragut High School, a 2001 graduate of The University of Tennessee and attended Pellissipi State Technical Community College before transferring to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, as a psychology major.

The groom’s parents are Don and Susan Casada of Knoxville. He is the grandson of Commadore Casada of Bryston City, N.C. and Emma Smith of Charlotte, N.C.

He is a 2003 home school graduate and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from The University of Tennessee in 2007. He is currently a graduate assistant at University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Maids of Honor were Sarah Casada and Becca Gillem, both of Knoxville.

Best Men were Matt and Josh Casada, both of Knoxville.

The bride’s wedding party members were Kristen Casteel of Johnson City, Katelyn Comer of Knoxville and Augie Cannon of Knoxville.

The groom’s wedding party members were Ty and Tanner Fee and Will Percy, all of Knoxville.

Following a honeymoon to Pocono Mountains, Pa., the couple resides in Columbia.


birth notices
Baptist Hospital for Women announces:

• Scoot and Ruthann Ambs, Knoxville, a girl, Anabelle Lou

Parkwest Medical Center announces:

• Wesley Pomeroy and Jennifer Bayliss, Knoxville, a boy, Avery Xavier Danger

• Jeff and Jennifer White, Knoxville, a boy, Zachary Logan

• Aaron and Kimberly King, Farragut, a girl, Gracie Isabella

• Ken and Michelle Hoffmeister, Powell, a boy, Michael Allan

• Steven and Lacey Crabtree, Knoxville, a boy, Braxton Tyler

• Daniel and Yana Pastor, Corryton, a boy, Matthew Jacob

• Christopher and Danielle Woods, Lenoir City, a boy, Samuel Neil

• David and Dana Humphreys, Harriman, a girl, Mia Grace


Bishop, Runger wed
Jodi Kay Bishop and Curtis Alan Runger joined in Holy Matrimony during a Saturday, May 19, 2007, ceremony at Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis. Bishop Don Jones officiated.

The bride’s parents are Wilfred and Cheryl Bishop of Sunbright. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Vance Claude Steelman and the late Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Bishop Sr.

She is a 1997 graduate of Sunbright High School, a 2001 graduate of The University of Tennessee and a 2004 graduate of University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Juris Doctorate. She is employed as an associate at Mendelson law firm.

The groom’s parents are Craig and Terry Runger of Knoxville. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Laybourne, Ann Runger of Tacoma, Wash. and the late Robert Runger.

He is a 1995 graduate of Farragut High School, a 1999 graduate of Clemson University and a 2003 graduate of University of Memphis, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business and a Juris Doctorate. He is employed as an associate at Douglas and Hoots law firm.

Matron of Honor was Tessa Quinney of Knoxville. Best Man was Michael Bradford of Knoxville.

The bride’s wedding party members were Kristin Milam of Apex, N.C.; Kimberly Kantor of Atlanta, Ga.; Caitlin Sewell of Sunbright and Chandley Crawford, Erin Melton and Jennifer Hobson, all of Memphis. Flower Girl was Emily Sewell of Sunbright.

The groom’s wedding party members were Todd Milam of Apex, Nicholas Bishop of Sunbright, Jason Pierce of Knoxville, Bryan Hoffman of Apex and Timothy Lucas of San Francisco, Calif. Ushers were Michael Opalski of Washington D.C. and Todd Morschhauser of San Diego, Calif.

Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, British Virgin Islands, the couple resides in Memphis.




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