T. J. and Grace Kemp of Gainesville celebrated their 25th anniversary on May 17, 2010. The couple celebrated with a renewals of their vows at Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville with son-in-law the Rev. Douglas Collins and the Rev. Phil Carpenter officiating. A reception was given by their daughters Jeanene Escover and Lisa Collins and their families at Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville following the ceremony. The couple took a cruise to the Panama Canal.
The couple have two children and four grandchildren.
Cpl. Moises Vargas and Cpl. Douglas Whiddon, officers with the Gainesville Police Department, recently were selected as this year's Optimist Award recipients during the annual Optimist Awards ceremony hosted by the Gainesville Optimist's Club.
Richard and Dixie Stewart of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Lacey Stewart to Juan Carlo Castaneda Velarde, son of Juan Manuel and Carlota Velarde de Castaneda of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Gary Latimer Sr. of Columbus announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Elizabeth Leath Latimer to Mr. Michael Paul Pompilio, son of Ms. Debra Gendron Pompilio of Alpharetta and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Francis Pompilio Jr., of Roswell.
Misty Dawn Berry and Jorge Luis Aguilar were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. May 1, 2010, at PineIsle Pointe at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford. The bride is the daughter of Wanda Crumbley of Morganton and Kenneth and Deanna Crumbley of Alto. The groom is the son of Ofelia Aguliar of Gillsville.