Heritage First Church of God in Kingsport was the setting for the 2 o'clock Saturday, August 11th wedding of Joanna Beth Tilley and Isaac John Billings. Pastor Steve Tilley, father of the bride, performed the marriage ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve & Candace Tilley of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of G.C. & Stella Musser of Atkins, VA and Stella Tilley and the late Morris Tilley of Glade Spring, VA. The groom is the son of Daniel and Susan Billings of Pellston, MI. He is the grandson of David & Jo Marie Strain of Byron, MN and the late Harry and Millie Billings of Red Wing, MN.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and given in marriage by her parents. Margo Deihl, cousin of the bride, was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Fish, Christie Bitner, Kelly Blend, Laura Helmly, friends of the bride, and Sarah Billings, sister of the groom. Nieces of the groom, Harmony, Evelyn and Hadassah Billings, and cousin of the bride, Delia Snuffer, were Flower Girls. Brother of the groom, Ezra Billings served as Best Man and Seth Billings, Gideon Billings, brothers of the groom, Steven Scoggins and Jacob Tilley, brothers-in-law of the groom, and James Brien, friend of the groom, served as Groomsmen. Daniel Billings, father of the groom, offered the marriage prayer. A program of wedding music was provided by pianist Lydia Scoggins, sister of the groom, and Steven Scoggins led the congregation in two worship hymns. Jacob Tilley accompanied the pianist on his violin for the entrance of the bride. Ezra Billings and Lydia Scoggins sang a duet entitled "Automatic" and Sarah Billings sang "How Beautiful" accompanied by Lydia Scoggins. The Wedding Director was Beverly Owens, aunt of the bride. Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at Hoovanna Farm.
The bride is a graduate of Sullivan South High School (Kingsport, TN), Anderson University (Anderson, IN), Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA) and Medical Residency (Greeley, CO). She is currently practicing Family Medicine in Ronan, MT. The groom is a graduate of Billings Homeschool, Pellston, MI; North Central Michigan College, Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Parker, CO) and is currently in Medical Residency in Kalispell, MT. Following a trip to Alaska, the couple will reside in Montana.