Seventy years ago, best friends Dana Kyte and Giftie (Wade) Kyte and Ray Hayes and Dorothy (Young) Hayes chose to have a double wedding. The ceremony was held on March 29, 1947 at the Broad Street Circle in Kingsport, TN. They will be celebrating their 70th anniversary this year on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
Giftie, Ray and Dorothy are former employees of the Tennessee Eastman Corporation. Dana and Ray both served in the Armed Forces in World War II. Dana reenlisted for the Korean Conflict. Both couples reside in Fall Branch, TN.
The Kytes have two sons: Larry Kyte, and wife Karla; and Dana "Duke" Kyte.
The Hayes have three children: Brian Hayes, and wife Buffy; Karen Hayes; and the late Thomas "Bo" Hayes.