Vilas and Stena Payne of Wilkesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Dec. 20. They were married Dec. 20, 1969, at Highland View Baptist Church, on the Wilkes/Watauga line.
Manuel and Jill Mastin Brown recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in an outdoor wedding June 28, 1969 at the home of the bride.
Jerry and Carol Billings Walsh recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 6, 1969, at Goshen Baptist Church, Wilkesboro, by the Rev. Von Brown. They are still members of Goshen Baptist.
Allen and Shirley Sparks Carter recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. They were married June 28, 1953, in Elkin, by the Rev. David W. Day.
On May 4, Bill and Burma Millsaps Bellinger of Union Grove celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They renewed their vows at Central Baptist Church, which was officiated by her brother, the Rev. Ronnie Millsaps. A reception followed at Cagney’s Kitchen with family and friends.
Joe D. Elledge 94, and Betty Dancy Elledge, 91 of Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on May 21, 2019, at their home with family and friends dropping by to visit. They were married on May 21, 1947, at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Hays, by the Rev. Glenn Huffman.
Tommy Holcomb and Ruby Tucker Holcomb of Thurmond celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner party in their honor April 21 at 6 p.m. at Charity United Methodist Church.
Wesley Alexander and Polly Anderson Nichols of Wilkesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 13 with a celebration at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Travis Isaacs, Wilkesboro. Guests included their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lillian Mae Reeves of Pilot Mountain married Thurman Finch Horner of Oxford at the First Baptist Church of Boone on April 15, 1949. At the time of the wedding, Ms. Reeves was a chemistry professor at Appalachian State University. Mr. Horner had served during World War II in the United Sta…
Fred and Edna Mae Royal Stamper of China Grove celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Jan. 19 at the home of their daughter, Nora Patterson, in China Grove. The event, which was given by their children, was attended by members of their family.
Burl and Louise Joines Bumgarner will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11. They were married in Wilkes County on Dec. 11, 1948, and have lived in the Cricket and Millers Creek communities throughout their marriage.
Jerry Gwyn and Regina Gail Jarvis Lovette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Sept. 2 at Charity Community Church Fellowship Hall, Millers Creek.
On June 24, Gary and Monica Brewer were honored at a 25th wedding anniversary reception, hosted by Mrs. Brewer’s parents, Andy and Dorothy Walker, at Gambill Estate in Roaring River. Approximately 50 guests attended.
The Rev. Hobert and Doris Trivette Absher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15. Family and friends joined the couple as they renewed their vows at Pine View Baptist Church in McGrady, followed by a reception which was given by their children.
Allen and Shirley Sparks Carter will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary June 28, 2018. They were married June 28, 1953 in Elkin, by the Rev. David W. Day.
John and Charlotte Ogle of Wilkesboro are celebrating 65 years of marriage. They were married on Dec. 27, 1952 at Saint Gerard Catholic Church in Lima, Ohio.
E. Mack Byrd and Pansy Luffman Byrd celebrated 72 years of marriage on Feb. 16, 2018. On. Dec. 30, 2017, the couple fulfilled a dream to renew their wedding vows, in a church, surrounded by family and friends.
Terry and Ella Prevette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Nov. 5, 2017 at 5 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Brier Creek Baptist Church, Ronda.
David and Wilma Carter Elmore of Wilkesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Sept. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m., at Oakwoods Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
The family of Lillian and Larry Eldreth honored them with a reception at Cub Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Oct. 28, to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
Gerald and Clara Johnson Somers celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Oct. 27, 2017. They were married at the Wilkes County Courthouse Oct. 27, 1956.
Shane and Sharon Blackburn celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Mountain View Ruritan Club, Hays.
Kenneth Edwin Byrd and Ida Fay Caudle Byrd celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in their honor on Aug. 27, at Cracker Barrel, Jonesville.
Freeman and Clara Jean Wagoner of McGrady recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. A barbecue was held at the home of their daughter, Susie Stark, on Saturday afternoon, July 29, 2017, with family and friends attending. Special guests included Lucy Griggs of Salisbury, sister of M…
Allen and Shirley Sparks Carter celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary June 28, 2017. They were married June 28, 1953 in Elkin, by the Rev. David W. Day.
Dennis and Yvonne (Holbrook) Thomas will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Monday, March 13, 2017. The couple has resided on Thomas Street in North Wilkesboro since the day they were married in 1957.
Jimmy and Louise Wiles of Hays celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at noon, in the fellowship hall of Oak Ridge Baptist Church.
Bobby and Joyce Handy Faw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Nov. 13, 2016, at 3 p.m., in the commons of Alumni Hall at Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro.
Clyde Willard Smith Jr. and Alice Coffey Smith of Millers Creek were honored at a 65th wedding anniversary celebration on Dec. 31, 2016, at 2 p.m., at White Oak Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
David D. and Carolyn Johnson Dearman of North Wilkesboro celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Dec. 18, 2016. In honor of their anniversary, the Dearmans, their daughters, spouses and grandchildren went on an eight-day trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Robert J. and Dorothea P. Reed of Moravian Falls celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary recently at a family outing given by their children, Christine Reed, Judy and Dave Walker and Karen and Fred Brason II, as well as 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Billings celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, with a dinner in their honor on Oct. 16, 2016, at Zion Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Hays, where the couple are members. Family members and friends of the couple attended.
Eugene and Sue Goforth Owings were honored with a surprise 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Welcome Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, given by their children.
Clyde and Hazel McGrady of Traphill celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner in their honor on Aug. 25, 2016, at their home with their family.