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.

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.

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.

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.

WAYNE AND ANNIE MARLEY of Purlear celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. They were married in Wilkes County Oct. 13, 1967 by the Rev. Bine Church.

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…

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.

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.

Dean Stanley Francis and Betty Jean Lovette Francis of North Wilkesboro celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a dinner on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at their home.

James Evert Sebastian and Brenda Sue Edwards Sebastian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 26, 2016, with a luncheon at Pleasant Home Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The event was given by their children and their families.

Brady and Linda Miller of Millers Creek celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 2, 2016. An anniversary dinner was held in their honor on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in the fellowship hall of Calvary Free Will Baptist Church in Glendale Springs, given by their family.