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North Wilkes High School class of 1980 held its 42nd reunion on Sept. 22 at Rosell’s Event Hall in North Wilkesboro. From left on the front row are Sandra Billings Cothren, Pamela Bryant Weaver, Donna Clark Haynes and Margie Absher Lambey. On the second row are Brenda Brewer Foster, Penny Ho…

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Jerry and Shelia Blevins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. It was love at first sight when they met in April 1972. They credit their long marriage to being understanding to each other and to keeping Christ in their marriage.

Gary and Gaye Nichols of Anderson, S.C., recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during an extended weekend celebration with their family in Sevierville, Tenn. They were West Wilkes High School sweethearts and were married at Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Millers Creek on July 2…

Donnie and Fonda Jordan Combs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married July 3, 1971, on Fonda’s parents’ porch in Roaring River. They have one son, Donnie (Beaver) Jr. and wife Wendy Combs. The couple also have two grandchildren: Emily and Cole Combs. The …

William Vance “Bill” and Shirley Russell Nichols recently celebrated their golden 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Alexander County on Dec. 27, 1970.

Jack and Nancy Denny of Ronda will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2020. They raised three children who produced 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack worked as a chicken farmer for Flossie Johnson, while Nancy stayed at home to care for their children and…

Willie and Nellie Call celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11. They were married on Sept. 11, 1960. The Calls have two sons, Jeff Call and wife, Sandra, and Steve Call and wife, Becky. They have two grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew.

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.

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.

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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.