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.

The Bumgarners are lifelong members of Union Baptist Church in the Wilbar community, close to both their childhood homes.

They have one son, Steve Bumgarner, and wife, Susan, of Cornelius; three grandchildren, Jessica Outterson, and husband, Tiger, of Charlotte, Will Bumgarner and wife, Samantha, of Jacksonville, Fla. and Daniel Bumgarner and fiance, Bonnie Spratt of Troutman; and one great-granddaughter, Chloe Bumgarner of Taylorsville.

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