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.

The couple’s children are Rick Stamper of Landis, Ronnie Stamper of Georgia, Randy Stamper of Salisbury, Donald Williams of Rockwell, Pat Gaskins of Mooresville, Nora Patterson of China Grove and the late Judy Gooch. They also have 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Stamper was a supervisor at Cannon Mills and retired in 1994. Mr. Stamper was a fixer at Cannon Mills and retired in 1984.

The Stampers were married Jan. 21, 1950, in Wilkes County and are natives of Wilkes.

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