Ervin G. and Gloria Carlton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 22, 2017, at Zion Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center in Boomer.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlton have four children, Sherry Carlton Horton (Steven) of Moravian Falls, Shawn Carlton, Sheldon Carlton, both of Boomer, and Shelia Carlton of Greensboro. They have five grandchildren.

Assisting in the reception were Gary Blaylock of Kernersville and Dean Carlton of North Wilkesboro. Mr. Marion Hayes was master of ceremonies. Ms. Brenda Clarida, Ms. Linda Howell, Mrs. Josephine Redmon, Mrs. Lillian Davis and Mrs. Angela Parsons assisted in serving.

The guests were served a satellite vanilla cake with buttercream frosting, enhanced with gold trim, bows and greenery, topped with a 50th anniversary emblem.

The cake was a gift from the Carltons’ neighbor, Althea Howell.

Mr. Carlton is a retired poultry farmer for Tyson Foods Inc. Mrs. Carlton is a retired cook for BROC Head Start.

Special guests were Mrs. Florence Ferguson Carlton, mother of Mrs. Carlton, and Ms. Gertrude C. Parsons, aunt of Mrs. Carlton, along with other relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin G. Carlton were married April 22, 1967, in Moravian Falls at the home of Mrs. Carlton’s parents.

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