Allen and Shirley Sparks Carter celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary June 28, 2017. They were married June 28, 1953 in Elkin, by the Rev. David W. Day.

The Carters have one son, Randy Carter, and five grandchildren, Angela, Laura, Molly, Caitlyn and Cole Carter. They also have eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Carter retired from the North Carolina Probation/Parole Department. Mrs. Carter retired from Lowe’s Companies, after 32 years of employment.

They are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Elkin.

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