Bobby and Joyce Handy Faw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception in their honor on Nov. 13,  2016,  at 3 p.m., in the commons of Alumni Hall at Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro.

Hosts were the couple’s three daughters and their spouses. Their children are Shelly (Bob) Faw Benfield of Hickory, Alisa (Christopher) Faw Dawson of Apex and Kristina (Monroe) Faw Hawkins of Hays.

They also have 14 grandchildren, Jonathan (Brandy), Caleb, Daniel (Summer), Anna, Joshua, Isabel, Dustin, Mark and Heather Benfield; Grant and Nicholas Dawson; Mason Faw, Josie and Braylyn Hawkins.

Their five great-grandchildren are Sophia, Brooklyn, Edyn, Lillian and Benjamin Grant.

Mrs. Faw worked as an OB/Gyn nurse for over 40 years. She worked for Dr. Charles F. Whicker and Dr. Clark Stevens and for Wilkes Regional Medical Center, and was a longtime ultrasonographer, lamaze instructor and lactation consultant. She retired from WRMC.

Mr. Faw was a lifelong automobile and diesel mechanic. He retired from LP Corporation in Roaring River after over 30 years of employment. Mr. Faw enjoys restoring vehicles, especially old pickups and Volkswagens.

The Faws were married Nov. 11, 1966, at the home of Mr. Faw’s sister, Betty Faw Kilby in Glade Valley. The couple enjoys spending time with their grandchildren, as well as the outdoors and traveling. They have visited most of the 50 states and two foreign countries.

“We attribute our longevity of marriage to our commitment to each other and our faith in God, and His son, Jesus,” the Faws said.

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