Jerry and Carol Billings Walsh recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 6, 1969, at Goshen Baptist Church, Wilkesboro,  by the Rev. Von Brown. They are still members of Goshen Baptist.

Mr. and Mrs. Walsh were surprised with a party given by their daughters on July 13 at Goshen Baptist Church. Family and friends attended.

The Walshes have three daughters, Amber Walsh Jones and husband, C.J., of Gastonia; Alisha Walsh Minton and husband, Aaron, of Wilkesboro; and Megan Walsh Marlow and husband, Ryan, of Wilkesboro. They also have seven grandchildren, Mariah Jones, Marissa Jones, Caylin Jones, Arian Minton, Ashlyn Minton, Aiken Minton and Levi Marlow. Their daughter, Megan Marlow, is expecting identical twin daughters in November.

Mr. Walsh retired from Sears after 37 years as a service technician, repairing televisions, radios and appliances.

Mrs. Walsh was employed by Northwestern Bank for 17 years and the Wilkes County School System for 25 years. She is also retired.

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