Pauline Johnson Anderson, resident of Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro, turns 104 Friday.

FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE HANDY FAMILY gathered recently for photos. In the photos with Gladys Handy, who turns 91 on May 10, are, in the photo above, Jonathan Benfield, great-grandson; Edyn Benfield, great-great-granddaughter, 5; Joyce Faw, daughter; Hadley Benfield, great-great-granddaughter…

Five generations of the Patterson family gathered recently for a photograph. Left to right are Vergie Patterson, great-great-grandmother, Barbara Cranfill, great-grandmother, Dianna Cloud, grandmother and Caleb Smathers, father, holding his son, Bentley Austin Smathers. 

Pauline Elmore Sloop of North Wilkesboro recently celebrated her 100th birthday, She was born Nov. 11, 1918, to Elzie and Mattie Elmore and grew up in the N.C. 268 East area of North Wilkesboro.

Five generations of the Billings family of Wilkes County recently gathered for a picture. Hubert Billings is seated next to his great-great-grandson, Dalton Lowe. Standing from left to right are, Debbie Church, great-grandmother; Rodney Lowe, father; and Tracy Lowe, grandmother.

Members of the Elledge family of Hays gathered recently for a five generations photo. Front row, left to right, are Caleb Shumate holding his daughter, Addison Harper Shumate, and Tracy Shumate, grandfather. On the back row are Pearl Elledge, great-great-grandmother, and Sandra Elledge Shuma…

Gladys Grace Shumate Handy celebrated her 90th birthday on May 13 with a party given by her family. Nearly 100 people visited her that day, and others visited the week prior and after.

FIVE GENERATIONS of the Sloop family gathered on Mother’s Day for a photograph. Seated on the first row, from right to left, are Pauline Sloop of North Wilkesboro, 99, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Molly Tate Royal, and Doris Sloop Combs of Hays, great-grandmother. On the second row…

E. Mack Byrd and Pansy Luffman Byrd celebrated 72 years of marriage on Feb. 16, 2018. On. Dec. 30, 2017, the couple fulfilled a dream to renew their wedding vows, in a church, surrounded by family and friends.

FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE SLOOP FAMILY gathered recently for a photo. Sitting at right is Pauline Sloop, 99, holding her great-great-grandson, Calloway Justin Blevins. Doris Sloop Combs of Hays, great-grandmother, is at left. On the second row are Teresa Combs Blevins, grandmother, Eden Rose B…

Natalie West, bride-elect of Andrew Marley, was honored at a household shower on Nov. 18, 2017 at the Littleton Fire Department in Littleton. Hostesses were Sallie Smiley and Robin Edwards, aunts of the bride-to-be.

On June 11, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 90th birthday of Reva Tugman McLean. Over 150 well wishers attended the event given by Mrs. McLean’s children, Rita Smith, Rene Dills, Rusty McLean and Rob McLean.

A celebration of the 95th birthday of Gladys Olive Staley was held June 24,  in the fellowship hall of Millers Creek Baptist Church. The event was given by her three children and their spouses, Philip and Betty Staley, Jane and Jim Blackburn and Darrell and Marlayne Staley.

Five generations of the Benton family gathered recently for a photo. They are Edna Benton, seated, holding her great-great-grandson, Braxton Liam Collins; from left to right, Lydia Walsh, great-grandmother; Douglas McClure Jr., grandfather; and Jeri McClure Collins, mother.

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, family and friends of Grace Sarahann Cleary Taylor gathered to celebrate Mrs. Taylor’s 100th birthday, in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Stanleyville in Winston-Salem.

Ruby Jennings of the Mulberry community will celebrate her 90th birthday with a party in her honor on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Mount Zion Baptist Church on N.C. Highway 18 North, North Wilkesboro, from 2-3 p.m.

Five generations of the Marsh family gathered recently for a picture. In the photograph are Helen Marie Marsh, seated, holding her great-great-granddaughter, Krislyn Marie Smith. Standing, right to left, are Doris Marie Wingler, great-grandmother, Sheila Marie Greene, grandmother, and Destin…

Pauline Johnson Anderson of Moravian Falls, who turned 100 on Aug. 16, made her first trip to downtown North Wilkesboro riding in the back of a wagon in the early 1920s.

Nannie Church celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 28, at the Villages of Wilkes Traditional Living facility with family and friends in attendance.

Enid Preston Prebor of Brocktown Road in Moravian Falls, now residing at Avante in Wilkesboro, is an avid reader.

FIVE GENERATIONS OF WALSH FAMILY, left to right, Melissa Foster, grandmother; EllaMae Walsh, great-great-grandmother, holding Levi Auton; Jerry Walsh, great-grandfather and Stephanie Auton, mother. All live in Wilkes County except Jerry Walsh who lives in Morganton.