Marshall and Zettie Whitesides of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th anniversary Sept. 12, 2004. They were married Sept. 12, 1954 in South Carolina. They have four children, Jeanette and Darrell Huffman, Renee and Norris Page, David and Debbie Whitesides and Rick and Robin Newton.
Grandchildren are Shannon Sigmon, Mitzi Hernandez, Jennifer Woods, Billy and Mike Page, Sheena Newton, Rickey Newton, Robbey Newton, Greta Cato, David Lee Whitesides, Tammy Bland and Chasity Ikard.
Their great-grandchildren are Tyler Woods, Cheyenne Sigmon, Kayden Hernandez-Valdez, D.J. Ikard, Breanna Ikard, Sierra Ikard, Taylor Newton, Ashley Newton, Trey Cato, Rebecca Cato and David Cato.