Gerald Thomas Chapman and Pat Carpenter Chapman of Lincolnton celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, Feb. 11, 2012. A celebration dinner, held at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cherryville, was hosted by their children, Rhonda Davis and husband Joel, Amy Cable and husband Trent, along with their grandchildren, Nicole and Zack Davis, and Trendon Cable. They also have two great-grandchildren, Blaze Dedmon and Karleigh Davis. They married Feb. 11, 1962, in Gaffney, S.C. Gerald retired from Pennsylvania House Furniture after 47 years of service, and Pat retired from The Timken Company after 27 years. Gerald and Pat enjoy traveling and have toured 46 of the 50 US States. They plan to travel to Alaska, Washington and Oregon this summer.