Fred and Audrey Carpenter of Lincolnton were married on July 3, 1952. They celebrated over the weekend with family and friends. Their children are Fred Carpenter, Jr. of Lincolnton and Susan Smith of Brown Summit. Grandchildren are Carrie Nicholson, Sadie Simpson, Jamie Carpenter, and step-grandchildren, Chrissy Scheper, Greg Smith, and Brent Wuchae. They have one step-great-grandchild, Emily Scheper.