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Basel and Catherine Waters of Vale will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2017 in Vale. They were married June 14, 1947 at the home of Rev. J.E. Hoffman in Vale. They have four children, ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and hundreds of brothers and sisters i…

Ramona and Dale Hinkle of Lincolnton were married June 23, 1956 at Asbury UMC in Lincolnton. The couple plan to celebrate with family. Children are Amy Puckett and husband, Robert, Thomas Hinkle and wife, Julie. Grandson is Gus Puckett.

Rev. Robert and Shirley Combs of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 5, 2016. They were married on March 5, 1966 at Boger City United Methodist Church by Rev. J.W. Combs, Rev. Dr. Walter J. Miller and Rev. George Bumgardner. Rev. Combs is a retired United …

Parris and Ann Fisher of Cherryville were married January 30, 1966 at River View Baptist Church in Lincolnton. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends Sunday, January 31, 2016 at River View Baptist Church. They have two children Kim Fisher of Lincolnton and Mar…

James Miller Moore and Kathryn Abernethy Moore will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on September 3, 2015. The Moores’ were married September 3, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lincolnton.

William Robert and Joan Briley Elmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Lincoln Country Club in Lincolnton on August 22, 2015. They have three children, Rob (Stephanie), Chris (Adella), Jill (Michael) and five grandchildren. Bill was raised in Charleston, S…

Charlie and Barbara Lunceford of Iron Station were married August 24, 1965 in York, S.C. Their children are LeAnne Stamey and husband, Greg of Lincolnton, Brian Lunceford and wife Raye of Denver and Lisa Curlee of Indian Trail. Grandchildren are Jordan, Brandon, David, Corey and Hayley and e…

Janie Edwards Merchant and Francis Wayne Merchant of Conover celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 22, 2015. They met at Mars Hill College and were married on August 22, 1965 at Shoal Creek Baptist Church, Whittier. Their children are Melanie Merchant Dickinson and husband, Dar…

Charles Harry Huss and Ruth Reep Huss of Crouse celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 2, 2014 with a luncheon in the Bethphage Family Life Center. The luncheon was hosted by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Attending were family members and church friends. …

Charles Frank Mize and Elizabeth Ann Shuford were married fifty years ago today on August 8, 1964, at Asbury Methodist Church, Lincolnton. Originally from Houston, Texas, Lt. Mize was stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. A recent graduate of Lenoir Rhyne College, Libby was …

Flay “Tip” Clifton Scronce and Jean Simmons Scronce of Vale were married December 1, 1963 at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Lincolnton. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on December 1, 2013 at the home of Michael and Crissy Scronce.Their children are Flay “Chad” Clifton Scron…

Dr. and Mrs. A. Melton (Bud) Black celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 1, 2013 with a dinner in Raleigh at the Angus Barn with their children and grandchildren. They met at Wingate College and have been together ever since. They were married on November 1, 1963. Mrs. Black …

Herbert and Ruth Lewis of Denver were married December 21, 1952 in Denver. They are lovingly known to former co-workers and friends as Cannonball and Sister Ruth. They have been blessed with five children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. They are faithful members at Thompson …

Rathmul and Betty Helms of Lincolnton were married on July 31, 1952. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at their home on Lake Hickory with family and friends. Rathmul and Betty have two sons: Mike Helms (married to Libby) and Jeff Helms (married to Sandra). Both reside in Lincoln…

Bill and Margie Helms of Lincolnton were married September 5, 1962. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 8, 2012 at Amity Baptist Church. They have two daughters, Joyce Parker of Iron Station, and Becky Ayers of Denver; three sons, Billy Helms of Crouse, Calvin Helms a…

Leonard B. Scronce and Taltha Sain Scronce of Vale celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary July 2 with an anniversary dinner with family. Scronce is a former teacher and principal of Union High School. After 35 years of service, he also retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Mrs. Scronce wa…