Charles and Lois Shaw of Braselton celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 14, 2008. A ceremony, including renewal of their wedding vows, was held on Feb. 9, 2008, along with a reception including family and friends. Their daughters Cyndi Pinion of Braselton, Wanda Perkins of Loganville and Meredith Jones of Braselton and their families were hosts.
Frank and Laney Lake of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 24, 2008. A reception held in their honor with 50 of their close relatives and friends was given by their four children Winter Cox of Gainesville, Sara Barnes of Clinton, Miss., Frank Lake Jr. of Gainesville and Catherine Myer of Virginia Beach, Va.
Bruce and Martha Cain of Flowery Branch celebrated their 60th anniversary on Feb. 7, 2008. A reception held in their honor at Blackshear Place Baptist Church in Flowery Branch was given by their children Ronny and Joan Martin of Flowery Branch and Jimmy and Nancy Cain of Griffin. Family, friends and neighbors helped them celebrate their special occasion.
Helen and Bill Butler of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 17, 2007. A reception held in their honor at the home of Jessica and Jeff Butler in Gainesville was given by their children Jessica and Jeff Butler and Julie and Pablo Colombini.The couple have two children and two grandchildren.
James and Lena Ruth Nease of Gainesville celebrated their 60th anniversary on Sept. 3, 2007. A reception held in their honor at First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville was given by their daughters Beth Abernathy of Gainesville and Johnna Cannon of Colquitt.
James and Laura Trammell of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 9, 2007. A reception held in their honor in The Rose Garden at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort in Dahlonega was given by their daughters Terry Trammell Skipper and Deneen Trammell. The couple said the presence of family and friends was a treasured gift.
Marvin and Vera Mae Davis of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 4, 2007. A reception held in their honor at the Elks Club in Gainesville was given by their children Tina and Greg Hope, Jan and Kevin Pool, Gail and Wesley Wacaster and Leisha and Ray Grizzle, all of Gainesville, and their grandchildren Blake and Kim Wacaster of Hoschton and Dustin Wacaster and Jodie Wacaster, both of Gainesville. Caroline Clark assisted at the reception. A host of relatives and friends honored the couple with their attendance.
John and Phyllis Ryerse of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 24, 2007. A surprise dinner held in Cumming was given by their children on Thanksgiving Day.John said "although they have been 50 bone-crushing years, I love my wife more today than 50 years ago."
Freeman and Mary Willis of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 24, 2007. The couple was honored during a weekend trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.