James and Kathryn Palmer of Clermont celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 18, 2008. A reception given by their children Mark and Harry Palmer was held in their honor at the Community Center in Clermont. Among the attendees were Jerry and Dianne Bennett, Seth Palmer, Shelley Palmer, Jennifer and David Riser, Alyssa and Chandler Riser, Harry, Lori and Justin Palmer and J.W. Palmer.
Vance and Doris Swafford of Oakwood celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 7, 2007. A surprise dinner party at Lanier Center Best Western in Gainesville was given by their children Susan Rettig and Ricky Swafford. Fifty friends and family were in attendance which included their church family from Trinity Presbyterian Church and family from North Carolina.
James and Ermie Whitey of Dawsonville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Jan. 6, 2008. A reception held in their honor was held by their daughter Susan Edwards of Dahlonega. They also celebrated with an anniversary vacation to Fort Meyers Beach, Fla., with a multitude of family.
Rodney and Lisa Beck of Flowery Branch celebrated their 25th anniversary on Dec. 12, 2007. A reception held in their honor at Poplar Springs Baptist Church was given by their only child, Melissa Beck. Many friends and family attended.
Malcolm (Mack) and Marilyn Pittman of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on March 8, 2008. A dinner was given by their children Eric and Sheryl Pittman, Teresa and Steve Dunfee, Letha and Bryan Brady and their grandchildren Whitney Dunfee, Kristopher Dunfee, Kristen Dunfee and Brandon Brady.
Joe and Virginia Lynch of Gainesville celebrated their 60th anniversary on Nov. 11, 2007. A reception held in their honor at The Best Western Lanier Centre in Gainesville was given by their children. Numerous family and friends attended.
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.