Retired Col. John and Barbara Avery of Hoschton celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 10, 2010. A reception was held in their honor at Grace Church in Gainesville and was given by their children Angela Brisendine, Jill Scoville, JohnAvery and Linda Wood.
The couple have four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
T. J. and Grace Kemp of Gainesville celebrated their 25th anniversary on May 17, 2010. The couple celebrated with a renewals of their vows at Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville with son-in-law the Rev. Douglas Collins and the Rev. Phil Carpenter officiating. A reception was given by their daughters Jeanene Escover and Lisa Collins and their families at Chicopee Baptist Church in Gainesville following the ceremony. The couple took a cruise to the Panama Canal.
The couple have two children and four grandchildren.
Larry and Josephine Payne of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 25, 2009. A dinner party held in their honor at their son's residence was given by Jeff and Hart Payne, Kim and John Yarger and Melanee and John Payne.
Bradley and Bronda Perry of Oakwood celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 14, 2009. The couple celebrated with a trip to Walt Disney World with their children James and Rae Cornett and grandson Will Cornett.
William "Bill" and Lavone Venable of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Dec. 5, 2009. The couple plan to celebrate by going on an Alaskan cruise. The couple have one child Tracey Venable Lathem and two grandchildren.
Stan and Brenda McDonald of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 18, 2009. A reception given by their children was held in their honor at the Courtyard Garden of the Holiday Inn Lanier Centre Hotel in Gainesville after the couple's renewal of their vows.