Naomi and Lee Lawson of Gainesville celebrated their 51st anniversary on Aug. 31, 2008. Naomi and Lee have served their church, McEver Road Baptist Church, faithfully for many years. The couple have a son, Glenn Lawson, who is a teacher and a daughter, Jane Lawson, who is a missionary nurse in Africa. They have two grandchildren.
J.D. and Syble Brown of Dahlonega celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 26, 2008. A reception held in their honor at Mount Gilead Fellowship Church was given by their children David and Fran Wasson, Randy and Jan Brown, Pat and Stevie Walden and Randall and Cindy Barnes and their grandchildren Brooke and Matt Smith, Josh and Megan Walden, Kayla Walden, Haileigh and Holden Brown and Carmen Wilkins.
Joseph Delbert and Kathleen Miller of Gainesville celebrated their 55th anniversary on July 18, 2008. A reception held in their honor at the home of Rodney and Louise Nix of Cleveland was given by the their nieces Louise Nix and Ronda Rich. Many friends and family members attended.
Donald and Lie Hwa Stowers of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 31, 2008. A reception was held in their honor at McEver Road Baptist Church in Oakwood.
Claudia and Gene Clark of Gillsville celebrated their 64th anniversary on Sept. 8, 2008. Their daughter said their love and devotion to each other, their family and especially the Lord has been an ongoing example to everyone they know. The couple have three children, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Glenn and Virginia Waldrip of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 18, 2008. The couple and their family celebrated with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The couple have two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Brian Young of Gainesville and Gina and Mike Cook of Roswell, and four grandchildren Hannah and Hunter Young and Cooper and Chandler Cook.
Ernest and Betty Gaddy of Lula celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 22, 2008. A reception held in their honor at Lula City Hall was given by their daughter Lori Lucius of Lula and Betty's sister Mary Ann Lee of Gainesville. Many family members and friends attended.
Philip and Ruby Cagle of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 9, 2008. A reception held in their honor at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Flowery Branch was given by their son Randy and their grandchildren Andy and Brittany Cagle.
Ralph and Yvonne Simmons celebrated their 50th anniversary on Aug. 17, 2008. They celebrated their anniversary and the birth of their seventh grandchild with their family at their favorite restaurant. The couple have four children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Gene and Sue Robinson of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 21, 2008. The couple celebrated with a week on North Captiva Island, Fla., with their sons and daughters-in-law Chris and Julie Robinson and Jeff and Patty Robinson and their grandchildren Rebecca, Tatum, Faith and Ethan Robinson.
Don and Joan Griffin of Clarkesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 6, 2008. To celebrate their anniversary their son Don, daughter-in-law Susan and their grandson Kirk gave them a cruise to Bermuda. Don and Joan have lived in Toccoa most of their lives and are members of Sunnyside Baptist Church.
Ellen Vandolah Head Waters and Douglas Clark Waters Sr. of Jefferson celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 14, 2008. A reception held in their honor at their daughter's home in Athens was hosted by their daughters Ellen Kimberly Waters and Jan Waters Goggans and family friend Sallie Ruth Duhling.
Robert and Lousie Jones of Dawsonville celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 11, 2008. The couple have four children, Allen Jones and wife Sharon, Linda Taylor and husband John, Wayne Jones and wife Angie, and Gregg Jones. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Joe and Margaret Merck of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 31, 2008. The couple is planning a trip later in the summer to celebrate.
William and Eva Dell Hughes of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 14, 2008. A reception held in their honor was given by their children Corinila Hutson and her husband Danny and Colleen Grizzle, and their grandchild Allison Honeycutt and her husband Chris.
Ralph and Margaret McCrary of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary Dec. 22, 2012. A reception held in their honor Feb. 3, 2013, at Cool Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall was given by their family.
Tony and Connie Stephens of Gainesville celebrated their 40th anniversary April 30, 2013.
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