Bill and Mary Brady of Gainesville celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 31, 2008. A reception given by their children was held in their honor at the Moon Fish Restaurant in Orlando, Fla. A trip to Ireland was given to the couple by their children and grandchildren in celebration of their anniversary.
Bob and Carol Brademann of Dawsonville celebrated their 50th anniversary on May 17, 2008. The couple celebrated with a trip to Maui, Hawaii, accompanied by their children and grandchildren. A luau was held in their honor on the beach of Old Lahaina Town in Maui.
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.