Anniversary News Items from Local Newspapers

Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 26, 1966.
Submitted by
:  Bea. Adams King

CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Adams of Drakes Branch, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary recently in the home of their daughter, Mrs. C.E. Brubaker of Richmond.
Mr. and Mrs. Adams have four children, George Edward Adams, Summerton, S.C., Mrs. C.E. Brubaker, Mrs. Albert Seamster, Richmond, and Mrs. George Vassar, Drakes Branch.  All the children and grandchildren were present with the exception of their son.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, May 10, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 PROMINENT COUPLE CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. John Purcell celebrated their fifty-first wedding and anniversary at their home "Oak Hill" in Charlotte County on May the 1st, 1928 where they have resided their entire lives. The day was spent in a most pleasant old fashioned way, having a dining to which only children and grandchildren were invited.
Those present were:  John B. Purcell of Townesville, N.C.;  Mrs. Chas. M. Brooks and Wm. V,. Purcell of Drakes Branch,;  Mrs. E.L. Haskins, of Lynchburg, Va.;  Mrs. Wm. L. Gregory, of Brookneal, Va., was unavoidably detained from coming on account of sickness in her family.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 8, 1928.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 SAXE - On February 22nd, Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Fore celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.  There were 25 guests present who were invited into the dining room, where a most enjoyable dinner was served.  The decorations were representations of the birthday of Washington.  Piano and violin music was rendered by Mrs. E.C. Moon and Mrs. T.W. Howard.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, March 31, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 DARLINGTON HEIGHTS COUPLE CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. I.H. Scruggs celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the home of their daughter, Mrs., Berry Cooke on March 12, 1955.
The home was decorated in colors of white and yellow.  On the dining room sideboard were two tall arrangements of forsythia and jonquils and evergreens and two tall yellow candles.
Mrs. Clinton Childress and Mrs. Russell Scruggs cut the two-tier cake which was decorated with gold leaves and white roses.  Mrs. T.H. Sirfetor presided at the punch bowl.
Fifty-two relatives and friends called and Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs received many lovely gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs were born and raised in Charlotte County.  They have four children and four grandchildren.
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Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, June 2, 1955.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 OBSERVE FIFTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
MR. AND MRS. O.M. LOCKE
Mr. and Mrs. Otis M. Locke, of the Eureka community, near Keysville, observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 22.
All eleven children of Mr. and Mrs. Locke gathered at the Eureka Community House for a bountiful dinner, served cafeteria style.  The group also included twenty-seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren besides a number of other relatives totaling sixty-one. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Locke together with daughters-in-law and sons-in-law were as follows:  Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Locke and their five children of Phenix; Mr. and Mrs. William Hammond and two children, of Hopewell; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Greene and two children of Williamsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Greene and two children of Lexington;  Mr. and Mrs. ? Locke and three children of Keysville; Mr. and Mrs. Guy Locke and two children; Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Meador and two children of Strausburg; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Locke of Red House; Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Ward of Charlottesville; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan S. White and daughters and Mr. Bayse Locke of Keysville. Mr. and Mrs. Locke received many beautiful gifts.
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Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 CLARKS OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. Oden Clark of Farmville will observe the 50th anniversary of their marriage Saturday afternoon, January 26, with an open house from 2 to 6 o'clock held in their home.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1946
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ward celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on January 10th in home of their daughter Mrs. H.H. Hanmer.  Their daughter Louise was married Sunday.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 17, 1946.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Harding celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary the 9th.  They are very active for their age and neither one have ever been in a hospital except as ?.  Four generations in the family and never a ? until recently their son-in-law Mr. ? Bell passed away.


Source:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA, Thursday, January 28, 1954.
Submitted by:  Bea. Adams King

 MR. AND MRS. GARNETT CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY
Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Garnett of Saxe, celebrated their 36 wedding anniversary, Wednesday evening, January 20.  Dinner was served at 7:00 P.M. to 21 members of the immediate family.
Those present included: Mr. W.C. Garnett of Randolph, Mr. Lawrence Garnett of Washington, D.C., Bryant, Kent and Hugh Garnett of Saxe, A/2c Fred Garnett of Anchorage, Alaska, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Garnett and Sherry, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Garnett, Rocky and Gail, all of Drakes Branch, Mrs. C.T. Covington and Debbie of Norfolk, Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal Whitlow of Augusta, Ga., Mrs. Ollie Evans and Kathleen Evans of Charlotte Court House.
They received many nice and useful gifts.  This was the first time in ten years that Mr. and Mrs. Garnett had all their family together at one time.


Newspaper:  The Charlotte Gazette, Drakes Branch, VA., Thursday, January 9, 1964
Submitted By:  Bea Adams King

Keysville Couple Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Powell of Keysville celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a re-enactment of the wedding ceremony at Ash Camp Baptist Church, Keysville, Sunday, December 22.  Between 100 and 150 guests were present.
The Rev. Ira B. McClung, pastor, officiated.  He was assisted by the Rev. Fisher, pastor of the Crewe Baptist Church.
The couple were waited on by their original attendants.  Mrs. Henry Powell, Pittsburgh, Pa., was her sister's maid of honor.  Henry Powell was his brother's best man.
Ushers were: Melvin Jenkins of Richmond and Bobby Motley, of Ontario, grandsons of the couple, and Everett Guill of Brookneal, and William Powell of Pittsburg, Pa., nephews of the couple.
A reception followed the ceremony, at the Woman's Club House, given by the couple's 8 children.  Mrs. Larry Pothyress served punch and Mrs. Douglas Myers, Jr. and Mrs. H.E. Dixon cut the three-tiered wedding cake.
Natives of North Carolina, the couple were married  in Oxford.  Both are members of Ash Camp Baptist Church.  They have 8 children, 21 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Powell, 65, is the former Miss Mary Guill.  Mr. Powell, 69, is a retired farmer and carpenter.