James Robert “Bob” and Gloria Green Rogers of the Pumpkintown community will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary Oct. 2. They were married by the late Rev. Joe Bishop at his residence in Pumpkintown. They have two daughters, Vicki Rogers of Cary, and Lynne Carpenter (Adam) of Morganton,…

Ron and Jo Ann Raccioppi of Cullowhee marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26 by celebrating at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia. Both are from New Jersey and married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Miami Shores, Florida. The couple has two sons, Anthony of Gainesville, …

Sigmund “Zig” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva mark their 60th wedding anniversary today (Thursday). They were married in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 17, 1960. They have two children: Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Cathleen Pilch of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania…

Roger and Loueva Stewman of Sylva will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage at Old Savannah Baptist Church in 1970. They have three children, Rusty (Guindy) Stewman of Sylva, Jason Stewman of St. Petersburg, Florida and Cassie (Jeremy) Stewart of Ca…

Max Harris and Frankie Justice Harris of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday. The couple was married Feb. 14, 1970, at Scotts Creek Baptist Church. They have two children – Laura Buchanan and Missy Harris – and four grandchildren. There will be a celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, …

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On a snowy Nov. 28, 1959, Royce and Marcia Woosley were married in Caneyville, Kentucky. Sixty years later, on Thanksgiving Day 2019, the Sylva couple celebrated 60 years of marriage. Attending were daughter Jennie Wenger and her husband, Jeff, and children Nathan and Sally from Santa Monica…

Tom and Donna Bommer, right, celebrated 50 years of marriage when they last Monday purchased an anniversary band from Ronnie Dennis of Hollifield Jewelers in Sylva. Dennis sold the couple their wedding bands in November, 1969. The couple met as students at Western Carolina University, gradua…

Jim and Glenda Taylor of Sylva will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Buff Creek Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. They were married Sept. 16, 1969, in Sylva. They have two daughters, Jenny (Kyle) Johnson and Wendy (H…

Jimmy Lee and Geraldine Hooper McCall of Cash-iers are celebrating their 58th anniversary today (Thursday). They were married Aug. 15, 1961, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have two children – Jessica Lea McCall of the home and the late Johnny William McCall; two grandchildren; and two gre…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ron and Jo Ann Raccioppi of Cullowhee marked their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26 by celebrating at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia. Both are from New Jersey and married at St. Rose of Lima Church in Miami Shores, Florida. The couple has two sons, Anthony of Gainesville, …

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sigmund “Zig” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva mark their 60th wedding anniversary today (Thursday). They were married in Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, New Jersey on Sept. 17, 1960. They have two children: Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Cathleen Pilch of Albrightsville, Pennsylvania…

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Roger and Loueva Stewman of Sylva will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were united in marriage at Old Savannah Baptist Church in 1970. They have three children, Rusty (Guindy) Stewman of Sylva, Jason Stewman of St. Petersburg, Florida and Cassie (Jeremy) Stewart of Ca…

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Max Harris and Frankie Justice Harris of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary Friday. The couple was married Feb. 14, 1970, at Scotts Creek Baptist Church. They have two children – Laura Buchanan and Missy Harris – and four grandchildren. There will be a celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, …

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Bob and JoAnn McLaughlin marked their 45th wedding anniversary Dec. 21. The couple was married Dec. 21, 1974 at the Charleston Naval Base Chapel in Charleston, South Carolina. The couple has three children: Jason Scott McLaughlin of Bremerton, Washington; Mary Beth McLaughlin of Cullowhee; a…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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On a snowy Nov. 28, 1959, Royce and Marcia Woosley were married in Caneyville, Kentucky. Sixty years later, on Thanksgiving Day 2019, the Sylva couple celebrated 60 years of marriage. Attending were daughter Jennie Wenger and her husband, Jeff, and children Nathan and Sally from Santa Monica…

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Tom and Donna Bommer, right, celebrated 50 years of marriage when they last Monday purchased an anniversary band from Ronnie Dennis of Hollifield Jewelers in Sylva. Dennis sold the couple their wedding bands in November, 1969. The couple met as students at Western Carolina University, gradua…

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Jim and Glenda Taylor of Sylva will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Buff Creek Baptist Church. Everyone is invited. They were married Sept. 16, 1969, in Sylva. They have two daughters, Jenny (Kyle) Johnson and Wendy (H…

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Jimmy Lee and Geraldine Hooper McCall of Cash-iers are celebrating their 58th anniversary today (Thursday). They were married Aug. 15, 1961, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have two children – Jessica Lea McCall of the home and the late Johnny William McCall; two grandchildren; and two gre…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Rev. Frank and Eula Brooks of Dillsboro celebrated their 65th anniversary Wednesday, April 17. The couple was married April 17, 1954, in Sultan, Washington. They have six children: Arnold Brooks, Wayne Brooks, Elaine McMahan, Phyllis Morgan, Chris Brooks and Emery Brooks, all of Sylva. T…

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Doug and Eula Mae Denny of Whittier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8. The couple was married in 1969 in Wilmot Baptist Church. They have two children, Kim Saunooke and Michelle Mathis; and two grandchildren, Katrina and Cheyene Mathis.

Walter and Janet McConnell of Whittier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 21. A reception in their honor was given Jan. 24 by their daughter, Suzanne, and grandsons Drew, Isaac, Alex and Jakob at Shoal Creek Baptist Church. Great-grandson Kyler was also in attendance.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Harold and Ruth Wilkey of Dillsboro celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. The couple was married in 1948 in Clayton, Georgia. They have two children, Bobbie Brooks of Dillsboro and Edwin Wilkey, also of Dillsboro. The couple has two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and…

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sigmund “Ziggy” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva’s Greens Creek community will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 17. They were married Sept. 17, 1960 in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, New Jersey. They have two children, Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pennsyl…

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

At sunset, on the sixth of March, as the Gulf waters rolled to shore, David and Lisa Cope, of Whittier renewed their wedding vows. The ceremony was held at Venice Beach in Venice, Florida, and was conducted by Scott Clark. The couple was married March 6, 1993, at the First United Methodist C…

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

David and Barbara Mathews of Canada community celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this week. They were married on March 28, 1968. They have four children, Gary and Mike Mathews of Canada, Sandy Rhinehart of Cullowhee and Becki Holley of Cashiers; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grand…

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Dr. Philip L. Stack and Dr. Fé Cabuso-Stack of Cullowhee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today (Thursday, Jan. 25). They were married at St. Joseph’s Church in Danville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 25, 1958. They have six children (five sons and one daughter): Gregory, Lawrence, Phil…

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Rob and Theresa Sutton of Sylva will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary New Year’s Day. They were married on Jan. 1, 1978, at Ochre Hill Baptist Church. The Suttons have two children, Allen Sutton of Davidson and Anna Hamrick of Shelby, and four grandchildren.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Barbara and Luther Osment, formerly of Sylva, recently marked their 60th wedding anniversary with an afternoon celebration hosted by their children and grandchildren in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The Osments were married in Pensacola, Florida in 1957.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Gene and Estella Gibson of the Qualla community celebrated their 70th anniversary this week. They have three children, Bill Gibson of Sylva, JoAnn Kiser of Asheville and Nancy Paine and husband Russ of Brasstown; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The couple married on Sept. 5,…

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Richard and Betty Littrell of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Fellowship Building at Black Mountain Baptist Church. They have one son, Robert Littrell of Canton. It is requested that gifts be omitted.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

James E. and Mary Ann Wheatley of Sylva will celebrate their 60th anniversary next week. They were married on July 6, 1957, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have one daughter, Brenda Oliver and husband Randy of Sylva, and one grandchild.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jim and Kathy Martin Nicholl of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a renewal of wedding vows on Sunday, June 4, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The celebration is for family only. They were married at 11 a.m. June 3, 1967, in the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Maryland.…

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wayne and Sue Cogdill Caldwell of Sylva will celebrate their 55th anniversary with family on Tuesday, May 9. They were married in 1962 by the Rev. Lawrence Jackson at the home of Will and Ada Cogdill in Addie. The Caldwells have two children, Debbie Caldwell Meaney and Jack Wayne Jr., and tw…

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Granville and Hilda Wilson of Cullowhee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. They were married April 8, 1967, at Buff Creek Baptist Church. They have two children, Greg Wilson of Moorseville and Matt Wilson of Cullowhee; and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Leland and Jean Plank of Sylva, married March 22, 1966, at Belle Glade, Florida, celebrated 51 years of marriage this week.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ernest and Milly Bumgarner of Sylva, married Feb. 16, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Alameda, California, celebrated 60 years of marriage recently. They have one, son Jim Bumgarner of Paso Robles; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Frank and Dot Hooper of Tuckasegee, married Jan. 4, 1946, in Clayton, Georgia, celebrated 71 years of marriage recently. They have four children, Tracy Hooper of Tuckasegee, Sandra Hooper of Candler, Mike Hooper of Tuckasegee and Mark Hooper of Sylva; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

LeeRoy and Ann Hall of Sylva will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday. They were married on Dec. 16, 1966, in Walhalla, South Carolina. They have two children, son Chip Hall and daughter LeAnna Green, both of Sylva, and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Smokey and Lassie Crane Buchanan of the Norton community will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married Nov. 12, 1966, at the courthouse in Seneca, S.C. Smokey Buchanan is the son of the late Minnie Buchanan of Bucky’s Handweaving in Norton. Lassie Buchanan is the daughter of the l…

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sigmund “Ziggy” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva’s Greens Creek community will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 17. They were married in the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J., in 1960. They have two children, Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pa., and Cathleen…

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Roy and Elaine Haskett of Cullowhee are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were married at Speedwell Baptist Church on Sept. 9, 1966, by the Rev. Lewis Ensley. They have two daughters, Renae Caldwell and husband Nathan, and Deanna Keech and husband Richard. They also have two grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Clifford and Gay Coggins of Brevard, formerly of Cullowhee, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 27. Their family is hosting a casual barbecue celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post on Nicholson Creek Road in Brevard.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mel and Jane Brethauer of the Savannah community celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 16 at the Balsam Mountain Inn. They were married June 16, 1956, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Concord. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren. Two of their grandsons will attend West…

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ronald Yowell and Susan Gilmore Yowell of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party hosted by their children in Fort Myers, Fla.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

B.T. Greene Jr. and Audrey Garrett Greene of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary April 3 with a dinner arranged by their daughters.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tom and Cathy Garrett of Sylva will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday, Nov. 20. They were married on that date in 1965 in Toledo, Ohio.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kenny and Karen Nicholson of Webster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Saturday, Aug. 15, party in the atrium of the Jackson County Library given by their daughters, Julie Albert of Huntsville, Texas, and Kristi Nicholson of Spring, Texas. The Nicholsons were married on Aug. 2…

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Herbert A. Nolan and Mary B. Haywood Nolan of Dillsboro will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with their family at Asheville’s Grove Park Inn.

James Robert “Bob” and Gloria Green Rogers of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary with family on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Pumpkintown Community Center.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Jamie and Kim Buchanan of Sylva will celebrate their 25th anniversary Friday, Oct. 2. They were married Oct. 2, 1990, in Walhalla, S.C. They have two sons – Casey Buchanan and Colbie Buchanan – both of Sylva; and three grandchildren. The family will have a private celebration in Bermuda.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sigmund “Ziggy” and Gladys Pilch of Sylva’s Greens Creek community will celebrate their 55th anniversary today (Thursday, Sept. 17). They were married Sept. 17, 1960, in Sacred Heart Cathedral (now Basilica) in Newark, N.J. They have two children, Stephen Pilch of Ambler, Pa., and Cathleen P…

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Roy Neal and Janet Walker Bishop of Rapid City, S.D., will celebrate their 40th anniversary on Aug. 16. The couple, who married in 1975 at New Hope Baptist Church, have two daughters, Amanda Colby of San Antonio and Amber Bishop of Rapid City, S.D., and a son, Luke Bishop of Fort Hood, Texas…

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wade and Shirley Guffey of Sylva’s Savannah community celebrated their 50th anniversary during a June 7 reception at the Savannah Community Center. They were married June 5, 1965, at New Hope Baptist Church and have three daughters – Sharon Shuler of Sylva, Sandy Pressley of Canton and Steph…

Johnny and Janice Douglass of Sylva will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 25. They were married in Point Tampa, Florida, on that date in 1965. They have three children – Sherrie Yopp and Donna Murray of Sylva, and Jason Douglass of High Point – and eight grandchildren.