50th anniversary

By Lucie Willsie

July 14, 2013

James (Jay) H. Atkins and Sandra S. Atkins of Dobson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 20. The couple was married on July 20, 1963, at Dobson First Baptist Church.

They celebrated their anniversary on June 22 at 5 p.m. at Fairview Baptist Church in Dobson, at an “Early Surprise” 50th wedding anniversary dinner hosted by their family. Many family and friends attended the celebration.

The couple’s children are Teresa A. Ray, daughter, and son-in-law, Gene Ray, of Winston-Salem; and James M. Atkins, son, and daughter-in-law, Michele L. Atkins, of Dobson. They have one granddaughter, Chelsey M. Atkins of Dobson.

Mrs. Atkins retired from the Surry County Schools administrative office. Mr. Atkins retired as a supervisor at Chatham Manufactuing Company.