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Gay and Frank Browne celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

By Lucie Willsie

March 16, 2014

Gay and Frank Browne of Mount Airy celebrated their 60 wedding anniversary on Feb. 16 with a luncheon at Mount Airy Country Club.


She is a retired registered nurse and he is a retired licensed electrician.


The event was hosted by the couple’s children. Their twelve children are: Michael Browne and wife, Ruth, of Baltimore; Monica Browne and husband, Gus, of Charlotte; Catherine Thompson and husband, Tim, of State Road; Maureen York and husband, Bill, of Mount Airy; Shawn Browne and wife, Kelly, of Graham; Gloria Gordon of Winston-Salem; Therese Haselden and husband, Bill, of Birmingham, Ala.; Christopher Browne of Erie, Colo.; Patrick Browne and wife, Daphne, of Roanoke Rapids; Sara Hoge and husband, Bill, of Dobson; Susan Atkins and husband, David, of Winston-Salem; and Anne Marie Hicks and husband, Michael, of Mount Airy.


The anniversary couple also has 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.


Guests included the couple’s siblings and their spouses: David and Janie Browne of Anderson, S.C.; Lucy Browne of Mount Airy; Dillard Smart-Meadows of Dan, Va.; Elzie and Peggy Smart of Spencer, Va.; Jimmy and Carol Sutphin of Wilis, Va.; Robin and Edna Smart of Stuart, Va.; and John and Carol Martin of Bassett, Va.