Couple celebrates 40th anniversary


J. Ray and Linda McHone Collins at their wedding on July 3, 1975.

Linda and J. Ray Collins today.

J. Ray and Linda McHone Collins, 143 Bed Stone Trail, Mount Airy, NC, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary July 3, 2015. They were married at Tabernacle Baptist Church by the late Rev. Gilmer Denny and the late Rev. Robert Ward in 1975.

Their children are Dawn Bean, Donna Bigelow and Charles Collins. Their grandchildren are Matt Bean and Katheryn Bowman, Mary Grace and Emily Bigelow and Christian and Caleb Collins. Their first grandchild, Candice Lunsford, is deceased.

Mr. and Mrs. Collins are both retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Engineering Department, Winston-Salem. After retirement, they pursued real estate development.

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