Lester and Wilma Flippin Simmons of Della Lane, Pilot Mountain, recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 10, 1943, when they eloped to High Point. As they shared their lives together on their farm in the Westfield area, he retired from NC State Highway Department and farming and she retired from Lynn Hosiery and Eckerds Drug Store.
They have one daughter, Bobbie Simmons Collins and husband John K. Collins, of Mount Airy. They have two grandsons, Dr. J. Kerry Collins and wife Cathy of Winston-Salem and Dr. Todd A Collins and wife Claire of Cullowhee, North Carolina.
The have five great-grandchildren: Anna, Katherine,John, James and Audrey.
The family recently gathered for a luncheon to mark the occasion.