On this page I will present information on, and about, anniversaries of those couples who have been married for 50 years or more. If you have a announcement or a newspaper write-up, send them to me here.


Mr. and Mrs. Ora Edwards of Buchanan, Mich., were guests of honor at a reception commemorating their sixtieth wedding anniversary, Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23, at Faith United Methodist Church in Buchanan. About 150 relatives, friends and neighbors called to extend their best wishes.

The refreshment table and gift tables were attractively decorated with white bells, flowers and other centerpieces, all accented with diamond glitter.

Centering the refreshment table was a four tiered wedding cake, the lower tier of which was composed of three large separate bell-shaped cakes decorated with delicate butterflies. The entire cake was lavishly frosted in white and topped with white bells.

The three round upper tiers were supported by flower-entwined crystal parfair glasses.

Grand-daughters and grand-daughters-in-law of the couple served the guests punch, coffee, cake, individual ice creams, nuts and mints. Those from Charleston who assisted were Mrs. James Golladay and Mrs. Kenneth Young.

In the evening a buffet supper was served to 85 relatives, close friends and Pastor Laidler and family. Clarence Edwards asked the blessing upon this special occasion.

Attending from Charleston were Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edwards, Mrs. Kenneth Young and Jeff, Mr. and Mrs. James Golladay, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Edwards and Jill, Misses Kathy and Ellen Young, Misses Donna and Gail Golladay.

Miss Della Florey and Ora Edwards were married in Charleston November 25, 1908. They are the parents of one living son, Clarence of Charleston; two daughters, Mrs. John (Irma) Kelly of Buchanan and Mrs. Leland (Betty) Payne of Galien, Mich. They have nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren, two of whom were born on Nov. 25, their parents and grandparents' anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwards moved to Buchanan from Charleston in 1942 where Mr. Edwards was employed at Clark Equipment Co. He retired from that position in 1852. Both are in good health and are quite active.

The honored couple cherish the lovely gifts, flowers and cards they received.

Buchanan, MI newspaper - 1963 - typed by Pat Hageman (thanks Pat!!)

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