By Anthony Gonzalez

October 31, 2013

The Rev. Bobby A. and Helen Choplin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28 with a cruise to the Bahamas. Family members took the couple to dinner at Cody Creek and the East Bend Friends Church and family gave the couple a surprise dinner the following Sunday, complete with a three-tier golden-anniversary cake. Family that attended were their children and spouses, Dana and Wayne Wright, Bobby Daren and Jill Choplin, and two of their five grandchildren, Wes and Sidney Choplin. Several family and friends also attended the event. Those unable to attend were Justin and Kyle Lankford of Charleston, S.C., and Breanna Choplin of Charlotte.

The Rev. Bobby A. and Helen Choplin show a glimpse of what they looked like on their wedding date.