Fred and Betty Gentle celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 2 with a dinner held in their honor at the Sheffield Community Center, hosted by their children. About 80 family members and friends attended the event.
The couple were married on Dec. 23, 1950, at the First Baptist Church in Yadkinville. They have resided in Davie County for almost 50 years.
Mr. Gentle retired from McLean Trucking Company and Mrs. Gentle is a homemaker.
The couple have three children, Elaine (David) James and Jimmy (Melinda) Gentle, all of Mocksville, and Lynn Gentle of Los Angeles, California. They have four grandchildren, Adrian (Tracey) Gentle, Denise (Michael) Porter, Aubrey (Shannon) James and Kayla (Tim) Norman, all of Mocksville. They have nine great-grandchildren, Austin, Reagan, Liam and Finley Gentle, Dane, Kate and Noah Porter, Landon and Colton Norman; and one stepgreat-grandchild, Andrew Thorpe.