Archie and Barbara Matthews of East Bend observed their 50th golden wedding anniversary on July 31, with a celebration to be held at a later date.
The couple’s children are son, Mark (Jill) Matthews of Yadkinville; and daughter, Angel (Trent) Messick of Pfafftown. They have five precious grandchildren, Mahlon Matthews of Raleigh, Carson Matthews of Yadkinville, Chandler Messick, Addyson Messick and Landrey Messick of Pfafftown.
Mr. Matthews retired from R.J. Reynolds with 32 years of service and was an auctioneer for over 35 years. He was also a real estate broker for 25 years. Mrs. Matthews worked 10 years as a secretary at Lucent Technologies and retired with 27 years from East Bend School.
They were married at New Home United Methodist Church on July 31, 1965, and have been faithful members of Prospect United Methodist Church for the last 50 years.