Rev. and Mrs. Franklin Gardner to celebrate 50th anniversary
The Rev. and Mrs. Franklin L. Gardner of Martin will celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m., June 28, at the Gardner United Methodist Church in the Gardner community. They were married June 18, 1958, at the same church. Ann Gardner is the daughter of the late Wayne and Marybelle Hicks. Francis Elder Hicks of Martin is her stepmother. Franklin Garner is the son of the late James and Alva Gardner of Martin. The Gardners’ children, Teresa and Chet Ellis of Martin, Tammie and Kerry Mosley of Dresden, Tyler and Kim Gardner of Newbern and Tracey and Mike Sutton of Martin, will host the celebration. The Gardners have 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way. They also had a son, Tony Lynn Gardner, formerly of Martin, who lived in New Jersey and died in an accident in September 2007. Call Tammy Mosley at 364-5364 if you will be attending the celebration. The dress for the event is casual. Only out-of-state invitations are being sent. The couple respectfully requests no gifts other than your love and friendship. There will be a card box provided.