On June 13, 1959, Juanita Cummings and Moses Wheeler were united in marriage in McDuffie County at the courthouse in Thomson.
Moses is the son of the late John H. Wheeler of Bowie, Md., and the late Maude Wheeler-Jackson of Augusta. Juanita Wheeler is the daughter of the late Jabus and Ruby M. Cummings of Thomson.
The sons of the couple pulled off a major celebration for their parents' 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 13, at 4 p.m. at the Thomson Depot in Thomson.
Rev. Roscoe F. Perry officiated as the couple renewed their vows and also received the proclamation for 50 years of marriage from the Thomson mayor's office, signed by Mayor Kenneth L. Usry, and presented by Mayor Pro-tem Alton Belton.
Coordinator for this event was Roslyn Grant from Ellenwood, Ga. She was assisted by Dr. Shirley Reams of Ellenwood and Ethel Wheeler of Stone Mountain, Ga.
The Wheelers are members of First Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church in Winfield.
Mrs. Wheeler is retired and Mr. Wheeler is semi-retired. They enjoy gardening and traveling.
Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler know their marriage has been richly blessed by God, because of their faith and love for God and all He has done for them, their children, grandchildren and great-grandson and all their siblings.
They are blessed with three successful sons, Randy Wheeler, his wife, Ethel, of Stone Mountain, Glenn Wheeler, his wife, Pamela, of Thomson, and Danny V. Wheeler, Atlanta; four grandchildren, Rasheeda Wheeler, of Thomson, Chris Wheeler and Rashad Wheeler, of Atlanta and Mikell Wheeler, of Stone Mountain and a great-grandson, Malik Wheeler-Ramsey, of Thomson.