72nd anniversary

Betty Jo and James Winkler

James and Betty Jo Winkler

James and Betty Jo Winkler, of Lenoir, will be celebrating their 72nd wedding anniversary soon.

They were married on Sept. 17, 1949, at the home of the Rev. Homer Messer.

The Winklers have two daughters, Dianne (Robert) Bennett and Donna (James) Bradshaw. They are blessed with one grandson, Jonathan (Mackenzie) Bradshaw, and two great-grandchildren, Emmitt Wilson and Laney James Bradshaw.