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Originally published: 2012-09-13 14:31:32
Last modified: 2012-09-13 14:31:32

Doyle and Bonita Jones celebrate 50th anniversary

Doyle and Bonita Jones celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18, 2012, with dinner at Outback Steakhouse with their daughter, Sara Rigdon, and family, and Don and Jean Rigdon. On Sept. 1, 2012, they were given a party by their four children, Daryl Jones and wife Amy, Sara Rigdon and husband Matthew, Dean Jones, Amy Thirkettle and husband David. There were more than 85 family and friends who came to celebrate with them at the new home of their daughter Sara Rigdon in Banner Elk. Guests attended from as far away as western New York, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Raleigh. Some of the guests included the matron of honor and others who attended their wedding 50 years ago. Doyle and Bonnie were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Lockport, N.Y., at Calvary Baptist Church by the Rev. Eldon Brock.