Grimsleys celebrate 65 years of marriage
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Franklin Grimsley, of Florence, South Carolina, were married July 4, 1947, in the sanctuary of Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wright Spears officiating. On Saturday Oct. 20, the couple will renew their wedding vows, after 65 years, in the Denman Prayer Chapel at Lake Junaluska. Once again, the Rev. Dr. Wright Spears will perform the ceremony. Coincidentally, Oct. 20, is also the 100th birthday of Dr. Spears.
Mrs. Grimsley, the former Miss Margaret Ruth Taylor of Florence, is the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whitfield Taylor.
Mr. Grimsley is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hezakiah Grimsley, of the Mars Bluff Community.
Mr. Grimsley is retired from Sears Roebuck and Company after 48-and-a-half years of service. An avid hunter and fisherman, he is involved in many activities with Friendship United Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 52.
Mrs. Grimsley, employed by Bellas Hess and Company of Downtown Florence at the time of her engagement and marriage, enjoys spending time with her great-grandchildren and working with her church and the Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 52.
The couple’s children include Margaret Anne (Sam) Ammons, of Marion; Whit (Mellie ) Grimsley, of Florence; Elaine (Ronnie) Williamson, of Hartsville; Beverly (Ricky) Capps, of Florence, and Cliff (Linda) Grimsley, of Dallas.
The couple’s family has lovingly grown to include 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.