Spry 70th Anniversary

  • Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, March 4, 2013 3:44 p.m.
Lois Rachel Ridenhour Spry and Marvin Odell Spry
Lois Rachel Ridenhour Spry and Marvin Odell Spry

The former Lois Rachel Ridenhour was married to Marvin Odell Spry on Feb. 20, 1943, in York, S.C. They grew up in the town of Cooleemee.

After the wedding, Rachel worked in the Cooleemee Mill and Odell was in the Coast Guard.After World War II, they moved to Salisbury when Rachel worked for KetnerÕs Supermarket, and Odell worked for Bradshaw Construction Company. They later owned and operated M.O. Spry Service and Grocery, Spry Restaurant, Pottery and Gift Shop, Bull Hill Campground and Yard and Garden Supplies, all on Highway 601 in Salisbury.


The SpryÕs have three children, Mike Spry and wife, Ann, of Cooleemee, Karen Moxley and husband, Steve, of Salisbury and Mona Brown and husband, Henry, of Mount Ulla. Their grandchildren are Stacy and Jolene Spry of Mocksville, Ross and Stephanie Spry, Laura Spry Boger of Cooleemee, George ÒMacÓ Brown of Charlotte and Cora Brown of Cullowhee. They have three great-grandchildren, Zachery Spry, Hunter Boger and Landen Spry.

The Sprys celebrated with their family and friends at their home.

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