Parker 50th Anniversary
Richard L. Parker and Betty S. Parker of Salisbury celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 29, 2009, at a dinner with their family. They plan a later trip to Niagara Falls and Canada.
The Parkers were married May 29, 1959, at the Zion United Methodist Church parsonage in Gold Hill. Richard is employed with Phillip Morris in Concord, and Betty is retired.
The couple have three children, Teresa (Kirk) Roahrkaste, Todd Parker and Bridgett (Brad) Peyton. They have also been blessed with three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Candice A. Proctor of Salisbury graduated from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College May 30, 2009, with an associate degree in nursing. On May 13, along with fellow students, she also received her registered nurses pin at a pinning ceremony at St. Johnís Lutheran Church.
Recipient of the Snider Education Fund Scholarship, Candice is a 2005 graduate of West Rowan High School and has been working as a certified nursing assistant at Rowan Regional Medical Center for four years.
The daughter of Doug and Julie Proctor of Salisbury, Candice will fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse in July 2009 in the Labor and Delivery Department at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Sarah Diane Puckett of Shelby graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina State University May 9, 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with Teaching Certification. A 2005 graduate of East Rowan High School and N.C. Teaching Fellow, Sarah is the daughter of Garry and Diane Puckett.