Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 7, 2011

Loy 65th Anniversary

Rev. J. W. Loy, Jr. and Dot Loy of Salisbury celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and Rev. Loy’s 89th birthday on Feb. 13, 2011, with their grandchildren, Christy Hart and Wes Hart (Teri), great-grandson Cameron Hart and step-great-granddaughter Heather Boyette. A surprise dinner complete with wedding cake was held at the home of their daughter, Shari Loy Keller (Rex).
The Loys were married Feb. 9, 1946, at South Albemarle Baptist Church, Albemarle, with Feb. 9 also being Rev. Loy’s birthday. Before retirement, his ministry included radio, tent revivals and pastoring at South Albemarle Baptist Church, Albemarle, North Park Baptist Church and Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, High Point, and First Baptist Church, Locust. Dot taught piano in the public school systems and private tutoring, served as pianist/ organist for numerous churches and was a substitute teacher at North Hills Christian School.
In addition to those attending the celebration, the Loys have one son, Chris Loy (Lincolnton), and a great-granddaughter, Tesia Simone Hart (Candler).