William Haston and Pernie Brown Layell celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary during a reception July 13 at Maple Springs Baptist Church. The couple was married July 10, 1949, in the Yadkin County Courthouse.
Hosting the reception was the couple’s daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Wayne Russell of Ronda. Other children include Brenda Scott and husband Phil of Ronda; Janice Shermer of State Road; Connie Harris and husband Craigg of Ronda. The couple has 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Decorations at the reception were in sky blue and yellow, with sky blue representing 65 years and yellow the color at their wedding. A large sheet cake featured roses in blue and yellow.
Assisting with serving were Lisa Harris of Lexington, and photography was provided by Misty Borders of Ronda.
Mr. Layell is retired from Abitibi Corp., and Mrs. Layell is a homemaker and worked on the family farm.