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Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead

• Dec 27, 2015 at 12:06 AM

Ed and Shirley Whitehead, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, with a family beach trip.

The couple were married on Dec. 17, 1955, at Rittertown Baptist Church, Hampton, by Rev. Major Arrowood.

Mr. Whitehead retired from ET&WNC and Jones Truck Line as a truck driver.

Mrs. Whitehead is the former Shirley Simerly. She retired from K-Mart.

The couple have one child, Debbie Shankle and husband David, Johnson City; two grandchildren, David Ed Shankle and wife Victoria and Daniel Shankle; and two great-grandchildren, David Robert Shankle and Emma Shankle.