Eddie Hines and Carol Johnson Hines of Rome recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party hosted by their children Jeff Hines, Cyndee Hines, Ferguson and Christy Hines Pledger.

The party took place at Sweet P’s at the tavern in Trion.

The couple were high school classmates at West Rome High School. They began dating after graduation and were married on June 11, 1967 at Trinity Methodist Church in Rome by the Rev. Charles Shaw.

Eddie served in the United States Army for three years with the Military Police. Before deploying to Vietnam, the couple resided in Savannah as well as Arlington, Virginia.

After his military service, Eddie worked for several years in the independent oil business and then retired after over 30 years as a salesman in the industrial products field. Carol was employed as a legal secretary for over 30 years and retired after 23 years with the Brinson, Askew and Berry Law Firm.

The greatest joys in their marriage have been the births of their three children and five grandchildren, and watching them grow and develop, each with their own unique personality and accomplishments.

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