Melvin Lamar Benton and Margaret Bass Benton of Rincon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married June 30, 1963 at Hartsfield Baptist Church in Hartsfield.
Melvin is retired from the Air Force and 165th Air National Guard; he is currently employed at Gulfstream Aerospace. Margaret is a full-time manager of her household and family, a loving, devoted servant to her husband, family and community.
Their children are Leah Marks (Klee) of Rincon and Robbie Wilson (Michael) of Rebekah. Grandchildren are Gage Marks, Hillary Marks, Holden Marks, Rachael Wilson and Jake Wilson.
Margaret and Lamar are lovingly known as Ma and Pa to their family and friends. The love, respect and commitment that they demonstrate for each other is a blessing and inspiration to all who know and love them.
They will celebrate their anniversary with their children and grandchildren on Tybee Island.