Porters to observe 55th anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Porter of Wilson will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23.
Paul Porter is the son of the late Olen and Hazel Drye Porter and Wanda Vermillion Porter is the daughter of the late William (Bill) Vermillion and Maudine Meacham Vermillion, all of Manila.
Paul and Wanda were married at First Baptist Church in Manila on Aug. 23, 1962. Both are Manila High School graduates.
Paul is a retired colonel of the USAF and Wanda is a retired banking manager.
The couple has two sons, Sgt. Garry Dean Porter, U.S. Army deceased, and Cody Christopher Porter of Jacksonville. They have three grandchildren, SRA Christopher Porter, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force; Sgt. Jenn Porter, currently serving in the U.S. Army; and Laura Porter Elwood, currently attending college; and great-grandson, Allen Christopher Elwood of Jacksonville.