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Forrest M. (Bub) and Betty Jean Lawson Boggs of Pedro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 18 with a surprise reception given by their children and close friends at Lawrence Furnace Church.

Forrest and Betty were married on Feb. 23, 1962, by the Rev. Calvin Evans at Lawrence Furnace Church.

Their marriage has been truly blessed through the years. God gave them two sons, Mike and Greg. Their oldest son Mike passed away in 2006. One grandson, Michael Shane Boggs is also deceased. Mike and his wife Kay gave them a granddaughter, Nicole

Marie and her husband Scott Boyd of Pedro and a grandson, Zachary Michael Boggs also of Pedro. Their youngest son, Greg and his wife Nicky also reside in Pedro and gave them a grandson Chris. They have one very special great-grandson, Elijah Michael Boyd.

Forrest worked for Collins Mining, Alpha Portland Cement and Dayton Malleable Iron (Amcast) from 1959 to 1986 when he was disabled. Betty worked as a teacher for the Rock Hill School District from 1961 until she retired in 1997.