Perskys celebrating 50 years

Joe and Tomette Persky

Joe and Tomette Persky will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 18.

Joe grew up in Orlando, Florida, and served in the Marines followed by a career in industrial maintenance, of which he is now retired. Tomette grew up in Christmas, Florida, and has been a nurse for 35-plus years. They have lived in North Carolina for 25 years and reside in Boonville.

The couple have two children, Kim Billings and Gwynn Pardue; two sons-in-law, Michael Billings and Michael Pardue; and four grandchildren, Brady Billings, 16, Seth Billings, 11, fraternal twins, Will Pardue, 4, and Olivia Pardue, 1 month.

They are both members of Fairview Baptist Church and enjoy working in their yard together. Joe enjoys building furniture and home improvement, while Tomette enjoys growing flowers and sewing.

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