2017-06-08 / Personalities

Elvie and Robert Walton celebrate 70th wedding anniversary May 26


Elvie and Robert Walton Elvie and Robert Walton Elvie and Robert Walton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Friday, May 26.

The couple was joined by close family friend, Ann Bates, for dinner at Angie’s in Thomson.

Robert Walton and his bride, the former Elvie Sims, are both natives of Wilkes County. They are the parents of Dorothy Walton Collins and Margaret Walton Mathis of Savannah, Robert Toombs Walton Jr. of Detroit, Michigan, Christopher Walton of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Sylvester Walton who died in 2006.

The Waltons moved to Detroit in l948 and returned to Washington in August of l994.

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