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Love Couple: Hopeton & Joyce Thomas

Bride’s Name: Joyce Thomas

Bride’s Occupation: Nurse Crawford Long Hospital -Retired

Groom’s Name: Hopeton Thomas

Groom’s Occupation: Machinist Breman Steel -Retired

Wedding Anniversary Date: September 24, 1960, Stone Mountain, GA

Celebrating: 55 years of matrimony

About the lovely couple: Groom: We met at a garden party for the local community that was being hosted by the hospital where I worked. Joyce’s cousin, who also worked at the hospital, invited her to attend. While at the event, I was introduced to Joyce. The first time I saw her I knew she was the right person for me. Bride: I knew I was in love when I could not be away from him for more than a day.

What do you love best about each other?: Bride: What I love best about him is that he’s very laid back, extremely protective of me and is a person of integrity.
Groom: What I love best about her is that she’s extremely supportive, has a big heart and she is my best friend.