• 60th anniversary: The Johnses

    William and Dorothy Johns of Crystal River celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7, 2014.

    They were married Aug. 7, 1954, in Denver, Colorado.

    The couple have three children — Judy Haag (Bruce) of Homosassa, Billy Johns (Lee) of Crystal River and Loriann Stamper (Greg) of Morristown, as well as three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

  • 50th anniversary: The Davises

    Art and Carol Davis of Crystal River celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2014, with a seven-day cruise of the Hawaiian islands.

    The couple were wed June 27, 1964, in the college chapel of Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

    Art retired as owner/manager of Carpetowne, USA in Homosassa Springs. Carol retired from teaching in the Citrus County School System. They have lived in Citrus County since July 1978.

  • 62nd anniversary: The Nahmiases

    Janet and Jack Nahmias of Inverness celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with dinner at Longhorn Steak House in Ocala.

    They were married Aug. 2, 1952, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut.

    The couple have a son, Gary, who lives in Garland, Texas, and one grandchild.

    They are retired and have lived in Inverness for 23 years. 

  • Engaged: Welsh/Kelly

    Lindsey Welsh and Jimmy Doolittle Kelly III, both of Bradenton, have announced their engagement.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Russ and Cheryl Welsh of Phoenix, Arizona. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is a biologist.

    Her fiancé is the son of Jimmy Doolittle Kelly II and Shannon Kelly-Hinote. He is a professional boat builder.

    The couple will exchange nuptial vows at 6:30 p.m. March 22, 2015, in Homosassa Springs. 

  • Wedding: Brockett/Fletcher

    Calli Brockett of Lecanto and Benjamin Fletcher of Gainesville exchanged nuptial vows in an evening ceremony May 23, 2014, at the historic Thomas Center in Gainesville. The Rev. Chad Turner officiated.

    The bride is the daughter Dr. and Mrs. Robert Brockett of Lecanto. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Mike Fletcher of Fernandina Beach.

  • Five Generations

    Iris Archambault of Homosassa traveled recently to visit family in Canon, Georgia. Pictured are five generations of family members: Janice Johnson of Orlando, Iris, Danielle Favorite of Canon, Savanna Favorite of Orlando and 3-month-old Aria.

  • 50th anniversary: The Jakobs

    Rainer and Sandy Jakob of Inverness are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary April 20, 2014.

    The couple, who have lived in Citrus County for 36 years, were married April 20, 1964, in Battle Creek, Mich. They are the parents of Michele, Marina and Rainer, and have seven grandchildren.

    The Jakobs plan a cruise to celebrate. 

  • 100th birthday: Evelyn Hewitt

    Evelyn Hewitt, who lives in Brentwood Retirement Community, will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 20, 2014.

    Born in Grantsville, Md., in 1914, she was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Monroeville, Pa., was a Girl Scout leader there and a member of the Monroeville Garden Club.

    She has two daughters and one son-in-law — Ann Holland of Citrus Hills and Susan and husband Walter Hughes of Sarasota.

  • 50th anniversary: The Ritters

    Harold and Betty Ritter of Inverness celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 7, 2014.

    The couple exchanged vows on April 7, 1964.

    Now retired, they are longtime residents of Citrus County. 

  • 70th anniversary: The Andersons

    Ted Anderson from Scranton, Pa., and Jane Clark Anderson from Fleetville, Pa., were

    married April 12, 1944, in Fleetville.

    Ted was in the Air Force during World War II, stationed in the Philippine Islands and Korea. Jane enjoyed painting and is a great cook and baker. Ted worked at Gleason Works in Rochester, N.Y., and they lived in Mendon, N.Y., until 1987, when they moved to Dunnellon.