Judy and Arvel Livingston celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. They were married by Pastor Bewley in 1964 at Valley Forge Church of God, where they are still devout members. They have three children, Sherry Shepherd, Lisa Reece and Chad Livingston, all residing in Elizabethton.
They have five grandchildren, Laura Tipton, Judi Reece, the late Travis “Trey” Tipton, Jared Reece and Jaydon Livinston, and two great-grandsons, Hayden Pickens and Tyler Ward. Judy and Arvel celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Dillsboro, N.C., with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Tolley, 1210 Ledford St., Elizabethton, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, with family and friends. The couple were married on Sept. 14, 1963 at the home of the bride’s parents, Davis and Marie Nidiffer, in Elizabethton, by the late Rev. Charlie Woodby.
Mr. Tolley retired from Snap-On Tools after 25 years of service. Mrs. Tolley, the former Wanda “Jean” Nidiffer, was a beautician and owner/operator of Glamor Boutique Beauty Shop in Elizabethton for 30 years. The couple have two children, Gary Tolley of Orlando, Fla., and Missie Richardson of Johnson City.
They have one grandson, Hunter Richardson.