Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee (Bob and Gwen) Cates celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The couple was honored at a reception the next day hosted by Brock and Kathy Henry at Talbott Baptist Church.
Grace Cates kept the guest book and welcomed each guest. Dr. Sarah Cates served a five-tiered Italian cream cake baked and designed by Nancy Goan. Roz Cates of St. Johns, Florida, served punch, and finger foods prepared by Superior Catering of Rutledge were available. Waitstaff for the event included Jamin Cates and Roman Cates, both of St. Johns, and Oliver Cates of Morristown. Greeters were Chris Cates of Morristown, and Robb Cates of St. Johns. Marsha Marion served as event photographer.
Among the guests were several of the original wedding party, including vocalist Kay Hamrick of Oak Ridge, bridesmaids, Charlotte Boshears of Ootlewah, Norma Boshears of Nashville, Pat Holt of Jefferson City, and Diane McFarland of Sevierville, and groomsmen, Bill Cates of Atlanta, Georgia, and Bob McFarland of Sevierville.
The couple thanked all who attended the reception and responded with love, support and friendship through the years.