Lewis’ celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Staff Writer
Brownwood Bulletin
Lewis’ celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Robert and Loveta Faye Lewis of Richland Springs celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Monday, March 31, 2014. They were married on March 31, 1949, by the Rev. Van O. Martin at the First Baptist Church in Richland Springs.

Their attendants were Venita Joyce Newby (Nolan), sister of the bride; the late Georgia Shropshire (Lewis), matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Vera Lee Bolinger (Ralston), Panzee Mann (Fikes), the late Mary Edith Taylor (Brockman), Lola Faye Bolinger (Mask), Yvonne Holmes, and Nuel Taylor (Nelson).

Flower girls were Sheila McGregor (Carrol) and Mary Jo McGregor. The late LeRoy Newby, brother of the bride and Wilmeth Sanford were candle-lighters. Forrest McGregor was the ring bearer.

The late Byron E. Lewis served his brother as best man. Groomsmen were Dwight Bolinger, E.F.Lewis, Robert Chapman, the late George Rogers, Bob Brockman, Olan Locker and Dewey Lee Bruton.

The late Laura Annie Saxon served as pianist. The late Mrs. Van O. Martin was soloist. Robert and Loveta Faye have lived in Richland Springs their entire married life. They have two children,Darwin Lewis and his wife, Patty of San Saba and Melody Rowell and her husband, Michael of Owasso, Okla. They have two grandsons, Mark Lewis and his wife, Lisa of Grantham, N. H., and Robert Rowell of Owasso, Okla. They have a great-grandson, Chase Daniel Lewis and a great-granddaughter, Peyton Faye Lewis both of Grantham, N. H.

The couple both graduated from Richland Springs High School and attended Howard Payne University.

Robert entered the Army in May, 1944, and sailed overseas Nov. 13, 1944. He fought in Central Europe and the Rhineland with the 100th Infantry Division. Robert spent eighteen and one-half moths overseas and was honorably discharged in June 1946. While in Europe he attended Biarritz American University of Biarritz, France. He retired from 3M Company in Brownwood in 1995, after 30 years of service. He keeps busy farming and ranching.

Loveta Faye retired from Richland Springs Independent School District in 1994, after serving 16 years as teacher’s aide. She also served as social correspondent for the area’s local newspapers for a number of years. Both are members of First Baptist Church in Richland Springs where Robert serves as deacon.

They celebrated the day with a family dinner at Underwood’s Restaurant in Brownwood.