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Cope couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Kent and Libby Butner Cope of Advance will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29. They were married on Aug. 29, 1971 at Macedonia Moraviana Church in Advance. Six weeks prior to their marriage, he completed a tour of military service in Vietnam.

The couple has two children, Kevin Cope and Amy Hodges (Evan), and a grandson, Cameron Hodges.

He is retired from Bahnson Mechanical Systems-EMCOR and she is retired from Allergy Partners of the Piedmont.

“Their family would like to congratulate them on this special milestone in their lives. We are so grateful for their love and Christian leadership. To God be the glory,” said daughter, Amy. 

There will be no community celebration at this time due to Covid-19.