Sheffield-Calahaln: Milton & Jane Tutterow celebrate 75th wedding anniversary
Published 8:44 am Thursday, February 24, 2022
By Brenda Bailey
Birthday wishes to: Pat Moore on Feb. 26; Brittany Allen on March 1; and Jordan Campbell on March 2. Happy anniversary to Leonard and Stacie Shoffner who will celebrate on Feb. 26. If you would like a birthday or anniversary listed in this column, please let me know.
Tears came to Milton’s eyes as he reminisced about the first time he met Jane. She was sweeping the porch of her family home. Her hair was in pin curls with a scarf tied over the bobby pins. She was so embarrassed, but Milton went home that day knowing she was the girl he would marry.
The next year on Feb. 15, 1947, they said their marriage vows at the Baptist Parsonage on Church Street in Mocksville, with the Rev. James Davis officiating. The couple lived there until their home was built on Sheffield Road the next year. Milton was a heavy equipment operator and Jane was a housewife.
They have always been great neighbors, both in Mocksville and the Sheffield-Calahaln community. They have two children, Pamela Branham and Larry Tutterow. Pamela and Larry will be first to tell you that they had the very best parents.
The family has now grown to 29 and each one is a treasure to them. Milton and Jane are members of Ijames Baptist Church and were active in church work for many years. Jane is 95 years young and Milton is 97. To ensure the couple will be able to stay together, family members take turns staying with them and helping. Friends, family and their love for each other are so important to them, but most of all, their love for Christ sustains them.
On Feb. 15, the day of their anniversary, some of the family were able to join them in celebration of this special 75th anniversary. As Sharon-Todd McDaniel shared “The US Census states that couples who make it to 70 years represent one-tenth of one percent of all marriages. Couples who make it to 75 years are so rare, there aren’t even statistics for it”.
The Tutterow’s thank everyone for all the beautiful anniversary cards, which meant so very much to them. We wish them many more happy years together. If you want to send this special couple a card, their address is: Milton and Jane Tutterow, 719 Sheffield Road, Mocksville, NC 27028.
My thanks to Pam Branham and Sharon-Todd McDaniel for the information and photos.
Community Covenant Church has worship service each Sunday and 10:45 a.m. at 1446 Sheffield Road.
Hotdog Saturday at New Union UMC will be March 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with a bake sale, RADA cutlery and crafts for sale and peanut butter eggs and coconut eggs for sale. To place an order for the chocolate covered eggs, contact me no later than March 10. The church is at Sheffield and County Line roads.
The Men’s Group at New Union UMC is selling whole Boston Butts for Easter. The cost of $40 includes dip, and they can be picked up Saturday, April 16 between 1 and 3 p.m. For more information, please contact Gary at 336-345-3672 or see any of the men’s group for tickets.
New Union UMC has worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 and Sunday School at 10:15. Youth Group and Kid’s Night is each Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30.
A time of prayer is held at Liberty Wesleyan each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11. The Liberty Kidz family service meets Friday evenings from 6:30-7:3. Liberty NextGen Leaders meets March 2 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Sunday School is each Sunday at Ijames Baptist Church at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:30. TeamKID for ages 3 years to 5th grade meets each Sunday evening from 4:30 -6:30.
Prayer requests continue for Bryan Swain, Jean Reavis, Johnny Naylor, Pat Moore, Hazel Smoot, Tim Keller, Junior Dunn, Betty Dameron, Tammy Keller, Naomi Wooten, Jeff Potts, Charles England, Greta England, Lincoln Dyson, Bob Ellis, Chester Reeves, Hazel Frye, Yvonne Ijames, Bonnie Gunter, Ed Livengood, Jane Tutterow, Milton Tutterow, Nancy Peacock, Geraldine Lambert, Betty Beck, Sue Gobble, Caren Morgan, Helen Bulla, Joann Renegar, Rowan Fay, Paul Beck, Betty Richardson, Fred Beck, Juanita Keaton, Jerry McDaniel, and Suzonne Stratton.
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