Eanes couple celebrating 70th wedding anniversary

Published 12:35 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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On May 30, Bill and Pauline Ribet Eanes will celebrate 70 years of marriage. The couple was married in 1954 in Valdese at the Waldensian Presbyterian Church, the bride’s family church.

Bill and Pauline set up housekeeping in Valdese; Bill began a career as a high school football coach and Pauline worked in the office of a local industry. They later moved to Wilson and Newton before settling in Mocksville. Bill was a principal at Smith Grove and then Pinebrook Elementary and Pauline taught primary grades at Mocksville Elementary. They are longtime members of First Presbyterian Church in Mocksville.

The couple has two children, son Tom and wife Carol of Hampstead, and daughter Terri of the home. They also have two grandsons, Drew and Matt Eanes.