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Pete and Imogene Armes of Kingston were honored on Nov. 13 with a surprise 65th wedding anniversary reception at Calhoun’s at Fort Loudon Marina.
More than two dozen relatives and friends attended the special occasion.
The Armeses were married on Nov. 16, 1945, in Rossville, Ga. Over their 65 years of marriage, they have raised five children and enjoy the periodic family gatherings of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
They both worked for Burlington Industries for many years prior to owning and operating small busines-ses.
Now retired, she volunteers at Roane Medical Center and he continues to grow an annual garden and tend to his flowers and lawn.