Burton (Lonnie) and Pamela Culp Adair, of Maryville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6. The couple were married on Dec. 6, 1969, in Clarksdale, Mississippi, at Oakdale Baptist Church. ]

Pamela is a graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis. Lonnie is a graduate of Memphis State University, after serving two years in the U.S. Army, with the Defense Intelligence Agency, in Washington D.C.

Their family includes daughter, Tracy Derning and spouse, Sean Derning, of Lawrence, Kan.; son, Trevor Adair, and spouse, Chelsea Polk Adair, of Greensboro, N.C.; and grandsons, Keegan Derning and Caleb Adair.

Pam is a retired RN. She previously worked at Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee, the University of Tennessee Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Lonnie retired as VP of Information Technology from RJR Nabisco, in 1994.

They moved to Blount County from N.C. in 1993.

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