Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Drinnen Jr., of Friendsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 4, 2019. Betty’s maiden name is Betty Ann Gibson. The couple was married in 1969 at Dotson Memorial Baptist Church in Maryville by Dr. Marvin Gibson and the Rev. Gene Gann.

Wayne is retired from ALCOA and enjoys UT sports, farming and gardening. Betty is retired from the University of Tennessee, and is active in Dotson Memorial Baptist Church where she serves as church organist and teaches third and fourth grade Sunday School.

Their family includes children, the late Leann Drinnen and Jason Drinnen.

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