Eugene T. and Nancy Parker Preston celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during the weekend of Oct. 7, 8 and 9. They were married at the First Baptist Church of Forest Park on Oct. 7, 1961, and lived in Hapeville for more than 26 years where they raised their two children, Tamra and Steven. They also have three grand children, Joan, Hezekyah, and Yoshiyah Apperson.
Mr. Preston retired after 25 years with the U.S. Postal Service and Mrs. Preston retired after 27 years with Delta Air Lines.
In 1987, the Prestons built a home in Fayetteville where they have lived for the past 24 years.