50th anniversary: Lonnie and Janice DeSpain

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Lonnie and Janice DeSpain of Simpsonville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple was married in 1963 by the justice of the peace.


He is a retired farmer. She is the former Janice Dodd and a retired cook from Oaklawn Nursing and Rehab in Jefferson County.

They have four children John (Tina) and Jeromy DeSpain of Simpsonville, Joseph DeSpain of Taylorsville and Jennifer (Larry) Likes of Eastwood.

They are the grandparents of Dawn (Josh) Riddle of Shelbyville, Rachel, Corey and Jessica DeSpain of Taylorsville, Andrea (Joe) Burton of Fern Creek and Lisa Likes of Eastwood; and great-grandparents of Joseph Hunter Burton of Fern Creek, Ian Swenson-Thornsberry, Kaleb Trowell.