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Fred and Virginia Hedges Celebrated Their 70th Wedding

Fred and Virginia Hedges celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on October 22nd. After a chance meeting on a local Atlanta bus, they fell in love and married in 1949 at the Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Atlanta. Fred graduated from Boys High School in Atlanta. Then he served three years in the 20th Armored Division serving our great country during WWII. He later graduated from Georgia State University in 1951. Virginia graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Atlanta and worked at the Federal Reserve until they started their family. Virginia enjoyed staying home and caring for their 8 children. Fred had a 42 year career working in the insurance industry until he retired in 1990. He enjoyed many years at Rives, Massey and Hedges Insurance agency and at Manry & Heston Insurance agency. During their retirement, the couple founded, built and operated Carmel Retreat Center in Hoschton, Georgia. Virginia ran the center for 22 years, and it remains operational today under the guidance of new owners. Fred and Virginia have lived a full life serving God and have enjoyed watching their family grow. They now have 28 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren (with more on the way). They spend their days counting their many blessings and enjoying their special time together.
October 27, 2019
January 25, 2020
October 27, 2019 8:10pm