Paul and Erie (Young) Patton will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.
The couple were married at Pavey Chapel in Mt. Vernon by the Rev. Eldridge.
Erie is the daughter of Maxine and Eddie Douglas and George Ruffin. Paul is the son of George Patton Sr and Fred and Odell Turner.
Erie is an ordained pastor in Mt. Vernon and a graduate of Liberty University. George is employed at Continental Tire the Americas. The couple are the parents of Charod Patton of Mt. Vernon, Tracey Stone of Chicago, Kadesia Patton, Avantra Patton, Brishanta “Bree” Lee (Paul Lee), Moneka Campbell (Terrell), Monique Stuckey (Eric); and Stacey Triplett (Dirk;. They have 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
An anniversary celebration has been planned for 2 p.m. Sept. 2 at Pavey Chapel in Mt. Vernon. The couple would enjoy receiving cards and letters at 3104 Blackberry, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.