Hollands celebrate 50th anniversary

Published 7:19 am Wednesday, November 1, 2023

James Roger Holland Jr. and Diane Bowles Holland recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  

Roger and Diane were married on Sept, 2, 1973 at Sycamore Baptist Church in Franklin by the Rev James Luck. 

They have been blessed with six children, Scott, Amy, Beth, Eric, Adam and Caleb and seven grandchildren. Roger recently retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard after 35 years. Diane retired from the UPS Store in Smithfield in 2017. They are lifelong residents of Smithfield.

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Roger and Diane celebrated their milestone anniversary with 60 family members and friends at a celebration event held on Sept. 2, at the American Legion in Smithfield. Afterwards, they traveled the country on a “funnymoon” to visit with extended family and lifelong friends. They look forward to spending more time with each other and their family, especially their grandchildren.