Family members who attended the event were Max Brown, brother to Joyce; Billy Cambron and his wife Diane of Gadsden. Friends from Piedmont who attended were Mary Burns and Bonita Strickland. All friends from the Pickin’ House were in attendance.
A special friend, Jeanette Tynes, sang a song she wrote, “Don’t Ever Leave Me,” for the couple. Jimmy Smith of Georgia, sang “Look at Us” for the couple.
The couple has four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
The couple was married Aug. 24, 1963, in Piedmont. Their first daughter, Sherry Wheeler, was born in 1966 and their second daughter, Angie Wheeler Fann, was born in 1968. The family returned to Piedmont in 1969 upon leaving the military.