Walter and Ruth Graham celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day with their family at their home in White City, Florida. They were married on November 5, 1947 in Donalsonville, Georgia and moved to Port St. Joe in November 1948 from Frink, Florida.
Children helping them celebrate were Linda Wood, Judy Rowan, Robert Graham (Kathy) and Holly Atkins (Charles); son-in-law David Colbert (Jan); twelve grandchildren: Al Wood (Jenna), Analisa Wood Sellers (Jayce), Brian Wood (Savannah), Marci Rowan Giffin (Steve), Lisa Rowan Daugherty (Dan), Michael Douds, Tammy Colbert Mackey (Matt), Matthew Colbert (Suzy), Kelley Graham Smith (Hunter), Johnathon and Katie Graham and Charla Atkins Douglas (Justin); fifteen great-grandchildren: Devin and Ethan Wood, Peyton and Aubrey Sellers, Colton Wood, Wake Giffin, Brandon Williams and Madison Daugherty, Jayden Douds, Caleb, Charlotte and Colbie Mackey, Hayden Hunter, Zachary Lebel and Avery Smith, with two more expected in January & February, 2013. Present in the hearts of all who attended were their daughter, Charlotte Colbert, son-in-law, Jerry Wood and granddaughter, Kristy Graham.
Walter is retired from St. Joe Paper Company and Ruth is a homemaker. They are both active members of White City Baptist Church.