Congratulations to Aurelle Joyner (nee Barfield) and Bill Joyner as they celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary! They were united in marriage on September 29, 1950 at Aurelle’s mother’s home in Decatur.

70th Wedding Anniversary -- Aurelle and William H. “Bill” Joyner, Jr. _ Then

Both Aurelle and Bill were born and raised in Atlanta. The pair met at Southwest DeKalb High School in the late 1940s. They married at 19 years old.

Bill had a successful career building and developing residential properties around the Atlanta area with companies he established. He also was a real estate broker with his own realty company. Aurelle spent her time as an active mother, homemaker, and volunteer. She was a Sunday school teacher, room mom, and involved with the PTA.

70th Wedding Anniversary -- Aurelle and William H. “Bill” Joyner, Jr. Now

Bill and Aurelle have lived in Alpharetta for 38 years. Their three children, Gale, Barry, and Jon and their families also reside in Alpharetta. They have five grandchildren, as well as three great-grandchildren. Both enjoy their daily routine of exercise and healthy eating with room for dessert.

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