Nussbaums celebrate Golden Anniversary in Valdosta, Georgia

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Special to The Journal

Albert and Evalane Nussbaum of Valdosta, Georgia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 11 with a BBQ open-house at their home.

Hosting the event were their children, Kathy Cree of Valdosta and Tony Nussbaum of Fletcher, North Carolina.

Local attendees included Mr. Nussbaum’s sisters and their husbands, Susan and Cecil Roberson, and Alice and Tom DeVane,

all of Valdosta.

Mrs. Nussbaum, formerly Evalane Lee, was born in Luverne, Alabama, to Rudolphus and Bertha Mae Lee. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1956. She is the sister of Edna Ruth Norsworthy of Luverne.

Mr. Nussbaum was born in Huntington, New York, to John and

Alice Nussbaum.

His family moved to Valdosta when he was about 10 years old, and he graduated from Valdosta High School in 1954.

The couple met at the old Hitchin’ Post Restaurant in Valdosta when Mrs. Nussbaum was visiting her sister, Melba Brown, who worked as a waitress there.

Mr. Nussbaum traveled to Luverne to attend his future wife’s graduation.

They were married at Forrest Street United Methodist Church in Valdosta on February 13, 1957, with Pastor J. W. Herndon officiating.

The Nussbaums have three children: Andy Nussbaum (1957-1984), Kathy Cree of Valdosta, and Tony Nussbaum of Fletcher, NC.

Their seven grandchildren are Melissa Atkins of Lake Park; Jamey Cree of Valdosta; Randy, Drew, and Hayden Nussbaum,

all of Fletcher, NC; and Amber Nussbaum and Heidi Sweitzer of Norfolk, Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Nussbaum were formerly members of the Civil Air Patrol.

Mrs. Nussbaum was employed at Owens-Illinois for more than 20 years. She previously owned and operated Grandma’s Attic in

Lake Park, Georgia.

Mr. Nussbaum retired from PCA (formerly O-I) after more than 30 years.

They are both avid readers, and Mr. Nussbaum also enjoys woodworking.

Celebrating their anniversary as true partners in life, the Nussbaums advise,

&uot;Learn to live humbly and appreciatively with whatever God furnishes.&uot;