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Charles and Jean Nicholls of Spotsylvania County celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 20, 2012. The couple's two children, John Nicholls and Valerie Parker, and their spouses, Lisa Nicholls and Bryan Parker, hosted a party at Sulpher Springs Farm, surrounded by many of their dear friends and family.
Charles and Jean desire to give all the glory to God for allowing them to spend 50 amazing years with each other. Together they founded Nicholls Auction Co. in 1968, and worked side by side for over 45 years witnessing God's many blessings before turning the daily management of the firm over to their son five years ago.
Charles is still very active in the business and conducts several auctions each week. Jean continues to oversee the couple's personal affairs and delights in doing anything with their three grandchildren, Sophie, Caroline and Jackson. They both are very active at Spotswood Baptist Church where Charles is a deacon, adult Bible fellowship teacher and personnel committee member.
In their spare time, Charles and Jean love to relax at their second home, in Virginia Beach, where they enjoy riding bikes, exercising and exploring new restaurants.