Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

September 2, 2012


The Independent

ASHLAND — Billie Joe and Thelma Shepherd Prater of Ashland, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by attending a family dinner with their loving family.

The couple were married July 20, 1957, in David.

The Praters have two daughters, Sharon (Mike) Hambrick and Tina (Terrence) Ward; and one granddaughter, Sarah Hambrick.

Mr. Prater served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He is retired from Columbia Gas Company, formerly Inland Gas Company.

Mrs. Prater is a wonderful homemaker. She enjoys cooking and is known as the “dumpling lady.” She and also enjoys gardening.