Gene and Anne Sawyer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Westlake Country Club on Saturday, June 16, 2012, hosted by Avis Rollins Lyle, Anne's college roommate. Anne's brother John and wife Martha Blount of Augusta attended, also. The Sawyers were married on June 17, 1962, at Bethany Chapel in Augusta. They have nine grandchildren but grandson Joshua Sawyer could not attend since he was out of town. Gene recently retired from working as pharmacist at the Margaret J. Weston Medical Center. Anne is a former Media Specialist and set up several libraries in public and private schools; the Edgefield Archives and her church library at the North Augusta Bible Chapel.