Burroughs couple celebrates 6 decades together

Jun. 15, 2013 @ 06:13 PM


On April 25, 1953, following his return from the Korean War, William Burroughs and Mildred Strickland married at Rehoboth Methodist Church in Vance County. In honor of their 60th wedding anniversary, 21 family members recently gathered at the House of Ribeyes. After the meal, German Chocolate Cake, Williams’ favorite was served. William presented a diamond pendant necklace to Mildred. The couple have five children, William Jr. “Butch,” Rebecca “Becky” B. Currin, Carol B. Pernell, Jane B. Woodside and Thomas “Tommy” Burroughs; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.