Woolums’ Diamond Anniversary
Cecil Ray Woolums and Lola D. (Doolin) Woolums, formerly of Versailles, will celebrate 60 years of marriage on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. They were united in marriage on Nov. 1, 1958 in Lexington, at Epworth United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Russell Patton. They have enjoyed traveling and residing throughout Europe and the USA, while Cecil pursued his career in the Army. Upon promotion to Sergeant First Class, they were married. He was later commissioned and retired as a Major after serving for 25 years. After retirement, Cecil worked for Vinnell Corporation in Saudi Arabia as a consultant to the Saudi National Guard. Lola made a few trips to Saudi Arabia to visit and learn the culture as well as traveling across the United States and Europe with her husband, ensuring the family had a wonderful, loving home wherever they resided. She was chauffer, physician, psychiatrist, and gourmet cook (only a few of her distinctions) to her family. The couple is blessed to have friends throughout the United States and overseas. After retirement, they resided in Augusta, Georgia and Aiken, South Carolina, and then moved to Lexington to be closer to family. They have two children, Arthur (Kymie) Woolums of Covington, and Nancy (Ernie) Kelley of Wilmore. The couple have traveled to Florida to escape the Kentucky winters and now enjoy spending time with friends and family here in Lexington.