(Extensions of Remarks - June 26, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1144]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                            HON. MIKE ROGERS

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                         Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to a 
very special occasion today--the 50th wedding anniversary of Thomas 
Reeves and Carolyn Finley Smith.
  Thomas Reeves Smith was born on October 31, 1939, in Lineville, 
Alabama to John William and Velma Reeves Smith. His wife, Carolyn 
Finley Smith, was born on October 8, 1940, in Anniston, Alabama to 
Claude and Nile Finley. Dr. and Mrs. Smith were married on June 23, 
1962 at First United Methodist Church of Weaver. Together they raised 
two children, Alicia Ann Smith Simmons, married to Steve Anson Simmons, 
and Thomas Reeves Smith, Jr., married to Jill Valocik Smith. They have 
three grandchildren, Lindsey Marie Smith, Thomas Reeves Smith, III and 
Mia Liane Smith.
  Tom is a retired Methodist minister and retired Colonel in the United 
States Army for which he served as a Chaplain in Viet Nam and 
throughout the U.S. and Europe during his career of service. Carolyn 
worked in civil service, for government contractors and in higher 
education throughout her career.
  Tom and Carolyn are active members of First United Methodist Church 
of Anniston in Anniston, Alabama. On June 23, 2012, a reception was 
held in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary with approximately 300 
of their friends and family members in attendance. I salute this lovely 
couple on the 50th year of their life together and join their family in 
honoring them on this special occasion.