James and Deborah Topps anniversary 3.18.09

Written by David Green.

James and Deborah Topps of Adrian recently celebrated 40 years of marriage.anniv.topps.jpg

James Topps and Deborah Farquhar were united in marriage March 1, 1969, at Morenci United Methodist Church by Rev. Emmet Koons.

James is employed as a service officer for the Department of Michigan American Legion and Deborah is a self-employed day care provider in Adrian.

The couple has two children, Michelle (and Ken) Desgranges of Hillsdale and J.J. (and Amber Brighton) Topps of Hudson. They also have four grandchildren, Evan Topps and Ashton, Lizzy and Collin Desgranges.

They celebrated with a family dinner with their children and grandchildren.

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