Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Shell, Limestone Cove, Unicoi, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by friends and family at a reception hosted by their niece, Emily Fletcher and family, and nephew, Mark Gage and family.
The couple were married July 1, 1961, by the Rev. Wrightly Salling.
Mr. Shell retired from CSX Railroad and Unicoi County School System.
Mrs. Shell is the former Alma Davis. She is retired from Sprint Telephone Company and Telamon Corp.
They are active members of Redeemed Baptist Church.