Vern and Carol Shell, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church.
The couple were married on Aug. 18, 1961, by the Rev. Randall Walters.
Mr. Shell retired from General Moters, Flint, Mich.
Mrs. Shell is the former Carol Scott. She is retired from the Flint Board of Education, Flint, Mich.
The couple have two children, David Shell and wife Angie of Jonesborough, and Mike Shell and wife Jennifer of Jonesborough; four grandchildren, Tara, Zach, Taylor and Emily; and one great-grandchild, Lexie.