Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Babb, formerly of Fall Branch, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Colonial Room of NHC Healthcare, 3209 Bristol Highway.
The couple were married on Sept. 23, 1961, at the home of George and Fannie Payne Babb, parents of the groom, in Fall Branch, by the Rev. J.P. Malone.
Mr. Babb is a farmer and tractor mechanic. He was employed for 20 years by Modern Equipment Co.
Mrs. Babb is the former Carolyn Hicks. She has been singing gospel music with the JoyAires for 35 years. She is an active community and church volunteer and was employed for 33 years at Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greeneville.
The couple have one child, Suzanne Babb Nelson and husband Larry, Kingsport; and one grandchild, Dustin Nelson and wife Rebecca.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.