Jim and Mary Kathie Simerly, Jonesborough, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Friday, June 28, 2013.
The couple were married on June 28, 1958 at the Erwin courthouse by Justice of the Peace Jim Gouge.
Mr. Simerly is a retired U.S. Army veteran.
Mrs. Simerly is the former Mary Kathie Ayers. She is a retired cosmetologist.
The couple have two children, Evangelist Jimmie Robert, and Mary Colleen Holt and husband Greg; and two grandchildren. Katie Alease and Daniel Holt of Gray.