Ronald K. and Barbara J. Ireson, Jonesborough, celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Montgomery, Ala., with their daughter Valerie Loy and son-in-law Mark.
Mr. Ireson is a United States Army veteran and a retired landscape contractor.
Mrs. Ireson is the former Barbara J. Kemmer. She is retired from the medical profession.
Ron has a sister, Peggy Callison, and late husband Orion, in Bristol; a niece in Richmond, Va.; and a nephew in Florida.
Barbara has a sister, Jeanetta Hamby, and late husband Eugene, in Rockwood; a niece in Knoxville; and two nieces in Rockwood.
The couple have dear friends of 50 years, Frank and the late Babe Gottardo and their five sons in Chicago.
God has richly blessed this family and marriage in these 50 years.
The couple were given a surprise dinner by his sister at the Centre in Bristol with a host of friends prior to their anniversary trip to Alabama.