Jess and Harriett Matthews of Franklin are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Matthews and his wife, the former Harriett Martin, were married May 1, 1965, in Indianapolis.

He is retired from Boll’s Furnace Co.

She works for Caterpillar.

The couple have four children, Ty (Kathy) Matthews of Georgia, Jess E. Matthews and Tamara Barns, both of Memphis, Tennessee, and Bart (Jackie) Matthews of Louisville, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.