Merrill and Eileen Ward
Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Ward of Franklin are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
Mr. Ward and his wife, the former Eileen Bilby, were married June 9, 1963, at Franklin Church of Nazarene.
He is retired from the U.S. Department of Defense.
She is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Diana Inman and Julie Ward; and four grandchildren.