Jim and Mary Jones celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 15, 2013.
The couple was married June 15, 1963, at Broaddus Memorial Baptist Church, Richmond, Va., and celebrated their honeymoon touring a number of historical sites throughout Virginia.
In 1964, Jim came to Kingsport to work for Tennessee Eastman Co. He also worked in Arkansas and Mexico for Eastman.
Jim and Mary have two children, Adam Jones and wife Hong of Silver Spring, Md., and Mandy Pascoe and husband Steve and their four children of Conway, Ark.
Jim and Mary celebrated their anniversary with friends they have known since moving to Kingsport in 1964. They plan to take a trip to Australia and New Zealand early next year to further celebrate their anniversary.