David and Mary (Gillenwater) Ellison celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held in their honor June 29, 2013, at the Kingsport Renaissance Center.
The event was hosted by their daughter and granddaughters.
The couple was married June 28, 1963, at Dungannon Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ralph Flannary officiating.
They are the parents of Kimberly Prillhart and husband Mark. They are the grandparents of Alaina Prillhart and Lauren Prillhart.
Mr. Ellison served his country in the U.S. Navy aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Independence out of Norfolk, Va. He retired from Holston Defense Corp. after more than 33 years of service.
Mrs. Ellison worked at Inter-Mountain Telephone Co., Looney Chevrolet Cadillac and Cedar View Christian School.