Mr. and Mrs. James (Ina Jean Larkins) Tipton of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren at Lone Star Steakhouse.
The couple was married Aug. 9, 1963, in Weber City, Va., with the Rev. H.J. Farmer officiating.
They are the parents of Jimmy and Rachel Tipton of Church Hill, and Vanessa and Keith Rouse of Fall Branch. They are the grandparents of Tabitha and Troy Ebbert, Jeremy Musick, and Afton and Erin Tipton. They are the step-grandparents of Jeremy Rouse and Jessicia Brown.
They are the great-grandparents of Wyatt and Molly Ebbert and the step-great-grandparents of Emily and Halee Brown.
Mr. Tipton retired from Eastman Chemical Co. after 30 years of service. Mrs. Tipton is a homemaker.