Mr. and Mrs. Gene (Sallie Carter) Griffin of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 17, 2013, in the fellowship hall at Lynn Garden Evangelical Methodist Church.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married Aug. 17, 1963, in Hiltons, Va., with the Rev. J.W. Gott, now deceased, officiating.
They are the parents of Lisa (Derwin) Cartmel of Kingsport, and Penny (Dennis) Lawson of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Daniel Lawson, Isaac Cartmel and Rachael Cartmel.
Mr. Griffin retired from Atmos Energy. Mrs. Griffin retired from Food Lion.
The presence of family and friends is the only gift requested.