Harold David Cloninger and Elizabeth Joyce Crawford were married June 18, 1950, in Knoxville. Harold's uncle, the Rev. Vondas Flenniken performed the marriage.
The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Pam Cloninger and Greg and Marty Cloninger, of Kingsport; Kent and Nancy Cloninger of Darien, Ill.; and Chris and Brenda Cloninger of Houston, Texas.
Others attending were their seven grandchildren, some with spouses, nine great-grandchildren, several out-of-town relatives and several friends.
Harold retired from Holston Defense Corp. in 1991. Joyce is a homemaker.
They have lived in Kingsport for 58 years.