Ricky and Marlene Gibson of Waynesville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 7, with family members on a trip to Johnson City, Tennessee.
The two were married on June 7, 1969, at Ninevah Baptist Church in Waynesville. Their children are Tanya Blankenship, Tyson Gibson and foster daughter Angela Woodland. They have one grandson.
Ricky Gibson retired from Blue Ridge Papers and pastors Mission Baptist Church in Waynesville. Marlene Gibson is employed by Haywood Vocational Opportunities.