Mr. and Mrs. John H. Smith, of 1252 Thomas Boulevard, Elizabethton, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Friday, July 6, 2012.
They were married July 6, 1952, in Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio.
The couple are the parents of Mark Smith and wife Lori of Bluff City, David Smith and wife Jan of Stanford, Ky., Rhonda Chambers and husband Arron of Greeley, Colo., and Philip Smith and wife Tonia of Cocoa, Fla.
They have 13 grandchildren, Jessi, Jedidiah, Josiah, Sophi, Ethan, Savanna, Madyson, Morgan and Makenna Smith, and Ashton, Levi, Silas and Payton Chambers.
John is a retired minister and Mary was with the Religious Book Store for a number of years.
The couple were honored with a surprise reception on Sunday night, July 8, at East Side Christian Church with many friends and family in attendance. The Smiths will celebrate with a trip to Nashville later this month.