Richard and Sue Carol Hatfield Vertrees will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 15, 2011.
They were married Dec. 15, 1961, at Longview United Methodist Church with the Rev. Walter B. White Jr. officiating.
Mr. Vertrees is retired from civil service at Fort Knox, and Mrs. Vertrees retired from Rineyville Elementary School.
They are the parents of Sherry Irwin of Memphis, Tenn., and DeeDee Richardson of Elizabethtown.
They will celebrate with their family at Christmas time.