Ralph and Shirley Smith, Stonecreek Rd., Newcomerstown, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 26, 2010, at an open house being given in their honor. The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Victory Assembly of God Church, 311 S. College St., Newcomerstown, where the couple was married.
Hosting the open house are their children: Jeff and Shari Grewell, Port Washington; Ralph D. "Doug" and Dee Smith, Cabot, AR; Michael and Rene Smith, Irwin, OH, and John Smith, Salesville, OH. An infant daughter, Marcella Lynn Smith, is deceased. They have eight living grandchildren.
Ralph is the son of the late Ralph and Chloe (Parks) Smith, and Shirley is the daughter of the late Harry and Alice Wynn. They were married by the Rev. Daena Cargnel on June 26, 1960. Maid of honor was the bride's sister, Beverly Wynn Fenton, Newcomerstown, and best man was the groom's brother, Robert Smith, Port Washington.
Shirley is a homemaker and Ralph is retired from ministry.