James and Mary Lou Overholt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 9, 2013.

They were married at the Plainfield United Methodist Church by the Rev. William Buell, on the bride's 21st birthday, June 9, 1963.

Children include a son, Dan (Angie), and granddaughters, Karina, Dasha, and Lora, of Ashville; and a daughter, Patricia (Troy) Couts, and grandson, Andrew, and granddaughter, Allison, all of Gnadenhutten.

James retired from the Newcomerstown Exempted Village Schools as an administrator, and enjoys golfing, gardening and church and 4-H activities.

Mary Lou was an administrative assistant, and enjoys reading, baking, quilting, and church and community activities.

The family enjoyed a celebration dinner at the Granville Inn, Granville.