Mr. and Mrs. Nick (Bea) Pappas of Newcomerstown are celebrating their 73rd wedding anniversary.

They were united in marriage in 1939 at the Akron Courthouse.

Bea is the daughter of the late Marie (Douglas) and Harry Powell, and Nick is the son of the late Samantha Nellis and James Pappas.

The couple's family includes children, Jean Edwards of Dayton, Jim and Melody Pappas of Newcomerstown, and Dave and Linda Pappas of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Pappas retired from the United States Navy and was employed for 42 years at Simonds Industries in Newcomerstown.