Leland Franklin Sr. and Delores Eads Franklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 28.
They were married by the Rev. George Harris at East Lynn Christian Church on April 28, 1963. They are longtime members of the church.
Leland retired from the Safety Department at Guide Lamp after 46 years. Delores was a food demonstrator at Pay Less for several years.
They were blessed with three children, Craig (deceased), Leland Jr. (wife, Angeline) and Rebecca (husband, Roger) Paschal. They have five grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Noelle, Holly and Jason.
They have traveled to many foreign countries.
A big cookout is planned in mid-July.
Leland belongs to the Daleville Masonic Lodge and several other masonic organizations.