Somerlots observe 50th anniversary

MOUNT GILEAD — Keith and Kay Somerlot recently observed 50 years of marriage.

The couple celebrated their golden anniversary surrounded by family and friends at the home of their son, Keith Jr.

They were married June 16, 1968, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion.

The had three sons and a daughter; Christopher (deceased); James of Mount Gilead; Sherry (Somerlot) McQueen and husband Matt of Sweetwater, Texas; and Keith Jr. and wife Sarah of Mount Gilead.

They also have 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Keith Sr. retired in 2014 after 40 years as a welder. Kay is employed at Woodside Village.