Mary and Archer Coppedge, of Maryville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 10.

Their children are Archer Coppedge II, of Maryville; Chris Coppedge, of Hermitage; Joshua Coppedge, of Appalachia, Va.; Stephanie Coppedge, of Athens; and Chenoa Coppedge, of Cleveland. They have 11 grandchildren.

Mary is a retired engineering aid for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Archer is a United Methodist minister of 44 years. He currently serves at Bethel United Methodist Church in Seymour.

The couple will have a family celebration on Saturday, Aug. 11.

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