James and Betty (Jansen) Dial, of Alcoa, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 100 S. Rankin Street, Alcoa. Friends and relatives are invited. Gifts omitted.

The couple was married Dec. 3, 1949, at Utica Baptist Church in Utica, Illinois, by the Rev. Harry Felmly.

James is a retired minister and missionary. He pastored churches in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Illinois. He is the current chaplain for the Alcoa Police Department.

Their family includes Sue Dial Morton, of Alcoa; the late Jim Dial and surviving wife, Judy, of LaFollette; David Dial and wife, Kathy, of Lenoir City; Penny Dial, of Mason, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

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