Benny and Iris Ann (Hitson) Whitehead, of Maryville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 18.
Their family includes son, Scott Whitehead, and wife, Kristie; and daughter, Jennifer Whitehead.
Benny is retired from ALCOA, and Iris Ann is a retired registered nurse. They attend New Hope Baptist Church in Maryville.
The Whiteheads plan to celebrate their anniversary at the Jerome Grand Hotel in Jerome, Ariz.