The Williams’

Tom and Sandy Williams celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party with close friends and the wedding party at Mazza’s restaurant in Mt. Vernon.

The couple was married July 6, 1969, at Gay Street Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon, by the Rev. John Graham and the Rev. Milton Smith.

Sandy is the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Smith of Mt. Vernon, and is a retired elementary and junior high teacher.

Tom is the son of the late J. Griffith and Sara Williams of Fredericktown, and is a retired high school agriculture teacher.

They are the parents of two children, Kara (Hayden) Pritchard of Macedonia and Matthew Williams and his partner, Matt West, of Delaware.