Donald and Ruth Mercer will celebrate their 61st anniversary March 28. They were married by Pastor H.F. Lemley.

He is the son of Rayman and Anna Mercer. He retired from Johns Manville after 17 1/2 years of service. They have been in the rental business throughout.

She is the daughter of Alivia and Oneita Thomas. She is a homemaker. They have a son, Greg Mercer, and a daughter, Denise Gambill. They have a grandson, Kamon Gambill.