Furman and Gerrie Merritt of Merritt Road, Fort Mill, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 16, 2008, at Nation Ford High School.
The anniversary celebration was hosted by Teri Smith, Dana Gibson, Mandi Moore and Linda Houston.
J. Furman Merritt Jr. and Geraldine B. Merritt were married Jan. 19, 1958, in Chester. They have three children, Teresa Smith, Dana Gibson and Amanda Moore. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Their 50th celebration was attended by approximately 275 friends and family.
The guest of honor was J.H. "Hoss" Nesbitt, who was the couple's high school principal.
Dr. James H. McGill, their former pastor, officiated in their marriage renewal service.
Their late parents are Furman and Verla Merritt and Henry and Faye Blackwelder.