Merlin and Doris Avis of Morenci will celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Merlin Avis and Doris Lighthall were united in marriage Jan. 8, 1960, in Angola, Ind.
The couple has six children, Bob Avis of Liberty Center, Ohio, Dennis Avis of Morenci, Connie Higgins of Harrison, Mich., Pauline Pyscher of Britton, Mich., Joe Avis of Bowling Green, Ky., and Bonnie Harvey who died in 2007. They also have 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate with their children.