James and Carolyn Wiggins Ross will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Dec. 22, 2017.

They were married at the Valley Mills United Methodist Church with Rev. Clyde Brammer and Rev. E.B. Clarke officiating.

They are the parents of two sons; Mark (Melody) Ross and Paul (Kathi) Ross, both of Parkersburg. They have one grandson, Caleb Ross.

He was employed at Walker-Parkersburg and retired from Pleasants Power Station in 1998. He was an original member of the Proclaimers Southern Gospel Quartet.

She was employed by the Wood County Board of Education and retired from Parkersburg South High School in 2007.

They attend Emmanuel Baptist Church.