Dean A. and Mary Alice McVay Shepherd of Marietta will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Dec. 26 with local family.

They were married on Dec. 26, 1957, in Jeffersonville, Ind.

She is the daughter of the late Pearl V. and Alta C. McVay. She retired from John Grimes Devol Greenhouse.

He is the son of the late J. Arthur and Mildred I. Shepherd. He worked at B.F. Goodrich, Elston Lumber and Pioneer Home Medical, from which he retired.

They are both active members of Harmar Hill Church of Christ.

They are the parents of David (Debra Ann) of Burns, Tenn; Joseph (Debbie Lee) of Horizon City, Texas and Deborah Kay (Gary) Wells of Marietta.

They are the grandparents of Jeff (Lisa) Shepherd of Tuscon, Ariz., Jeni Sheppard (James) Allen of Kingston Springs, Tenn., Timothy Wells and Rebecca Wells (Chris) Davis of Marietta, Joseph Shepherd III of Horizon City, Jordan Shepherd of Springfield, Mo., Sarah Shepherd (Nick) Ford of Cumming, Ga. and Jerred Shepherd of Horizon City.

They are the great-grandparents of Avery and Elise Shepherd of Tuscon, Wendy, David and Rachel Allen of Kingston Springs, Abigail, Hannah and Leah Davis of Marietta and Aiden Ford of Cumming.