Robert Jerry and Merrell Bryant

Robert Jerry and Merrell Bryant of Jacksonville celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 30, 2015, at Everett Memorial Church in Memphis, Tenn. The event was hosted by family.

Their children include Debbie Owens of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Greg (Sabrina) Bryant of Laurel, Miss.; Janet (Robert) Burbank of Watkinsville, Ga., and Steve (Laura) Bryant of Laurel, Miss.

The couple has nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bryant is retired and served 26 years in the U.S. Army and was an optometrist. Mrs. Bryant is a retired school teacher. They are members of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

The couple was married Sept. 30, 1955, at Everett Memorial Church in Memphis, Tenn.