Merrell and Barbara (Anderson) Haynes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 13, 2016, in a small but eloquent family gathering. The couple was married Nov. 14, 1956, at the base chapel in Ft. Jackson, S.C.
After serving 21 years in the Army they retired at Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville. Later they relocated to their hometown of Anniston. They live near their sons, Wayne (Maria) and Randy (Marian) where they are surrounded by friends and family to include four grandchildren, Mallory, Taylor, Alan, and Sandy and eight great-grandchildren, A.J., Felicity, David, Addyson, Alyssa, Skyla, Nate, and McKennon.