Tommy and Sondra Early

Tommy and Sondra Early of Rome recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple met in December of 1963 when Tommy was home on leave from the Army. They were married on July 10, 1966 at Hollywood Baptist Church by Rev. Ralph Dingler.

Mrs. Early is the former Sondra Freeman.

They have two children, Lisa and her husband Andy, and Scott. They also have three grandchildren, Hannah and Grayson Goss and Toccoa Early.

The couple say that the happiest times in their 50 years of marriage has been the birth of their children and grandchildren as well as special times spent with them. They attribute their longevity in marriage to their faith, a deep commitment to family and family values, and unconditional love.

Plans are for a family trip to celebrate later in the fall.