Golden year for Columbiana couple

COLUMBIANA – Mr. and Mrs. James and Barbara Francis, Columbiana, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Sept. 7 at New Life Christian Church, Poland. A surprise dinner was also hosted by their children, Michael (Lisa) Francis, Austintown; and Todd (Stephanie) Francis, Boardman. They also have two grandsons.

The former Barbara Quinby married James Francis on Sept. 21, 1963 at Calvary EUB in North Lima.

Mrs. Francis retired from the North Lima Giant Eagle as office manager in 2003.

Mr. Francis served in the United States Army from 1959-62. He retired from the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad in 1991 and from South Range Schools in 2000.

They both attend Greenford Christian Church.