FOLLANSBEE - C. Ralph and Violet M. Pierce of Follansbee celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on Nov. 3.
They were married on Nov. 3, 1942, in the parsonage of the Potter Memorial Presbyterian Church in Mingo Junction by the late Rev. Moss Rutan.
He is retired from Weirton Steel Division of National Steel.
The former Violet Nichols retired as an executive/legal secretary.
They are members of Finley United Methodist Church in Steubenville.
They have two children: Keith of Follansbee and Carol Burchfield of Steubenville. There are four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
The couple celebrated with family at a dinner at a local restaurant.