BELLS — Obie and Frances Rutledge of Bells marked their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family dinner in Garland. A cruise is planned for a later date.
The Rutledge’s were married Aug. 17. 1963 at the Sedalia Baptist Church near Van Alstyne. Officiating was the Rev. Mac Pope.
Frances Rutledge is the daughter of the late Arthur Fred and Mary Pearl (Grissom) Russell. She graduate in 1960 from Van Alstyne High School, attended Grayson County College and graduated from Southeastern State College in Durant, Oklahoma with a bachelor of arts degree in education. She went on to earn her master of education degree from East Texas State University in Commerce. She first worked for the Grayson-Collin Electric Co-Op and then the Denison Independent School District, followed by teaching at Blue Ridge Elementary School and Bells Elementary School, retiring after 31 years of service.
Obie Rutledge is the son of the late Obie W. and Goldie (Pierce) Rutledge. He graduated from Whitewright High School, attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock and graduated from East Texas State College in Commerce, earning a bachelor of science degree and a master of education degree. He taught school in Plainview, Marshall High School, Bells Elementary School, Trenton High School and Savoy High School, retiring after 32 years of service. He is also a cattle rancher.
Both are members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.