James H. Taylor Sr. and Elvira Beatrice Taylor of Killeen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their children at Texas Land & Cattle in Killeen. They were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1963.
Mr. Taylor retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant major after 28 years.
Their children are Cathy Flowers, James H. Taylor Jr. and Angela Ricks, all of Denton, Monica Anderson of Midland and the late Diallo Taylor.
They have 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.