Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolford of Salem were honored on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary at a surprise reception on Sept. 6 at the Salem First Friends Church.
The festivities were hosted by their sons and spouses, Eric and Missy Wolford of Salem, Kevin and Melissa Wolford of Columbus, and Darren Wolford of Mineral Ridge.
Also participating were their five grandchildren, Sabrina, Aaron, Zachary, Koltyn and Klatyn.
The former Betty Rowley and Mr. Wolford were married on Sept. 7, 1968, by the late Rev. Paul T. Gerrard and the Rev. Olaf Nelson at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church in Lisbon.
Mr. Wolford is the mayor of Salem. He owned and operated Jerry's Barber Shop for 48 years and Salem Video Arts for 25 years.
Mrs. Wolford is a hair dresser and operates BJ's Family Hair Care Center in Salem.
The Wolfords celebrated their anniversary recently with a Caribbean cruise.