Ross: 57th wedding anniversary

Jim and Phyllis Ross celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 3. They were married on July 3, 1954 in Toronto, Ohio.

They are the parents of eight children: Cheryl King of Cleburne, TX; Becky Yocum of Steubenville; Patty Greenstreet of Stafford, VA; Ruth Ross of Manassas, VA; Jim Ross of Linden, VA; and Donna Birge of Warrenton, VA. They are also the parents of Cindy and John, both deceased.

They have five grandchildren: John Yocum of Columbus; Doug Yocum, who is serving in the U.S. Navy in Guam; Thomas Birge of Texas; James Birge of Warrenton, VA; and Ashley Ross of Linden, VA. They have two great grandchildren: Caden Yocum of Columbus and Grace Ross of Linden, VA.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana. The trip was an anniversary gift from their children Jim and Ruth, who escorted them.