Loyd and Ellen Martin of Gainesville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 25, 1960, in Braselton. Loyd is retired from Chicopee/Johnson & Johnson. The couple has three daughters: Robin, married to Wayne Simpson; Rachel, married to Jody Tipton; and Rebecca, married to Keith Towe. They also have eight grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, Brooke, Kelsey, Skylar, Jacob, Joshua and Jordan. The couple celebrated in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and with a family beach trip to Panama City Beach, Fla.