Ritz anniversary

Forrest "Buck" and Nea Ritz of Columbus are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer in Hawaii with children and grandchildren.

Mr. Ritz and the former Nea Gilmore were married May 22, 1971, at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. The reception was held at the home of Nea’s parents, Hooley and Nelva Gilmore.

Mr. Ritz is employed with Milestone Contractors and Mrs. Ritz is retired.

The couple have two children, Allison (Brian) Clark and the late Bryan Ritz, and three grandchildren.