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Mr. and Mrs. Ben McGovern will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 22.
They will celebrate with their children and spouses and grandchildren with a barbecue and a friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em.
McGovern and the former Joan Armstrong were married on May 22, 1951, in St. Louis.
He is the retired founder and owner of Cedar
Bluff 24-Hour Towing. She is the retired dispatcher
for the towing company and peacekeeper for the family.
The couple has four children, Kathy M. Rogers, Kingston; Terri Utsey, Rockwood; Mike McGovern, Knoxville; and Suzi Wilson, Friendsville.
There are four grandchildren, Stephen D. Brooks Jr., Lenoir City; Misty D. Johnson, Blount County; Brooke Johnson, Texas; and Brett Banhagel, Friendsville; and two great-grandchildren, Jacoby Storm Johnson and Jenna Suzanne Johnson, both of Texas.