The celebration, which was hosted by the couple's children and their wives, was held at the Carnegie Hotel on Saturday, April 23, 2016, with friends and family.
The couple were married on April 23, 1966, at Cherokee Mountain Church by Rev. Otis Banks. Mr. Branum & Mrs. Branum are both retired after selling their business, Easy Way Lease and Rent-A-Car, Inc.
The couple have three children: Randy and wife Robin, John, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Greg and wife Vicki; six grandchildren, Randy and wife Shirra, Emily, Kathryn, Jenna, Haley, Tanner; 3 great grandchildren, Taylor, Madison, and Randy III.
The couple took a trip down the Gulf Coast.