PALESTINE — Herman and Merlene Williams celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 9. A dinner was held in their honor on Sept. 10 at the home of their granddaughter, Stephanie Wickware in Montalba. Hosts for the dinner were their children and spouses Herman, Jr. (Pearley) of Copperas Coves; Frances Skinner (Donald) of Desota; Linda Wickware (Samuel) of Palestine, Gary (Brenda) of Houston as well as their grandchildren. More than 85 family and friends were in attendance. Herman and Merlene were blessed with five children. Their daughter Deborah Keys is deceased. They have nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.