Mr., Mrs. Burton D. Ayers observe 70th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Burton D. Ayers, of Williamsport, observed their 70th wedding anniversary Oct. 5, 2013.

They were married by a Methodist minister in Bingingham, N.Y. Mrs. Ayers attends Garden View Baptist Church.

Mrs. Ayers, the former, Beatrice Marie Webber, is a native of Springville. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Author James Webber. She graduated from Tunkhannock High School, Tunkhannock, in 1943, and is a housewife.

Mr. Ayers, a native of Newton, was raised by the late Mr. and Mrs. William D. Ayers. He attended Newton Ransom High School and served eight months in the Army before receiving a medical discharge. He retired from Avco in 1984.

They are the parents of two sons, Burton D. Jr. and Kevin, both of Williamsport; and a daughter, Bonnie Bailey, of Howard.

There are six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a celebration was held at their home on Oct. 5.