Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
He is a native of Baywood and was graduated from Galax High School in 1951. Lorena Byrd is a native of Sheldon, Iowa.
They met while students at Milligan College, Tenn., and were married in Paris, France, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army.
John Byrd taught at Galax High School 1958-1966. Lorena held temporary teaching positions at Fries High School, Independence High School, Oakland Elementary, and Galax High.