James and Roseanne Martin of Eminence have been married for 50 years. The couple were married on Jan. 4, 1960.
James Martin was born in Louisville, and Roseanne Martin is from Shelbyville. Both were raised in nearby Eminence.
She spent the early years as a homemaker while he served in the United States Marine Corps. He saw two tours in Vietnam.
During his military career the family lived on both coasts (Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Bremerton, Wash.)