Dale and Ramona Ballard Hinkle celebrated their 50th anniversary in Raleigh June 23. The couple was married in 1956 at Asbury United Methodist Church, where they are still members. Dale is retired from Bernhardt Furniture in Shelby. Ramona retired from Duke Energy in Charlotte. Their children are Amy Puckett and her husband, Robert, of Raleigh, and Thomas Hinkle and his wife, Julie, of Wadesboro. They have a grandson, Gus Puckett.