Ackermans celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary

Alexa and Charles Ackerman celebrate 60 years of marriage Aug. 5, 2015.

Mr. And Mrs. Charles Leland Ackerman celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 5, 2015.

Charles and Alexa grew up in St. George, South Carolina, as next door neighbors. After graduating from rival universities, Clemson and USC, they were wed in St. George United Methodist Church in 1955.

They moved to Mount Pleasant in 1959.

Charles is retired from Westvaco (30 years) and Alexa is a retired educator for Charleston County School District (30 years). She spent most of her career teaching the children of Mount Pleasant at Moultrie High School and Laing Middle. They have a daughter, Leslie Tanner (Dale) of Mount Pleasant and two grandchildren, Ford and Margaret of Charleston, South Carolina.