Franklin C. and Carolyn R. Powell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 14.
They were married in the Steelton Church of Christ in New Martinsville on Feb. 14, 1964, by Ray Dotson, minister.
Carolyn is the daughter of the late Roy O' Neil and Wanda V.M. O'Neil Shreve. Franklin is the son of the late Benjamin A. and Minnie M. Cottrill Powell.
Franklin C. and Carolyn R. Powell
Franklin retired from the United States Air Force and Carolyn is retired from the United States Postal Service.
They are the parents of two sons, Benjamin (Andrea) of Woodstock, Ga. and Franklin II of Charleston, W.Va.; a grandson, Adam, of Charleston; and a granddaughter, Gwynne of Grand Rapids, Mich.
A reception will be held Feb. 15 in the Social Room on Main Street in Belmont, W.Va., from 2-5 p.m.
The couple resides at 1966 Greens Run Road in St. Marys, W.Va.