Couple Marks Golden

Everett and Brenda Simmons of Sistersville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 24.

They were united in marriage Aug. 24, 1963 in New Martinsville.

Brenda Simmons is the daughter of the late Fred and Pauline Hicks Hixenbaugh of Burton. She is retired from Wetzel County Schools.

Everett Simmons is the son of the late Otis and Pearl Gilbert Simmons of New Martinsville. He is retired from Ormet. The couple also owned Photography by Simmons.

They are the parents of two children. The family includes Michael and his wife, JoBeth, of New Martinsville and Diane and her husband, Tom, of St. Albans. They have four grandchildren.

They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Canada.