Martins to Mark 50th

Gary and Carolyn Martin of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Glen Dale, will observe their 50th anniversary Friday, March 14.

They were united in marriage March 14, 1964 in Paden City.

Carolyn Martin is the daughter of the late Claude and Vandilla Copenhaver of Smithfield, W.Va.

Gary Martin is the son of the late Cecil “Eddie” and Effie Martin of Moundsville and Tampa.

The Martins are retired from State Farm Insurance Agency of Moundsville.

They have two children. The family includes Lori Nelson and her husband, Andrew, of Tampa and Jon Martin and his wife, Rain, of Lutz, Fla. They have three grandsons and a granddaughter.

They will celebrate their anniversary with a party at their son’s home in Lutz from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The party will be hosted by their family.

Family members said cards would be appreciated and can be sent to Lori Nelson for opening and sharing at the celebration. Her address is 2610 Heatherwood Drive, Tampa, FL 33618.