Mauritz "Bud" and Betty Hercules of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 16.
They were united in marriage Nov. 16, 1962 at Warwood United Methodist Church, Wheeling.
Betty Hercules is the daughter of Rebecca Fournier and the late John Smith.
Hercules is the son of the late Mauritz and Alice Hercules. He is retired after 34 years of working for the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp.
They have four daughters. The family includes Tina Hercules of Wheeling; Tammy McFadden and her husband, Ron, of Wheeling; Tracy Miller and her husband, John, of Wheeling and Theresa Costain and her husband, Brad, of Wheeling. They have 12 grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
They marked their anniversary by renewing their vows Friday, Nov. 16. They celebrated the occasion with family and friends.