Gene and Velda Jones will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a private family dinner Sunday, Aug. 21.
They were married on Aug. 19, 1951, by the late Rossing Smith. The ceremony took place in the home of the bride's grandmother, Mary M. Shamblin.
He is the eldest son of the late Harold and Rose Jones and she is the youngest daughter of the late Roy and Myrtle Bradley.
They have two daughters and sons-in-law: Becky and Jeff Martin of Ellenboro and Andrea and Alan Sinnett of Williamstown.
They have four grandchildren: Nick (Sarah) Martin of East Sparta, Ohio and Philip and Andrew Sinnett of Williamstown. The couple also have twin granddaughters, Sadie and Abby Martin, of East Sparta.
They are active members in the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church.
Jones has held several positions over the years in the church as Sunday School teacher, Lay-leader, choir director, and song leader to present. He was honored as WV Man of the Year in 1996 by the United Methodist Men WV Conference.
She has held several positions as well over the years as the resident church comedienne, Sunday School teacher and church secretary. They are both active with the Gideons, International.
He is now retired from professional photography, having worked for Paul Jack Studios, Pappas Brothers and Banner Printing. She has worked at Dils Brothers, Criss Concrete and the Masonic Fraternity and was a homemaker when their children were born.
It is requested that gifts be omitted. Cards would be appreciated and may be sent to 686 Cedar Grove Road, Parkersburg, W.Va., 26104.