Don and Joann Oakes

Mr. and Mrs. Don Oakes of Ocala, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7 at a reception held at Faith Tabernacle, Buckhannon, W.Va.

They were married Sept. 7, 1963, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring.

Mrs. Oakes is the former Joann Koon.

They have four children: Debbie Oakes of Lorton, Va.; Melissa Lawrence of Crystal River, Fla.; Duane of Alamosa, Colo.; and Donetta Zimmerman of Germantown, Md.

They also have 13 grandchildren.

Mr. Oakes retired from Safeway Stores Inc. after 41 years of service.

Mrs. Oakes retired from Payne Publishing Co., Manassas, Va., after 19 years of service.

They are members of St. Thomas United Methodist Church, Manassas.