Mr. and Mrs. Gary Payne, of Florence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, held by their children, at 2 p.m. March 17 at Harmony Baptist Mission Office in Sedalia.
Dorla Hazel and Gary Payne were married Jan. 19, 1963, at New Home Baptist Church in Warsaw, by the Rev. W.D. Martensen.
Mr. Payne is a retired Baptist minister. Mrs. Payne is a retired school employee.
They have four children, Debbie Williamson, Statesville, N.C.; Connie Rugen, of Camdenton, Sherri Collins, of Wellington, and Amy Cash, of Sedalia; and nine grandchildren.