Robert G. “Bob” and Shirley Hammond will celebrate their 50th anniversary on July 1.

They were married in Clifton Forge, Va., in 1963.

She is the daughter of the late Walter and Edith Hall. She retired from Thift Drug Store in 1986.

He is the son of Robert and Pearl Hammond. He retired from Johns Manville in December 1995.

They have six children, Bob (Lynne) Hammond of Santa Rosa, Calif., Perry (Sherry) Hammond, Tim (Linda) Hammond and Macaria Best of Parkersburg, Marvin (Dianne) Bennett of Vienna, and Vernon (Lisa) Bennett of Nashville, Tenn.

They also have 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

They will celebrate with family and friends at their home July 6.