Larry and Nellie Linger Cowell are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

They were married on Sept. 18, 1963, at the United Methodist Church on Murdoch Avenue in Parkersburg. The church was that of his grandfather, Ray Mayhall. The church no longer exists and it was replaced by a shopping area.

She is the daughter of Harold and Mary Linger of Deerwalk. He is the son of Robert and Mildred Cowell of Vienna.

They three sons, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The couple celebrated their marriage on Saturday by repeating their vows with a reception following at the Kanawha Community Building. Conducting the service was the cousin of the groom, the Rev. James Corbitt of Racine, Ohio.