John David Mathers and Karen Lou Mathers will celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The couple was married July 24, 1964, by her brother-in-law, the Rev. Dr. William P. Snider at Strait Creek Baptist Church in Brohard, W.Va.

He is the son of John Cleston Mathers and Fern Mathers Clevenger.

He retired from DuPont after 38 years of service.

She is the daughter of K.W. and Dessie Fox.

She worked at Huntington Bank and retired after 18 years of service.

They are the parents of two sons: Gregory (Kathy) of Washington, W.Va., and Scott (Eva) of Raleigh, N.C.

They have six grandchildren, Lydia, Grace, Luke, Hayden, Rachel and Della.

As gifts to their parents, their sons and daughters-in-law planned a week-long trip to New York City and a reception in their honor at the Grand Pointe Conference Center, which was held July 12 and attended by invited family and friends.