Thomas “Mike” and Nancy Gum of Dunn, N.C., will celebrate their 50th anniversary. They were married on Aug. 26, 1967, at Fairview United Methodist Church in Washington, W.Va.

He is the son of the late James Blair and Zelma Gum. He worked at Johns Manville in Vienna until its closure and retired from DeBarr Trucking.

She is the daughter of the late Earl and Mary Virginia Smith. She was employed by Nashua Photo and Fenton Art Glass.

They are the parents of two children: Amy (Jay) Murray of Angier, N.C., and Bill (Jessica) Gum of Parkersburg.

They have two grandsons: J.T. Murray of Benson, N.C., and Noah Murray of Angier, N.C.

Their children invite friends and family to celebrate with them by sending cards to 1102 Merry St., Dunn, NC 28334.