Joseph B. and J. Virginia Knight Bayne of Leesburg, Fla., celebrated their 50th anniversary Oct. 14, 2017. They enjoyed a 30-day cruise to celebrate.
They were married at the Stout Memorial Methodist Church chapel by Rev.John L. Holbert. Their parents Joseph C. and Mildred Grace Bayne and Smith C. and Norma M. Knight witnessed the ceremony.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Parkersburg in many capacities. He was superintendent of mails and officer in charge at the post office in New Martinsville for 5 years. In 1990, he beame post master of Ranson, W.Va., until his retirement in 2000.
She was a hair dresser that worked in several salons and Arlington Health Care.
They both enjoyed softball and volleyball as recreation in Parkersburg, Charles Town and Martinsburg. They attended Grace Baptist while raising their family and as retirees.
They lived in Parkersburg and Orlando Fla.
They have three daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren living in the Parkersburg area.