Douglas and Mary Lou Bailes will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 19, 2018. They were married at the Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. D.W. Nicholson officiating.

He is retired. She works part-time at Dollar Tree in Parkersburg.

They are the parents of two children: son Kevin L. (Elizabeth) Bailes of Springfield, Ohio; and daughter Tammy M. (Kevin) Sallee of Washington, W.Va.

They have 5 grandchildren: Kamryn Sallee, Tayler Sallee, Kirsten Bailes, Jacob Bailes and Ella Bailes.

A private gathering of their family and friends is scheduled.