Gary Lee and Carolyn Corley Channell

Gary Lee and Carolyn Corley Channell of Elkins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 12 with a private dinner for immediate family in the Kings Room at the 1863 Grill and Restaurant. The celebration continued with a reception at their residence.

They were married by June 12, 1965, by the Rev. Charles Parrish at the Wayside EUB Church on Isner Creek. The couple met while they were students at Tygarts Valley High School.

Mr. Channell is the son of the late Fred and Gladys Channell and grew up in Valley Head. Mr. Channell retired from Kroger as produce department manager after 34 years of service.

Mrs. Channell is the daughter of the late Rev. Kenneth and Jean Corley and grew up in Mill Creek. Mrs. Channell is the information systems manager at Davis Trust Company where she has worked for 43 years.

They are members of the First United Methodist Church of Elkins.

Mr. and Mrs. Channell have two children, Tamala (Charles) Lawson of Harrisonburg, Va., and Dr. Timothy (Marsha) Channell of Radford, Va. They also have four grandchildren, Cassandra (Tim) Lawson Hemingway, Alexander Lawson, Garrett Channell and Ethan Channell.