MT. VERNON —
Robert and Marcella Payne of Mt. Vernon will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, hosted by their children, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30 at Epworth United Methodist Church Family Center, 401 Main Street, Mt. Vernon.
They were married Dec. 30, 1972, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon by the Rev. Marvin Friesner.
Robert is the son of the late Albert and Zulema Payne of Wayne City and Marcella is the daughter of the late Norval and Ellnetta Marlow of Mt. Vernon.
The couple have four children, Justin Payne and fiance Kortny Bullard and daughter Stacie Bullard of Opdyke; Jessica (Jerry) Case and son Cruz of Bluford; Jeremy Payne of Kingman, Ariz.; and Jared Payne and son Tristan Payne of Bluford.
Robert has one son, Robert Allen Payne, and grandson Dustin Payne of Bluford.
Your presence is your gift. Best wishes and cards will be appreciated.