Richard and Linda Jones of Belington will celebrate 40 years of marriage on Dec. 11.
They were married at the United Methodist Church in Philippi by the late H.O. Poling and the Rev. Lejeune Lewis.
Mr. Jones is the son of the late Stewart and Barbara Jones. He is retired as a teacher from Barbour County Schools with 33 years of service.
Richard and Linda Jones
Mrs. Jones is the daughter of the late Carl F. and Cathern Phillips. She is retired from working in many restaurants in Philippi.
They are the parents of Melissa Miller and her husband, Shawn, of Montrose, Justin Jones of Great Falls, Mont., and Karen Daughtery of Buckhannon. They also have four grandchildren, Zachary, Micah and Mackenzie Miller of Montrose and Daren Daugherty of Buckhannon.
They are both members of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
The children request that family and friends honor the couple by sending cards to: Route 2 Box 141-H, Belington, WV 26250.
A private family dinner will be hosted to celebrate the event.