James F. Stokes and Margaret Anne Stokes will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Nov. 3.

They were wed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in 1962, and have since lived in Apalachicola and raised four children.

Jim is retired from Fairpoint Communications and the Florida National Guard, Margaret Anne was part owner of the Seahorse Gift and Florist until selling in 1995.

Love and congratulations from your children, Nancy Stokes Shuler, Sharon Stokes Anthony, James F. Stokes, Jr. and Robert John Stokes, your eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.