Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Joe Allen, Melbourne, Fla., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, at a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Embreeville United Methodist Church, Highway 81 South, Jonesborough.
The couple were married on Dec. 23, 1961, at Embreeville Methodist Church by the Rev. Jack P. Weikel.
Mr. Allen is an adjunct professor for the World Wide Campus of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mrs. Allen is the former Millie Ann Robinette. She is a retired educator.
The couple have one child, the late Christopher K. Allen; and one grandchild, Jessica Allen, Melbourne, Fla.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to EUMC youth group.