Joe and Brenda Payne, 229 Boone Ridge, Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at Harrison Christian Church.
The couple were married on Aug. 30, 1963.
Mr. Payne is self-employed. He is former owner of J&J Marine, among other family businesses.
Mrs. Payne is the former Brenda Rambo. She is the daughter of Bea Garland, Johnson City. She is a homemaker and worked in the family businesses.
They are active members of Harrison Christian Church.
The couple have four children, Joe Payne Jr. and wife Wendy of Blountville, Lisa Payne of Kingsport, Lora Hutson and husband Mike of Kingsport, and Amy Birchfield and husband David of Gray; seven grandchildren, John and Nick Payne, Daniel Denton, Alex Yonce and John Coates, and David and Brittany Birchfield; and great-grandchild Dayton and honorary great-grandchildren Kaden, Kara, Brooklyn, Aiden and J.T.