Charles Edward and LaFreda Anderson will celebrate their 50th anniversary on June 16, 2013.
They were married during a wedding ceremony held June 16, 1963, at Ruth AME Zion Methodist Church, Sharon, Pa. The Rev. David Thomas officiated.
The couple have three daughters, Dorothy Anderson of Warren, Stacy (Rod) Mitchell of Bowie, Md., and Hope Anderson of Colombia, Md. They also have one grandchild.
Charles and LaFreda Anderson
Charles, a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, a Marine Corps active reservist and a former Trumbull County sheriff's deputy, retired from Packard Electric Security Department in 1995.
LaFreda worked for Sears & Roebuck before taking a human resource position in the personnel department at General Motors Corp. Lordstown Complex. She retired from GM on June 1, 2001, after 33 years of service. She is a member of Warren First Assembly of God Church.
The couple will celebrate with an intimate family dinner. A larger celebration is planned for July 27, 2013, at the couple's home.