Duane and Carolyn (Cardin) Payne, of Maryville, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 20, 1968, at Kagley’s Church in Maryville by officiating minister, the late Fred Garner.

Their family includes son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Katie Payne, of Alcoa, and four grandchildren.

Duane is retired from ALCOA and Carolyn is a retired teacher for Blount County Schools and Alcoa City Schools. They are members of Kagley’s Chapel Church.

The Payne’s celebrated with a private reception at Kagley’s Chapel Church on Dec. 21.

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