Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stubblefield of Mount Vernon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family taking a special trip in the late fall.

Richard Stubblefield and Carolyn Fornear were married Oct. 14, 1967, in First Christian Church in Sesser, with Pastor Robert Grider performing the ceremony.

Mr. Stubblefield retired from Mount Vernon Township High School District 201 as chairman of the Social Studies Department. He also served 25 years as head advisor of the Mount Vernon Youth and Government program.   

Mrs. Stubblefield was the owner and operator of Carolyn's Kiddie College in Sesser, and retired as education coordinator for the Mount Vernon City Schools District 80 Early Childhood Programs.

They are the parents of three daughters, Jennifer and husband, Ed, Lobenhofer of Thousand Oaks, California, the late Sara Stubblefield of Mount Vernon, and daughter, Rebecca Stubblefield, who died in infancy. They are proud grandparents of 15-year-old Kyle and 11-year-old Zachary Lobenhofer.