Wayne and Martha Gilbert of Vale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 19, 2012. The couple celebrated with a family trip to Nashville, Tenn. and a trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn. Their children are Crystal Hartsoe and husband Don, Shannon Tally and husband Shon, and Brad Gilbert. Their grandchildren are Ashlyn Hartsoe and Katie Tally. Wayne is a Marine Corps Veteran and retired from Carolina Freight Carriers. Martha is a retired business teacher at West Lincoln High School.