Bill and Barbara Cummins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married in Holdenville June 28, 1957, at the home of Elston and Evelyn Davis. Barbara’s aunt Gladys Swinhart made her wedding dress and will be attending their reception.

After they wed, they resided in Seminole, where Barbara worked at the Canadian Valley Electric COOP and Bill worked for Frank Harbor Buick.

After one year, they moved to Oklahoma City and had their first son, Bill Jr. in 1958. At the time, Bill worked at Norton Buick.

They then moved to Roswell, N.M. for five years. During that time, their second son, Marty, was born in 1961. Bill worked for Reliable Motors as assistant parts manager. Barb worked for the Western Gas Service.

In 1964, the family moved to Norman. Bill worked at Smith Newman Motor Company, which later became Al Salyer Olds-Cadillac. Barbara began working at the Oklahoma Gas and Electric COOP and retired in 1994 after 30 years of service.

In 1972 Bill became a full time farmer in the Slaughterville area, specializing in horse quality bermuda grass hay. They moved from Norman to the farm in 1975.

Bill retired from the farm in 2006 and built a new home in Noble.

Barbara still has a part-time job in the accounting department of food services at OU.

They are now enjoying classic cars and traveling.

Barbara and Bill celebrated their 50th and Marty and LaDeana celebrated their 25th by traveling to Hawaii last March. This was Bill’s second time to see the island of Oahu since he had been there in the 50s with the Navy.

Bill Jr. resides in the Noble area with his wife, Joyce. They have two children, Kenny and Missy and four grandchildren, Morgan, Taylor, Alyssa and Alex.

Marty lives in the Norman area with his wife LaDeana. They have two children, Joshua and Madalyn.

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