Phyllis and Vernon Fox celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 22. They renewed their vows at Church of Our Savior with John West officiating. They have been residents of Martinez for 50 years. She is a retired nurse from Columbia and Richmond counties, and he was a Marine. Their five children are Janice Twaddle, Murray Fox (deceased), Mayme Walsh, Lynda Ivey and Elaine Lord. They have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.