HALEYVILLE - A very special couple is celebrating a milestone in their lives today, one that very few people every reach.
Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, is the 76th wedding anniversary of Oras and Dean Wakefield, of Haleyville. They were married on May 5, 1945.
The Wakefields have been members of First Baptist Church in Haleyville for 60 years. Oras was an active deacon at the church for many years, and Dean taught small children in Sunday school.
Dean also worked as a seamstress, making drapes for the public. God has richly blessed them through the years.
The Wakefields are the parents of two children, Marlon (Sandra) Wakefield, of Haleyville and Elaine Wakefield (Warren) Miller, of Helena. They have five grandchildren, Shane (Heather) Wakefield, Amber (Brad) Taylor, Lance (Emily) Miller, Blakeley (Jared) Spann and Celeste Miller. The couple also has seven great-grandchildren, Cody Wakefield, Liam Taylor, Brodie and Ella Kate Spann and Finley, Reid and Drake Miller.
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