Duvalls renew vows on 50th Anniversary

Bobby and Mary Duvall of Sallisaw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 13 with a renewal of vows ceremony at Tabyana Beach, Roatan, Honduras, while traveling with their family on board of Carnival Cruise Dream.

The couple was married on July 13, 1968, in Adair County by the Rev. Dennis Gonzales. They have two children, Joey Duvall and his wife, Dalene, of Sallisaw, and Heather Duvall Anderson and her husband Jayme, also of Sallisaw. The couple said they have three “beautiful” granddaughters, Jessika Duvall of Bend, Ore., and Jamey Duvall and Sayde Anderson, both of Sallisaw; and one “handsome” grandson, Seth Anderson of Sallisaw.

The  renewing of vows ceremony was conducted by their son, the Rev. Joey Duvall, pastor of New Beginnings Church in Brushy. The actual ceremony was held on the Island of Roatan, and was held in the presence of the couple's other children and grandchildren.

Mary Duvall, is the former Mary Lois Adair. She is the former owner of Sister's Salon and Spa in Sallisaw, and retired recently after 46 years as a hair stylist.  

Bobby Duvall is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and is retired from Gerber Products in Fort Smith, Ark. He was employed with the company for 42 years before he also retired from the company. The couple attended schools and met in Adair County but have made Sallisaw their home for the past 50 years. They are members of New Beginnings Church where Bobby Duvall serves as a deacon.

A reception for the couple will be announced and held at a later date.

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