ADVANCE, MO (KFVS) - Advance couple Ivan and Gavada (Corbin) Woodfin will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16.
The Woodfins were married in 1947 in Piggott, Ark. Both born in Bollinger County, Missouri, they lived there until moving to Advance in 1996.
Mrs. Woodfin was a teacher in the Zalma R-5 School District from 1941 to 1980 and Mr. Woodfin was self-employed, owning a trucking business. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in both the Atlantic and Pacific fronts.
They are both long-time members of Bethel General Baptist Church of rural Advance and have been members of the Missouri Delta Airstream Club since 1992. They enjoyed spending their winters in Florida from 1990 to 2010.
The Woodfins have three children: Beverly Woodfin Leslie in Clarksville, Ind., Stan (Andi) Woodfin in Oran, Mo. and Todd (Cheryl) Woodfin in Advance, Mo.