Clayton and Patricia C. Carnes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29, 2013, with a party at the Historic Lancaster County Courthouse given by their children.
They were married July 4, 1963, in Lancaster.
They have two children, Scott Carnes and his wife, Linda, and Stefanie Carnes Stacks and her husband, Blake, and five grandchildren.
Clayton retired from the S.C. National Guard, from the S.C. Department of Corrections and from Joslyn Clark Control. Patricia is a Mack Truck Inc. retiree.