Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Pickney will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 24, in the fellowship hall of Alton Assembly of God Church. The Pickneys have five children -- Maxine Hayes and her husband, Johnny, of Senath, Mo., Joyce Cates and her husband, Herman, of Alton, Clay Pickney and his wife, Sue, and Pat Miller and her husband, Mike, all of Springfield, and Jim Pickney and his wife, Judy, of Buffalo, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and 13 step-grandchildren.With a celebration beginning at 1:30 p.m. R.C. and Jane will reaffirm their wedding vows to one another with their pastor, the Rev. Fred Perkins leading them.Invitations are extended by the couple to join them and their children, grandchildren, and church family to celebrate this occasion.The couple request no gifts, only the presence of their family and friends.