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Leonard and Ethel Higgins celebrate 50 years of marriage

Higgins Leonard Higgins and Ethel Trice Higgins recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in the 50th state, Hawaii. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1963. They are the parents of Darryl L. Higgins and Kevin L. Higgins, both of Pine Bluff. They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The anniversary dinner at their home on Sept. 2 had about 40 guests.

Earl and Ruth Graham celebrate 66th wedding anniversary

Graham Earl and Ruth Graham of Pine Bluff recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. The Grahams were married in Fort Worth on Aug. 29, 1947, and moved to Pine Bluff in 1957. They are the parents of Bobby (Lydia) Graham of Corpus Christi, Texas, Denise (Jimmy) Grace of Pine Bluff, Dalene Graham of Hot Springs, Zack (Rhonda) Graham of Royal and the late Beverly Ray of El Dorado. Mr. and Mrs. Graham have eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Donnie and Charlotte Phillips celebrate 50th anniversary

Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Donnie M. Phillips of Watson Chapel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family during a July trip to the beach at Destin, Fla. Donnie Phillips married the former Charlotte Ann Allbritton on Nov. 2, 1962, at the Matthews Memorial Baptist Church in Pine Bluff. Mr. Phillips retired from the Cotton Belt Railroad (Union Pacific) after working there for 40 years. Charlotte retired from Wal-Mart Pharmacy after more than 20 years of service. They are the parents of daughters, Cathy Knowles of Arnett, Okla., and Donna Cox of Jacksonville, Ark. They are the grandparents of Autumn Knowles, Allie Knowles and Tyler Cox. Cards may be sent to their home at 3002 Taylor Drive, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603.

Arlie and Barbara Langrell to celebrate 50th anniversary

Langrell Arlie and Barbara Langrell will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their nephews and nieces, Ed and Lori Jones, and Marty and Sherry Staton, on Sept. 22 at Central Baptist Church EAB, 6107 Dollarway Road, from 2-4 p.m. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1962, at the home of Charles and Virginia Poore by Clyde Cutrell. Family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate. The couple requests no gifts please.