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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.

John and Shirley Jacob celebrate 50 years of marriage

Jacob On Saturday, Jan. 21, John and Shirley Jacob had a golden time as they celebrated their 50-year anniversary with family and friends. The day began with them renewing their vows at St. Peter Catholic Church and ended with a scrumptious luncheon. There were over 100 in attendance, including two of John's sisters, Mary Finley and Rosina Joffrion from Pineville, La., and his niece, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley from Lafayette, La. The event was orchestrated by their two daughters, Michelle Jacob from Dallas, Texas, and Linda Richardson from White Hall. John and Shirley's grandchildren, J.B., Alexis, Myles, Michael and John, and great-granddaughter, Haylee Nicole, were also in attendance.