Augustine and Johnnie Smith celebrate anniversary with family, friends


Augustine and Johnnie Smith of Pine Bluff recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 26 with close family and friends at Tastesetter Eatery.

Johnnie B. Harris Smith is the daughter of Mary Gordon Harris and the late Lee Willie Harris. Augustine is the son of the late John and Sarah Smith. The couple was introduced at the home of a relative in Chicago, Ill. They married on Saturday, May 26, 1962, and from this union have four daughters; Felicia Smith Welch (Kevin), Pamela Smith, Paula Smith Allen (Darryl), and Cynthia Ramey (Alonzo). They have five grandchildren; Sidney, Brian, Alana, Kristin and Evan, and one great-grandchild, K’Mya.

Johnnie and her sisters also honored their mother who is 98 years old.

The couple is enjoying retirement and will celebrate their joyous marriage with a long overdue honeymoon.