Local man to celebrate 80th birthday

Henry Walton of the Ladd community will celebrate his 80th birthday Saturday with his children, friends and loves ones.

Walton was born at Ladd on June 16, 1933. When he was 18 years old he met and married the love of his life, Della Ruth Jackson (Adway) of Pine Bluff.

Shortly after starting their new lives together, they relocated to Chicago. In Chicago, Walton worked more than 40 years at Red Hot Chicago under Ladany family ownership, all while Della and he raised 12 children. Upon his retirement in 1995, Henry and Della returned to Ladd and built a home where they currently reside.

In his golden years, he loves helping, serving and giving to others. He currently works part-time delivering meals to elderly clients of the Area Agency of Aging in Pine Bluff. Henry and Della are faithful members of Bethel AME Church at Ladd.

The Ladany family of Chicago will also join in the celebration honoring Walton’s 80 years of life.