Jerry and Barbara Mathis of Hardy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 20.
Jerry Mathis and the former Barbara Utley were married May 21, 1956, at Southern Baptist College. Mr. Mathis retired from Arkansas State University and Mrs. Mathis retired from Nettleton School in 1988 and they moved to Hardy.
Mr. and Mrs. Mathis are the parents of five children, Carol Barnhill, Gail Hollaway, Doug Mathis and Robin Nichols of Jonesboro and Kathy Dunaway of Mountain Home. They also have 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A reception in their honor will be hosted by their children at New Hope Baptist Church on Highway 175 north of Hardy from 1 to 3 p.m. May 20.
Everyone is welcome.
The Mathises request no gifts.