Marland and Belva (Thornton) Petit of Ash Flat will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 30. The couple was married in Westville, Ill., served 20 years in military life (Navy) and retired to Arkansas. Belva, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Thornton, was raised in Melbourne. The couple are the parents of four daughters, Cindy, Becky, Carol and Lori and one son, Fred. They also have 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.