Jae Ray and Alma Whited celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August.
Jae Ray Whited is from Ash Flat, Ark., and is the son of the late Sherman and Thelma Whited.
Alma Marie is from Evening Shade, Ark., and is the oldest daughter of the late Will E. and Mary Marie Ables of Evening Shade.
They have one son, Rick, who lives in Stonewall, La., one granddaughter, Melina Marie who lives in Missoula, Mont., and one great-granddaughter, Paige Marie who lives in Missoula, Mont.
Jae and Alma Whited live in Bossier City, La.