Billy Dean Kunkel and Geraldine Ables were united in marriage on Nov. 26, 1960 in Batesville, Ark. Geraldine is the daughter of the late Will and Marie Ables. Billy Dean is the son of the late Roscoe and Susie Kunkel all of Evening Shade.
To this 50-year marriage were born four children, Wanda Girtman of Cave City, Linda Landers of Ash Flat, Betty Kolb of Harrison and Charles Kunkel of Poughkeepsie. They are also the proud grandparents of 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Except for a very short period of living in St. Louis, Mo., they have lived their entire 50-years of married life in Evening Shade, Ark.
Billy Dean is employed by the Sharp County Road Department and Geraldine has ben employed in the lunchroom at the Evening Shade Math and Science campus for 34 years.