SIKESTON -- Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate with the Rev. and Mrs. Bill Martin on their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Martin and the former Margie Dempsey were married Dec. 7, 1953, in Jonesboro, Ark. They will renew their wedding vows in a 2 p.m. ceremony at New Beginnings Fellowship Church, 720 David Lane, where Martin serves as pastor. The Rev. Carl O'Dell, pastor of the Parma Church of God, will perform the ceremony.
They are the parents of Cindy Shipley of Sikeston and Eugene Martin of Bell City and have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.