SIKESTON -- The Rev. and Mrs. William H. Newman mark their 65th wedding anniversary today, and recently they received a congratulatory note from President and Mrs. George W. Bush.
On Dec. 2, 1939, in New Madrid, William H. Newman and Glenda Holtzhoser were married. They have three children, Ronald Lee Newman and his wife, Rebecca, of Conway, Ark., Kay Campbell of Sikeston and the late Debra Newman; five grandchildren, Matthew Newman of Conway, Kimberly Dusold, Darla Royer, Darren Campbell and his wife, Jennifer, all of St. Louis and the late William George Campbell; and seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Williams has been a minister for 52 years, and the couple are a member of Bethel Baptist Church.