They were married on December 22, 1953, in Corinth, Miss.
Mrs. Thweatt, the former Mary Harrell, is the daughter of the late Euckley and Helen Harrell.
Mr. Thweatt is the son of the late Evert and Helon Thweatt. He is also retired from Bills Carquest Auto Parts in Benton, where he was the owner and operator for 20 years.
Their children are Gary Thweatt of Benton, Joyce Adair of Benton, and Renita Hite of LaVergne,Tenn. They have six grandchildren and one great grandson.
They are celebrating with a family dinner at Patties 1880’s Restaurant in Grand Rivers.