Stephenson's Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Don and Norma Stephenson

Don and Norma Stephenson of Benton will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary August 5.

Mr. Stephenson and the former Norma Sue Pickard were married on August 5, 1950, by Brother Baxter at the First Christian Church in Mayfield with Mary Belle Kaler Beckman and Lynwood Smith serving as witnesses.

Mrs. Stephenson is the daughter of the late Charles and Ova Pickard of Mayfield. She is a retired teacher from the Simpson and McCracken County school systems.

Mr. Stephenson is the son of the late Oliver and Elizabeth Stephenson of Louisville. He is a retired school administrator from the McCracken County and Simpson County school systems.

They are the parents of Charles “Rick” Stephenson of Paducah, Donna (Brad) Cook of Louisville, Diane (Ray) Barga of Benton, and Terry (Patty) Stephenson of Spartanburg, South Carolina. They have 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

A private family celebration is planned August 8, 2020.