Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lowery of Paducah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their children in Reidland on April 30.
Mr. Lowery and the former Janice LaNell Dunn were married April 29, 1961, in Metropolis, Ill., by Ellis Croach, justice of the peace. Their attendants were Clarence and Ruth Lowery.
Mrs. Lowery is the daughter of the late Trudy and Earl Dunn.
Mr. Lowery is a retired towboat engineer. He is the son of the late Clarence and Mattie Lowery.
They have two children: Randy Lowery and Mony Lowery, both of Lone Oak; and one grandchild.