BENTON — Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mitchell of Benton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Hawaiian cruise and a family dinner at Patti’s restaurant in Grand Rivers.
Mr. Mitchell and the former Linda Sue Cunningham were married Aug. 17, 1963, by Dr. Billy G. Hurt at First Baptist Church in Benton. Their attendants were James Morris Peyton and Brenda Henderson.
Mrs. Mitchell is the daughter of the late Rudy and Ruby Cunningham. She is retired from the McCracken County Board of Education at Lone Oak Elementary School.
Mr. Mitchell is the son of the late Ovid Mitchell and the late Pauline Gray. He is retired from USEC with 30 years’ service.
They have two children: Renee Mitchell Buehrer of Ballwin, Mo., and Joe David Mitchell of Lexington; and two granddaughters.