J.L. and Ethel Wood will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Friday, July 5, 2013, at their home with family and friends. The couple was married July 5, 1963, at the Lonoke County Courthouse.

Ethel Wood, formerly Ethel Brown, is retired factory worker. J.L. is a retired carpenter.

The couple has two sons, Wayne Wood and wife Karen of Furlow and Jimmy Wood and wife Brenda of Austin; daughters, Elaine Myers and husband Ronnie of Ward and Beverly Boggs and husband Odis of Cabot; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.