Gene and Mamie Staton of Toad Suck, formerly of Conway, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 25, 2012, at a dinner given by their three children, Donald (Donna) Staton of Dyer, Ark., Randy (Kim) Staton of Conway and Karen (Al) King of Daphne, Ala.
The Statons were married Aug. 22, 1952, in Los Angeles, Calif., while Mr. Staton was in the Navy.
Mr. Staton was born in Elmira, Ark., to the late Seab and Modena Staton of England, Ark., and is a retired farmer. He enjoys fishing on the Arkansas River.
Mrs. Staton is the daughter of the late Ralph and Lena Walker of Los Angeles, originally of Roxton, Texas. She retired from Staton’s Draperies after more than 30 years in business.
They have eight granddaughters and seven great-grandchildren.
The couple can be sent letters and cards of congratulations to: 114 Toad Suck Ln., Bigelow, AR 72016.