LeRoy and Louise Haney celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary at their home Sherwood earlier this week.

They were married in Benton on July 1, 1944. The Haney’s owned and operated Haney Auto Supply Warehouse in North Little Rock for 41 years before they sold the business to O’Reilly Auto Parts in 2001. Their greatest joys are being with their family and their travels throughout Europe, the Caribbean and West Africa. Family members regard Mrs. Haney as a strong matriarch and Mr. Haney as a legendary story teller.

They are longtime members of Scott United Pentecostal Church.

The Haney’s have five children, Jerry Haney (deceased), Patricia Hoeffken (Charles), Stephen Haney (Patricia), Melody Dycus (Gary) and Melvin Handy (deceased). They have 13 grandchildren, Jerry Haney, Jr., Tamara Haney, Charles Hoeffken III, Tiffany Moore, Candy Blackwell, Stephen Haney, Brittany Brewer, Crystal Holsted, Charity Hagemeier, Courtney Dycus, Gary Dycus, Shawn Ward and Linzy Haney. They also have 13 great grandchildren, Anthony Haney, Nathaniel Haney, Melanie Richie, Jordan Muller, Haley Blackwell, Brock Blackwell, Stella Brewer, Jaci Holsted, Lauren Holsted, Knox Dycus, Emily Ward, Breanna Ward, and Keeley Ward.