Virginia and Thad Spence of North Little Rock will celebrate their sixty wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple was married on March 14, 1953 at Garnder United Methodist Church in North Little Rock.

Virginia Spence formerly Howell is a retired registered nurse from the old Central Baptist Hospital. Thad Spence is a retired from Spence Sales Associates. The couple have a son, Bryan Spence and wife Lainie of North Little Rock and daughter, Jan Robertson and husband Jack of Little Rock; grandchildren, Sheffield Spence of North Little Rock and Allison Cook and husband Christopher of Memphis, Tenn.; and great-grandson, Thad Everett Cook of Memphis.