The two were married on May 17, 1952 in Centre, Ala. They met in 1945 in the fifth grade at Armuchee Grammar School.
The couple has three children, Deborah of Lilburn, Timothy of Fayetteville and Susan of Tarpon Springs, Fla. They also have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Arthur retired from Eastern Air Lines after 32 years of service. Barbara retured from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service after 23 years.
They are members of First Baptist Church of Rome and say the most memorable times of their lives are the births of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and the happy times they have shared as a family.