James Arthur and Sylvia Martin Kessler of Magnolia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11, 2012.
They were married on May 11, 1962, in Westminister Presbyterian Church in Louisville by Rev. Syngman Rhea.
Jim, the son of the late Rupert and Lucille Kessler, is a retired air force veteran.
Sylvia, the daughter of the late Lebert and Lina Martin, is a homemaker.
They have four daughters, Lina Hamilton, Lisa Howard, Karen Walker and Nancy Lane; and eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.