Givens: 50th wedding anniversary

James E. Givens and Sandra D. Stroup Givens will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20. They are originally from Rock Hill, Ohio, and currently reside in Semmes, Ala. They were married Jan. 20, 1962 in Poland, Ohio. Howard Simpson was the best man, and Donna Simpson was the maid of honor.

They have three children: Stephanie Williams, Mark Givens and Sharon Sims. Grandchildren are Kelsey Williams, Aaron Sims, Tyler Sims, Arden Sims, Conner Givens and Sean Givens.

In place of an anniversary party, the children invite friends to shower them with cards in honor of the occasion. For their mailing address, please contact Stephanie at using “50th Anniversary” in the subject line.