Bill and Janet Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7, 2014. Janet is the daughter of the late Elmer and Katherine Stewart, and Bill is the son of the late William and Lula Mai Simpson, all from the Covington area. The couple has four children and has resided in Crittenden County, Ark. since 1972. They are members of First United Methodist Church of West Memphis.
Janet retired this year from the West Memphis School District after completing 24 years as a teacher and literacy coach. Bill retired in 2006 from The Commercial Appeal after 36 years and continues his photography business.
The couple will travel to the Red Apple Inn at Heber Springs for a few days and then on to Paris, France for 10 days.