J.R. and Beverly Dowell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Feb. 20. The couple was married Feb. 20, 1965, at Cloverport Wesleyan Church in Cloverport, Ky.
They have two children, Lisa (Chris) Jordan and Kimberly (Tim) Harper. They have four grandchildren, Tara, Tyler, Jackie and Jake, and five great-grandchilden, Addison, Emma, Bailey, Hayden and Liam.
The couple plans to celebrate with a trip to South Dakota in August.