Michael and Elaine Lawrence of Smiths Grove celebrated their 50th anniversary May 17, 2019.
Lawrence and the former Elaine Furlong were married May 17, 1969, in Bowling Green.
The couple have two daughters, Lodema Burgess (Jamie) of Morgantown and LaDonna Mathis (Phillip) of Springfield, Tenn. They also have three grandchildren, Raylan Burgess and Olivia and Wyatt Mathis.
The couple celebrated with a Florida excursion.