Lewis Earl and Oleda Jane (Byrd) Bennett of Ratcliff, AR, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary with a drop-in reception in their honor, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, September 1, at Coles Chapel United Methodist Church located south of Branch, AR. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were married by Reverend S.C. Simpson Sr. on September 5, 1958. Over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett managed several businesses in the Ratcliff area including Little Creek Country Club and Caulksville Bowl. They were owners of Bennett’s Laundromat and Oleda’s Beauty Salon. Mr. Bennett also was a bus driver at County Line Schools for many years.


The couple has 3 children, Greg (Angela) of Kearney, MO., Geoff (Tracy) of Spokane, WA, and Marcia Parker (John) of Barling, AR. They have 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. All family and friends are invited to their celebration. The couple requests no gifts.