Tuesday, September 4, 2012 —
Bradley and Ellene Whitley Smith will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Sept. 9.
The couple was married on Sept. 9, 1962, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Oakboro.
They have three children: Michael Smith of Charlotte, Troy Smith of Norwood and Ellen Smith Watson of Matthews.
Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elton Whitley.
Mr. Smith is the son of Elizabeth Smith and the late Haywood Smith.
To celebrate their marriage, the couple honeymooned in Gatlinburg, Tenn. To celebrate their golden anniversary, the couple will cruise to the Bahamas.