James Willingham and Barbara Guidry of Bridge City were married in Orange on Nov. 9, 1962. The Rev. Cooper Waters performed the ceremony. Their marriage was blessed by Father Sacko of St. Mary Catholic Church.

The Willinghams have one daughter and two grandchildren. James retired from DuPont after 36 years. Barbara is a homemaker. Their daughter and son-in-law hosted a dinner party for their anniversary. James and Barbara are members of St. Francis Catholic Community in Orange.