Carl and Mabel Lay of Vandalia celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 10.
Carl Lay, son of the late Frank and Minnie Lay, and Mabel Davidson, daughter of the late Guy and Grace (Godfrey) Davidson, were married on May 10, 1944, in Rossville, Ga.
Their attendants were Raymond Beeler and Ruth Franklin.
The couple has many children, 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A come-and-go reception honoring the Lays will be held from 2-4 p.m. this Sunday at Temple Baptist Church, located at Ill. Route 185 and Airport Road in Vandalia.
All family members and friends are invited. The couple requests no gifts, just attendance at the open house.