J.L. and Jewel Hesteande of Decatur will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary July 25, 2012, with a reception 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at First Baptist Church of Decatur hosted by their local children and grandchildren.
J.L. Hesteande and the former Jewel Byford were married July 25, 1942, in Gainesville.
They have three children: Keith Hesteande of Daegu City, South Korea, and Arlena Cude and Darlena Hoyl, both of Decatur; and four grandchildren.
J.L. was a general contractor and carpenter. Jewel assisted her groom with painting and sold Avon for 12 years. They are members of First Baptist Church of Decatur.