Dickey and Kathy Smith Billings of Elkin will celebrate their 55th anniversary Sept. 21. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1963.
The couple will celebrate with an anniversary trip to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend a Braves game and participate in other planned activities.
The Billings have two children, Richie Billings and husband Booker Young of Atlanta and the late Jamie Groce. Their family includes grandson, Matthew Groce and wife Julie of Elkin; great-grandsons, Nathan Groce and Weston Groce; granddaughter, Kimberly Blackburn and husband Troy of Elkin; great-grandsons, Carter Blackburn and Sawyer Blackburn; and great-granddaughter, Emrie Blackburn.
Mr. Billings is retired from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, and Mrs. Billings is retired from Elkin City Schools.