Mr. and Mrs. Larry "Sci" Hickenbottom of Carthage will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married June 9, 1968, at First United Methodist Church in Carthage.
Mrs. Hickenbottom is the former Beverly Thompson, daughter of the late Eddie and Eunice Thompson of Carthage. Mr. Hickenbottom is a son of the late Paul and Gladys Hickenbottom of Sciota.
They are the parents of Todd (Kelly) Hickenbottom of Hebron, Ind., and Shannon (Jim) Short of Carthage. They have four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Hickenbottom owned their own construction company, retiring in 2009. He was also a girls basketball coach for 21 years with the Carthage Bluegirls, Illini West Lady Chargers, West Hancock Lady Titans and currently coaches women's basketball at Southeastern Community College.
They enjoy all sporting events and especially attending their grandchildren's events. They are members of First United Methodist Church, where each are on several committees. He also enjoys gardening and she enjoys quilting.