Wilks and Sue Harper celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Wilks Harper and Sue McCombs were married on June 10, 1967, at Row Church of God in Colcord.

Wilks was an elementary teacher at Colcord Schools and later became elementary principal until retirement. He then continued to stay busy working on the family farm east of Colcord.

Sue was a stay at home mom who raised their four children. She taught choir at Colcord schools for a short time, then volunteered teaching music at a private school in Gravette, Arkansas. She has provided piano lessons from her home to countless students for many years.

The Harpers have been very active in their church, Grace Meadows Fellowship in Maysville, Arkansas, where they lead the music and help in many other areas of service.

The couple have four children: Shannon, Gwen, Jana and Brent, who all live close by. Shannon married Carrie Meyer and they have two sons, Brandon and Dylan. Gwen married Johnny Jones and they have one son, Kelby. Jana married Johnnie Austin and they have two daughters, Brittany and Courtney. Brent married Candice Burns and they have two sons, Mack and Rex.