William “Billy” and Shirley C. Hardee celebrated 60 years of marriage on Jan. 13. They were married in 1954. William “Billy” is the son of the late S. J. and Millie Jane Hardee. Shirley is the daughter of the late A. T. and Katie W. Collins.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardee have five children and they are Nancy (Danny) Johnson, Bill (Becky) Hardee, Jr., Sherry (Joe) Delaney, Andrea (Eddie) Youghan and Mark Andrew (Amanda) Hardee. They also have 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
William Hardee is a retired disabled veteran with 20 years of service with the U.S. Army. The couple resides in Appling County.