Coy and Rosa Shirley of Mayflower, Ark., will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Northside Apostolic Church, 132 Hwy. 89 North, Mayflower.

Family and friends are invited to attend. No gifts please.

Mr. and Mrs. Shirley were married on Sept. 20, 1942, in Little Rock. Mrs. Shirley is the former Rosa Lee Springer.

Parents of Judy Noel (Howard) of North Little Rock, Linda Thurman (Gerald) of Conway, and Nancy White (Donald) of Parker, Colo. They have five grandchildren, one deceased granddaughter, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shirley served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He owned Shirley Heating and Electric of Mayflower and is a retired supervisor with Camp Aldersgate in Little Rock.

Mrs. Shirley is retired from Camp Aldersgate and is a homemaker.