50th anniversary: Arnolds

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Emma and Rochelle Arnold Jr.

Rochelle Arnold Jr. and the former Catherine Chambers were married May 6, 1963, in Shelbyville.

Her father, the late Rev. James R. Chambers, performed the marriage ceremony. Her mother is the late Genevieve Brown Chambers. She graduated from Lincoln Institute in 1961 and received a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems from Athens State University. She retired from AT&T in Birmingham, Ala., after 33 years of service.

His parents are the late Rochelle Arnold Sr. and Lizzie Kirkins Arnold. He graduated from Parker High School in 1957, is a veteran of the United States Air Force and received a BS in chemistry from Knoxville College and a second BS degree from Athens State University. He is a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

He retired from Monsanto Chemical Corp. in Decatur, Ala., and EDS Corp. in Birmingham after 30 years of combined service.

They are the parents of a daughter, Pamela Arnold of Birmingham, and a son, Jeffrey Arnold of Stafford, Va. They have two granddaughters, Kierra Walton and Alexis Catherine Arnold.

After living in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina, they now reside in Birmingham.