Johnnie and Rozelle Abernathy of Maiden celebrated their 50th anniversary June 23. The couple was married in 1956 in York, S.C. Johnnie is retired from Roadway Express in Conover after 31 years. Rozelle is a homemaker. They are members of Cornerstone Church in Maiden. Their children are Belinda Arruya, Lydia Martin and husband Bobby, Pam Hood and husband Steve and Rocky Abernathy. Grandchildren are Lauren Arruya, Patrick Hood, Adrian Arruya and Carly Hood.