David Jennings “D.J.” Pelt and Mary Smith Pelt celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 4, 2019, with family.

The couple has two daughters, Ceia Kay Wene (Peter) and Mary Susan Miller (Tom); one grandson, Bobby Wayne Smith (Julie); and one great-grandson, Kenan Smith all of Goldsboro.

They were married July 4, 1949, in First Baptist Church parsonage by the late Rev. A.J. Smith.

They are longtime members of Woods Grove Pentecostal Free Will Bapatist Church, joining the church in 1957.