East Texas Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

12/31/05-Tyler

East Texas Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary

On January 3rd, 1930 an East Texas couple got married in the little town of Colfex, Texas. Today, Olen and Gladys Cantrell celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. Olen Cantrell says his secret to a long marriage is to be honest, humble and love one another through everything. The Cantrell's lived in Van before moving into Pinecrest Nursing Home only three months ago. Olen was a preacher for many years and Gladys a housewife. They had two children who were there to celebrate their parents marriage.

"There was a lot of love, a lot of joy," said Jimmy Cantrell, their son. "Times were not always real easy. We never had a lot, but that wasn't the most important thing. What was most important was the love we felt and the encouragement we received through life."

"Mom and Dad have taken care of use through all the years and it's been a blessing to have been apart of their lives now and being able to care for them as much as we can," said Maxine Green, their daughter. The Cantrell's have nine grandchildren and three great great grandchildren who were also there to help them celebrate.

Molly Reuter, reporting. mreuter@kltv.com

  • NewsMore>>

  • Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Day 3 of Troup Murder Trial: Scales takes the stand

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:01:06 GMT
    The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.The defendant, Joshua Scales, takes the stand to testify today in the Smith County Courthouse.

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>

    On Thursday, Joshua Scales, an East Texas man charged with murder, took the stand to testify on day three of the trial. Joshua Scales is on trial for the summer 2016 murder of Jordan Ladue in Troup. 

    More >>
  • SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:25:09 GMT
    SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

    More >>
  • Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Prayers asked for severely injured Lone Star firefighter

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:21:22 GMT
    (Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)(Source: Linda Shirley Campbell)

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured.  

    More >>

    An East Texas community is coming together after a volunteer firefighter was severely injured. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly