Couple Celebrates 70 Years Of Marriage

Sunday, Donald and Maxine Barber celebrated a wedding anniversary for the record books--their platinum anniversary.

A true East Texas couple from Martins Mill, the Barbers now live in Tyler.

The two tied the knot back in, and they've been together ever since.

"She said there's one guy I'll never be caught out with, and I've had her for 70 years," said Donald Barber.  "We're  going to make it to another seventy."

"We've had a good marriage," said Maxine Barber.  "We have our life and all of our family."

The couple has three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

They said the only time they were apart was when Donald spent three years serving in World War II.

Layron Livingston, Reporting.