Steve Kirk Jr. and Mavis Faye Collum married Dec. 26, 1939, in Murray County. They have eight children, 26 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren.

Steve was a cotton farmer at Roff for 20 years and also worked for Heritage Homes for several years. Mavis was a housewife. They lived in Pickett for 21 years and now reside in Vanoss. 

They are planning a small celebration of their 75 years from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at their home with family and close friends.