Michael and Elaine Lawrence, of Smiths Grove, celebrated their 50th anniversary May 17, 2019. Lawrence and the former Elaine Furlong were married on May 17, 1969 in Bowling Green. The couple have two daughters, Lodema Burgess (Jamie), of Morgantown and LaDonna Mathis (Phillip), of Springfield, Tennessee. They also have three grandchildren, Raylan Burgess and Olivia and Wyatt Mathis. The couple celebrated with a Florida excursion.