Ann and Arthur Harper were married in Holly Hill on Aug. 16, 1958.
They have two living children, James and Tammie. James is senior writer for the Daytona Times. Tammie works for Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Their first-born daughter, Pricilla, died in 1960.
Arthur Harper was born near Metta, Ga., while his wife was born in Tennile, Ga. They met in Daytona Beach in the 1950s. Harper worked for almost 50 years for Morrison’s Cafeteria, now Piccadilly, before retiring a few years ago.
Mrs. Harper, who worked full time for the Daytona International Speedway for 45 years before retiring, now works part time for their parent company NASCAR.
They have three grandchildren: Joy, Jewel and Jasmine and six great grandchildren: Jalen, Jaden, Jordan, Essence, Evan (Jasmine) and Zachary (Jewel). Another great grandchild is on the way.
The Harpers are faithful members of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.