Thomas and Lucile South of Clute, celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary on October 16, 2019. They were both born and raised in Velasco.
The couple has four sons; Charles South, Stan South and wife Janice South, Kyle South and wife Karen South, Kirk South and wife Lauri South. They have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Thomas was employed with Dow Chemical for 46 1/2 years. Lucile was employed with Freeport/Velasco Post Office for 35 years.