CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte couple married for 77 years has won a contest for the longest married couple in North Carolina, according to WSOC.
Daniel and Willie Williams were recognized Sunday at a church ceremony in Charlotte. The couple told the TV station that the secret to a long marriage is “clean living.”
“Keep your hands in God’s hands, and everything will be all right,” Daniel Williams said.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a faith-based marriage enrichment program, held the submission-based contest for the longest married couple. The organization offers workshops to help couples develop a strong, Christian marriage.
Dale and Alice Rockey of Olathe, Kansas, were the longest married couple in the United States nominated in the contest. They have been married for 81 years.