A reception was held in their honor on Sunday, June 1, at their home.
The couple was married on May 30, 1964, at Christian Fellowship Church in Fayetteville. They have one son, David Fanning of Mulberry, and one daughter, Felicia Riner of Fayetteville, and five grandchildren, Samantha, Sarah Beth and Katelyn Fanning and Greg and Keith Riner.
In 2002, the Fannings retired from the Lincoln County Department of Education. Mrs. Fanning taught various grades at Kelso and Flintville Elementary Schools, and Mr. Fanning was a bus driver for the same schools and a farmer.