Echillis K. "E. K." Jr. and Estelle Hudson Sparks celebrated their 50th anniversary at Jesse's Landing with a dinner for family and friends. They were married Jan. 16, 1942, at First United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg. Mr. Sparks came to St. Petersburg with his family in 1921 from Albany, Ga., and retired from the Pullman Co. Mrs. Sparks moved here with her family in 1934 from Worcester, Mass. She has worked with Judge Paul H. Roney for 31 years. The couple has four children and five grandchildren.