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Anniversaries

John and Lois Clingerman

John Clingerman and Lois Stewart exchanged wedding vows Saturday, March 7, 1959. This past March, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their children and spouses in the Elvis city of Memphis, Tennessee. As the story goes, their honeymoon was spent in Monterey, Virginia. The ...

Daniel and Gloria Miller

Daniel Miller and Gloria Miller will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Sept. 1. They were married Sept. 1, 1956, in Oakland, Maryland. They have four children, the late Jeffrey Miller and Kimbrely, Mark and Daniel. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Raymond Shelton and Lillian ...

Ralph and Glenda Beckwith

Ralph and Glenda Beckwith of Slaty Fork celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary Aug. 25. They were married Aug. 25, 1952, in Bennettsville, South Carolina. The couple operated Beckwith Lumber Co. for more than 50 years and are members of Big Springs Presbyterian Church. Together they ...

Tom and Dona Schumacher

Tom and Dona Schumacher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their two daughters and families recently in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They were married on July 5, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Maryland, by the Rev. Winslow Shaw. The Schumachers are retired ...

Greg and Brenda Cooper

Greg and Brenda Cooper of Harman celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary July 6. They married July 6, 1974 at the Harman Presbyterian Church by Ellsworth Harman. Mrs. Cooper is the daughter of the late Herb and Mary Mallow of Mabie. Mr. Cooper is the son of the late Waldo and the ...

Jim and Luwanna Pyles Smith

Jim and Luwanna Pyles Smith are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their two daughters, Laura Smith Sigley and April Smith. They were married July 26, 1969, at Elkins Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Ronald Pelton. Mr. Smith is retired from being a contractor/carpenter as ...

Tom and Barbara Binns

Tom and Barbara Binns of Crystal Springs celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 24. They were married June 24, 1961. Mr. Binns served as a member of the United States Army before returning home to Elkins to work as a coal miner. In his retirement, he enjoys fishing and being ...

Gary and Diane Mininger

Gary and Diane Varner Mininger celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary June 16. They were married in 1979 in Harman by the late Rev. Joseph Mininger. They have three children: Traci (Josh) Whited, Mandy (Nick) Payne and Travis (Kelly). They also have four grandchildren: Noah, Anna, ...

Gerald and Dianna Cline

Gerald and Dianna Cline of the Tacy community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23 at the Tacy Community Center. Mr. and Mrs. Cline were married June 21, 1969 at the Fellowsville United Methodist Church ...

Frank and Joan ‘Bobbie’ Thompson

Frank and Joan “Bobbie” Thompson of Mechanicsville, Maryland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 6. The couple were wed by the Rev. Kenneth Adams. Mrs. Thompson is the daughter of the late John “Bud” and Virginia Bosworth of Elkins. She is a retired accountant. Mr. ...

Exil ‘Lucky’ and Nelda ‘Nel’ Light

Exil ”Lucky” and Nelda ”Nel” Light are celebrating 65 years of marriage. From all of your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, “We love you.”

John Robert ‘Bob’ and Delores Jean ‘Bolt’ Losh

John Robert “Bob” and Delores Jean “Bott” Losh celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family members at a party at Butera’s Italian Grill in Buckhannon. They were married Oct. 17, 1948, in Grafton. They have three children, Roger Losh and wife Denise of Elkins, Greg ...

Willard and Shirley Arbogast

Willard and Shirley Arbogast celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary Dec. 11. They were married Dec. 11, 1968 at The Church of Christ in Elkins with Jack Mays officiating. They renewed their wedding vows on their 15th anniversary at the Elkins Nazarene Church, where they are members, ...

65th Anniversary

Hilbert and Irene Dolly of Elkins celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 16. A surprise 65th anniversary party was hosted by their children Aug. 11 in Elkins. They were united in marriage Aug. 16, 1953 in Cumberland, Maryland, by the Rev. E.L. Porter. Mr. Dolly is the oldest son of ...

Sterl Edward and Patricia ‘Patty’ Marie Welch

Sterl Edward and Patricia “Patty” Marie Welch of Elkins, formerly of Mabie, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married on Oct. 11, 1958, in Elkins, at the home of the late Rev. V.L. Bennett. Mrs. Welch is the daughter of the late Martin and Lucy ...

Butch and Helen Himes

Butch and Helen Himes celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25. The couple was married on Aug. 25, 1968, by the Rev. S.L. Green at the Orlena Methodist Church at Gilman. A surprise party was hosted by their sons, Stephen and Kenny Himes, on Aug. 18. Attending from out of town ...

Daniel J. Miller and Gloria J. Miller

Daniel J. Miller and Gloria J. Miller will celebrate their 62nd anniversary Sept. 1. They were married Sept. 1, 1956, in Oakland, Maryland. Mrs. Miller is the daughter of Raymond and Lillian Shelton. Mr. Miller was in the Army from 1957 to 1960 then was an insurance executive from ...

Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Edsel Gordon of Kingsland, Georgia, formerly of Elkins, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary May 16 at home in Kingsland. The Gordons were married May 16, 1952, at the home of the bride by the late Rev. Troy R. Brady. Mrs. Gordon, the former Carolyn Duggan, is the ...