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Anniversaries

Chip and Vera Lewis

Chip and Vera Lewis of Elkins celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on July 19, 2020. They were united in marriage on July 19, 1980 by the Rev. Skip Andrews. Mr. Lewis is the son of the late Guy and Jeanie Lewis of Elkins and the stepson of Dory Liggett. He is a 1974 graduate of ...

50 YEARS

Carol and Barry Band lived one hour away from each other in New Jersey. They both came to Davis & Elkins College where they met for the first time at a get acquainted dance at the college. They went together for four years, graduated in June and were married in August. They were ...

50 YEARS

Mary and Arthur “Bud” Tusing of Montrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at Teter Creek Lake Pavilion with family and friends. They were married July 31, 1970 at Oakland, Maryland. They have one son, Douglas and wife Jeannie, one ...

50 YEARS

Gary “Doc” Rexrode and Trudy Wilfong Rexrode of Gilman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 11. The couple are lifelong residents of the Elkins area. Mr. Rexrode is a well-known barber who owns Rexrode’s Barber shop in downtown Elkins. Mrs. Rexrode is the former ...

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lambert

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lambert celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 17. The high school sweethearts were married on June 17, 1995, at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Junior, by the late Rev. Burl G. Moats Sr. They are the parents of two children, a son, Jacob, and a daughter, ...

Jerry and Charlinda Ramsey

Jerry and Charlinda Ramsey celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Feb. 4. They were married Feb 4, 1995, in Belington, at the Asbury United Methodist Church surrounded by family and friends. Together they have two children, Jerry “Levi” Ramsey and wife, Brooklyn, of Belington ...

Harold and Lois Arbogast

Harold and Lois Arbogast of Parsons will celebrate 50 years of marriage in January. They were united in marriage in January 1970 in Tucker County by their pastor, the Rev. Bill Harris. Mrs. Arbogast is the daughter of the late Gene and Maxine Morrison. Mr. Arbogast is the son of the ...

Elmer K. and Alta C. Cross

Elmer K. and Alta C. (Gainer) Cross will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2 - 5 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Hodgesville Community Center. They were married Nov. 20, 1949 in Oakland, Maryland. Mr. Cross is the son of the late Stanley ...

Alan and Jimmie Jo Simmons

Family and friends gathered Oct. 26 at the Elkins Hampton Inn to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Alan and Jimmie Jo Simmons. They were married Oct. 25, 1969, in St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins by Father Charles McCallister. Mr. Simmons is the so on the late Albert and ...

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. ...