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40th anniversary

November 17, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Hoye and Shirley Carr were honored with a 40th wedding anniversary party held on Sept. 20, 2012, at the Parsons Church of God. They were honored by their children, Crissy and Paul Estep, Eli and Kara Carr, and their grandchildren William and Grace Estep. They were roasted by their son-in-law Paul Estep; Larry Alt, a close military friend of Hoye's from Keyser; and their pastor Eli Hostetler. To honor their parents, their son Eli read a poem titled "Things That Matter Most," and their daughter-in-law Kara sang a song called, "Find Us Faithful." Their daughter Crissy served as Master of Ceremonies for the event, while grandson William Estep recited the "God is Great" prayer over the meal. During the meal, family pictures were shown to the audience.

Barbie Evans baked a beautiful three-tier wedding cake decorated with live daisies. The couple had daisies on their original wedding cake. The event was catered by Claudia Atkinson from Kingwood.

Displayed in the church foyer were Hoye's Army uniform he had when he served in Vietnam and his Air Force uniform he had before retiring from from the 167th Air National Guard in Martinsburg. Shirley's wedding dress was displayed, along with a little white lace dress and a blue velvet dress she wore as a child. They also exhibited their wedding album, along with their high school yearbooks. Forty fun-fact sheets were hung, telling a special event for that year. Each guest was asked to sign a quilt square from which Norma Alt, Larry's mother, plans to make a memorial quilt.

Hoye and Shirley Carr were married Sept. 30, 1972, by the late Rev. Meade Gutshall at the First United Methodist Church in Parsons.



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