On Aug. 21, 2018, Flavy Walter and Mary Lou Edwards celebrated their 65th anniversary.

They eloped to Waynesburg, Pa., Aug. 21, 1953, and were married by the justice of the peace. The were just 16 and 15 years old.

He is the son of the late Elmer J. and Augusta May Edwards.

He retired from Corning Glass and still operates Ed’s Auto Sales.

She is the daughter of the late Berkley and Ada Baker. She has been the owner and operator of Mary’s Towing since 1982.

They have four children: Larry, Michael, Patricia and Rebecca. They have 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Cards of congratulations can be sent to 1226 Staunton Ave., Parkersburg, WV 26101.