Anniversaries

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Thorne

Deloris Ann Bumgarner Thorne and John Cecil Thorne will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Dec. 28. They were married by the Rev. Paul Higgins, pastor of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. She is the daughter of the late Joseph Craig Bumgarner and Nina Geer Bumgarner. He is the ...

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Yerkes

Robert and Ruth Yerkes celebrated their 60th anniversary on Dec. 16. They were married Dec. 16, 1956, in the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Belpre by the Rev. Harold Bowers. Their attendants were Donald and Thelma Randolph. She is the daughter of the late Earl and Melva ...

Myers

Pam and Pete Myers will be celebrating their 40th anniversary on November 20. They were married on November 20, 1976, by Rev. Norman Butler and the late Rev. Charles Williams at 7th Street United Methodist Church in Parkersburg. She is the daughter of Ottie and Margie Wilcox of ...

Davis

Brian and Missy Davis of Belpre celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Outer Banks, N.C. They were married on Sept. 14, 1991 at Riverhill United Methodist Church in Parkersburg. He is the son of Robert and JoAnn Davis of Belpre. He retired from the Army National Guard after 20 years ...

McPherson

Maxine Lowther McPherson celebrated her 80th birthday Nov. 5. She was born and grew up in Ritchie County and resides in Washington, W.Va. with her husband of 62 years, Ted McPherson. She has three daughters, Darlene (Bob) Hofmann, Brenda (Randy) Tyree and Deidra (Steve) Bodge. She has ...

Deem

Fred and Claudia Deem of Belpre will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November 4. The couple were married by Wallace Skipper at Camden Avenue Church of Christ in Parkersburg. He is the son of the late Walter “Dick” Deem and Nellie Boice Deem. He retired from O.Ames ...

Stump

Gene and Cathy Stump will celebrate their 55th anniversary on Nov. 3. They were married on Nov. 3, 1961, in Charleston, W.Va. He worked for 40 years at Johns Manville as a machinist. She was a stay-at-home mom raising their children. They have four children, Ellen Eaton, Bill ...

Baldwin

William and Phyllis Baldwin of Belleville will celebrate their 50th anniversary with family. They were married on Nov. 4, 1966, at Hopewell Church of Christ in Washington, W.Va. He is the son of the late George and Mary Baldwin and the late Lewis and Alberta Baldwin. He retired from ...

Kesterson

Mike and Carol Kesterson of Little Hocking celebrated their 50th anniversary at a dinner with the family. They were married on Oct. 22, 1966 at Lanham Methodist Church in Lanham, Md. He is the son of the late Fred B. and Neva K. Kesterson of Parkersburg. He retired from the U.S. Air ...

West

Steve and Sandy West of Belpre are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married on Nov. 19, 1966, at Barlow. In honor of the occassion, their son, Adam, and his wife, Lisa, of Lakeland, Fla., gave them a week in Maine as a gift. They have four granddaughters, Alex West ...

Welch

George and Roberta Welch are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Gillilan

Roger and Sharon Gillilan will celebrate their 50th anniversary by renewing their vows Oct. 16 at White’s Chapel Church in Coolville. They were married by her brother, Rev. Harley Fiddler and his father, the late Rev. Carl Gillilan, Oct. 16, 1966, at the Methodist Church Buchtel in Ohio. ...

Nestor

Bob and Barbara Nestor will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception given by their children from 2- 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna. They were married Oct. 21, 1966 by the Rev. James Wooddell at First United Methodist ...

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Griffith

Russ and Jean Griffith will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Vienna Baptist Church. They were married Sept 23, 1966, by the Rev. Ward Robinson at Vienna Baptist Church. He is the son of the late Harold and Lois ...

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Blake

Carl Buford and Norma Marie Blake of Coolville will celebrate their 60th anniversary with an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Lottridge (Ohio) Community Center. He is the son of the late Edward and Freda Blake. She is the daughter of the late Marie Bissell Offutt. They ...

Daniels

Randy and Lois Daniels will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 24. They were married by the Rev. Lawrence Sherwood in Oakland, Md., on Sept. 24, 1966. He is the son of the late Roy and Adalee Daniels. He is a 1961 graduate of Parkersburg High School, a 1965 graduate of ...

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Fowler

Mike and Sherry Fowler will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 24. They were married in Grantsville on Sept. 24,1966. They are the parents of David Fowler and Candi McClung. They are the grandparents of Corey and Cassidy McClung and Landon and Carlin Fowler. Cards and well ...

Burner

Dave and Jill Burner will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception from 3-5 p.m. today at the Stephenson United Methodist Church where they were married 50 years ago by the Rev. John Henry Shadburn.He is retired from D.K. Plastics.She is retired from Sears.They are the parents of 2 ...

Hill

Keith and Helen Hill will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Sept. 1.They were married on Sept. 1, 1956, at the Ravenswood Methodisth Church by her uncle, F. Rossing Smith.He is the son of the late Eslel and Lurlean Hill. He is retired from Constellium Aluminum of Ravenswood with more than 40 ...

Childers

Duwayne and Barbara Childers will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, August 27, at the Elizabeth Baptist Church on Mulberrry Street in Elizabeth.They were married August 14, 1966, by the late Rev. Benjamin Persinger at the Kimberly Church of God.He is ...