– 50 Years
Glen and Betty Austin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 8 at the New Salem Baptist Church fellowship hall with a dinner hosted by their families.
Attending the celebration were Rep. Danny and Sue Ford, Matt and Angie
Ford, Ben Allen: Bro. Dennis and Carolyn Spencer, Edith Johnson, Nellie Reed,
Contessa Caudill, Kenneth and Donna Austin, Susan Austin, Tonya Fletcher, Erica
Elmore, Heath Alford, Steve, Dianna, Trevor and Savannah Austin; Jason and Sandy
Austin, Aaron, Karen and Chad Austin, Betty Sims, Freeman and Shirley Maples,
Myrtle Austin, Ronald McWhorter, Doc and Bonnie Ray, Donna VonLinger, Marie
Reed, Jennifer Reed, Raymond and Joann Davis, Dennis Davis, Doug, Kim, Mindy,
Alan and Rebecca May, Shelby Reed, Clyde and Violet James, George, Jean, Tim and
Cindy Breithaupt, Brian, Terri, Caleb and Hilary Schimp, Earl and Peggy Allen,
Charlie and Nancy Jackson, Bill and Rosalie Laswell, Boyd and Betty Bishop,
Steve, Sara, Danielle, Morgan and Hayley Bishop, Gary and Peggy Laswell, David
and Pamela Madden, Jim and Bonita Fitzpatrick, Charles and Genevieve Hensley,
Juey Tensley, Myrtle Reed, Blaine Tinsley, Blanche Chadwell and Pauline Kennedy.
The Austins were married Dec. 5, 1946. They reside in Somerset.
- 50 Years
and Mrs. Mallon Collier celebrated 50th Wedding Anniversary Sunday at their home
in Stanford. The Colliers were married in Stanford in 1926, by Bro. Will
have two sons, Fred of Lexington and Marion of Tyler, Texas. They have seven
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
– 50 Years
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Davidson request the honor of your
presence at the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Junior Davidson were married in Harrodsburg on Sept. 12, 1942. They have six children, Terry, Jerry, Monte and Jeff, Diane Playforth and Brenda Rice. They have 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
DYE – 50 Years
and Florence (Siler) Dye of Marion Ohio are celebrating their 50th
open house in their honor will be held Sunday, Dec 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
Victoriana Bed and Breakfast in Marion.
late Brother Servance married them December 12, 1945 in Stanford, KY. Mr. Dye
was self-employed at George Dye’s Truck and Trailer Service. He also was a
broker for the Wenham Transportation Company for thirty years and served three
years in Would War II during the Battle of the Bulge. Mrs. Dye is a homemaker.
Both are members of the Church of Christ.
have one daughter, Betty Evans; three sons, David, Ples and Dale Dye; eight
grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
dinner party for 100 guests honored Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Estel French of Wyandotte,
Michigan on their golden anniversary.
were married in Stanford, KY., on April 4, 1928 and have been Wyandotte
residents for 25 years.
French’s eight children and their spouses hosted the party.
to the dinner, E.L.Freeland, minister of the Gateway Church of Christ, said
large empty vase was placed in front of the couple at the head table, and the
roomed was hushed as 34 people passed in front of the couple, each placing a
flower in the vase.
red flowers were presented to the couple by each of their children and their
spouses. Next blue and pink flowers were given to them by their 16 grandchildren
and yellow flowers were presented by the couple's five great grandchildren. Two
white flowers were presented to the couple for their two deceased children.
attending were the French’s' brothers and sisters; Mrs. Elda Wade, Leslie
French, Mr.and Mrs. Leonard French, Mrs. Ruby O'Dear, Mrs. Alice French, Mr. and
Mrs. Herb Owens, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde James and a nephew Brian James. Many of
their friends from the Gateway Church of Christ and friends and neighbors also
from the President, Governor of Michigan and the Mayor of the City of Wyandotte
were given to Mr. and Mrs. French congratulating them on their 50th Anniversary.
- 65 Years
Wyandotte, Michigan residents, William Estel French and Eva French marked
their 65th wedding anniversary April 4 at a family dinner at the home
of their daughter Carole DiSanto of Michigan.
French and his wife, the former Eva James, both natives of Stanford, Ky., were
married in Lincoln County, KY., on
April 4, 1928.
couple owned and operated a clothing store in Stanford before moving to Michigan
in 1952. Mr. French retired from the Pennwalt Corp. 20 years later.
couple had ten children of which eight are still living. The honorees have 18
grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great- great- granddaughter. Today
the couple enjoys gardening, fishing and traveling.
– 50 Years
and Violet (Butt) James of Somerset celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary August 1, 1993 at the home of Raymond and Joann Davis in Highland.
Mr. and Mrs. James were married July 31, 1943.
of town guests attending the event were Rev. Dennis and Carolyn Spencer, Glen
and Betty Austin, Somerset; Estel and Eva French of Wyandotte, MI.; Alice and
Paul French, Bryan and Gail French and family, Gary and Peggy Laswell,
Cincinnati, OH.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bennett of Ohio, Jean Breithaupt, Lodlow;
Tim Breithaupt, OH. Cindy Breithaupt, Nashville, TN, George Breithaupt, OH. Earl
and Peggy Allen, Mooresville, IN, Charlie and Nancy Jackson, Hamilton, OH. Bill
Rosie and Brandie Laswell, Villa Hills; Rodney, Donna and Catherine Laswell,
Danville; Jim and Bonita Fitzpatrick, Moores Hill, IN.; Charles and Geniveive
Hensley, Bill and Janet Votaw, Harrodsburg;
Anderson, Althea Newton and Earl Jenkins, Danville; Bernice Goode, Lancaster;
Ruth Ann Shelton and Brandon Gover, Nicholasville; and Michelle Bailey.
– 50 Years
Robert and Emma (Shaw) James of Dayton, OH., formerly of Lincoln county will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on February 3 with their daughter and husband in Columbus, OH. They have one granddaughter and one grandson.
and Mrs. Ollie Kidd, who reside on Youngs Court in Stanford, will hold Open
House Sunday honoring their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Friends and
relatives are invited to call between 2 and 5 p.m.
– 50 Years
Mr and Mrs J.B. Lawrence of Stanford will celebrate their 50th
Wedding Anniversary Sunday, March 21 with an Open House from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in
their home on East Main Street, Stanford.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence were married March 24th, 1921. They are
the parents of three daughters, Mrs. Charles Bryant, Stanford; Mrs.Walter F.
Childress, Lexington, and Mrs.Joe Robbins, Danville. All friends and relatives
are invited to attend. The family
requests no gifts, please.
– 38 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Eph Manuel of
Rowland celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary, Sunday, Oct 8 at
the home of their daughter, Mrs. Bettie Miracle, of Hustonville.
and Mrs. Frank Martin Hold 50th Wedding Anniversary.
at the recent 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin
were Juanita K. Norris, Willie and Maggie Kidwell. Wilbur Kelly, Phyllis Kelly,
Scott Kelly, Chris Kelly, Regina Kelly, Eva Kidwell Vaughn, Sheila Humphrey,
Kent Humphrey, Susan Humphrey, Kent Humphrey Jr., Gayle and Buddy Beach, Chery
Beach, Calvin Weissman;
McClenney, Earl, Ella Mae, Tresa and Dean Reynolds, Edna and Ken Rogers, Louise,
Kathy, Carolyn, Greg and Nancy Timberlake, Charles and Julie Martin, J.C.
Martin, Dallas and Dena Martin, Bud and Marie Martin;
Linda, Jimmy and Missy Martin, Bobby, Sue, Robbie and Ricky Martin. Patty and
Wayne Oaks, Wayne Richardson, Jean, Dale, Candy and Jason Stamper, Eva, Ray, and
Alisha Woodall, Bobby, Linda and Theresa Taylor, Glenna, Rudcar and Klara
Fabian, Junior, Delbert, Billy and Virginia Durham;
and Debbie Durham, Libby and Robbie Durham, Burtchie Wilder, Bertha, Florence,
Oscar, Peggy, Linda and Tammy Reynolds, Rick Garver, Steve Wagner, Mr. and Mrs.
Junior Davidson, Cordia and Henry Siler, Mrs. Claudia Taylor and daughter Peggy
and Rebecca Fox, Ruby Genton, Bill, Carmelita, William and Tarrance Mullin,
Irene and Galen Elliott, Mrs. Tucker and daughters Grace, Tina, Lynn, Shannon,,
Fannie and Darla Martin, Willene Walls and Margaret Davidson.
June 9, 1977
and Delphia Martin of Ottenheim don’t think they are “anything special.”
But celebrating 59 years of marriage and having raised 12 children, the Martins
met in Richmond, “ Mrs. Martin, 74, said. “I knew right then.” Mr. Martin,
78 agreed. “When I found her, I quit looking,” he said.
Martin stayed home with the children while Mr. Martin worked at a variety of
done it all”, he said. “I’ve worked railroad, W.T.M., help build roads,
sawmill and farmed some. We got by.”
Martin said she never wanted to do anything else. “I just liked raising kids.”
Until a few years ago, Mrs. Martin raised a garden, sewed clothes, and
made her own soap. She still keeps a few chickens and he still keeps “a mule
or two around.”
Martins moved to Ottenheim 30 years ago. Mr. Martin built their house himself.
suffered some bad health after that and had to start taking things easy, “ he
said. “ We got nothing to complain about. A person sees one of my boys, he
knows he’s a Republican. We never had any trouble out of any of our kids.
Martins have 5 boys, 7 girls, 30 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
the secret to 59 years, Mr. Martin replied, We ain’t got no secrets. If we do,
we don’t know it.
Sammie and Ruth Pence of Stanford celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary on Friday, March 14 with family and close friends.
William Severance married them March 14, 1947 in Stanford.
They have three children, Judy Wilcher of Junction; Anita Long of
Danville and Sandra Benge of Brodhead and three grandsons, Bobby, Marshall and
– 50 Years
B. Petrey and Mary Schaller Petrey of Crab Orchard will celebrate their fiftieth
wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct 4 at the
Ottenheim Community Center located behind St. Sylvester Catholic Church.
Petreys were married May 5, 1942 in Michigan.
have two sons and one daughter, Blaine Petrey of Charlotte, N.C., Pamela
Lunceford of Brodhead and Charles Petrey of Crab Orchard. They also have eight
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
friends and family are invited to attend. The couple requests no gifts.
– 60 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Pollard observed their 60th wedding
Anniversary August 18th at their home. They were married August 16,
1917 at her parent’s home on Gilmore Creek.
is the son of the late S.J. (Jack) Pollard and the late Sallie Adams Pollard.
Mrs. Pollard is the daughter of the late N.C. Siler and the late Laura Oaks
Siler. They have two children, Miss Florence Pollard and Hubert Pollard and
three grandchildren, Misses June and Jean Pollard and Johnny Ruben Pollard.
and Mrs. Daley Reed were honored on Sunday, Dec. 28th, 1980 in celebration of
their 50th Wedding Anniversary.
daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Joann) Davis of Highland and their two sons, Shelby N.
Reed and William Paul Reed both of Stanford, entertained with an open house at
their parents home.
Mrs. Reed is the former Marie Butt, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. Reed is the son of Mrs. Cynthia Reed of Stanford and the late Mr. W.S.
couple was married on Dec. 24, 1930, at the home of her parents in Highland by
the late Rev. B.M. Wesley.
They have four grandsons, Dennis Ray Davis, Jimmy Cox. Duane Cox and
Shelby Newland Reed and one granddaughter, Kimberly Davis May.
great-granddaughter, Mindy Marie May and two great-grandsons, Chad Fitzgerald
Davis and Alan Davis May.
Assisting at the reception were daughters-in-law Patricia Reed and
Jennifer Reed and son-in-law Raymond Davis. There were over one hundred in
Out of town guests included, Mrs. Margaret Laswell, Mr. and Mrs. William
N. Laswell, Rodney Jay and Brandi Laswell, Mrs. Edyth Jean Laswell, Terrie Ann
and Cindy Briethaupt all of Ludlow; George and Tim Briethaupt of West Chester,
Ohio; Mrs. Bonita Jo Fitzpatrick and Amy Fitzpatrick of Aurora, Ind. Stephen
Boyd Bishop of Hamilton, Ohio; Mr. Christine Cardwell, Shelly and Kenny of
Louisville, Mr. and Mrs.Charles Hensley of Bondville, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Glen
Austin and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde James all of Somerset.
They received congratulatory calls from Florida, Michigan, and
Louisville, also greetings from California and Oregon.
and Mrs. Henry Siler of Waynesburg will celebrate their 50 golden anniversary on
March 17 with an open house given by their children at the Harvey Helm Memorial
Library in Stanford from 1 to 4 p.m.
were married in Lincoln County on March 19, 1934.
have two sons/ Paul Siler, Manfield, Ohio, and Tim Siler of Waynesburg; and four
daughters; Mrs. Ruth Fox of Lexington, Mrs. Ruby Genton of Ohio, Mrs. Peggy
Stickler of Stanford, and Helen Stephens of South Carolina. They also have
fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
friends and relatives are invited to attend.
and Mrs. Andrew Preston Tucker of Stanford will celebrate their 59th wedding
Anniversary on February 11th.
Tuckers were married in 1920 at the home of Bro. J Howard Brazelton in Stanford.
They have four children, Edwin Tucker and Lucille Kurtz, both of Richmond, Ind.,
Louise Gover of Stanford and Evan Ray "Buddy Tucker of Crab Orchard.
and Mrs. Andrew Preston Tucker of Stanford celebrated their 65th
wedding anniversary at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morrison Gover of Stanford. Rev.
J. Howard Brazelton married them Feb 11, 1920 in Stanford.
and Mrs. John A. (Libby) Tucker celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary April 14, 1995. They were married April 14, 1945 at St. Sylvester
Church in Ottenheim.
Mrs. Tucker’s parents were John and Addie Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker are the parents of three children, Regina, Samuel,
and Linda and have nine grandchildren.