Anniversary Announcements

March 05, 1999

The Stines

Mr. and Mrs. Emmert Stine of Falling Waters, W.Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at a surprise party at Williamsport Fire Hall. The party was hosted by their children and spouses, Terry and Karen Stine, Doug and Sue Stine, Krista Truax, Jeff and Carol Stine, five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Music was provided by granddaughters Jessica and Ginger (Sight & Sound).

The Stines were married Jan. 28, 1949.

The Hockensmiths

As part of their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, Jack and Thelma Hockensmith renewed their wedding vows Feb. 6, 1999, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Chewsville.

The Rev. John Shildt officiated.

They were married Feb. 3, 1949, by the Rev. F. Berry Plummer at Otterbein Evangelical United Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

A surprise reception was held at Chewsville Community Center, hosted by their children and spouses. The event was attended by friends and relatives.


Mrs. Hockensmith is the former Thelma Warner, daughter of the late Jesse and Bertha Warner.

Mr. Hockensmith is the son of the late Roy and Ruth Hockensmith. He was self-employed as a floor and wall covering contractor. He is now retired.

They have six children, Dennis, Ricky, Steven, Lori, Timothy and Brenda, and 14 grandchildren.

The Horsts

Louise and Ray Horst of Halfway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, with a small group of friends, at a dinner buffet at Howard Johnson Plaza-Hotel.

The event was hosted by one of their twin daughters and son-in-law, Deanna and David Kunkel, and grandson Richard Kunkel. Their other daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Michael Crawford of Clearwater, Fla., were unable to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. Horst were married Feb. 18, 1949, in the parsonage of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown by the Rev. Wilson P. Ard.

Mrs. Horst is the daughter of the late Vada and Walter W. Statler of Marion, Pa.

Mr. Horst is the son of the late Fern and Paul M. Horst of Middleburg, Md.

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