Anniversary announcements

March 26, 1999

The Mills

Harry Eugene "Smoke/Gene" and Jeannette Mills of Big Pool celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 16, at Big Pool Community Building with 96 friends and family members.

The event was hosted by their children and their spouses, Kenneth and Donna Mills, Edward and Bonnie Mills and Dolores and Barry Lourdon, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two of Mrs. Mills' sisters, Josephine Ness Parker and Ann Ness Baker.

They were married Jan. 15, 1949, in the parsonage of St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring by the Rev. Wade Hoffman.


Mrs. Mills is the former Jeannette Marie Ness of Westminster, Md. She is the daughter of the late Edward and Hilda Ballinger Ness. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Mills is the son of the late Harry O. and Grace Miller Mills. He is retired from CSX Railroad.

The Warners

Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Warner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 13, 1998.

Family and friends joined them at a celebration dinner in their home hosted by their children, Donna Walchshauser, Candace Barnhart and Kirk Warner, and their spouses.

Delores June Rhodes and Edward Joseph Warner were united in marriage at Christ Reformed Church in Funkstown by the Rev. Zechman.

Mrs. Warner is employed by H&R Block as a tax preparer.

Mr. Warner served as an engineer in the U.S. Navy and retired in 1993 after many years of employment with the city of Hagerstown.

They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The Lakes

Garland and Wanda Lake of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, with friends and family.

The affair was hosted by their five children, Harold Lake, Vickie Ashworth and Mary Seward, all of Hagerstown, Janet Weir of Martinsburg, W.Va., and James Lake of Charleston, W.Va.

The Lakes were married Feb. 19, 1949.

Mrs. Lake is retired from E.J. Fennel and United Garment Workers.

Mr. Lake retired from Mack Trucks Inc. after 28 years of service.

They have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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