Anniversary Announcements for 1/20

January 19, 2001

Anniversary Announcements for 1/20

The Wellmans

Mr. and Mrs. William Marion Wellman of Williamsport celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at a cocktail/buffet at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, hosted by their son, William M. Wellman Jr. Approximately 100 guests from Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Maryland attended the event.

The Wellmans were married at St. Paul's Methodist Church, now John Wesley United Methodist Church, Nov. 25, 1950, by the Rev. James Spicknall.

Mrs. Wellman is the former Mary Jo Murray of Smithsburg. She worked as a statistician with Virginia Department of Health before becoming a homemaker.


Mr. Wellman was assistant corporate comptroller of Lorillard Tobacco Company in New York City. In 1976, he became director of finance, then director of special projects for the City of Hagerstown until his retirement in 1991.

The Teaches

Bob and Sue Teach of Williamsport were honored Saturday, July 8, 2000, at a dinner attended by family and friends at Williamsport Fire Hall celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The event was hosted by their children and families, Darlene Teach, Linda Kesselring, Leroy Teach and David Teach.

"A Trip Down Memory Lane" was presented following dinner.

The Teaches were married July 8, 1950, in Williamsport by the Rev. William C. Huddle.

Mrs. Teach is the former Susan Funk of Hagerstown.

Mr. Teach retired from Independent Cement Corp.

The Bells

Robert R. and Genevieve M. Bell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, with friends and relatives at a reception in Hagerstown hosted by their three children.

The Bells were married Nov. 24, 1950, at Evangelical United Brethren Church in Boonsboro by the Rev. Curvin Thompson, now deceased.

Mrs. Bell is the former Genevieve Itnyre.

The Smiths

William O. and Ceedie R. Smith of Waynesboro, Pa., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Nick's Airport Inn in Hagerstown.

More than 50 people attended the event from as far away as Key West, Fla. The Smiths' children and spouses and grandchildren contributed their talents to the celebration.

The party viewed a videotaped photographic montage of family members and a tape made by the family of the comic proposal Mr. Smith made to his future wife when they met in Washington, D.C., more than 50 years ago.

The Smiths were married Dec. 2, 1950, in Washington, D.C.

They owned Waynesboro Laundry Service until 1996.

They have eight grandchildren.

The Stines

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Stine of Hagerstown recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family at Williamsport American Legion.

The Stines were married Dec. 24, 1940, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

Mrs. Stine is retired from her private adult-care home. Her home-care facility was the first of its kind in Washington County.

Mr. Stine retired from Fairchild and is a veteran of World War II.

The Stines operated a family grocery business in Hagerstown for many years.

They have three children, Marianne Draper, Betty L. Stoup and Bradley L. Stine; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.

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