August 14, 2004

The Mellotts

Mr. and Mrs. Scottie Mellott of Greencastle, Pa., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 9, 2004, with a surprise celebration hosted by their four children, Earl, Scottie Jr., Paula Jean Myer of South Carolina and Tina Thomas of Hagerstown.

The Reeds

Gerald L. (Dee) and Betty J. (Clopper) Reed celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 12, 2004, with family and friends at Tonoloway Lodge in Hancock. The event was hosted by their children and families.

The Reeds were married June 12, 1954, at Hancock United Methodist Church by the late Rev. C.G. Russell.

They renewed their vows Saturday, June 12 2004. The Rev. Michael Wentz officiated.

Mrs. Reed worked as cafeteria staff at Hancock Middle-Senior High School.

Mr. Reed was employed with Western Maryland Railroad/CSX for 36 years. He serves on the board of directors of the ReUse Center in Hancock.

The Reeds have four children and spouses, Terry Reed of Hagerstown, Tina and Daniel Mowen of State Line, Pa., Ronna and Brian Merson of Boonsboro and Jody Reed of Artemas, Pa. They have four grandchildren.


The Griffiths

John and Elaine Griffith of Boonsboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 26, 2004, at a surprise party hosted by their son, John Griffith Jr., of Hagerstown. The event was held at Mountain Gate Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. More than 100 family members and friends attended the celebration.

The Griffiths were married June 26, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown by the late Rev. Wilson P. Ard.

Mrs. Griffith is the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Houser.

Mr. Griffith is the son of the late George and Geneva Griffith.

The Griffiths have one daughter, two sons and six grandchildren.

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