March 14, 2005

The Martins

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Martin were guests of honor at a 50th wedding anniversary dinner Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, at Harris Hall of First Baptist Church in Hagerstown, where they were married Aug. 14, 1954. More than 100 family members and friends attended the event, which was hosted by their children, Sharon K. Martin of Hagerstown and B. Jay Martin of Towson, Md.

Mrs. Martin is the former Betty Jean Lillard of Hagerstown. She retired from Antietam Beauty Salon where she worked as a cosmetologist.

Mr. Martin retired after a career as an accountant.

The Kendalls

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kendall of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party hosted by their children and spouses, Aaron and Stephanie Kendall, Kristin and Tim McKenrick, Kimberly Bricker and T.O. Moore. The event was held Jan. 29 in the Pen Mar Room of the Plaza Hotel, Hagerstown. The theme of the celebration, "Irish Fling," fit with the Kendalls' planned trip to Ireland later this year.


Ed and JoAnn Kendall were married Jan. 27, 1955, at Calvary Methodist Church in Frederick, Md.

Mrs. Kendall is the daughter of the late Freaner and Mary Logan of Hagerstown.

Mr. Kendall is the son of the late Ralph and Helen Kendall. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

The Kendalls have seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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