February 25, 2006

The Gaylors

Clyde "Pete" and Marian "Sis" Gaylor celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 26, 2005, at a surprise party at Western Sizzlin Steak House hosted by their eight children and spouses, families and extended family members.

The Gaylors also received many cards as a result of a card shower held in honor of their 60th anniversary.

The Gaylors were married Nov. 25, 1945, by the late Rev. Rowland Reichard at Downsville Church of the Brethren, where they are still active members.

Mrs. Gaylor is the daughter of the late Lewis G. and Annie (Cline) Shipley. She is a homemaker, is active in her church quilting group and helps at the Downsville Ruritan Club.

Mr. Gaylor is the son of the late Eli and Minnie (Shank) Gaylor. He is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, wounded in France. He retired from Downsville Motors. He is a charter and honorary member of Downsville Ruritan Club.


They have 12 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The Hoyles

Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Hoyle of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise to the Western Caribbean.

Their son David and daughter-in-law Rena and their grandchildren entertained them over the Thanksgiving holiday at Bethany Beach, Del.

The Hoyles were married Nov. 23, 1955, at Washington Square Methodist Church by the late Charles M. LeFew.

Mrs. Hoyle is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lowe. She retired from Washington County Health Department where she was employed as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Mr. Hoyle is the son of the late Howard Hoyle and Frances Hess. He retired from the City of Hagers- town Engineering Department.

The Shanks

Charlotte and George Shank celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 26, 2005, at a surprise event at Western Sizzlin Steak House. The event was hosted by their children, Sadie Showe, Kathy Jones, Allen Shank and Dawn Gordon. Many friends and family members joined in the celebration.

Mrs. Shank is a homemaker.

Mr. Shank retired from Saint James School.

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