August 25, 2007

The Nalleys

Ray and Genevieve Nalley of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 16, 2007, with family and friends at the Myersville home of their daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Jamie Hathaway.

The Nalleys were married June 14, 1957, at St. Paul's Evangelical United Brethren Church on East Franklin Street in Hagerstown, with the Rev. Lester Kauffman officiating.

Mrs. Nalley was the former Genevieve Jenkins. In her early years, she was employed at Hagerstown Leather Co., Court Waffle Shop, and Beck's Restaurant, where the Nalley's met. Mrs. Nalley was a homemaker.


Mr. Nalley retired in 1993 from the Steamfitters Local 438 in Baltimore after 41 years in the trade.

The Crofts

Dr. Blanton and Betty Croft of Hagerstown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 14, 2007, with a reception at Rocky Gap Resort in Flintstone, Md.

Their reception included 75 people and was hosted by their daughter, Annette Croft, and sons Ronald Croft and Phillip Croft.

Blanton and Betty Croft were married June 16, 1957, at First Christian Church of Sturgis in Sturgis, Ky. They had a double ring ceremony along with Betty's sister, Ann, and Ann's husband, William Wadlington, both now deceased.

The Crofts have three children and six grandchildren. Blanton Croft retired from Northern Virginia Community College as a speech professor, and Betty Croft is a working mother and grandmother.

The Emblys

Leonard and Michele Embly of Fairplay celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary April 7, 2007, at the Elks Club east of Hagerstown. The evening was hosted by their son, Jason L. Embly. They enjoyed dinner and a celebration with family and friends.

The Emblys were married April 17, 1982, by the Rev. Rob Regenold at First Christian Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Embly is the former Michele Hart. Mr. Embly is employed by Sharrett Inc. Mrs. Embly is employed by the Washington County Board of Education, working at Williamsport Elementary School.

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