September 08, 2007

The Bodens

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boden of Clear Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss with their family and friends.

The dinner and event were hosted by their daughter Donna and son-in-law Charles Turner Jr. of Hagerstown and son Alan and daughter-in-law Kim Boden of Hagerstown. Daughter Kathy Smith was in attendance. But daughters Vickie McTosh of Virginia and Barb Boden of Pennsylvania could not attend. More than 90 family members and friends attended the event.

The Bodens were married June 29, 1957, in Clear Spring by the Rev. J.W. Huffman, now deceased.

Mrs. Boden, the former JoAnn McCumbee of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is the daughter of the late Ella Mae and Leo McCumbee. She is a homemaker.


Mr. Boden is the son of the late Frank and Emma Boden. He is retired from Ryder-PIE Truck Lines, and now works part time for Peck's Refuse as a roll-off driver.

The Bodens have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Craigs

Alvin and Wanda Craig of Hagerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 22, 2007, with a dinner at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Grant Ebersole, who also prepared the dinner.

Their granddaughter from North Carolina, along with her daughter, attended.

In the above picture, the Craigs are standing in the same archway where they were married in the bride's parents' home on Broadfording Road on July 26, 1947. Mr. Craig is wearing the same tie he wore on his wedding day.

Mr. Craig is pastor of the Church of God Universal on Point Salem Road in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Craig retired from Brides by Wanda, where she designed and made wedding gowns. She now designs and makes greeting cards.

They have six children, Georgeanne Madison, Sharon Snyder, Janet Rudisill, Joyce Ebersole, Andy Craig and Marsha Taylor. They have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

After their celebration, they went to North Wilkesboro, N.C., for the Craig family reunion. They traveled to Jonesville, La., where Pastor Craig held a week of services, and then to Craigsville, W.Va., to visit friends.

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