November 17, 2008

The Tinsmans

Dorothy and Ernest "Sonny" Tinsman of Martinsburg, W.Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 3, 2008. Their children gave them a surprise buffet luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg on Sunday, Oct. 5, with 92 family and friends in attendance.

Together, the Tinsmans have nine children, 27 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The Tinsmans were married on Oct. 3, 1958, at the Marlowe Assembly of God Church in Falling Waters, W.Va.

The Cannons

Leon and Donna Cannon of Keedysville celebrated their 40th anniversary on Sept. 16, 2008.

They celebrated with a weekend in Washington, D.C., given to them by their daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandson. Their daughters are Michelle and husband Bobby; Ann and husband Loren; and Lea and husband Rami.

They have six grandchildren and a great-grandson who is deceased.

The Cannons were married at the court house in Baltimore by Clergyman Possidente.

Mrs. Cannon is the daughter of the late Jack and Mary Beall. She worked for Maryland Ribbon for 16 years, and is self-employed.


Mr. Cannon is the son of the late Robert and Frances Smoot. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Roadway Express with 27 years of service. He is employed by Your Other Warehouse.

The Limburgs

George "Pete" and Violet Limburg of Hagestown were honored at their home by their children on Oct. 18, 2008, three days before their 70th wedding anniversary. Celebrating with them were family and friends.

Among the guests were the Rev. and Mrs. Thom Smith of the First Baptist Church, Hagerstown, where the Limburgs have been life-long members.

Before her retirement, Mrs. Limberg was a nursery coordinator among the family and newborns, which involved monthly visits to the families.

Mr. Limberg served as deacon.

Mrs. Limburg worked for Washington County Social Services, retiring in 1981.

Mr. Limburg worked for 43 years at Pangborn Corporation as an experimental technician, before retiring in 1980.

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