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Smith 100th

Velda Smith of Inwood celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16, 2004, with a luncheon at Valley Nursing Home. Family and friends attended from West Virginia, Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania. A three-tiered cake was served. Pianist was Missy Jones. Smith is the daughter of the late Valentine and Clem Mayberry. She was married to the late George M. Smith. Smith retired from Shenandoah Packing Co. in 1977 after 45 years. She has three daughters, Shelly Harwood of Martinsburg, Kim Smith of Martinsburg, Jenny Balenger of Inwood; and six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


The Journal welcomes the chance to publish news of birthdays for those 70 and older, printed at no cost, in the Sunday Living section. Announcements are stamped for date received and run according to date and space available. A photo may be published with the announcement and be in jpg format in the highest resolution possible. Photos may also be mailed to or dropped off at The Journal at 207 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401. Photos to be returned should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Do not send your only copy. We cannot guarantee a return.
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