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Smith 50th

Mary and John Smith of Martinsburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4 with a party at Christ Church in Martinsburg, hosted by their children. The Smiths were married on June 3, 1954 in Martinsburg. Mrs. Smith was a high school English teacher at Martinsburg High School for 20 years before retiring in 1990. Mr. Smith is a retired police officer for the City of Martinsburg. The couple have 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.


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