Mr. and Mrs. Custer were married on Thanksgiving Day, 1948. They have one daughter - Tammy Saufley, one grandson - Jonathan Saufley, and one granddaughter - Tiara Brown. They are proud great grandparents of Allyn and Hollyn Brown.

Chaz Haywood and Renee Evans of Harrisonburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lillian Evans-Haywood to Matthew Cosner of Dayton, son of Randy and Christy Cosner of Briery Branch.

William & Hazel (Tilghman) Mills of Luray, Va., will celebrate their 70th anniversary on July 17, 2018. The couple has two children, Priscilla Mills of Culpeper, Va., and Christine King and son-in-law Ray King of Murrells Inlet, S.C. They also have four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Billy and Venda (Gooden) King will be celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2018. They were married in 1963. They reside in Elkton, Va. Billy is currently a pastor at the Elkton Free Will Baptist Church in Elkton. They have two children: Lora Ferrell and spouse, Michael Ferre…

John H. Kreider and Lois (Burkholder) Bowman of Harrisonburg, Va., were married May 12, 2018, at Shady Oaks at Weavers Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg. The ceremony was officiated by pastor Ric Gullman.

Jerry and Betty Hale of Bridgewater, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Hale, to Julius Gist III, son of Alie Sanford and the late Mase Sanford, and Susan Gist and the late Julius “Rod” Gist.

Maggie LeeAndra Martin of Harrisonburg, Va., and Adam Michael Jacobs of Broadway, Va., announce their engagement to be married.

Darryl and Cathy Showalter of Rockingham, Va., and Dwayne and Brenda Wenger of Hesston, Kan., are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Shane Showalter and Alicia Wenger.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gardner of Bridgewater announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Joan, to Mr. Ryan Kelley of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Nicholas Wright of Harrisonburg and Isabel Jimenez-Bush of Grottoes were married Nov. 4, 2017, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg, Va.

Peggy and Lowell Miller celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and Lowell’s 100th birthday recently with a reception, given by their children.

Rachel Dobroth and Sabba Nazhand of New York City were married Oct. 28, 2017, at Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Ann Vandevander of Bridgewater and Jacob Daniel Trent of Briery Branch were married July 15, 2017, by pastor Randy Cosner at Montezuma Church of the Brethren.

John & Anna Mae Hostetler celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 12. Their children hosted a celebration for family at Shady Oak. Their children are Larry (Emily), Stan (Lee) and Keith (Kathy). The guests came from as afar as Indiana and Ohio. John is a retired pharmacist and…

Pamela Retz of Naples, Fla., and Raymond Bennett of Harrisonburg, Va., would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Bennett, to Chad Muterspaugh, son of Brenda and Tim Muterspaugh of Harrisonburg.

Steven Davis and Eden Reis of New York City announce their engagement to be married.

Glen and Kathy (Reichenbach) Stonesifer are celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. Glen is a self-employed contractor and Kathy is a pharmaceutical operator at Merck. The couple had visited Utah for their honeymoon. They reside in the Swift Run area east of Elkton, Va.

Derek Shickel and Stephanie Carlu of Raleigh, N.C., announce their engagement to be married.

James Boley and Anna (Owens) Boley of Harrisonburg, Va., are celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary. James is a radio-frequency engineer with Shentel, and Anna is an assistant director of admissions at James Madison University.

Zackery Gentry of Elkton, Va., and Halie Seal of Shenandoah, Va., announce their engagement to be married.

Jim and Anna Bishop of Harrisonburg marked their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15 with 70 of their closest family members, relatives and friends with a celebration held at Community Mennonite Church, where they have been members since 1973.

Andrew Cole of Fredericksburg, Va., and Allison Smith of McGaheysville, Va., were married at On Sunny Slope Farm in Harrisonburg on July 2, 2016.

Colin Hood and Ashley Myers of Richmond were married on May 6, 2017, at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, Va.

Richard P. Strickler and Billie Good Strickler of Shenandoah, Va., are celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Bibb Frazier of Port Republic, Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Cyril Frazier, to Sooyeon Chang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junyoung Chang of Seoul, South Korea.

Josef Ott of Broadway, Va., and Gerashina Rose Ragas of Surigao City, Philippines, were married Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, in the Philippines.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon L. Smith Jr. of Harrisonburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Michele Smith, of Washington, D.C., to Gregorio Cervantes Veluz III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Veluz Jr. of Fairfax, Va.

Ernie and Mary Etta Cornett of Harrisonburg, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Cornett, to Seth Osbourn, the son of Mark and Sharon Osbourn of Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Rodney and Delores Hammer of Elkton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Hammer, to Anthony Brown, son of Dwayne Brown and Dana Strickler of Harrisonburg.

Aimee Firebaugh and Cameron Frost of Verona were married Oct. 2, 2016, On Sunny Slope Farm, Harrisonburg.

Frank and Tara (Kern) Vetting are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

Danny and Barbara (Mooberry) Ritchie celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2016.

Tristan Baker and Tamara Cronk were married Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at The Inn at Old Silk Mill in Fredericksburg, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. John Duling of Penn Laird announce the engagement of their son, Christopher Galen Duling, to Melanie Zahra Motahari, daughter of Masoud and Dorothy Motahari of Bailey, N.C. Chris is a 2001 graduate of Spotswood High School. He is the Executive Chef at Sunnyside Retirement Commun…

Jack and Peggy Raines of McGaheysville, Va., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 13.

Mildred (Sipe) Diehl and I.W. (Bill) Diehl of New Market celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. The couple has two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They celebrated with a family brunch at the Mimslyn Inn.

Golda and Gary Rexrode celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26. A celebration was held by the couple’s two daughters, Sonya Rexrode-Rickel and Tara Worthy, on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Dayton Pavilion. Cards may be sent to 3275 Maria Son Tar Drive, Mount Crawford, VA 22841.

Ed and Lila Collins, lifelong residents of Linville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Their extended family members are throwing them a card shower on Thursday, Aug. 25. Cards can be sent to 3568 Brenneman Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Granville and Ruth (Baugher) Life of Elkton, Va., are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Aug. 31, 1946, in Elkton. Granville is retired from Merck. The couple has four children, Ralph (Jean) Life, Mary Garrett, Jane Smith and Dennis Life. They also have six…

Tom and Barbara (Eckardt) Ross of 2678 Spaders Church Road in Harrisonburg are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Aug. 13, 1966. Tom is a retired special education teacher and Barbara is a retired public health nurse supervisor. The couple has two children,…

Jim and Betty Jo Glick of Montezuma are celebrating their 62nd Anniversary on Aug. 1. We are having a card shower to celebrate this event. The shower is given to them by their three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Jim and Betty Jo are lifelong residents of Montezuma…

Liane Watson of Crozet, Va., and Darrell D. Via of Grottoes, Va., announce their engagement.

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