Secrest: 60th wedding anniversary

Mr. And Mrs. Carl Secrest are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today, Feb. 25, 2011. They were united in marriage Feb. 25, 1951 at the First Methodist Church in Bridgeport by the Rev. Long.

Carl is the son of the late Herbert and Mamie (Ward) Secrest. He is retired from the strip mine where he was a dozer opperator. He was also a truck driver and worked for Ormet Corporation.

Hilda is the daughter of the late William and Marie (Eleceser) Mullen of Bridgeport. She is a housewife and has had various other jobs. They enjoy spending time with their family and friends, and their church.

They are the parents of three children: Joyce (Tim) Caldwell of Beallsville, Joan (Tom) Kirkland of Woodsfield, and Marvin (Misty) Secrest of Beallsville. They have nine grandchildren: Courtney (Keith) Kresge, Chris (Erica) Caldwell, Stephanie (Al) Novena, Steve (Anne) Kirkland, Bryan (Suzy) Kirkland, Sarah (Matthew) Tippie, Dustin Kirkland, Stacia Secrest and Dalton Secrest. They also have six great-grandchildren: Ethan and Haley Novena, Carson Kirkland, Ellie, Lucy and Claire Kirkland.