Edward and Marjorie Nichols of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 5 with a dinner at the Farm Restaurant in Adena.
They were united in marriage Nov. 5 in the West Alexander Presbyterian Church, West Alexander, Pa., by the Rev. John B. Hawes.
Marjorie Nichols is the daughter of the late Robert and Anna Caldwell of West Alexander. She graduated in the last class to graduate from Claysville High School in 1960. She then graduated from the last class of the Ruth Brandt School of Nursing at the former Martins Ferry Hospital and subsequently was employed by the hospital for 40 years as a registered nurse.
Edward Nichols is the son of the late Clarence and Margaret Nichols of Wheeling. He graduated from the former Triadelphia High School in 1957 and from the former West Liberty State College in 1962, followed by post graduate work at West Virginia University. He was employed at Skyvue, Bridgeport and Martins Ferry high schools. He also spent a lifetime showing purebred sheep throughout the eastern United States.
They reside on the Nichols Farm, which has been in the family since 1835.
The family includes a son, Rob (Gail) Nichols of South Charleston, and a daughter, Bridget (Jeff) Snapp of Martinsburg. They have three granddaughters.
A family get-together to celebrate will take place in the spring.
Jeffrey Ryan Ferda, 25 of Fall River, MA, recently of Wellsburg, WV, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 11, 2016 at his residence in Fall River, MA.
Jeff was born on June 2, 1991 in Wheeling, WV. He was the son of William “Bill” Sr. and Cynthia “Cindy” (Dalanno) Ferda of Wellsburg, WV.
Jeff graduated from Brooke High School in 2009 and a West Liberty University graduate with a Bachelor in Elementary Education Major and a minor in Special Education with Autism. He worked at Robert J. Devereaux Corporation. Jeff was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and kayaking; but most of all he was a die-hard Duke fan.
Jeff was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Ferda and Vincent “Fishie” Dalanno, two uncles, John Ferda and Craig Dalanno, who was also his Godfather, and a cousin, Sophia Dalanno.
In addition to his parents, Jeff is survived by his devoted brother, William “Will” Ferda Jr. of Moundsville, WV, grandmothers, Betty (Elson) Ferda of Wellsburg, WV and Barbara (Gibson) Dalanno of Steubenville, OH, several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and faithful furry companion, Butkis.
Interment will follow at Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, near his “Pap” Ferda
Cassandra Marie Hedrick and Dillon Joseph Mangino were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Aug. 6, 2016 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Moundsville, with the Rev. That Son Nguyen officiating the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hedrick of Moundsville.
The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Brian Brautigan of Wheeling.
Alyssa Hedrick, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Donnie Gilbert was best man.
Other attendants were Arden Wolle, sister of the groom; Ashley Grieme; Michelle Harris; Brittany Newman; Stephanie Eddy; Carter Bauer; Greg Ashmead; Trent Chapman; Dylan Kloeppner; Jake Stone; Carson Koontz; Nick Wolle and Parker Wolle.
A reception was held at Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of John Marshall High School and a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. She is employed by RESA 6 as an adult education SPOKES teacher.
The groom is a 2007 graduate of Wheeling Park High School and a graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education. He is employed by Marshall County Schools as a health and physical education teacher.
After a wedding trip to Tulum, Mexico, the couple resides in Wheeling, WV.
Jessica Lynn Mercer and Ryan Edward Droppleman were united in marriage at 1:30 p.m. July 9, 2016 at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Weirton. The Rev. Manuel Gelido officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Karen Mercer of Moundsville.
The groom is the son of Lawrence and Sharon Droppleman of Weirton.
The bride was escorted by her grandfather, Bill Heedy of Moundsville.
Emily Boyd served as maid of honor. Ross Droppleman served as his brother’s best man.
Other attendants included Erica Sapp; Kasie Droppleman; Cindy Mercer; Matthew Slanchik; Anthony Valles; Dylan Mercer, brother of the bride; Nikelle Mercer; Kathryn Aston; and Brennan and Gavin Droppleman.
A reception was held at the Victorian Hall in Weirton.
The bride is a 2009 graduate of John Marshall High School and a 2013 graduate of West Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Weir High School and a 2006 graduate of WyoTech, Blairsville campus.
Following the reception, the couple honeymooned in Tybee Island and Savannah, Georgia.