Edward F. and Shirley Chadwick of Ceredo-Kenova, Wayne County, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
They were married May 8, 1954, at Santo Christo Church in Fall River, Mass.
Edward “Chad” and Shirley met in Fall River while he was serving in the Navy aboard the USS Bristol DD 857 at Newport, R.I. Edward is the son of the late Bruce Chadwick and Dorothy Nunley Best of Wayne County. Shirley is the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary Oliveria Viveiros of Fall River, Mass.
He is the former editor and publisher of the Wayne County News and served as President of the West Virginia Press in 1982. He continued serving after his retirement for several years as the president of the West Virginia Press Foundation, raising funds for journalism scholarships.
They have six children, Debra and husband Rod Dingess of Statesville, N.C., Gail and husband Steve Daniel of Nicholasville, Ky., Edward F II and wife Melissa Chadwick of Franklin, Tenn., Jane and husband Gary Humphrey of Holly Springs, N.C., Christopher and wife Toni Chadwick of Huntington, and Robin and husband Jeff Elliott of Asheville, N.C.
Ed and Shirley are grandparents of 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren plus two more great-grandchildren to be born.