Ray C. Mannon and Ladena Mae Ellis marked their 60th wedding anniversary on April 17.
Ray and Ladena were married in a small home ceremony in West Hamlin, W.Va., on April 17, 1954. They lived on Merricks Creek Road in Huntington more than 50 years. They now reside at Midland Meadows in Ona, W.Va.
Ray is the eldest son of the late Joseph Russell Mannon and Emily Sevina Bias of West Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va. He graduated from Hamlin High School in 1952.
Ladena is the only daughter of the late Nolan Manuel Ellis and Olena Mae Johnson of West Hamlin, Lincoln County, W.Va. She graduated from Guyan Valley High School in 1953.
They have four children, Manya Mannon-McCallister (Rod) of Huntington, Monica Mannon of Asheville, N.C., Derik Mannon of Lexington, Ky., and Nancy Mannon of Monroe, N.J.
They have four grandchildren, Brandon McCallister of Huntington, Bradley McCallister of Philadelphia, Elizabeth Mannon and Catherine Mannon, both of Lexington, Ky.