Mr. and Mrs. Gene Smith

WEIRTON – Gene and Arlene Smith of Weirton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 11 at the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa.

They were united in marriage on May 11, 1963, at the Colliers United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Perry Stewart officiating.

He is the son of the late Charles and Esther Smith. He worked as a bus driver for the P&W Bus Co. prior to working at Weirton Steel, where he retired from the Blooming Mill in 1991 with 27 years of service.

She is the daughter of the late Paul and Myrtle Hoke. She was a teletype operator for The Weirton Daily Times and the Herald-Star for 14 years.

They are the parents of a daughter, Kimberly Lucas, and a son, David, of Weirton. There are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.