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Phillips’ Observe 50th Anniversary

By Staff | Dec 10, 2014

Ralph and Velinda Phillips, Now

Ralph and Velinda Phillips of New Martinsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11.

They were married at the Pine Grove Church of Christ by Donald Kline.

Ralph is a former employee of PPG and was the Wetzel County assessor 30 years. He is the son of the late Ralph F. and Betty Phillips of Pine Grove.

Velinda was employed as a teacher at Hundred High School and then was 4-H/Home Demonstration agent for four years.

She retired as a business teacher from Magnolia High in 2001. She is the daughter of the late Lewis and Iva Gene (Arens) Allen of Mobley.

Velinda and Ralph Phillips, Then

They are the parents of Jon who lives in Charleston, W.Va., and Allen (Tasha) of New Martinsville. They have six grandchildren which include Devon, Mikayla, Jacob, and Jessica of New Martinsville, and Allison and Emily of Charleston.

Ralph and Velinda are both members of the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ.