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Golden Anniversary for the Hilemans

On Aug. 8, Jim and Mary Lynn Porter Hileman are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Brown’s Chapel United Methodist Church near Morgantown on Aug. 8, 1970. The Rev. Kermit Poling performed the ceremony.

Jim and Mary Lynn moved to Middlebourne in October of 1974 after Jim accepted the position of County Extension Agent with WVU Extension Service. Jim retired after 30 years of service with the WVU Extension Service in 2003.

Mary Lynn retired from Hometown Insurance Agency.

The couple still resides in Tyler County. Jim and Mary Lynn’s summertime hobby is gardening and raising blueberries. Family, neighbors and friends enjoy the garden, too, as the Hillemans share throughout the year. They also enjoy crafting items in stained glass.

Jim grew up on a dairy farm in Preston County near Bruceton Mills. Jim is the son of the late Troy Benton Hileman and Martha Jane Benson Hileman. Mary Lynn is the daughter of the late Brown Porter Sr. and Velma Roby Porter. Mary Lynn grew up on a small farm near Morgantown. They met while Jim was a student at WVU and Mary Lynn worked at WVU.

No reception is planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cards may be sent to the Hilemans, 401 Park Ave., Middlebourne, WV 26149.

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