Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


January 27, 2013


ASHLAND — Mr. and Mrs. Todd M. Ward celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 24. 

Todd Ward and the former Carol Sue Holbrook were married Jan. 24, 1963, by the Rev. William Stratton at  Louisa United Methodist Church. Their wedding occurred during one of the worst weather events of the decade, with a record low temperature of 26 degrees below zero and 6 inches of ice and snow. The couple say they were “lucky to get married despite the cold circumstances.” At the wedding, the organ froze, the cake froze and most of the guests could not get to the ceremony because of the inclement weather.

Mrs. Ward is a retired teacher with the Lawrence County, Ky., school system. She is the daughter of the late Roy and Victoria Smith Holbrook. Mr. Ward is a retired attorney. He is the son of the late Lonnie and Ertle Kitchen Ward. 

They are the parents of Christi Ward Tillett of Paducah, Kimber Ward of Denver and Melissa Shapaka of Louisa. They have eight grandchildren.

The Wards will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends this summer.


Text Only
  • Taylor

    Wilbur and Sherry Taylor celebrated their 60th anniversary Friday.

    March 9, 2014

  • 0302wheeler.jpeg Wheeler

    Darrell and Carolyn York Wheeler of Findlay, Ohio, formerly of Ashland, celebrated their 50th anniversary on Feb. 28.

    March 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0216jackson.jpeg Jackson

    Steve and Nancy Jackson will celebrate their 40th anniversary today.

    February 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0119stollingsbw.jpg Stollings

    Raymond and Genevieve Stollings of Westwood will celebrate their 64th anniversary on Jan. 21 with a family gathering.

    January 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0119caudill.jpeg Caudill

    Don and Jan Caudill celebrated their 60th anniversary Dec. 12.

    January 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0112carterbw.jpg Carter

    George Sr. and Virginia Osborne Carter will celebrate their 65th anniversary Jan. 15.

    January 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0112worthington.jpeg Worthington

    Carl and Ann Worthington of South Shore will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Jan. 16.

    January 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0105greene.jpg Greene

    Raymond and Janie Greene

    January 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 1229oneal.JPG O'Neal

    Darrell and Carolyn Jarrell O’Neal will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Jan. 9.
    They were married Jan. 9, 1964, in Ashland.

    December 29, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1222lestercolor.jpg Lester

    Fred and Faye Bailey Lester will celebrate their 49th anniversary on Dec. 29.

    December 22, 2013 1 Photo