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Langstaff 60th wedding anniversary

Published June 18th, 2010 3:20 pm

Witt and Helen Langstaff, longtime residents of Kingsport, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2010, in Isle of Palms, S.C., at a family gathering planned by their five children, Witt Jr., Jamie, George, Sara and Lindy. In addition to their children and their spouses, most of their 15 grandchildren, three with spouses, and two great-grandchildren are expected to attend.Witt and Helen met as counselors in a summer camp in Wisconsin in 1949, and were married in Helen's hometown, River Forrest, Ill., June 24, 1950, following their graduations from Georgia Tech (for Witt) and Duke (for Helen). They came to Kingsport that summer, where Witt worked for Eastman Chemical Co. for 36 years before retiring in 1986.They both want to express their sincere appreciation to the Kingsport community for providing such a favorable environment for raising and educating their children. This is particularly true for the schools and churches, which they and their family attended. They also want to thank their many good friends in Kingsport, and elsewhere for their love and support during the 60 years of their marriage.