From a Barbour County Scrapbook
Clippings from the Barbour Democrat

submitted by Linda Graham.

Nuptials of Miss Mary Lavon Lang to Private Harold D. Leach Told

Philippi, Aug. 19. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse LANG, of Philippi, are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Lavon LANG, to Pvt. Harold Dale LEACH, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. LANTZ, also of Philippi. The wedding took place at 9 o'clock Friday evening, July 21, in Kinston, N. C. at the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. Talward JOHNSON. Miss Dorothy LEACH, sister of the bridegroom, was the bride's only attendant. Lieut. Henry R. RALECLIE of Kinston served as best man. The bride is a graduate of Philippi high school with the class of 1944 and now is employed in a local store. Pvt. LEACH was also graduated from Philippi high school last spring and entered the Marine Corps last January. He received his basic training at the Marine training base at Parris Island, S. C. and Cherry Point, N. C. before being transferred to Kinston.

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