Golden year for Fitches

Berneda and Jess Fitch

SALEM — Jess and Berneda Fitch are celebrating 65 years of marriage.

They were married in Pikeville, Ky. Jan. 21, 1956 by the Rev. James Owen. Soon after, they moved to Salem, where Jess worked for Eljer Plumbing before retiring after 43 years. Berneda worked at Walkers Shoe Store for 19 years until they closed business in downtown Salem.

Jess and Berneda are parents, grandparents and great-grandparents to four children, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. They are members of the First United Presbyterian Church of Salem.


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