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East Liverpool couple celebrating 65th year

Dorothy and Jim Tice
Dorothy and Jim Tice

EAST LIVERPOOL — High school sweethearts Jim and Dorothy Tice will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. The former Dorothy Mae Stoakes, daughter of the late Ruth and John Stoakes, became the bride of James R. Tice, the son of the late Bea and Bob Tice, on March 10, 1956 at the Grace United Presbyterian Church in East Liverpool . George Parfitt was best man and Barbara Richardson Noonan served as maid of honor.

The Tices are lifelong residents of East Liverpool. Jim retired from Crucible Steel in 1983 and the Columbiana County Health Center in 1999. He most recently worked at Alpha Care. Dorothy worked at City Hospital, also retiring in 1999.

Jim has been a champion of youth sports in the tri-state area for over 55 years. He coached young men’s basketball and baseball and umpired high school baseball, basketball and softball. He was recognized for his achievements in 1988 receiving the East Liverpool Baseball Distinguished Service Award. Most recently he was inducted into the Beaver Local Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. Dorothy volunteered many years at the Old Timer’s Complex in the concession stand and she was recognized for her service there as well.

The couple has four sons: John (Brenda) of Calcutta, Rick of Indianapolis, Kevin (Carrie) of East Liverpool and Scott of East Liverpool. They have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A reception will be planned for the summer.

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