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Ripleys celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

Arnold and Eileen Ripley of Susan celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Captain and Mrs. Ripley were married on Nov. 14, 1946, at the home of her parents, Wendell and Marion Miles, Port Haywood, by the Rev. E.D. Garris.

They have lived in Mathews County all their lives. They are lifelong members of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Susan, where they have held different administrative responsibilities such as Superintendent of Sunday School, Sunday School teachers and served on many different committees and fundraisers. The church honored the Ripleys on Sunday.Arnold Ripley is a World War II veteran and served as the Mathews American Legion’s Adjutant for 19 years. During World War II, he served in the Naval Air Corps in Florida getting the planes ready for overseas.

He is a retired menhaden fish captain, as was his father before him and recently his son Arnold Jr. For many years he enjoyed hunting quail and training bird dogs.

Eileen has been the “ultimate...

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