Vernon Gordon Carr of Elkins will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 15. A party in his honor will be hosted from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Econo Lodge Conference Center in Elkins.
Mr. Carr is married to the former Juanita Summerfield Elza.
He has six children, Ethel Smearman and husband, Donald, Vernon "Rich" Carr and wife, Karen, and Ronald Carr, all of Elkins, Betty Hale of Norton and the late Donald and Jimmy Carr. He also has five step children, Alvin Elza and wife, Patty, Samuel Elza and Dora Fisher of Elkins, Dollena Collier and husband, John, of Valley Bend, and Wanda Elza of Morgantown.
He has five grandchildren, Melissa, Kelli and Kayla Carr of Beverly, Tiffany Carr and Carla Hale of Elkins; six step grandchildren, Casey Shaffer, Traci Turner and husband, Dennis, of Elkins, Stephen Elza of Beverly, Robert Brown and wife, Mary, of Valley Bend, Patricia Mason and husband, Mike, of Bridgeport, and the late Kenny Brown. He also has one great-grandchild, Noah Carr of Beverly and seven step great-grandchildren, Ricky Shaffer of Norton, Colby Shaffer, Alicia and Peyton Turner of Elkins and Faith, Jared and Shane Brown of Valley Bend.
All family and friends are invited to the celebration. Those who cannot attend may send cards to: Vernon Carr, Route 2 Box 159-1, Elkins, WV 26241.