Taken from the Hinton News
Tuesday, September 9, 1952
Society News Column
Miss Betty Jo Thompson Engaged To
Marry Jack B. Ashley On October 17
Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Thompson, of 716 Herman Street are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Betty Jo Thompson to Jack B. Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Ashley of 314 Fourth Avenue.
The wedding will be performed at the Central Baptist church Friday afternoon, October 17, by the church pastor, the Rev. H.P. Hackney, in the presence of the immediate families.
Miss Thompson is a graduate of Hinton High school with the class of 1952 where was active in school activities. She was co-editor of The Dart, feature editor of the Hinton Hi-Times and was a member of the Girls Athletic Association, Quill and Scroll, and Seventeen club.
The bride-elect also serves as president of the Baptist Youth Fellowship, member of the Dora Lee Allen Mission Guild and Young Peoples choir of the Central Baptist church.
Her fiancé attended Beckley schools, is a graduate of Hinton High School, and also the Cayce Electric School of Chicago, Illinois. He also served with the United States Army for a year stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and is now employed by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.