Biography of

Virginia Lee Beard Callison


Born 21 Oct 1921, Hillsboro, Pocahontas, WV
Married 01 Aug 1944, Hubert Samuel Callison; b 06 Feb 1920


Children Born
Joel Samuel Callison 23 Sep 1945, Norristown, Montgomery County, PA
Carolyn Jean Callison 03 Sep 1947, Marlinton, Pocahontas County, WV
Betty Jane Callison 02 Jan 1953, Marlinton, Pocahontas County, WV


Callison-Beard - Miss Virginia Lee Beard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel P. Beard of Hillsboro, became the bride of Hubert Samuel Callison, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Callison of Beard, in a ceremony performed on Tuesday afternoon, August 1, 1944, at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro.  Dr. Samuel Moore, of Fort Pierce, Florida, assisted by Rev. J.  K. Fleming read the 4 o'clock service before and arch of rhododendron flanked by tall vases filled with white gladioli.  Lighted tapers in candelabra formed the background.  A program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Dorothy McNeel, who also played traditional marches.  Miss Dorothy Clutter, cousin of he bride, sang "I Love You Truly".  Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in a chantilly lace dress designed with sweetheart neckline, long pointed sleeves and a full skirt which fell in a long train.  Her finger tip length veil was draped from a Juliet cap held in place by stephanotis and she carried a circular bouquet of white gardenias and stephanotis.  She was attended by her sister, Mrs. John Stulting of Charlottesville, Virginia, as matron of honor, who was gowned in a pink satin and chiffon bouffant dress and carried an arm bouquet of pink rose buds.  Similar flowers were worn in her hair.   D. M. Callison was best man for his son, and the ushers were Robert Beard, of Lewisburg, and John Stulting of Charlottesville, Virginia.  A reception was held at the home of the bride for seventy-five guests.  Mrs. Beard received the guest in a navy sheer with navy and white accessories.  Mrs. Callison, mother of the groom, received in a pink printed sheer with white accessories.  Both wore shoulder corsages of white gardenias.  The home was decorated with bowls of summer flowers.  The brides table was entered with a crystal bowel of pink rose buds and white snapdragons.  one one end of the table was placed the tiered wedding cake decorated with miniature bridal figurines, which was served by Mrs. John Stulting.  at the other end of the table was placed the punch bowel presided over by Miss Leeta Beard, aunt of the bride.  Aides in the dining room were Mrs. Robert Hartley, of Morgantown, Miss Ruth Marie Ridenour, of ...  Mr. Callison is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and Greenbrier Military School and attended West Virginia University.  he is now in the X-ray Department of Engineers, Inc. near Philadelphia.