65th: Dean, Mary Alice Shepherd
Dean A. and Mary Alice McVay Shepherd of 102 Schilling St. in Oak Grove, Marietta, will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26 with family that is local. They were married on that date in 1952 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
She is the daughter of the late Pearl V. and Alta C. McVay, and he is the son of the late J. Arthur and Mildred I. Shepherd.
He worked at B.F. Goodrich, Elston Lumber and Pioneer Home Medical, from which he retired, and she retired from John Grimes Devol Greenhouse. They are both active members of Harmar Hill Church of Christ.
Their children: David (Debra Ann) of Burns, TN; Joseph (Debbie Lee) of Horizon City, TX; Deborah Kay (Gary) Wells of Marietta.
Grandchildren: Jeff (Lisa) Shepherd of Tucson, AZ; Jeni Shepherd (James) Allen of Kingston Springs, TN; Timothy Wells and Rebecca Wells (Chris) Davis of Marietta; Joseph Shepherd III of Horizon City, TX; Jordan Shepherd of Springfield, MO; Sarah Shepherd (Nick) Ford of Cumming, GA; Jerred Shepherd of Horizon City, TX.
Great-grandchildren: Avery and Elise Shepherd of Tucson, AZ; Wendy, David and Rachel Allen of Kingston Springs, TN; Abigail, Hannah and Leah Davis of Marietta; Aiden Ford of Cumming, GA.