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In Love for 65 Years and Counting


Joe and Mabel Taylor were united in marriage on February 7, 1953 in Batesville, Arkansas. Saturday, February 17th, they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. The celebrative event was held at the White House Inn, a Bed and Breakfast owned by Marilyn White and remodeled 17 years ago by Mr. Taylor and his son-in-law Eddie Rawls. In their 65 years of marriage, they have been blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Joe and Mabel partnered for nearly 50 years in a church construction ministry and attribute their committed 65 years of marriage to their faith in God and love for each other.

Joe and Mabel Taylor
Joe and Mabel Taylor were united in marriage on February 7, 1953 in Batesville, Arkansas. Saturday, February 17th, they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. The celebrative event . . .


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Hilda Booth of the state Department of Emergency Management presented information on the hazards of earthquakes. Gary Exelby / Daily Press

BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
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Gary Exelby / Daily Press

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BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
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By Steve Gillespie editor@paragoulddailypress.com
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BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
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BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
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BY GARY EXELBY gexelby@paragoulddailypress.com
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