Longtime Marietta couple celebrates 65th anniversary
by Sally Litchfield
July 17, 2013 12:00 AM | 1174 views | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ella and Jack Dunn have been married 65 years and are still going strong. The Marietta residents wed on July 17, 1948 in Terre Haute, Ind., located on the banks of the Wabash River. They have two children, Patty and Mike, and one grandson, Todd.

Ella worked at the Marietta City School’s Central Office for 31 years as the bookkeeper. Jack was a salesman for Nordyne out of St Louis, Mo., for 32 years selling furnaces and air conditioners.

Today the Dunns enjoy each other. Both love golf and fishing. They are members of Bradshaw Farms golf course and play with the Grasshopper Golf Group. When it comes to fishing, Ella catches more than Jack does. Perhaps her biggest catch was Jack!


On July 12, the last farewells were bid to Adrienne Vaughn, a rising eighth-grade student who attended the Walker School for the last two years. The family came to Marietta temporarily for her father’s work and moved home to Columbia, Md., on July 13.

A pool party was held for close friends at the Kennesaw home of Grace Mulroy, daughter of Liza and Shannon Mulroy, with Randi Epstein, Carl Grindstaff, Emily Keller, and Winnie Litchfield in attendance. (Zoey Brown attended in spirit as she was out of town.)

Though Adrienne was here only a short time, strong friendships were formed. She will be missed.

Adrienne is the daughter of Gail and Ben Vaughn.


On July 10, 43 Scouts and adults from Boy Scout Troop 444 representing all corners of Cobb County gathered for a community service effort to clean up and help restore a Civil War-era cemetery located next to the Mt. Zion AME Church in Kennesaw. Grave markers dating back to the Civil War were found along with markers of soldiers from World War I and World War II. The Scouters dutifully mowed, trimmed, collected trash and removed debris to help restore the cemetery. In total, more than 100 service hours were expended in this restoration project.

Henry McNeal Turner, the first African-American chaplain in the US Army during the Civil War and first Southern bishop of the AME Church was once a pastor at this church. For more information, visit www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/henry_mcneal_turner.html.

To learn more about Troop 444, visit www.bsatroop444.net.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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