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A lasting love
Taylors celebrate over 76 years of marriage
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In today’s world, it’s not very often you hear about a marriage thriving for over seven decades, but that’s true for Helen and Jess Whitley “J.W.” Taylor. The couple wed Jan. 1, 1938, and celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary last month.Mary Helen Turner and J.W. Taylor met while they were both students at Gordonsville High School. Even though he lived in Smith County in the Brush Creek area, and she in Temperance Hall in DeKalb County, they attended the same high school.He remembers the first time he saw her, and she definitely made an impression on him.