Powder Springs couple celebrates 70 years of wedded bliss
by Sally Litchfield
August 29, 2012 12:29 AM | 1901 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Aug. 19, the Taylor home in Powder Springs was the setting for the 70th wedding anniversary reception in honor of J.W. and Barbara Taylor. The Taylor children, Melanie Sundquist, Alan Taylor and Dr. Holly Ballantine, hosted the fete.

Some 100 friends and family members were present to honor the couple that married in 1942 during WWII. The elegant tiered cake, carrying out the diamond and platinum theme, was designed and created by Melanie, who was assisted by Tammy Malsbary.

The groom’s cake was all chocolate, garnished with chocolate-dipped strawberries. The sumptuous buffet table included a variety of family party favorites with a centerpiece of platinum roses with diamond accents.

Assisting also were Lynn Harper, Holly and Pat Hubert, Jill Gamel, Art Sundquist, and Alan and Sue Taylor. Photographers were Jerry Harper and Dick Malsbary. Music was provided by Betty Welch and Jean Somerlot, who accompanied Barbara as she sang “Too Young” to J.W. Dr. James Manning and Dr. Eugene Harley sang “Sunrise, Sunset” for the crowd.

The guest list included Sue and Robbie Barnes, Glenda and Joe Daniell, Quill and Steve Duncan, Joan and Richard Howard, Marilyn Greider, Connie Harley, Faye and Robin Hood, Juanita Ingram, Emily and Chris Jennings, Ann and Frank Kennedy, Pat and George Kernodle, Louise Lovinggood, Pellie Manning, Jan Marshall, June and Alan McCollum, Darlene and Terry Pendley, Rachel and Sam Still, Dr. Elizabeth and Dave Street, Pat Trotter, Sandra and Dave Westerfield, Sunday School class members, neighbors, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends.


St. Andrew United Methodist Church of Marietta, located at 3455 Canton Road will host its fall 2012 Everything for Children Consignment Sale on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The sale will feature items such as fall and winter clothing in sizes infant to 16; junior and maternity in great condition; complete games and puzzles, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, and bikes in good condition; baby equipment and children’s furniture; and gently worn shoes.

A new boutique section will feature name brands such as Bailey Boys, Beaux et Belles, Chez Ami, Chocolate Soup, Hanna Andersson, Hartstrings, Lilly Pulitzer, Marimekko, Mini Boden, Orient Expressed, Strasburg and ZaZa Couture.

Anyone who wishes to buy or sell items at the sale will find a complete list of rules and requirements posted at www.thepumpinchurch.org. All sellers must register and order labels online by noon on Monday.

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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