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Altamont Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 11:54 am

Thomas and Mary Rollins celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday, during a family reunion. With dozens of family members and State Representative Paul Sherrell and his wife, Miranda, present, the couple reminisced about the times Thomas would walk from Altamont to Coalmont, bringing a Milky Way candy bar to court his sweetheart, Mary Ellen Nunley. Their courtship continued until one snowy day in October, 1948, when the two caught a bus to Rossville, Georgia, and were married. Representative Sherrell and Beth Harwell, Speaker of the State House of Representatives, created a proclamation which read in part, “We honor and congratulate Thomas and Mary Rollins on the celebration of their seventieth wedding anniversary and extend to them our best wishes for much continued happiness in the years to come.”