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Gene and Marion Burgess

By Floyd Miller



Gene and Marion Burgess celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on June 27th. A dinner was sponsored by their children, D’Arcy Burgess and D’Edra Lozada of Atlanta Georgia, Desiree Fields of Huntsville Alabama and Darryl and Dennis Burgess of Abilene. The couple met at Carter G. Woodson High School in Abilene, Marion was a 14 year old Sr. and Gene was 16, he was unaware that he was robbing the cradle. . They started dating in the summer of 1957 and two years later they married. Gene is retired from the U.S. Air Force and is an avid golfer, and has worked with the Jr. Golf program for many years. Marion is retired form Christ House Day Care Center as executive Director after 24 years.The couple has eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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