Georgia couple married 71 years die 12 hours apart on same day

A Georgia couple lived together as husband and wife for 71 years. It was only fitting they left the world on the same day.

Herbert DeLaigle and Marilyn Frances Kilpatrick were married in 1948. On Friday, they died in Waynesboro, WDRW reported. Herbert Delaigle was 94, while Frances was 88

Herbert DeLaigle died at 2:20 a.m. on Friday, and Marilyn Frances died exactly 12 hours later, WDRW reported.

According to his obituary, Herbert DeLaigle was a decorated Army veteran who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of master sergeant and was awarded several Bronze Stars, according to his obituary.

Marilyn Frances DeLaigle operated Marilyn's Nursery near Waynesboro from 1979 to 1984, according to her obituary.

The couple had six children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, according to their obituaries.

The couple met in Waynesboro, WDRW reported.

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