Melba Beecher and Vernon Kennedy were married on February 3, 1962, in Ohoopee, GA. They will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on February 3, 2022. Vernon is retired from Georgia Farm Bureau after 40 years. Melba worked as a school teacher for 30 years and is retired. They have 3 children, Jennifer Kennedy Alden (Scott), Jamey Kennedy (Odette), and Jason Kennedy(Michell); 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.