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Dorris couple reach 50 years together

  • Friday, April 25, 2014

Barbara and Floyd Dorris were married on April 24, 1964.

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On April 24, 1964, Barbara Faye Flatt and Floyd Dorris were united in marriage at Old Hickory Church of Christ in Old History, Tenn., becoming Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Dorris. Yesterday they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Barbara and Floyd have two children, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Their children and spouses are: Melissa and Matt Dailey of Springfield, La., and Billy and Deborah Dorris of Summerville. They have five grandchildren: Michael and Sara Dailey, Madilyn Dailey, Morgan Dailey, Cooper Dorris and Corbin Dorris. Michael and Sara have blessed them with their first great grandchild, Luke.

Born in North Carolina, Floyd moved to Nashville in his teens. His employment with the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company began in 1965, including a transfer and relocation to Summerville in 1978. In 1993 he began working with the company’s Technology Transfer Group and began his international travel. Floyd retired in 2001, after spending 36 years with DuPont, and became an international consultant.

Barbara was raised in the town of Old Hickory, Tenn., and has had several careers. Her most notable position includes working as the executive secretary and personal assistant to the president of Kiawah Island Company. She finished her career days as marketing director for Westvaco Development Corporation and left the company in 1993 to travel with Floyd.

Careers offered a great deal of travel opportunities, and leisure travel offered others. Together and independently, they have seen a great many of the states, including Hawaii. They have also traveled to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, England, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Brazil, Turkey and South Korea.

After 35 years, Summerville remains the couple’s home. They attend North Charleston Church of Christ. Barbara and Floyd enjoy entertaining friends and family, reading, gardening, cooking, fishing and spending time at their lake property. They are awaiting the next consulting opportunity and possibly another chance to pack their bags.

They will soon embark on their next known adventure – an Alaskan celebration of their anniversary. Additional celebrations with family and friends will be held upon return.

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