Lake Charles couple one of 10 longest married couples in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Charles couple is among 10 couples being honored by Governor Bobby Jindal on Thursday at a reception at the Governor's Mansion.

Jindal is acknowledging Louisiana's longest married couples.

Placide and Emily Moran, of Lake Charles, were the fifth longest married at 76 years, although the longest married couple was Norman and Norma Burmah of Marksville, who have been married since Jan. 26, 1931.

Both couples were inducted into the Louisiana Family Forum's (LFF) Marriage Hall of Fame.

"I'm proud to honor these couples and the many years they've spent together. Their lasting commitment is truly admirable and serves as a great example for those who value the institution of marriage," Jindal said.

The other eight couples honored by Jindal, all of whom were inducted into the LFF Marriage Hall of Fame, were:

Varrie and Lawrence Player of Shreveport, married 78 years.

Devance and Mattie O Rains of Marthaville, married 77 years.

Willie Clyde and Kathryn Flores of Vivian, married 77 years.

Francis and Edna Adams of Westwego, married 76 years.

Earl and Betty Harps of Denham Springs, married 75 years.

Edgar and Mary Emma Bland of Shreveport, married 75 years.

Clyde and Geneva Cockerham of Denham Springs, married 73 years.

Edward and Hilda Guedry of Brusly, married 73 years.

Since 2002, the LFF has identified Louisiana's longest married couples. LFF's first recognized Longest Married Couple was George and Germaine Briant in 2002.

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