‘Til death do us part:’ Couple married 71 years dies 12 hours apart

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AUGUSTA , Ga. (CNN) — It was a love that lasted a lifetime. A Georgia couple married for 71 years died within hours of each other. Husband Herbert Delaigle died at 2:20 a.m. Friday. Twelve hours later, his wife, Frances, died at 2:20 p.m.

They met when Herbert was 22 and Frances was 16. Their family issued a statement saying, “It’s amazing how they were together for 71 years and now they are together in heaven. What an amazing love story that is.”

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