On June 1, 1957, Major Ellis Camp and Barbara Ann Marchant, both of Ty Ty, Georgia, were married in a civil ceremony when Ellis returned home following basic training for the US Coast Guard in Cape May, New Jersey.
Ellis had received his orders and was on his way to Miami where he would serve on board the USS Gentian. Later, he was stationed at Mayport, Florida, and after his tour of duty returned to Georgia where he and Barbara raised their family.
On Saturday, June 1, 2013, Ellis and Barbara Camp, now of Carrabelle, were honored by their six children in celebration of 56 years of marriage. The daylong celebration included a barbeque cookout, cake and champagne toast.
Those in attendance included hosts Danny and Lynn Camp Palmer, of Elmodel, Ga., Bryant and Amber Palmer Jensen, Newton, Ga., Scott and Diane Camp Wolcott, Buford, Ga., Donnie Camp, Camilla, Ga., Tonya Camp Bradshaw, Gracie Bradshaw and Macie Bradshaw, Kaleb Palmer and Will Palmer, Camilla, Ga., Tony and Tricia Edwards Camp, Gerald Camp, Tiffany Camp and Caleb Cromer, Albany, Ga., Cindy Camp Duke, Kiln, Miss., Sherry Camp Thompson, Carrabelle, and Brandy Herndon, Brandon Polous, and Jackson Polous, Eastpoint.