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Watson Spence Celebrates Fifty Year Anniversary of Dunn Stapleton


Watson Spence today announced the celebration of 50 years of committed service to the firm by partner Dunn Stapleton.To honor and celebrate Stapleton on his golden anniversary, Watson Spence is donating $25,000 to the Phoebe Cancer Center. 

Through this gift of support to benefit the Phoebe Cancer Center, we are proud to honor Dunn and give thanks to the doctors, nurses, technicians, staff, and volunteers who have cared for our longtime partner and friend,” says Watson Spence Managing Partner Faison Middleton. “ We hope the community will join us in congratulating Dunn and in celebrating and honoring his remarkable half-century of service.”

Originally from Donalsonville, Georgia, Stapleton attended Emory University for undergraduate and law school. He joined Watson Spence on November 15, 1971, and married his wife, Nealy, one year after at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Albany, where they have been members ever since. Stapleton has taught Sunday School, served on the Vestry, and is Lay Eucharist Minister.

The Stapletons have two daughters, Culver Scales of Durham, NC, Dixon Dunavant of Atlanta, and three grandchildren. When not at the office, Stapleton enjoys yard work and is a regular at the YMCA.