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Mary Lott

The Moulton Pee Wee Football team in 1954 were: Charles Alexander, Wayne Alexander, Bobby Aldridge, Kenneth Blankenship, Allen Blaxton, R.C. Borden, Robert Byars, Kenneth Bates, Doyle Bryant, Dalton Bryant, Jimmy Byars, Harold Crow, Billy Etheridge, Bill Graham, Bobby Gibson, Larry Harville, Harold Hall, Carrol Hall, Tommy Littrell, Johnnie Long, Alton Long, James Montgomery, Garland Murphree, Richard Myers, Markus Miles, Richard Montgomery, Murphy Parker, Harold Preston, Bobb Raines, Ray Stephenson, Neal Smith, James Sparks, Max Shelton, Charles Spears, Wayne Thompson, Gerald Terry, Willard Terry, Billy Vinson, Jerius Wallace, Waymon Wallace, Kelvis Whitlow and Jerry Young. Vernon Lang was the Moulton Red Devils’ coach.
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The Moulton Pee Wee Football team in 1954 were: Charles Alexander, Wayne Alexander, Bobby Aldridge, Kenneth Blankenship, Allen Blaxton, R.C. Borden, Robert Byars, Kenneth Bates, Doyle Bryant, Dalton Bryant, Jimmy Byars, Harold Crow, Billy Etheridge, Bill Graham, Bobby Gibson, Larry Harville, Harold Hall, Carrol Hall, Tommy Littrell, Johnnie Long, Alton Long, James Montgomery, Garland Murphree, Richard Myers, Markus Miles, Richard Montgomery, Murphy Parker, Harold Preston, Bobb Raines, Ray Stephenson, Neal Smith, James Sparks, Max Shelton, Charles Spears, Wayne Thompson, Gerald Terry, Willard Terry, Billy Vinson, Jerius Wallace, Waymon Wallace, Kelvis Whitlow and Jerry Young. Vernon Lang was the Moulton Red Devils’ coach.

Sheffield veteran receives Purple Heart

75 years ago

Oct. 22-28, 1932

Mary Olive Jones of Decatur was elected president of Sigma Kappa, a national sorority that was just installed at The University of Alabama.

Major Gorman R. Jones, formerly of Decatur, received a Purple Heart for his bravery during World War I. He was a resident of Sheffield.

50 years ago

Oct. 22-28, 1957

New members of the Junior Service League were installed. They were Mrs. J.Y. Hamil, Mrs. Tom Leslie, Mrs. John Brownlee, Mrs. Gilmer Blackburn, Mrs. Richard Brown, Mrs. Bruce Ballentine, Mrs. Leo Rowe, Mrs. Reid Byers, Mrs. Allen Hamilton and Gene Brown.

Lynne Haney, president of the senior class at Decatur High School, was elected student of the month. Haney was also president of the Key Club.

25 years ago

Oct. 22-28, 1982

The Decatur chapter of Professional Secretaries International selected Bob Sampson, plant manager of Prestolite Division of Allied Corp., as Boss of the Year.

Sampson had been employed by the Prestolite Co. since 1969.

Dr. Ronald Clemmons, formerly of Decatur, initiated an effort in 1976 to bring a music major to The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Clemmons, chairman of the UAB Department of Music, was successful and the curriculum became available at UAB.

The proposal, written by Clemmons, “was a joint effort in the department,” he said. “As chairman, I represent the department.”

Twenty-two students were in the new music degree program in 1982.

10 years ago

Oct. 22-28, 1997

The Hartselle Junior High football team won the North Central Football Conference championship with a 14-10 victory against Gadsden’s Disque Middle School.

The victory capped Hartselle’s 8-0 season.

For the drive that began with 43 seconds remaining, Hartselle’s Chris Crumpton threw at 60-yard pass to Dominique Young for the game-winning touchdown with 21 seconds left.

The Austin High School marching band competed against 23 bands in the Northwest Alabama Marching Classic. The band received the highest possible rating of superior in all judged units.

The band also earned the Challenge Cup for receiving the highest score in its class as well as the Mayor’s Sweepstakes Trophy for giving the best overall performance in the contest.

Daniel Fitzgerald, a senior at West Morgan High School, was named a Commended Student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

MARY LOTT

The Daily welcomes the loan of vintage photos of people, places and events in Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties for use in “Valley of Years Past.”Please call Mary Lott at 340-2452 or e-mail her at mary.lott@decaturdaily.com. Photos will be returned.

Mary Lott Mary Lott
DAILY Staff Writer

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