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'58 Sandies
Remembering Jerry

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The following information was provided by Dick Hall, Jerry's younger brother, Class of '61.

Jerry was born 5-10-39 in Amarillo. He went to Wilson Elementary, Nixon Jr. High, and graduated with AHS Class of '58.

He spent one semester at Wayland Baptist and due to a collapsed lung he had to return home. Jerry worked for Furr's Food several years and then worked at Borden's Dairy.

Jerry married Sharon Forester Feb 22, 1963 in Amarillo. After a year in Amarillo they moved to Dallas, where he was Warehouse Manager for Mueller Brass. They transfered him to Virginia for a year and then moved him back to Houston.

Sharon and Jerry had 2 boys, Todd, 37 years; and Kent, 34 years.

On April 2, 1996, Jerry passed away during triple-bypass surgery, he is buried in Houston.

For those of you who may have known the family, Dick graduated high school in 1961 in Tennessee. However, he did return to Amarillo for the 40th reunion of his class. Dick's wife, Tommie Lou Thompson Hall died July 21, 2004 of a heart attack
David Luis Holder, age 67, passed away Friday, December 22, 2006. David was born on April 12, 1939 in Plainview, Texas to James and Florine Holder. David was an avid game player and trivia buff. He loved to sing gospel music and travel the world. His gentle spirit and considerate ways endured him to everyone he met. His enjoyment of making people laugh was renowned. The most important part of his life was serving the Lord and loving family and friends.

David worked in the computer industry for 40 years, including the Department of Human Services and as a private consultant before retiring in 2002. David is survived by his loving wife Carey Holder; son, Kyle Norrid; daughter, Kendra Frampton; sister, Susan Frank; brother, Jim Holder. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at the Chapel of Cook-Walden/ Forest Oaks. Following Celebration Service join us for "A Gathering in Dripping Springs".

In lieu of flowers please make donations to World Hope Ministries at 19911 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070, or to a charity of your choice.

Published in the Austin American-Statesman on 12/24/2006.
25 August 1940 - 11 April 1992
Jon Leward Hood
Benny Huddleston
David L Holder
Joe C. Hill
William R.(Bill) Hertner

Jon Leward Hood, 64, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2003.
Private memorial services were held for immediate family. At his request, his body was donated to the Southwestern Medical School of Dallas.

Mr. Hood was born Sept. 27, 1938, and lived in Amarillo most of his life. He graduated from Amarillo High School and West Texas State University.

Survivors include his aunt, Lucille Harris of Dallas; and three cousins.

Jerry L Hall
William C "Bill" Harris
William C. “Bill” Harris died near Gunnison, Colorado on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 as he was riding his motorcycle with a group of friends. Bill was a man of many strengths. He truly enjoyed life, and his greatest joy was being with his family. He is survived by his wife Kay Nell, their daughter Ellen Adaire Harris Wolf, her husband David Wolf, and their children, Tyler, Hailey and Courtney, and their son William Tol Harris and his wife Dawn Harris and their children Kylie, William Cole and Charles Cooper Harris. Bill was born March 4, 1940 to George and Leona Harris. His education included Schreiner Military Institute, Stephen F Austin University and graduate work at the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas. He began his career in Dallas. He was proud to be a part of starting the statewide Medicare Program at Blue Cross- Blue Shield Insurance Co. with H. Ross Perot and Merv Stauffer. He moved to Georgetown in 1971, and had the self confidence to reach out, shaping Georgetown from 1971 to 2008. Twin River fabrication, the Georgetown Bicycle Company, the Allstate Insurance Agency, and Climatized Containers Self-Storage were the businesses he had built and shared with his family. A tower of strength is how Bill will be remembered. Bill was chairman of the Georgetown Historical Commission when the city received the Main Street Award and he enjoyed working with the local businesses. Bill’s commitment to his community knew no boundaries. The 4-H Club, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse, the Livestock Association all benefited from Bill’s generosity. He loved working with ranching and farming families. He was also a co-founder of the Youth Recreation Program; he worked with Boy Scout Troop 151. Bill started two new Rotary clubs and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award for this endeavor. Bill had a passion for life. His gifts ran the gamut from building engines for anything on wheels to creating marvelous recipes in the kitchen. The Masonic Lodge #89 and Hill City Lodge were a part of his family’s heritage. His father, uncle, father-in-law and son, Tol all shared this with him. Bill was treasurer of San Gabriel Lodge # 89 and he was given the Golden Trowel Award for his many contributions. Bill and his daughter Adaire, were the local Allstate Insurance agents for years at their office on the historical Georgetown Square. He was currently working with his family at their business, Climatized Containers Self Storage and U-Haul. Bill was a man of great confidence, nothing intimidated him. His friends were as varied as his interests. A true Jack of all trades, he was the master of most of them. A committed family man, his dear ones will always feel his abiding love and devotion for them. Masonic Graveside Services will be Wednesday, August 20 at the I.O.O.F Cemetery directly North of Southwestern University. Casual dress requested.

Norma Dee Hawkins Inyang, 69, of Amarillo died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.
Private family services have taken place.
Mrs. Inyang was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Violet Phillips and Rueben Hawkins. She was a CNA for many years at Bivins.
Survivors include her mother; four sisters; five children, Paul Lawson of Utah, Tammy Cunkel of Fort Worth, Kimberly Bradley of Decatur and Brent Lawson and Lori Denny, both of Amarillo; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 29, 2009

Norma Dee Hawkins
Wilbert "Ramsey" Huffman
A resident of Walker, LA,  he went to be with the Lord Jan. 22, 2014 . He was 73 years old. Wilbert "Ramsey" was a member of Istrouma Baptist Church. Visiting will be at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs , LA on Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-9 p.m. and continues Friday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to time of service at 10 a.m. at Seale Funeral Home. Service will be conducted by Bro. Mike Hegwood. A burial service will be in Jackson, MS, at the Lakewood Memorial Cemetery starting at 3 pm.

Ramsey retired from Southern Farm Bureau Causality Ins. Co. with over 28 years of service. He is survived by Ruby V. Ashmore Huffman, his adoring partner and love of his life for 49 years; his daughter, Alisa Parent and her husband, Lance, grandchildren, Austin and Collin Parent, who were his pride and joy; his brother Charles Huffman and wife, Jonita, and nephews Carl Huffman and Benjamin Huffman and Benjamin's wife Raissa.

He was preceded by his youngest daughter Belinda Huffman Jackson, his father Wilbert Ramsey Huffman Sr., and mother, Florence Huff Huffman.

"Ramsey" was born in Brookhaven , Mississippi on August 6, 1940 . He graduated from Amarillo High School in 1958. He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Mississippi College in 1967. He also served in the U.S. Army serving time in France as a member of the SP5 division. He was a member of the District 5 drainage board. His sarcasm, stories of adventures and encouragement will be missed deeply. He enjoyed life with his friends and family as they would go fishing, hunting and gardening. He was known to some as the "Biblical Deacon".

He was a man who was faithful to God's word. "For God so loved the world, he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. (Psalms 55:6) As a husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he was beloved by all that knew him. Special thanks to the caregivers in MICU of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center that took loving care of him.