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01-06-2024 - DAN JONES HAS PASSED IN MONTGOMERY
As our class of 1957 ages we are losing more of our friends and classmates. the most recent is the former sheriff of Montgomery County,Dan Jones.
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Montgomery Advertiser Obituaries in Montgomery, AL | Montgomery Advertiser
James Daniel “Dan” Jones, 84, was born to James D. Jones Sr. and Mary Carter Jones on October 12, 1939, in Montgomery. Dan was raised in Pike Road by his Grandparents since the age of five years following his father’s death. He continued to live in Pike Road and went to Pike Road School until the ninth grade. Dan Jones later attended and graduated Sidney Lanier High School in 1957. He served in several capacities as a Deputy Sheriff with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and later Sheriff of Montgomery County from 1991-1999.

Dan met and married the love of his life, Carol Sachar, and lived in Pike Road together raising three children. He was dedicated to his family and to his church. Dan is survived by his children; James “Jimmy” Daniel Jones Jr. (Sandy); Robert Warren Jones (Kelly); and Genger Jones Gallup. He was blessed and proud of his six grandchildren; Erin Peyton Bright (Chad); James Daniel Jones III; Jasmine Martin Anderson (Eric); Hunter Council Strothers; Luke Henry Stabler; Coleman James Stabler; and Meryn Grace Gallup. Also five Great-Grandchildren; Carter Bright; Owen Bright; Reese Bright; Emily Anderson; and Brooklyn Anderson. He is also survived by his beloved sister Mary Claire Wilson (Ray) and her daughters Tracy Wilson-James; Lisa Wilson. Beloved Brother and Sister In-Laws; Robert Sachar (Linda) and Rubyanne Henley (Hoyt). Dan was also blessed with many cousins and friends from Pike Road. He would also want to include his good friend Jessie Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers are his grandsons and The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard.

Visitation is set for Monday, January 8, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Montgomery. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Cemetery with Honors. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ridgecrest Baptist Church or the Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranches at alabamasheriffsyouthranches.org.

Posted online on January 04, 2024

Published in Montgomery Advertiser





12-13-2023 - SAD TO REPORT THAT WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER CLASSMATE

This just appeared on Facebook- from Donnies son- Lost another good friend from Lanier class of 1957 Mike McCrary is with Dianne McCrary and Ernest McCrary. · It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of my beloved father, Ernest McCrary's, passing. He passed in the early afternoon on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. He was 84. A true Renaissance man, Dad was as competitive as he was adept in fixing anything that dared to break. Ernest was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of many  from being a pilot, businessman, and the unofficial 'MVP' at my sports games (both on and off the field as my coach) to gifting me my first truck. His logic and advice were so sharp they could cut through my confusion. His generosity was unmatched. Dad, you taught me everything except how to live without you. Thanks to you, I've grown into the man I am today, and I am eternally grateful. You've left us with a legacy of determination, wisdom, and an unfillable pair of shoes. I will miss your jokes, guidance, and uncanny ability to fix anything - except, perhaps, this hole in my heart.





11-13-2023 - MRS. SANTA CLAUS
I know most of you who know Jean Parker Colquitt also know that she was a devout Christian who unapologetically practiced her faith in her daily life.

I bet that a lot of you did not know that she was Mrs. Santa Claus to thousands of unprivileged kids in the entire Decatur,AL area for 27 years.
She worked tirelessly for 27 years to make sure that all the kids in the Decatur area had a great Christmas to look forward to.
This was a year long labor of love that Jean and her daughter Carol worked at for most of the year.
Please read the tribute to Jean by the Neighborhood Christian Center.
Ronnie

Remembering Our Ms. Santa Claus: Honoring Jean Colquitt's Legacy at the NCC
Christmas is somewhat different this year at the NCC. Our Ms. Santa Claus, aka Jean Colquitt, recently passed away from her short battle with cancer. She will be missed greatly. Jean spear-headed the NCC’s Christmas Toy Store for 27 years with her helpers – daughter Carol Godwin and Marilyn Davies; along with the Christmas Book & Game Room team – Hope Schmidt and Debbie Smith. She worked faithfully and tirelessly all year to ensure the Christmas Toy Store was full of the best toys and gift items for our children and their families. In the 17 years that Tim & I have been Co-Directors at the NCC and keeping up with the stats of the Christmas Toy Store – we have given out over 203,662 toys and gifts items, served 9,911 children and 5,109 families under the direction of Jean.

Every year, Jean would remind me that no matter how much work it was throughout the year, she loved doing it because, on Christmas morning, she would awaken and think about all the children and families that were having a blessed Christmas because of all the toys and gift items the Neighborhood Christian Center was able to share with them. Now, she is experiencing the greatest gift of all: being in the presence of Jesus. We are looking forward to an amazing Christmas Toy Store this year under the leadership of Marilyn Davies, but will miss our Ms. Claus, Jean.

We are thankful to you all who donate Christmas toys and gifts, financial funding, and volunteer during this special time of ministry. Your generosity has been a blessing.



Old News

  • 10-09-2023 - WE HAVE LOST AN ANGEL - Our loss is heavens gain. Jean Parker Colquitt was loved ...
  • 12-30-2020 - DAN BAILEY HAS PASSED IN MONTGOMERY - We have lost another classmate. Dan was one of the bright...
  • 12-04-2020 - JACK POWELL HAS PASSED AT HIS HOME IN ST SIMONS ISLAND,GA - We regret to inform you that Jack Powell has passed at hi...
  • 07-20-2020 - WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF OUR CLASSMATE LEE SPENCER - Following is a message from Clayton Spencer regarding the...
  • 02-26-2018 - JACK KUSHNER- NEW APPOINTMENT - Jack Kushner has been appointed to the editorial board of...
  • 06-23-2017 - BILL DISMUKES REMEMBERED BY JACK KUSHNER - We were sad to hear of the passing of our classmate Bill ...
  • 08-12-2016 - WEBSITE HOSTING FEES DUE - Our annual website hosting fees of $120 are due by 8/23. ...
  • 04-27-2016 - The Cambridge Order of Esteemed Intellectuals - Received an invitation yesterday April 26, 2016, to be in...
  • 11-01-2015 - FIRST ANNUAL GET TOGETHER OF THE CLASS OF 57 - We are happy to announce that the planning committee is w...
  • 05-24-2015 - Honorary Professor of Surgery, Cambridge University - Dr. Jack Kushner Will be recognized as an Honorary Profes...
  • 10-02-2014 - Thanks Larry Norris - Thanks to our classmate Larry Norris for his contribution...
  • 09-14-2014 - THANKS GEORGE BAGWELL - Many thanks to classmate George Bagwell for a very genero...
  • 07-31-2014 - GAY INGRAM MINOR HAS PASSED AT 75 IN SMYRNA,GA - We regret to inform you that our classmate Gay Ingram has...
  • 07-31-2014 - THANKS TO OUR 1957 "MOST BEAUTIFUL" - Many thanks to a recent contribution from Carol Covey Goo...
  • 06-16-2014 - HAL GREEN PASSED AWAY IN OCALA,FL - We regret to inform you that we have lost another classma...
  • 06-16-2014 - PAT GRIFFIN PASSES AWAY AT 75 - We regret to inform you that our classmate, Pat Griffin p...
  • 05-17-2014 - JACK KUSHNER WILL BE GOING TO CHINA IN NOVEMBER - Jack Kushner will be headed to China in November to speak...
  • 03-17-2014 - JACK KUSHNER IS BACK ON THE LECTURE CIRCUIT - Jack Kushner has been invited to lecture at the universit...
  • 03-16-2014 - John(Johnny) Gilbert passed away 11 March 2014 - John passed away on March 11, 2014 in Pensacola, Florida....
  • 02-09-2014 - WON MY CANCER BATTLE! - Hi all,  I was diagnosed with Thyroid Lymphoma last Augu...
  • 01-24-2014 - Pidgie Dismukes Passed Away in Birmingham,AL at 72 - We regret to inform you that the wife of classmate Bill D...
  • 11-28-2013 - Grays Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary - On 9 November, Ginny and I celebrated our 50th Wedding An...
  • 09-08-2013 - Appointed to Editorial Board - Jack Kushner has been appointed to the Editorial Board of...
  • 09-07-2013 - THANKS TO THE CLASS OF 1957 - We were about to lose our Lanier57 website due to a lack ...
  • 08-09-2013 - WEBSITE HOSTING FEES DUE - The annual fees of$120 that we pay for our Lanier 57 webs...
  • 01-20-2013 - WE HAVE LOST OUR HOMECOMING QUEEN - We are very sorry to report that we have lost our Homecom...
  • 12-08-2012 - TOMMY RAGSDALE DIES AT 75 IN ALBANY,GA - Tommy Ragsdale passed away on on December 3,2012 in Alban...
  • 02-07-2012 - NEWS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - It is great to hear from our alumni in the Pacific Northw...
  • 12-05-2011 - HAPPY 50TH TO TOMMY AND JUDY WILSON - Hello to all classmates.  Judy and I celebrated our 50th...
  • 12-01-2011 - BEFORE CARVILLE AND MATALIN THERE WAS KUSHNER AND HORWITZ - Have you ever wonderd how James Carville and Mary Matalin...
  • 08-23-2011 - Madolyn Price Interns in D.C. - Madolyn Price, a Senior at the University of Alabama Inte...
  • 06-09-2011 - Contribution - Thanks to Anne Henry Tidmore for her contribution to our ...
  • 03-24-2011 - SITE HOSTING FEES - Many thanks to Jean Parker Colquitt,Dr Jack Kushner,and T...
  • 02-09-2011 - TV IN THE FIFTIES - Thanks to Bill Northington for sending us this link to an...
  • 01-29-2011 - FRANK MOODY PASSES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS - We regret to inform you that Frank Moody died Jan 27 at B...
  • 03-27-2010 - JACK KUSHNER HAS A NEW BOOK OUT - Jack Kushner has published a new book entitled 'WHEN UNIV...
  • 02-24-2010 - CLASSMATE NEAL POPE HONORED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION - Local attorney Neal Pope still ticking 17 years after hea...
  • 12-11-2009 - THANKS DR JACK KUSHNER - Thank you Dr Jack Kushner for your contribution of $75 to...
  • 12-10-2009 - THANKS TOMMY RAGSDALE - Many thanks to Tommy Ragsdale for his very generous contr...
  • 11-19-2009 - JESSIE KITCHENS DAWKINS DIES AT 70 - We regret to inform you that our classmate Jessie Kitchen...
  • 10-27-2009 - New book on Amazon.com - 'Coping Successfuly with Changing Tides and Winds: A Neu...
  • 03-24-2009 - WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER MENTOR - A Tribute to Coach Kyle Renfroe By Tommy Ragsdale ...
  • 01-09-2009 - CORNELIA ELLIS WALLACE DIES AT 69 - We regret to inform you that we have lost another classma...
  • 11-01-2008 - New address for Emily - Please put Emily's new address as Ebowdo@knology.net
  • 10-17-2008 - CLOSE CALL - Charles Duncan was burning trash yesterday when a paint c...
  • 08-09-2008 - Carolyn Dees died Friday, Aug. 8th in her sleep. - Carolyn Dees died from a lung disease not cancerous but n...
  • 07-13-2008 - Susan Scott Harper dies - Friday July 11th 2008 Susan Scott Harper died in Gainsvil...
  • 05-27-2008 - CORNELIA - Looks like the Cornelia Ellis and George Wallace story ma...
  • 03-13-2008 - BELOVED COACH NEAL POSEY PASSED AWAY SUNDAY IN MONTGOMERY - A tribute from Tommy Ragsdale.........'Coach' made a last...
  • 02-19-2008 - Barbara Russell Robinson - We regret to inform you that our classmate Barbara Russel...
  • 02-07-2008 - CLEMSON SIGNS DECATUR SOCCER STAR - Bo Godwin(grandson of our Jean & Larry Colquitt) recently...
  • 01-13-2008 - 1957 ORACLE UPDATE - We still have a few copies available of the update to the...
  • 12-14-2007 - Marlow Reese - We regret to inform you that our classmate and friend Mar...
  • 11-25-2007 - Toby Savage -     As reported in the Auburn Alumni magazine,...
  • 09-10-2007 - Sidney Dawkins - Lanier's own 50s 'Mickey Mantle', Sidney Dawkins, passed ...
  • 08-14-2007 - 1957 A YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA - The Pill,Sputnik,Dr.Seuss,Little Rock,The Edsel,Lasers,.....
  • 08-10-2007 - Bennie Russell - We regret to inform you of the death of our classmate Ben...
  • 07-25-2007 - Gene Wolf - The ones of us not living in Montgomery were not aware of...
  • 07-24-2007 - Madolyn Anderson Radney - Madolyn got a big surprise in May! Her family unveiled a ...
  • 07-23-2007 - Patti Brooks Krumnow - Patti has authored a book: Angels in the Kitchen, Body an...
  • 05-11-2007 - SONNY HELMS - We regret to inform you of the death of one our classmate...



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