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12-30-2020 - DAN BAILEY HAS PASSED IN MONTGOMERY
We have lost another classmate. Dan was one of the brightest members of our class.
RR
Daniel Lawrence Bailey

Montgomery - Daniel Lawrence Bailey, age 81, of Montgomery AL, died at home on December 25, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born on April 21, 1939 to Dr. Lawrence Gary Bailey and Margaret Early Bailey in Lancaster, PA. Dan graduated from Lanier High School in 1957 and Huntingdon College in 1964 with degrees in History and Psychology. He served in the US Army in Germany for 2-3 years in Military Intelligence. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholar and completed his graduate work at Tulane University (go Green Wave) and in Germany in History. He had a varied career as a marketing specialist in history for Random Clearing House, as a history professor at Tulane and in Montgomery at AUM and Huntingdon College. Dan was known by his band colleagues as a resource of musical history. He played trombone since high school, including recently with the Montgomery Recreators, the Upbeats, the ALCAZAR Shrine Brass Band and for 26 years with the Auburn Knights Alumni Association. He served for over 20 years as a representative for the Montgomery Arts Council. Since childhood, Dan has been an avid fan and an intelligent resource of baseball history (Go Braves). He enjoyed travel in Europe, Canada and the USA. He was an avid reader with often 3-5 books at a time. He is survived by his wife, Judy Johnson Bailey of Montgomery; a sister, Jeanne Bailey Gamble of Huntsville; a brother, Kent Bailey of Gainsville, GA; numerous adoring nieces and nephews; and a loving dog, Knox. In lieu of the Coronavirus there will not be a memorial event. Donations in his memory may be made in his name at Huntingdon College Class of '64 or to the Auburn Knights Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.



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 his home in St Simons, Island,Ga. Jack was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
RR


On Saturday, November 28, 2020 Lee Jackson Powell 'Jack', loving husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully at home at the age of 81.

Jack was born August 22, 1939 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Mary Mitchell and John Miller Powell. He was educated at the University of Alabama graduating in 1961 and was a proud member of ATO fraternity. Following college Jack served in the U.S. Army.

Jack started his professional career in sales with IBM. He then moved to Merrill Lynch, Equitable and finally Memphis, TN based Morgan Keegan where he was manager of Corporate Syndicate and an institutional equity salesman.

On August 25, 1962 he married his high school sweetheart Judy Helberg Justice. They raised two sons, Lee Jackson Powell, Jr 'Lee' and Edwin Biggio Powell 'Biggs'.

Jack was a voracious reader, collector of rare books, movie buff, investor, traveler, oenophile, chef, restaurant critic, tennis player and golfer. Well known for his wit, laughter and beloved friendships, Jack was a member of the Memphis Country Club, the Memphis Hunt & Polo Club, Sea Island Golf Club, Ocean Forest, Frederica and the Bond Club of New York. Jack was also a member of the Magna Charta. In the late 70's Jack proclaimed himself Tennessee Chili Champion and competed in the World Championship Chili Cook-off for ten years in Texas and California. In 1984 Jack participated in the Moscow Goodwill Games marathon with the goal of not being the last runner out of Leningrad Stadium. He was a proud member of Chevaliers du Tastevin, joining the Memphis chapitre in the early 70's. He rose to Grand Pilier General in 2011 representing all the chapitres in the United States for the Burgundy wine organization. Jack loved life and lived it to its fullest.

Jack is survived by his wife, Judy Powell of Memphis, TN and Saint Simons Island, GA and his children Lee (Loren) Powell of Memphis, TN and Biggs Powell of Charleston, SC. He adored and was adored by his grandchildren, Lillie Dearing Powell 'Lillie', Lee Jackson Powell, III 'Jack' of Memphis, TN and Gladys Garrott Powell 'Gigi' of Charleston, SC and by his brother, John Miller Powell, Jr. (Peggy) of Fairhope, AL and sister Mary Powell Vaughan (John) of Troy, AL.

A family service will be held in December 2020 and a celebration of Jack's life will be held in the spring of 2021.



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 passing of his dad and our classmate Lee Spencer.

Rest in Peace Lee Spencer

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>
>
> Greetings,
>
> I hope this message finds you well. I'm Clayton Spencer, son to Lee
> and Laura Spencer, and I writing to you because I found your name in
> my parents address book. Many names there I recognized, but some I did
> not. My apologies if this email reaches you in error.
>
> I am writing with sad news. My dad passed away last Tuesday evening.
> In late June, Dad suffered a mild stroke. At that point, prognosis was
> good and he began making rapid progress with in-patient therapy.
> Around the first of July he began suffering additional strokes. Four
> strokes were confirmed and it is believed that he had a fifth this
> past Sunday. Each successive stroke began to take their toll and he
> lost more and more function. Other complications ensued and it became
> impossible to treat those serious conditions as well as the strokes.
> Dad was transferred to the ICU last Sunday, placed on hospice Monday,
> and passed peacefully Tuesday night. My wife, son, and I had come down
> to Greenville, TX for the Fourth of July at a time when we thought dad
> would be transferred back home July 6th. I am glad that I was able to
> be there with dad to provide support, comfort, and help with the
> medical decisions - difficult as they were. It's been very hard to
> lose both of my parents within a year and a half of each other, but I
> am glad that dad's spirit has been reunited with mom's. They were never meant to be separated. Rest in peace, dad, you've earned it!
>
> Due to COVID-19, we will delay having a memorial service until a later
> date. We will have a small, private, grave-side service at Forest Park
> Cemetery in Greenville on Monday, July 27. Coker-Mathews funeral home
> here in Greenville will be providing services
> (https://www.cokermathews.com/) It is possible we will try to hold a
> 'virtual' family visitation via *Zoom* on Sunday, July 26. Please let
> me know if you would be interested in being included in that event.
>
> Please do share this information with any others that you think might
> wish to know.
>
> If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached as follows:
> email: cfspence@ic.edu
> mobile (text/voice): 217-204-5720
> home address: 138 Caldwell St., Jacksonville, IL, 62650
>
> Best regards,
> --Clayton





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