Saturday, January 26, 2008

Announcing The Next Class Get Together

The LHS Class of 1959 will have a Pre-Spring soiree' at Mary Futch's beautiful lakeside home on Saturday, March 8, 2008. The format will be the usual covered dish and bring your own adult beverage. Plan to arrive about 5:00 PM. If you would like to come 30 to 45 minutes early and help set up the tables and apply the table cloths, that would be great.

We plan to have very preliminary discussions about a 2009 class reunion. Probably, about all we accomplish this early in the game is to establish a time line for beginning and ending the various tasks necessary for a successful reunion.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

On January 24, 1959 - Buddy Holly's Death

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly was killed. For more information, follow the link below.

Read More On Buddy Holly's Untimely Death.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ronald Jones, LHS Class of 1957, Obituary

Ronald A. Jones
Deloitte and Touche

MIAMI - Ronald A. Jones, a resident of Pinecrest (Miami), FL passed away on January 8, 2008 after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife of 46 long, loving, magnificent years, Brenda Robison Jones, his two children, Scott Jones (Meg) and Brooke Knapp (Clark), four beautiful grandchildren, Courtney, Chelsea, Sloane and Reese, and his brother and sister, Guerry Jones and Karen Jones.
Ron is a native of Lakeland, FL. He was known in high-school as "Hoops" and was the starting point guard of the state champion 1957 Lakeland Dreadnaught basketball team. Ron was a self-made success story simultaneously putting himself through college, working, and raising a young family. At the age of 62, he retired as a Partner with Deloitte and Touche where he enjoyed a 35-year long career ... a career and a firm that he loved, and that loved him back. He loved his work so much that he stayed on as a consultant for Deloitte after retirement and worked as much as he could to the very end. Ron loved to read, watch Gator football, do crossword puzzles, listen to rock music, drink good wine, and play golf with his lifelong friends (of which he had many). He was a fearsome Trivial Pursuit player who, once he got his turn, it was all but certain that no one else would get a turn, as he didn't miss. If there was one word most often used to describe Ron by anyone who knew him it was "selfless". His unconditionally loving spirit will be missed greatly, but he leaves his family strong and determined to love and support one another.
Services will be held Friday, January 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Saint David's Episcopal Church, 145 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803 (Phone: 863-686-4143), followed by a "Celebration of a Life Well-Lived" at the home of his brother, Guerry. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make a contribution to the Ronald A. Jones Children's Memorial Fund, the proceeds of which will go to St. Jude's Children's Research Fund.

 Following is a link to Ronnie's guestbook, hosted by The Ledger