Trinity baseball coach Ken Whittle and George "Snoozy" Jones, with a long history at Sidney Lanier, are among a group of 12 that will be inducted March 19 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.
Written by Tim Gayle
A memorial service [was] held at 2 p.m. [November 13th, 2011] at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church to honor the life of former Robert E. Lee boys basketball coach Bernard Boyd, who passed away in Melbourne, Fla., on Oct. 29.
Boyd, a former Sidney Lanier and Troy basketball standout, was a teacher and coach at Lee from 1962 to 1988, fielding one of the state's top teams in 1974 and 1975.
"He was a lot more successful than people thought he was," said Trinity athletic director and former Lee assistant coach Jim Tuley, who will be one of the speakers at today's service. "But he's been gone (from the area) for a long, long time. And it was never about him. His anonymity was fine with him. But he was a good guy who did a good job at Lee."
Joseph Bernard “Coach” Boyd, 76, of Melbourne, FL, swiftly went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 29, 2011. He was born November 23, 1934 in Montgomery, AL, the son of Joseph and Lilia Boyd. As a youth, he was very active and participated in Y recreational sports programs. He was an excellent swimmer, and later taught swimming lessons and served as Life Guard at the Montgomery Country Club and the Military Officer’s Club.
In 1953, Coach graduated from Sidney Lanier High School, where he excelled in academics and sports. He was captain of the basketball team and played football. He attended Troy State University on a basketball scholarship, majored in education, and was elected vice president of his class. In 1958, he began a 46-year career devoted to teaching and coaching high school students.
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
LAKE WORTH — Billy D. Armstrong quit high school in the 12th grade for a life of drinking, partying, hustling money, playing pool, and betting on dog racing. Later, he decided to go back to school and Tuesday night he will receive his GED from Lake Worth High School. Armstrong will turn 77 years old in November.
"I've had a hell of a life and I'm still in good shape. I can still run up and down those 12-foot ladders," said Armstrong, who started taking night classes at Lake Worth High School last year after working about 40 years with sheet metal. "I'd still be working if we had any work to do."
WESTCOTT, Betty Lane, a native of Montgomery died, Thursday, January 03, 2008 in a local hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were held on Monday, January 7, 2008 at 11:00AM at Leak-Memory Chapel with George Herring officiating. Graveside services followed at Greenwood Cemetery. A visitation was held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday at Leak-Memory Chapel.