Sulphur Springs Corvette Club

Senior Citizen’s Center
Some members of the local Corvette Club sped by the Senior Citizen’s Center to drop of a check of $1,000 in support of the wonderful efforts made by Karon Weatherman and the staff of the center.   The local Senior Citizen’s Center not only provides a wealth of activities for seniors in our area but also prepares over 160 meals each weekday for the Meal-A-Day program.  
Hearts of Life Animal Rescue
Hearts of Life Animal Rescue was blessed to receive a $1,000 donation from the Sulphur Springs Corvette Club. The Corvette Club donated some of the proceeds from their annual car show and other activities around Sulphur Springs. David Johnson presents the check to Debra Balkom, with other Corvette Club members.  Want to get involved with Hearts of Life? Like them on Facebook for updates on new animals and ways to help out!
Dinner Bell
The Sulphur Springs Corvette Club made a donation of $1,000 to the Dinner Bell at First United Methodist Church. Proceeds came from the Club’s annual car show and other activities.
Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter
The Sulphur Springs Corvette Club made a generous donation of $1,000 to the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter. Proceeds came from the annual car show and other activities. The Animal shelter was grateful for the donation. For more information on upcoming events or to adopt visit the Sulphur Springs Animal Shelter’s facebook.


Senior Citizens Center Fan Drive

Karon's article - The Sulphur Springs Corvette Club dropped off a donation of 20 Fans to the Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Tuesday Morning. Left to right is David Johnson, Lynn Luttrell, Karon, Tim Gee, Roy McCasland. The Fans are going out as fast as they are coming in. If you know a Senior who might need a fan please let them know that we have fans available. We want everyone to stay cool and safe this summer.

Sulphur Springs Corvette Club 1st Annual Seniors Citizens Blanket Drive

Our first annual Santa For Seniors was a WHOPPING success.  We collected 116 blankets at our latest count.  We met our pledge of $1000 to the Senior Center.  We will also buy additional blankets with the additional funds that were collected to meet the 140 blanket goal.  A special THANKS to several people.  Chad Young, Jimmy Rogers, and the staff of KSST did an outstanding job promoting our event.  The huge success of our first annual Santa For Seniors could not have been possible without their help.  We also want to thank the volunteers from Bethany Home Health Care for their participation.  And what about Red Cross.  He braved 18 wheelers, motorcycles, impatient drivers, to do any outstanding job collecting cash donations. THANKS RED!  I want to thank Karen Weatherman for inspiring me to give of my time to Seniors in the Sulphur Springs area with the Meal A Day Program.  Karen, thanks for helping with our collection efforts.  And finally, I want to thank the entire Sulphur Springs Corvette Club for getting behind this effort to help those in need at a special time of the year.  When we are all celebrating Christmas with our families, you can reflect upon this drive and how you have put a smile on a needy Seniors face.
Thank You,
Merry Christmas
Tim Gee

We would like to honor SSCC members that have passed away:

Danny Durham 

Dan “Danny” Allen Durham

 Funeral services for retired long-time Sulphur Springs Independent School District Administrator Dan “Danny” Allen Durham, 80, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at League Street Church of Christ with the Rev. John Ginn officiating. Military graveside honors conducted by the Hopkins County Military Coalition followed at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery. Eulogies were delivered by Tim Gee and Roy McCasland, LeaAnne DeVega. Pallbearers were Paul Glover, Jan Cummings, Harold Glaze, Benny Deaton, G.V. Hughes, Don Deaton, Richard Teer and Roy McCasland. Honorary pallbearers included Bruce Fielden, George Bassham, James Waller, Rex Acker, John M. “Jack” Chubb, Vaden Richey, Spencer Hinkle, Lewis Watts, Dr. JackAmmons, Gary Kesting, Rex Wilemon, Tommy Long, Herman Salter and members of the Sulphur Springs Corvette Club. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Durham passed away Tuesday, May 31, at Zale Lipshy University Hospital – UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas after suffering a major hemorrhagic stroke at home a few days prior. Durham was born July 15, 1935, in Cooper, the son of Dozier Durham and Verda Brymer Durham. They preceded him in death. He married Mary Lou Owens Durham of Sulphur Springs on Aug. 3, 1963, in Waco. She survives.

Raised on a farm near Sulphur Bluff, Durham’s primary education included three years as a student in the “Training School” at East Texas State Teachers College in Commerce. The “Training School” was a state accredited elementary/secondary school conducted on campus as part of the college’s Teacher Training Program. He graduated Sulphur Bluff High School in 1953. Durham earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Texas State Teachers College in 1956 with a major in Business Administration and a minor in English. He earned a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from East Texas State University in 1965. In 1958, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He completed basic training at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, and advanced Signal Corp training at Fort Gordon, Georgia. A year’s tour of duty followed as a member of the First Calvary Division in Korea. Upon returning from Korea, he served an assignment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In October 1961, he was recalled to active duty and served several months at Fort Polk, Louisiana, as a member of the 49th Armored Division. Durham’s public education career spanned more than 42 years, both before and after military duty, and began with various elementary, junior high and high school teaching/coaching positions. As an administrator, he served as assistant principal, principal, curriculum director, assistant superintendent and Superintendent. Early years included work at Bardwell ISD, Hawkins ISD and Garland ISD, but Durham is more prominently known locally for his more than 22 years at Sulphur Springs ISD. He was most notably instrumental in the introduction and development of computer science classes in Sulphur Springs in the early 1980s, a time when computers were considered new and foreign. He began as curriculum director there in 1969, and became assistant superintendent in 1975, followed by superintendent in 1988. He retired in 1992. After retirement, Durham held a part-time educational consultant position at the Region VIII Education Service Center in Mount Pleasant from 1992 to 2002. He spent his final retirement years enjoying daily time on his family’s farm in Sulphur Bluff and participating in Corvette car shows, gatherings and functions. Through the years, he was involved in various community and civic activities, among them the Sulphur Springs Lions Club, Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce, Hopkins County Civic Center and the Student Teaching Advisory Board at ETSU. He was currently serving on both the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association and the Sulphur Springs Corvette Club, where he served three times as a former director and was recognized as a charter and the group’s senior member. Other survivors include daughter, Dana Durham Cleaver, and son-in-law, Jay Stonaker, both of Sulphur Bluff; son, Dr. John Durham, of Clarksville; grandson, Jesse Dozier Durham, and his mother, Sandy Pavliska Durham, both of Paris; and cousins Harold Glaze of Carthage and Mary Nell Hubbard of Arlington. Memorials may be made to the Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 533, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 75483, or the Sulphur Bluff Cemetery Association, 3490 Farm Road 3389, Brashear, Texas, 75420. Arrangements were under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


bill beech

Bill Beech - Long time Sulphur Springs Corvette Club member. He will be missed.

Funeral services for Bill Beech 77 Quitman, TX was Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Yantis City Cemetery.

Bill was born July 12, 1938 in Johnstown, PA to the late George Frederick and Lydia Berkley Beech and passed away November 1, 2015 in Tyler. He worked in the Manufactured Homes industry in sales. Bill was a member of the Community Church in Crow, Tx; Secretary of the Lake Country Classic Car Club; member of the Sulphur Springs Corvette Club and member of the Planning and Zoning committee.

Bill is survived by his wife Norma, whom he married July 12, l970; 3 sons, Billy Beech, Quitman, George Beech, Halfway Oregon, Shannon Beech and wife Kristi, Quitman; 1 brother, George Beech, Connecticut; 1 sister Loretta Mason, Pinckney, MI; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family. 

gene frazier

Gene Frazier - Long time Sulphur Springs Corvette Club member. He will be missed.

Funeral services for Gene Frazier were held Friday, November 6, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. Burial followed at Fairview Cemetery.

Henry Gene Frazier, age 67, of Mount Vernon, passed away in the early morning hours of Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home, with his beloved wife by his side. Gene was born on May 12, 1948 in Hopkins County, Texas to the late Henry and Grace Thorp Frazier. He married the love of his life and best friend, Patricia Kay Frazier, on May 30, 1992 in Franklin County. After 23 years of marriage and a lifetime of memories, she survives.

Gene was a longtime resident of Mount Vernon and member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon. He retired from Flow Serve in Sulphur Springs after 45 years of service as a machinist. Gene was also a member of the Sulphur Springs Corvette Club.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Kay Frazier of Mount Vernon; one son, Gordon Gene Frazier, and wife Leah, of Sulphur Springs; two daughters, Angie Haynes, and husband Donald, of Mount Vernon and Kellie Davis, and husband Keith, of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren, Valorie Nell Frazier, Kayren Horn, Ashley Penny, Amberlie Penny, Caden Penny, C.T. Penny, Lane Davis, Lindsey Davis, Ashley Davis, amd Lance Davis; great-grandchildren, Major McCoo, Kingston McCoo, Conner Penny, and Cortlyn Penny; and by a host of other relatives and very special friends.


Sulphur Springs Corvette Club presents a $500.00 check to the following local charities:


Hearts of Life, The Dinner Bell, Animal Protection League, and Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center







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