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•   Patricia Symonds (O'Hanrahan)  5/29
•   Jeff Barr  5/28
•   Robin Stults (Stults)  5/27
•   Brenda De Grasse  5/26
•   Marian Flanagan (Fawsett)  5/26
•   Lesley Ragen (Willcox)  5/26
•   James Smith  5/26
•   David Hester  5/26
•   Ann Cabler (Parks)  5/26
•   Ralph Pearson  4/6
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•   Sandra Kramer (Couch)  6/14
•   Cathy Hall (Borland)  6/15
•   Kathryn Gibson (Miko)  6/26
•   Susan Smethurst  6/26
•   Ron Bianchi  6/30
•   Deborah Sickles (McKamey)  7/1
•   Sean Waldner  7/1


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School's Out for Summer


Favorite Math Teacher Passes -

JoAnn Strickland, Fairfax County educator

JoAnn Strickland, 75, a longtime Fairfax County math teacher who retired in 1990 as a personnel specialist for the county school system, died Aug. 22 at her home in Raleigh, N.C. The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome and complications from Parkinson’s disease, said a friend, Marie Baglio.

Dr. Strickland was borh in Bunnlevel, N.C. She began with Fairfax County schools in 1962, spending much of her career at Annandale High School and becoming math department chairman there. For 25 years, she also did part-time real estate work for Red Carpet-Al Smith Real Estate in Alexandria. She moved to Raleigh from Fairfax County about six years ago. Her memberships included Ravensworth Baptist Church in Annandale and Delta Kappa Gamma International, an organization for female educators.






Gay B. WILKES Obituary

February 28, 1918-July 12, 2014 

Gay Barr Wilkes was born in Bowie, Texas, on February 28, 1918. She often said she was the luckiest person in the world because born five minutes ahead of her was her identical twin, Fay Barr Kastelic, her lifelong best friend. Around Bowie, they were known simply as the "Barr Twins." In 1938, with $50 each in their pockets, they left for Austin and enrolled at the University of Texas

Gay left college in 1941 to marry the man for whom she held the deepest love and respect, the newly graduated civil engineer, Jack Wilkes. They moved to Washington D.C., where both worked for the Navy Department. In 1947, Jack left for Manila, Philippines, to serve as a bridge engineer for the Bureau of Public Roads. Six months later, Gay followed with their two little girls. 

In 1950, the family returned to Austin, Texas. When her third daughter entered kindergarten, Gay headed back to UT to finish her degree, a life ambition and, in her words, the highlight of her education. She then forged a career in teaching, first substituting at Fulmore Junior High for a teacher on maternity leave - Ann Richards, the future governor of Texas. Elected to Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teaching organization, she then taught for four years at Martin Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., where she helped push for a long-overdue teacher pay raise; and for 14 years at Annandale High School in Annandale, Va., where she won Teacher of the Year several times. Through teaching, she shaped thousands of lives, all the while making the profession sound like the most fun job in the world. 

Gay loved teaching geography. Ever the pusher of boundaries, she subscribed to "USSR," a propaganda magazine, for use in her classroom; she proudly thought that the subscription landed her on a CIA list of suspicious characters. She later visited Russia, and she was one of the first American citizens to gain permission to travel in China in 1976, when the gates at Canton opened.  

Returning to Austin in the mid-80's, Jack died in 2004 of cancer, In a miraculous coincidence, Gay and Fay suffered identical strokes on the same day in 2010, 800 miles apart. Fay died four days later. Lovingly cared for in her home, Gay died peacefully on July 12, 2014. 



It's with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of Coach Secules.  He lost his battle with cancer this past Sunday, April 9th.

A memorial service for Coach Secules will be:        

Saturday April 29th at 1:00 pm at

 All Saints Episcopal Church

140 Pintail Trail

Southern Shores, North Carolina


There is a "Secules Family Discount at the Days 

Inn Mariner at Mile Post 7- 252-441-2021 for folks coming in that want to stay. 


The Secules Family has appreciated all the love and support provided by Annandale Alumni.

The City of Oaks Funeral Home in Raleigh is in charge of the arrangements.   

His daughter, Ann Secules Urch has given her email address for any messages to the family.  They have greatly appreciated the support.

If you would like to send something to Mrs. Secules and the family, you can send it to:

Elizabeth (Beth) Secules

116 S Dogwood Trail

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949