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Jul 27, 2016
Redskins Fans Pay Respects To Zema Williams At Funeral Service
Williams, born on July 7, 1941, in the small sharecropping town of Colquitt, Ga., began his adult life in the U.S. Army when he was drafted shortly after completing high school. After returning, he found his way to the Washington, D.C., area and began a career in car sales, a profession that afforded him some fame as a top producer month after month.
His determination in business eventually manifested itself in the Redskins.
He attended every home game, starting with a Monday Night Football contest against the Cowboys in 1978, a feat that continued into 2015, further cementing his legacy of devotion. Along his 38-year journey, he accumulated a multitude of experiences – including an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 – but gave a lot of them back to those that sought him in the parking lots and concourses.
“He brought history. He brought excitement…He brought love. He embraced everyone,” said Tela Capri-Jones, a premium season ticket holder, who was dressed in her signature Redskins cowboy hat and shoes. “He was truly passionate for the team, passionate for the game and he truly loved people and children. We are so sad by what has happened and nobody will be able to replace him. Ever…We’re going to miss him.”
“I would consider him the No. 1 Redskin fan,” Washington, D.C., resident Calvin Hopkins said. “I just came to pay my respect to him. I know there’s going to be a whole lot of people out here. I see that everybody is dressed in their Redskins gear and this camaraderie and respect for the chief, I respect a lot of people to be coming from far and near to pay their respects.”
“He was a good man,” said Clifford Smith, whose own mother once dated Williams when she was younger. “He sold her her last car. He was a good man.”
Several family members on Wednesday represented Williams, who will be interred in Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Cemetery later this week, and he is survived by his eight children, 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
They likely won’t have to worry about keeping his spirit alive. As Pastor William Covington noted in his eulogy, Williams was planning to attend this year’s training camp. Those in attendance will feel his absence there, and at FedExField in the weeks to come. But they also plan to fill it.
“He’s going to always be remembered,” Moseley said. “He’ll always be a big part of the Redskins, their history and I think he’ll be a big part of the future.”
As “Hail to the Redskins” finished the service, 120 miles south of where he rested beneath bouquets of flowers (one sent by former Redskin Santana Moss), Redskins players were simultaneously beginning a new season together. The wait was over. Football had returned.
It’s why the timing of his service seemed so appropriate.
It’s why losing Williams didn’t feel like a defeat.
... (Redskins.com)Jan 8, 2016
Chiefs try to shrug away ghosts of 2014 and that awful playoff loss at ...
After the game, punter Dustin Colquitt remembers staying in the hushed, somber locker room longer than he ever had in his 11 seasons with the Chiefs, “searching for answers.”
Whatever they were haven’t been enough to appease anyone connected to that day with the Chiefs, whose current 53-man roster features 22 players from that team.
“Some of those scars you take with you the rest of your life, and that one probably will (stay),” said quarterback Alex Smith, who had one of the best games of his career with 378 yards and four touchdown passes. “And for this team, it’s still with us, and I don’t think that’s a bad thing.”
Smith said this last Sunday in a moment of apparent postgame candor.
By Tuesday, he was at least publicly dismissing the idea that anyone was lugging this with them.
“This is a completely different team,” he said. “It’s a new challenge, a new year.”
That’s all true, of course, just as Smith and Johnson are correct when they say it helps no one to try to channel the weight of the last 22 years going into this year’s playoff opener.
“Every year’s different,” Johnson said. “If you go on the field thinking about what happened a couple years ago, or what happened in the past with the playoff games, you have no chance of going out there and winning the game. Our mind-set is, man, we’ve got blinders on.”
But one way or another, the past lurks as part of the franchise DNA — whether as a hangover or inspiration or a lesson or just something that once happened that added to the wretched lore they aim to end.
And one way or another, the last one will remain with them until they change the narrative.
If siphoned properly, though, it also perhaps could be of service in reversing all this.
Of course, there’s a fine line between moping about something like that and examining it critically as something to be learned from or motivated by.
That line can be heard in Colquitt in one breath saying the Chiefs need to have flushed that away and in another adding, “It’s something that needs to be fresh in our minds.”
That’s why safety Eric Berry watched it repeatedly that offseason, remarking in 2014 that he learned something from it with each viewing.
That’s why many Chiefs talked about “finishing” when they began the 2014 season … only not to finish well enough to make the playoffs.
But that game also is why they are acutely conscious of finishing now, an emphasis that has to have been bolstered by a 2015 season-long trend of establishing a fine lead and being left barely holding on.
“Rather than dwell on it, try to learn from it,” said Reid, who in his first season had revived the Chiefs from a 2-14 2012 to a 9-0 start and that postseason berth.
Some aspects of that defeat, of course, were just cruel quirks of fate.
How could it be that the Chiefs could force Donald Brown to fumble … and have it carom to Luck, who gobbled it up and bashed into the end zone as if he were anticipating just that bounce?
Why would it be that five Chiefs would be knocked out of that game, including Jamaal Charles, Brandon Flowers and Donnie Avery with concussions and Justin Houston with an injury unspecified at the time?
Meanwhile, in the more rational realm,... (Kansas City Star (blog))Sep 18, 2015
Tift Co. FFA members, advisers attend floral design training
Middle School, J.T. Reddick and Tift County High recently attended the South Region FFA Floral Design Career Development Event training held at Colquitt County High School. This training was developed specifically for FFA members and FFA advisers to strengthen their floral design skills as well as build confidence in their own creative ability. The training was led by area horticulture teacher and Colquitt County High School Agriculture teacher Adrianne Smith. FFA advisers/Agriculture teachers that were in attendance included Eve Rogers, Lynne Cook and Jimmy Cargle.
The event allows students to showcase their talents in a competitive environment by utilizing the principles and elements of design. Students use the principles of balance, proportion, scale, focal point, emphasis, rhythm, harmony, unity and the technique of flower placement to create their designs. These designs will be judged by a Georgia Florist Association-certified florist so to ensure industry standards are met.
Each student must also identify 25 flowers, plants or equipment from a list of 75 as well as take a test over the floral industry, safety and the proper techniques of floral design. The students make... (Tifton Gazette)Jul 31, 2015
Florist's donation brings a smile
Barret’s team delivered to Golden Apple, Colquitt Garden Manor and Ivydale Assisted Living.
Teleflora donates the keepsake Be Happy Mugs to participating florists, according to a press release from the national floral network. The cheerful floral arrangements created in the Be Happy Mugs include bright yellow daisies and white roses. Teleflora’s Georgia Unit worked with their local wholesalers and growers to secure donations of the flowers.
“Developed by Teleflora in 2000, Make Someone Smile Week has grown to become one of the floral industry's most successful cause-related initiatives in North America, delivering happiness in local communities around the country,” the press release said. This year, Teleflora aimed to increase its total donation to more than 25,000 keepsake Be Happy Mugs for the project.