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Bridgeport ISD Student Spotlights for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Bridgeport Middle School

JADON MADDUX

Jadon Maddux

Grade: 7th

Parents: Aimee Burtnett, John Maddux

Favorite subject: Pre-algebra

Activities: Football, basketball, baseball, track, LINC, going to TCU games, church youth group

Why this student was chosen: “Jadon is an outstanding student, an outstanding athlete and a leader in Student Council. He also serves on our Community Problem Solvers team that placed third in international competition last year. Jadon is kind, respectful, and uplifting to his teachers and classmates. He is a wonderful representative of Bridgeport Middle School.” – Principal Travis Whisenant

Bridgeport High School

BRY WARREN

Bry Warren

Grade: 12th

Parents: Jim and Candace Warren

Favorite subject: Environmental science

Activities: Football, powerlifting, hunting, fishing, completing requirements to be an Eagle Scout

Why this student was chosen: “Bry is one of the most polite and well-mannered students at BHS. He is hardworking in the classroom and on the field. He is a student of high character in all that he does. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for Bry. I have no doubt that he will go on to great things after high school.” – Principal Jaime Sturdivant

Editor’s note: The elementary and intermediate schools did not submit students for this week’s Spotlight.

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Julia Ann Bellone

Julia Ann Bellone

Julia Ann Bellone, 90, of Bridgeport, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at her home, surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral arrangements were pending at press time with Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Mrs. Bellone was born in Jersey City, N.J., and graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City, where she participated in drama, sports, choral society, prom committee and yearbook. She was a Snyder High air raid warden and won the Palmer Method of Penmanship Award.

During World War II, she moved to Long Branch, N.J., to attend a special U.S. Army volunteer wartime nursing school program. She went on to graduate from nursing school in three years and was employed by Monmouth Memorial Hospital as an emergency room nurse for almost 20 years.

It was during this time, while roller skating, that she met the man who would become her loving friend and husband for the next 62 years – Joseph.

The couple had one child, Michael, and resided over the years in Long Branch, West Long Branch, N.J., Palmyra, Va., and recently, Bridgeport.

Mrs. Bellone was a loving wife and mother, devoting herself to her husband, home and child for more than 60 years. She worked tirelessly to ensure her family not only had the necessities of life, but also enjoyed the many blessings life had to offer.

Her hobbies and interests included cultivating, caring for and harvesting a garden, harvesting berries both in her backyard and along country roads, walking, road trips, games, cooking and cookbook collecting.

In her later years as a resident of assisted living centers, she won the hearts of her caregivers. She proudly displayed a certificate from a physical rehab program that proclaimed her the “Most Funny Patient” of the year. Mrs. Bellone and her family fondly thought of one such caregiver, Judith, as a semi-adopted daughter.

Mrs. Bellone will be missed greatly, and her family will continue to celebrate her contributions to them, this world and her preparation for the next life.

She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; son Michael of Decatur; and grandson Ryan Joseph, who is currently attending college in Florida. Also surviving Mrs. Bellone are Michael’s wife, Karin and her children Jennifer and Jeff and grandchildren Colin, Daisy, Joshua, Justin, Teagan and Quinn.

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Wanda Lee Adams

Wanda Lee Adams

Wanda Lee Adams, 80, of Bridgeport, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Decatur.

No services are planned.

Wanda was born May 5, 1934, in McCamey to Letha (Holcomb) and Marce Luther Bertran. She was a homemaker who loved to paint and spend time with people. She also loved spending time with her pug dog, Banjo. She was a past member of the Aurora Baptist Church.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband Gerald Wesley Adams; son Rodney Adams; brother Marce Luther Bertran Jr.; and sister Wilma Hughes.

Survivors include sons Ronnie and Wayne Akins; daughter Janice Carlock; sister Rose Hooper; her special granddaughter Ashley Adams and six other grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Margaret McClain

Margaret McClain, 87, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Smyrna Cemetery in Sunset with arrangements handled by White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

Margaret was born Nov. 22, 1926, in Henrietta to Charlie and Mabel (Smith) Reed. She owned and operated Hutson’s Cafe in Bowie and G&L Truck Stop in Alvord. Margaret later worked for Country Square Truck Stop and Quickway Grocery as a cook.

She will be remembered for her devoted years of life as a mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jay McClain; son Billy McClain; brothers Alfred Reed and James Reed; and great-grandson Jay Lee Reed Jr.

Margaret is survived by daughters Gladys Turner and husband, Mickey, of Cleburne, Nita Moody and husband, Dale, of Chico, Betty Grau of Melba, Idaho, and Shirley Stipes of Bridgeport; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother Charles Eugene Reed and wife, Patsy, of Everman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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