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14 February 2006

Longtime Local Teacher, "Opal of Studentsí Eyes," Dies

Opal Adair Lovett was a teacher. She taught students of all ages from junior high to college to other teachers. After 14 years of teaching in public schools, she taught at Jacksonville State College.

During her career, Mrs. Lovett exposed students at Saks Junior High School, Cordova, Guntersville and Anniston High School to the English language. While at Anniston from 1955 until 1962, she also served as faculty advisor to the Student Council and the school newspaper "The Echo." Her time at the local college began on a part-time basis in 1958. She began teaching English full time in 1962, which led to 24 years at JSU.

She also served as yearbook sponsor. Mrs. Lovett died Sunday at Piedmont Health Care Center. She was 78. See story at The Anniston Star's website: www.annistonstar.com.

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