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18 October 2005

Photo Feature by Steve Latham

Luncheon Honors the Daugette Family

Jacksonville State University honored Clarence W. Daugette III of Gadsden during a luncheon Monday. University officials announced plans to erect the Haywood-Daugette Bell Tower on the former site of Jacksonville High School on Pelham Road. Mr. Daugette pledged $1 million for a range of projects, including $500,000 for the tower. See related stories at and In photo above, Mr. Daugette, left, presents JSU President William A. Meehan a check for $1 million.

Clarence Daugette symbolically cuts the ribbon on the new bell tower project.

Clarence Daugette III and Miriam Haywood, pose with the artist's rendering of the Haywood-Daugette Bell Tower. Mrs. Haywood and her husband, the late James B. Haywood, came up with the bell tower idea about 30 years ago.

Some of the dignitaries on hand for the luncheon included, from left, former JSU President Theron Montgomery, Mr. Daugette, Architect Julian Jenkins, JSU President William A. Meehan, and former JSU President Harold McGee.

Members of the Daugette family pose for a shot overlooking the future location of the bell tower (grassy field in center of photo) from a vantage point facing south from the Houston Cole Library observation deck. Pictured from left are Anne Daugette Renfrow, Clarence W. Daugette, III, Burt Daugette Lowe, Katie Johnson, M. Lynn Lowe, Maurice Johnson, Alie Renfrow and Ray Renfrow.

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