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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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Robert Smith

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:46 am

From: William Touchstone []
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 10:13 AM
To: Frances Waldrip
Subject: Robert Smith

For those who don't know, former resident of BR Robert Smith who resided with the Hammondtrees passed away. His funeral is scheduled for 5 pm this saturday (Oct 3) at South Georgia Baptist Church .


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Re: Robert Smith

Postby Tiny » Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:09 pm

He was a pretty cool guy back then. A sad loss of another brother.
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Re: Robert Smith

Postby Tom Weissinger » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:15 pm

So long,Robert
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Re: Robert Smith

Postby Lan Bostwick 1958-61 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:40 pm

Robert W. Smith, 42, of Amarillo died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in South Georgia Baptist Church
with the Rev. Bob Miller, pastor, officiating. Graveside services with
military honors will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Santa Fe National Cemetery in
Santa Fe, N.M. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S.
Osage St.

Robert was born Aug. 19, 1967, in Borger. At the age of 3, Robert was
preceded in death by his mother from injuries suffered in an automobile
accident. Shortly after his mother's death, he went to live with his Aunt
Gayle at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch. He attended Caprock High School his junior
and senior years and graduated in 1985.

Robert joined the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1986. He was stationed at
Camp Lejeune, N.C. During his service, Robert traveled the world. He served
as a radio watch supervisor and was responsible for transporting his
commanding officer. He received commendations for both jobs. Robert served
in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably
discharged from active duty in 1991 and served in the Marine Reserve until
1994. After leaving the Marine Corps, Robert worked as an EMT for a short
time before becoming a corrections officer for the Texas Department of
Corrections in Amarillo. He worked for the TDCJ from 1998 to 2003.

Robert was baptized on March 23, 1978. He was a member of South Georgia
Baptist Church. He loved animals, cars and especially being a "Dad." He was
also very proud to have served his country as a Marine.

He also was preceded in death by his father and his grandmother.

He is survived by a daughter, Tracie Nicole Smith of Castle Rock, Colo.; a
brother, Mark Smith of Spring Lake, Mich.; a sister, Beth Eathorn of Wichita
Falls; a stepsister, Shannon Barton of Amarillo; two aunts, Gayle Gonzales
of Hartley and Donna Boyer of Dallas; a cousin, Debbie Larkin of Amarillo;
and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials be to Olivia's Angels, BSA Hospice, P.O. Box
950, Amarillo, TX 79105-0950.
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