Famous People from GERALDINE ALABAMA
Damon Johnson - Rock star of the world famous
Brother Cane & musician on several famous albums. His website:
Pat Upton - Pat's male tenor voice became instantly recognizable in 1969
when he topped the charts as the lead singer of the group "The Spiral Starecase"
with his self penned and million-air award winning classic"(I Love You) More
Today Than Yesterday".
Jonathan Richey -
Where else but in Alabama, can someone be a backup walk-on quarterback &
placeholder for extra points & have this kind of rock star / hero status? All
kidding aside, Jonathan is a a good guy and was an instrumental part of the
Crimson Tide & their Christian athlete program.
Articles Online about Jonathan
Winner of the 2001
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Award at the University of Alabama
Winner of the
2001 Dixie Howell Memorial Award at Spring Practice - Jonathan Richey,
Euclid Rains - Rains, Thomas Euclid, Sr.
(c.1921-2000) — also known as T. Euclid Rains — of Alabama. Member of Alabama
state house of representatives 26th District, 1979-91. Became blind when he lost
both eyes in an accident as a boy. He was the only totally blind baseball coach
in Little League history. Killed in an automobile accident, when the car in
which he was a passenger went off a bridge in heavy rain, near Geraldine, August
27, 2000. Founded the Sand Mountain Broom Company and later expanded his farm to
include cattle, market vegetables, and bees. I met him once at a
beekeepers meeting and he amazed me with his intellect, humor, & wit. He
was blind but could pick you out of a crowd by the sound of your voice.
Was also famously shown on local TV jumping from the high falls arch rock.
Feazell - TV Talk Show Host - graduated from Geraldine in 1977.
Hosts a TV show in Charlotte NC, called "The Woman's Edge".
Justin McMullins and Zach Sibert, both of Geraldine, were selected to
join cheerleading squads at UA for Fall 2006. We may see them on TV for
years to come.
HUGH O'SHIELDS – Coached for 29 years at
Cleveland and Oneonta where his football teams compiled an overall record of
243-74-13 with two state championships. He was named Coach of the Year three
times and also coached basketball, track and baseball. He served on the Eighth
District Board and the AHSAA Central Board of Control. A graduate of Geraldine
High and Jacksonville State. Member of the
Alabama 1992 Sports Hall of
Billy Crumley - Famous quilter and author of
Danny Gilbert - Alabama football - Captain of
Alabama football team in late 60's under Bear.
Chandler - Youngest mayor in Alabama history at the age of 18 in the small
town outside of Geraldine, named Lakeview. Owner of
Sand Mountain Herbs, world famous
herb seed supply company.
- Kim & her husband worked extensively with
David Wilkerson's ministry.
Porter Gilbert -
Porter Gilbert (Auburn University Basketball 1959-61) * Guard * 6-1, 165 *
Geraldine, AL (Geraldine) Three-year letter winner at Auburn University
who averaged 10.3 points per game for his career while shooting 59.7 percent
from the field ... he was Auburn's all-time leader in field goal pct. (.597)
when he graduated.
Micky O'Brian - Coach of 2 championships
at GHS high school.
Ronnie Harris - 4 letter star of JSU fame