Tracy Allen Harman
Tracy Allen Harman, son, brother, uncle, husband, dad, friend, Doodad, died on Friday, October 6, 2017.
Tracy was born in Bowdon Hospital on September 28, 1953 to George Emory and Ruby Mildred Marlow Harman. He had one brother, Charles Emory, who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Barrow Harman, and their children: Ginni Harman Poole (husband Dustin and children Evan Tracy and Ella Rose), Katherine Tracy Harman, and William Edward Harman; extended family and a wealth of friends.
Tracy was at his happiest when surrounded by his family, when all of his children were home where he firmly wished they could stay, even as he gave them the wings and the good common sense they would need “out there.”
Tracy’s absolute joy was his grandchildren, Evan and Ella. When he first learned he was to be a grandfather he chose his own granddad name and since the birth of that first grand, he has been “Doodad.”
Tracy loved to be outdoors. He hunted, fished, rode horses, hiked, camped, and enjoyed nature from Georgia to Alaska. He was a guitar player, loved to read, and he had to have the grass cut JUST SO. He fried the best turkey in the world. He tried to be a world class curmudgeon but had a soft spot, especially for animals and he embraced every stray animal that wandered into his yard and every animal his kids and sister-in-law sneaked home.
PHILADELPHIA — Former Eagles wide receiver Ben Hawkins died on Monday, the team said. He was 73.
A third-round pick of the Eagles in 1966, Hawkins spent eight of his nine NFL seasons in Philadelphia, where he played 102 games (67 starts) from 1966-73. He is tied for ninth in team history in receiving TDs (32), 10th in receiving yards (4,764) and 19th in receptions (261). His single-season career high of 1,265 receiving yards in 1967 is the fifth-best mark in team history.A former standout at Arizona State from 1962-66, Hawkins later went on to coach in the USFL for the Arizona Outlaws and San Antonio Gunslingers.