1. Name: June Bellamy

2. Birthplace and date: Greenwood, SC; June 5, 1944 (the day before D Day; my dad was with the Infantry in the South Pacific so for awhile it was just my mom and me. I didn't "meet" my dad until I was 18 months old, when he returned from the Army.)

3. Spouse: John. We have been married for 35 years.

4. Business/Profession: Elementary Music Teacher (DeKalb County Schools; 2 years at Hightower School [where I met John] and 30+ years at Stone Mountain Elementary)

5. Places I have lived: I grew up in Batesburg, SC, a small town in middle of SC. The sand there is so white, it looks like beach sand, but flower, peaches and cotton love it!) After college, I came to GA to teach and never left. John and I have lived in Doraville, Decatur and Tucker before moving "north."

6. Coming to NE Georgia: John and I moved to Northeast GA in June of 1999, right after I retired from teaching. We lived in an apartment while our house was being completed. We moved into the house in August 1999. We had waited almost 30 years to build our "dream home."

7. Hobbies/Interests: Music (I like to sing, play the piano and just listen to good music - all kinds), quilting (I take lessons to try to undo all the bad habits I have acquired over the years), reading, and most recently, working in the yard with John (mostly, I am the "weeder," and our three grandchildren. I am very active in an International Honorary Teachers' Sorority called Alpha Delta Kappa. I served as State President of this organization from 2004-2006. It was a great experience. John was my right hand man! He helped me so much. I will be forever grateful for all he did.

8. Other information: I attended North Greenville Jr. College (now North Greenville University), Carson-Newman College (B.S. in Music Education) and received my Masters Degree from UGA in 1972 in Music Education. John and I have two children: a daughter, Lauren, who is married to Ryan McCann, and a son, Brandon, who is married to Christy Robinson. Lauren and Ryan have given us three special blessings: Katherine (5), Andrew (3) and John Ryan (16 months). We sure enjoy those grandchildren!


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