Twice the Blessing

Twice the Blessing

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — It’s not every day that a Great Grandmother can celebrate her grandchildren receiving scholarships. Wydene "Nanny" Dukes of Rainsville has the honor of two grandsons signing scholarships to continue their sports careers. 

Jackson Sarratt, from Boaz High School, recently received a football scholarship to continue his football career at Bethel University in Tennessee.  He is also a recipient of a Nucor Scholarship.  He is the son of Jason and Melaine Sarratt. Grandparents are Jerry Dukes and Sandy Dukes of Rainsville and Dale Sarratt of Boaz. Great grandparents are Wydene and the late Milford Dukes of Rainsville and Ruth Gilespie of Fyffe. 

Benson Miller, Chestatee High School of Gainesville Georgia, recently received a baseball scholarship to continue his baseball career at Georgia Highlands University.  He also received the Hope Scholarship. He is the son of Brandon and Tara Miller.  Grandparents are Sue Dukes Dupree and the late Billy Jack Dupree of Gainsville.  Great Grandparents are Wydene Dukes and the late Milford Dukes of Rainsville.

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