The Ray City Flash Graduates

The entry in the 1953 Cyclops, yearbook of North Georgia College, reads:

Joe Donald Clements
Ray City, Georgia

Well, if it ain’t “Jody Sweetheart,” the Ray City Flash.  The slowest P. E. major in the business, “Jody” was a member of the Officer’s Club, the Physical Education Club, the Letterman’s Club, the N. C. O. Club, and the Varsity Basketball Team.  Never forget all the Botany that you’ve learned, “Jody,” for it might come in handy someday. He receives a B. S. degree in Physical Education.

Joe Donald Clements, 1953 yearbook photo, North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia)

Joe Donald Clements, 1953 yearbook photo, North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia)

 Joe D. Clements, of Ray City, GA  with North Georgia College  Summer 1953 Graduating Class

Joe D. Clements, of Ray City, GA with North Georgia College Summer 1953 Graduating Class

Joe D. Clements, 1952, North Georgia College

Joe D. Clements, 1952, North Georgia College

Joe D. Clements with the 1951 Letterman's Club, North Georgia College.

Joe D. Clements with the 1951 Letterman’s Club, North Georgia College.

 

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Joseph Donald Clements (1931-2014)

Joseph Donald Clements, of Ray City, GA attended North Georgia College – Georgia’s Military College – in the early 1950s on a baseball scholarship.

Like others of the Clements family, he was a talented athlete (see J.I. Clements, Jr – Georgia Southern Hall of Famer , Ray City Baseball) and among the NGC Cadets he earned the nickname “the Ray City Flash.”  He was a team manager for  the  NGC baseball team for one year, then played for three years, starting at second base.

The Nashville Herald
May 11, 1950

Donald Clements at Shortstop for North Georgia College Team

Donald Clements of Ray City, star second baseman for the Nashville Vols last season, is now playing shortstop for the North Georgia College team at Dahlonega, it was learned this week. He is leading the team in hitting with a .433 percentage in 14 games.

Young Clements was granted a scholarship to the Dahlonega school last summer because of his baseball ability.

When school is out later this month he plans to return to the Nashville team, possibly taking over shortstop which would send Marvin Roberts, present shortstop to third base to replace Jim Swindle who would go to the outfield, his regular position.

Transcription courtesy of Skeeter Parker

 

Joseph Donald Clements played baseball for the North Georgia College Cadets.

Joseph Donald Clements played baseball for the North Georgia College Cadets.

Joe. D. Clements served as a manager for the 1950 North Georgia College baseball team.

Joe D. Clements served as a manager for the 1950 North Georgia College baseball team.

Joe D. Clements was a returning letterman on the 1952 North Georgia College baseball team.

Joe D. Clements was a returning letterman on the 1952 North Georgia College baseball team.

NAME Pos. Class No.
   Avery, Joe C.  C  Senior  12
*Coleman, Richard  C  Soph.  14
  Potter, George  D  Soph.  1
  Bird, Eddie B.  D  Soph.
  Bullard, Henry  D  Soph.  2
*Moore, Curtis  OF  Soph.  11
  Moran, Jack  1B  Soph.  3
*Davis, Royce  3B  Fres.  18
*Clements, Joe  2B  Senior  10
  Stocks, Tommy  SS  Soph.
*Warren, Buck  SS  Fres.  5
  Plunkett, Benson  3B  Fres.  22
*Anthony, Jimmy  OF  Soph.  15
  Bacon, Skeeter  OF  Fres.  20
  Mosely, Frank  OF  Senior  8
*Coleman, George  OF  Senior
*Sewell, Rip  P  Senior  4
  Cobb, Howard  P  Soph.
  Gudger, Robert  C  Soph.  16
  Edwards, Frank  P  Jr.  2
  Alexander, Jack  C  Soph.  19
*Starting Team
Joe D. Clements, of Ray City, GA and the 1953 North Georgia College Baseball Team

Joe D. Clements, of Ray City, GA and the 1953 North Georgia College Baseball Team

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James Arthur Grissett, Jr. School Photos

James A. Grissett, 1951

James A. Grissett  attended school in Ray City, GA and went on to North Georgia College, “Georgia’s West Point” in the 1950s.  Other Ray City men attending North Georgia College were Joe Donald Clements, Wendell L. Clements, and Shellie W. Cornelius.

 Image: Cadet James A. Grissett,  The Cyclops of 1951, Published by the Cadets and Coeds of North Georgia College, Dahlonega, Georgia.