Julia Jane Dees Reid

Profile Updated: June 7, 2012
Residing In: Paris, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Marvin Reid, Retired Northwest Community College Adminstrator
Occupation: State Farm Insurance Agent & Registered Repres.
Children: John Cozart, born 1974. John and Angie live in Collierville, TN with their son, Will, Age 10. John More…is a State Farm Insurance Field Compliance Officer for North Mississippi and Shelby County. He is a graduate of Union University, Jackson, TN. Angie, his wife, is a first grade Teacher at Tara Oaks Elementary School in Collierville.

Amy Cozart, born 1978. Amy married Gentry Belew in 2009 in New York. They live in Brentwood, TN and presently do not have any children but one grand dog, Miss Rozz. Amy and Gentry work at State Farm's Regional Office in Murfreesboro, TN as Auto Claims Adjusters.
Amy is a graduate of Marymount College in New York and Gentry is a graduate of University of Tennessee.
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending Reunion



A.A. Northeast Miss. Jr. College-1964
B.S. Miss State College for Women-1966
M.A. Memphis State University-1972
J.D. Nashville School of Law-1991

I want to thank John, Dianne, Milton and all the many Classmates for the hardwork and thoughtfulness that has gone into getting our Class Reunion together. I am so appreciative and look forward to being there and enjoying every moment.

I have been blessed with a beautiful family and two rewarding careers.
For 28 years, I was involved in Elementary Education in every venue from teaching 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grades as well as Special Education Supervisor for Paris,TN City Schools. In 1991, my husband, Bill Cozart, passed away and I applied for his State Farm Insurance Agency and was the first surviving spouse to get an agency with the Company in the US and Canada. This has been a very successful, rewarding experience for family and me. I have just entered my 21st year with the Company.

In 2002, Marvin Reid, from Ripley, MS re-entered my life from Northeast Jr. College. We both had been widowed for 13+ years and my dear, dear friends, Mary Nell, Pat and Linda Kaye Wicker got us back together.(see Mississippi Magazine Article.) With Marvin, I also inherited a beautiful ready- made family. He has identical twins daughters, Amy and Allison. They are Physcial Theraphist in Jackson, MS. Amy is married to Charlie Knighton and they have 2 daughters, Abbie and Celeste. Allison is married to Jeff Fracchia and they have 2 sons, Reid and Owen.

For a little girl from Biggersville, I have had the opportunity to travel the world to many famous cities and places. I have studied and enjoyed the arts in all forms in Europe, London and the United States. Our Senior Trip NY changed my life about the ARTS. I HAD DREAMED AND THEN THEN DREAMS CAME TRUE.

Several things which I cherish the most:
My son, John, recieving his Eagle Award in Scouting.
My daughter, Amy, recieving a triple major in College: Business, Education and Art(Ballet).
My Grandson, Will, an active Weblo in Scouting.(going to have another Eagle in about 5-6 years)
I recieved the Silver Beaver Award in Scouting. Highest award for Adult's work in Scouting.
I recieved the Business Person of the Year in Paris, TN, in 1998.
I married Marvin Reid in December, 2002.

School Story:

My School Story is not funny, even though I have a huge memory bank of school stories which I will share at the reunion. My story is more my testimony about coming to Corinth High School.

I was fortunate enough that I had a Mother who wanted the best education for her daughters. Her famous saying to Betty and me was
"no one can take a good education away from you." I transferred to Corinth and it was the best day of my life. The school, the teachers and my 1962 classmates made me who I am today. I was behind academically and had to play catch up the first year. I had to go to the Jr. High building because I was a year behind in math and Mrs. Sweat was my teacher. English was a major subject which I needed help. I got Mrs. Sharp and I was absolutely freightened to death of her. My knees jerked everyday, every class time for one year! I am so thankful for Mrs. Sharp because she made it possible for me to succeed in college. If asked today who is my favorite teacher, I would not hesitate in saying Mrs. Ruth Sharp. I was good in Math, therefore, Miss Street and Mr. Smith were just the icing on the cake. Mrs. Sharp was an excellent typing teaching and I can probably still do 90 words a minute! I enjoyed Miss Roper and Miss Kerr. They were great dedicated teachers. Thank you Miss Kerr for helping me get up and speak without being afraid and bashful. Speaking has carried me far. I use to tell my children when I stop talking and speaking we might go hungry. I truly use what Mrs. Underwood taught me. All my friends have always been amazed at the china, crystal and silverware patterns that I know and table etiquette. Mrs. Underwood was the perfect example of a Southern Lady.

From my first day at Corinth, I bonded and made life time friends. All throughout the years, I have felt and believed our class was dedicated to each other. We were a fun filled class who enjoyed being together and sharing with each other. I have wished that my children could have had the same type people to go to school with as I did. I never felt there was an enemy in our class, always friends and someone with your back. I have been blessed in keeping in touch with so many of you and those I have not been in touch with, as long as Mother was living, I knew about everybody.
Again, I was blessed and BECAME who I am because of the class of '62, great teachers and Corinth High School.
Thank you many friends.

(I was in the classroom when Coach McKinney paddled Terry Harwell for telling Coach McKinney that he did not smell like Avon himself and until this day--I have never gotten over it!)

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Aug 31, 2023 at 3:55 PM

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope that you and yours are doing well. Enjoy your special day but don't eat too much birthday cake!! Take care.

Aug 31, 2023 at 3:33 AM
Aug 24, 2023 at 10:58 AM

Kay, wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Where has time gone!!! It has been a lifetime of sharing Birthdays with you. I cherish our friendship and it has always been a Blessing to have you to be in my life. For the first time, I will miss our reunion in October. We have an annual trip on that weekend with Marvin's College Roommates. This is our 20th trip and always planned a year in advance. I will miss seeing you. You and Joe stay healthy and well. I will see you at the next reunion.

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Posted on: Feb 24, 2023 at 11:36 AM

Ruth Hall, Wishing you a Happy Birthday and a good year to come. Hoping this finds you and Bill doing well. Think of you so often. Love Ya, Jane

Aug 31, 2022 at 9:41 AM

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope that you are well. Enjoy your special day to the fullest. Be safe.

Aug 31, 2022 at 3:33 AM
Aug 25, 2022 at 10:29 AM

Happy birthday, Jane.

Mar 18, 2022 at 10:11 AM

Ruth Ellen, Happy Healthy Birthday. I have realized you and Larry have moved back home. May I have your address. We always shared so much time together in High School which is very dear to me. Looking forward to seeing you and Larry for the 60th Reunion.

Aug 31, 2021 at 6:42 PM

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope your day is going well. Be safe and well. Party on!

Aug 31, 2021 at 3:33 AM
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Posted on: Aug 27, 2021 at 4:09 PM

Happy Healthy Birthday! Praying this finds you and Joe well. I hope this is a very special
day for you. Would love to visit with ya'll.

Sep 01, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Jane, I hope you had a great birthday and still going strong.

Aug 31, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Happy birthday, Jane.

Aug 31, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Happy Birthday, Jane! I hope you are doing well! Take care and have a great day! Be safe!

Aug 31, 2020 at 3:33 AM
Aug 22, 2020 at 11:17 AM

Happy Healthy Birthday to my lifetime friend ??????
Pray this Birthday finds you and your family well.
Always, Jane

Oct 24, 2019 at 6:55 PM

Frank, thinking about you in this difficult time. Have you and your family in my prayers.
My sympathy, Jane

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Posted on: Sep 22, 2019 at 7:31 PM

Happy Belated Birthday. May you have many more.
Always, Jane

Aug 31, 2019 at 10:12 AM

Happy Birthday, Jane! Hope you are well and have a really good day celebrating your 75th!

Aug 31, 2019 at 3:33 AM
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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Married December 6th, 2002. Please read the article which is attached from the Mississippi Magazine that tells about our wedding.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
My daughter's wedding in 2009 at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park in New York City.
From Left to Right: Marvin, Jane, Amy, and Gentry.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Marvin and Jane at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
My ready-made family when I married Marvin.
Front row from left to right: Celeste, Abbie, Owen, and Reid
Second row from left to right: Allison, Jeff, Jane, Marvin, Amy, and Charlie
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
Easter 2012. Jane's children and grandson: Will, Jane, John, and Amy
Posted: Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 AM
This is the article from Mississippi Magazine highlighting how Marvin and I found one another again.