This week’s Fan of the Week is Betty Jane Gary. Here is her story submitted by her grandson Parks Graham:
My grandmother, Betty Jane Gary, has a story that I feel needs to be shared. She was an original Rebelette in the early 1950’s, who married one of John Vaught’s football players named Knox Gary. When my grandfather joined the Air Force, my grandmother and their three daughters followed him all over the world. They never stopped following the Rebels according to my mother. Upon their return in 1975 they immediately became season ticket holders and she has renewed them every year since. She was in attendance for the 1977 victory over Notre Dame, the Immaculate Deflection, and the 2014 victory over Alabama. My grandmother loves basketball most of all, and can always be found in attendance whenever the Rebels are home. She taught in the education department during her 20 year tenure at the university. She spends her days living in William Faulkner’s childhood home which she and her husband purchased in the 70’s. She still attends home games and has never lost her love for the University of Mississippi.
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