Jean Marie Torrence

  Jean Marie Torrence was born in Gaston County on May 11, 1925.  She is the oldest child of Charlton Kennedy Torrence Sr. and Marguerite Ring Torrence and the older sister of Charlton Kennedy Torrence, Jr.  She grew up believing that she could outrun, out throw, and out work any […]

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Darrell “Bill” Brown Williams

Bill interviewed our founder Rob Sumner for the Gaston Gazette this week (click here). We turned the tables and interviewed him.  Bill and Rob then switch rolls with Bill asking Rob questions about Ninety Over Ninety. Darrell Brown “Bill” Williams was born in the small town of Faith, N.C. on […]

John Francis Essic

  Francis Essic was born May 29, 1925 in Davie County, NC.  He attended Appalachian State on a basketball and baseball scholarship.  He served in France and Italy during WWII and returned to Appalachian to graduate and earn his masters in School Administration.  He played professional Minor League baseball from1947-49 […]