Princella Wilkerson Nowell

Profile Updated: March 22, 2021
Princella Wilkerson
Residing In: Greenville, MS USA
Spouse/Partner: James L. Nowell
Occupation: Spanish I teacher Washington School
Children: Caroline N. Shattner 1978
Kristen Nowell 1980
Yes! Attending Reunion

Mary Anne Schattner, Ashley Elizabeth Schattner


Hanging around Greenville mostly. I have traveled, had children, taught 4 year olds (for 10 years) and High school for almost 15 years. I have published two books. The first was a history of Washington County and the second a history of the Greenville Cemetery. I am an amature archaeologist, belong to the Greenville Rotary Club, Greenville Garden Club, DAR, Colonial Dames of 17th Century and Jamestown Society. In 2010 served as President of The Mississippi Historical Society (state society)

School Story:

Johnny Jew and David Mosow were in study hall. Some one speaking to Johnny said, "Hey, Jew, Loan me your slide rule." David answered, "I don't have a slide rule." All of study hall broke up.

Mini skirts were popular. One of the teachers told us,"Its not what you reveal, but what you conceal that makes the appeal."

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Aug 30, 2023 at 2:53 PM

Hank has gotten us all talking about memories. He loved the Delta and Greenville. Recently he sent me a photo, of himself, under a sign that reads "The Delta is the only thing that is real. Everything else is smoke and mirrors."  I want to thank him for his commitment to service for the Delta. 
In high school we were ticketed for "careless and reckless" for taking off at a high rate of speed. We were "dragging" down Washington Ave. The irony is Hank was serving then as the elected president of The Delta Angels, an organization to get dragging off the streets. I think they held drag races at the airport. Hey,  this was 1965. Do you remember?
Hank served the Delta history by personally taking on the maintenance of Holt Colliers grave. There was a fundraiser, but he did the physical work and upkeep.
He served in ways I don't know and you may mention, but his most important and beneficial to all of us was his time on the Levee Board. Aside, I was told at first they weren't sure how he could best serve, then he found his "voice". Publicizing the Levee Loard and explaining its important work on radio and other media. 
We will miss his interesting articles in Delta Magazine. No one could spin a story like Hank.
From the heart, Hank, thank you for touching our lives. 
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