Retirement reception honors long-time Manila Postal employees

Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Manila Postmaster Don Nunnally and Wilma Adams were honored for their years of dedicated service to the Manila Post Office.

Manila Postmaster Don Nunnally, who will be retiring Jan. 2, and Wilma Adams, who retired in November, 2009, were honored on Wednesday, Dec. 21, with a reception for their years of service to the Manila Post Office.

Johnny McCain, retail clerk at Manila Post Office, welcomed the families of the honorees and expressed his appreciation to them for their years of dedicated service.

"Don has always been a great manager and friend and I am a better employee because of Wilma taking me under her wing," McCain said. "All of their co-workers wanted to show them how much they meant to the office and the community by honoring them today."

Pictured are, front: Manila Postmaster Don Nunnally, his wife Felicia and granddaughter Abbi Gayle Grissom. Back - brother Ron Nunnally; son and daughter-in-law, Jessica and Woody Nunnally; son Chad Nunnally; and daughter and son-in-law, Tonya and Bentley Grissom. (Town Crier photos/Yvonne Hernandez)

Nunnally started his career with the Postal Service in 1975 in Tyronza. He came to Manila in 1987 to assume the position of postmaster.

Nunnally also agreed he learned from Wilma and said he had enjoyed working at the Manila Post Office.

He said he had worked with a lot of good people, appreciated all of the years and shared some of his memories.

Adams started her career in 1977 at West Ridge. She came to Manila in 1980.

Adams said she enjoyed working in Manila and her years of service.

Wilma Adams pictured with her son Jason Adams, granddaughter Lexie Ray and daughter Cindy Ray.

"My co-workers are like my family," she said.

Family members from both Nunnally and Adams were on hand to wish them well.

A large cake and refreshments were served.

Family members joining Nunnally included his wife, Felicia; his twin brother, Ron Nunnally, also a retired postmaster; his children, Woody and Jessica Nunnally, Chad Nunnally, and Tonya and Bentley Grissom, and their granddaughter, Abbi Gayle Grissom.

Joining Adams were her children, Jason Adams and Cindy Ray, and her granddaughter, Lexie Ray.

Manila postal employees on hand to wish them well included Holly Gallopoo, retail clerk; Denise Brooks, retail clerk; LeeAnn Cook, rural carrier; and Lequita Flannigan, rural carrier.

Violet Alexander, retired mail carrier, also stopped by to express her best wishes.

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