James Tramel and Christene Tramel

James Tramel and Christene Tramel


Christene & James Tramel

Tramels celebrate 50th


On Thursday, April 7, 1966, Pine Tree High School sweethearts, James Tramel and Christene Luman, were married at First Baptist Church in Hallsville. Pastor Calvin White officiated the ceremony where Linda Teer Myers served as maid of honor, Bill Camp served as best man, and Mary White played the organ.

In the early years of their marriage, Christene worked at First National Bank in Commerce while James earned his bachelors degree from East Texas State University. She worked at Pine Tree High School from 1971-1973, and in the fall of 1973, became a secretarial aide at Spring Hill ISD. She completed her career as administrative assistant to superintendent, Mike Crossland. James graduated in 1970 and began his career that fall as the high school industrial arts teacher at Spring Hill ISD. He taught 16 years before serving as the districts director of maintenance. Both retired from Spring Hill schools January 20, 1998.

In retirement, they enjoy church work, travel, and estate sales. James, an accomplished woodcarver and artist, has been privileged to exhibit his works in several local venues.

The Tramels were honored with a reception April 9, 2016, at their home church, Greggton First Baptist. The event was hosted by their nephew, Craig Fountain, and nieces, Donna McCracken, Lisa Williams, Jamie Hawbaker, Becky Sherwood and Melissa Cure. To further celebrate this milestone anniversary, James and Christene are planning a trip with CD Tours by Catherine Crawford to enjoy the Christmas shows in Branson, Missouri.

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