In cooperation with Sara's grandparents, Joe and Martha Malloy, the Tennessee 4-H Foundation has established a scholarship in Sara's memory. To read more about this scholarship, simply click on the Tennessee 4-H Foundation image above or visit the "Other Links" section of the website and click 4-H Foundation.
Donate to Sara Brakebill 4-H Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund
Taken from LoudonFootball.com.
Loudonfootball.com wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the Brakebill family on the loss of their daughter, Sara Blair Brakebill, age 18. Sara passed away as the result of an automobile accident on Thanksgiving evening. Parents Merritt and Beth and brother Wiley are all active in the Loudon Redskin Football organization. Merritt #52, a 1980 varsity football letterman, and his brother Bill (LHS teacher) film all the Redskin games and have for years. Beth also is a teacher at LHS, and is the past LHS Cheerleading Coach. Wiley is a member of the LHS Football and Freshman Basketball teams.
Sara was a 2003 honors graduate of Loudon High School, where she was involved in numerous clubs, organizations, and sports activities. Some of Sara's accomplishments were:
- 4.0 GPA (11th out of 147)
- Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Sorority
- 4-H Club:
- Livestock Judging Team
- History Bowl Team - State Participant
- Delegate to State Congress
- Sheep Show Exhibitor
- Speech Contest Participant
- National Honor Society
- Student Council Representative
- Leo Club
- LHS Ensemble
- Who's Who among American High School Students
- Loudon County's Junior Miss
- Knoxville Teen Board Presentee
- LHS Homecoming Court
- Elected "Most Talented" of the Senior Class
- Drama Department/ School Play
- Job Shadowing
- LHS Dance Team
- LHS Varsity Basketball Team
Sara entered Tennessee Technological University as a freshman in the fall of 2003, where she was majoring in Agriculture/Pre-Vet. A member of the Golden Girls Dance team, Sara was also active with the Presbyterian Student Association, a member of the FCA Special Team, and a Student Government Representative. Her Golden Girls bio is included below.
Sara was active in an organization called Operation Hands Together. The objective of this organization is to build housing for impoverished Mexican families. Below are pictures taken from a Summer 2003 mission trip to Mexico.
|The following was taken from the website of Tennessee Tech University. Sara was on the dance team at the school (just as she was at Loudon), and this is her "Meet the Golden Girls" bio.
Sara Blair Brakebill
Born September 17, 1985
Loudon High School/Loudon, Tenn.
What are your hobbies
and extracurricular activities? Church related activities,
playing cards, basketball, reading, shopping, eating, working out, playing
piano, spending time with my boyfriend
What do your closest friends call you? Sai, Baby girl
If you had to eat one thing everyday for the rest of your life, what would
it be? Ice cream
What is in your CD player right now? Veggie Tales
What is in your DVD player? Dirty Dancing
When I grow up, I want to have a loving family and be truly happy.
What is your favorite sport (besides dancing)? Basketball
Three words to describe me are Christian, determined, motivated
I cannot live without the love and support of my family and the
encouraging studies and special moments with my boyfriend, Elijah and my
What are you looking forward to most about dancing at TTU? Gamedays!
Being part of all the energy here at TTU! Also getting to know the
girls better--they are all awesome and tons of fun!
Articles Relating to Sara in the Local Media...
|(Tuesday, Dec.2, 2003)|
|News Sentinel staff|
Services for Sara Blair Brakebill, 18, of Loudon, were held Monday.
Miss Brakebill was fatally injured in a traffic accident Thursday night in Loudon County.
She was a freshman at Tennessee Tech University, where she was active with the Presbyterian Student Association and other organizations. She was a graduate of Loudon High School and was twice named a Loudon County Young Achiever.
In honor of Miss Brakebill's wish to help an underpriviliged family in Mexico build a home, the family has asked that memorial donations, earmarked "Operation Hands Together," be made to the Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 373, Loudon, TN 37774.
Survivors include parents, Merritt and Beth Malloy Brakebill and her brother, Wiley Brakebill.
Sara Blair Brakebill, 18, of Loudon, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 27, 2003. Sara was a vibrant and engaging college freshman attending Tennessee Tech University where she was active with the Presbyterian Student Association, a member of the FCA Special Team, a member of the Golden Girls Dance Team and a Student Government representative. She was a lifelong member of the Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a graduate of Loudon High School, class of 2003 and recognized twice as a Loudon County Young Achiever. She was also a former Loudon County Junior Miss. Sara was involved with many other church, community and school activities and was making plans to work with a church mission project following college. She is survived by her parents, Merritt and Beth Malloy Brakebill; brother, Wiley Brakebill; grandparents, Dr. Paul and Jane Brakebill, Joe and Martha Malloy, all of Loudon; great-grandparents, Mrs. William Paul (Lucretia) Brakebill of Madisonville, Mrs. N.A. (Rachel) Weaver of Loudon and Mrs. Lydia Bennett of Philadelphia, Penn; aunts and uncles, Melanie and Bill Pioth of Chattanooga, Bill and Ruth Brakebill of Loudon, Marshall Brakebill of Knoxville, Joe and Sharon Malloy ofFranklin, TN; Very special friend, Elijah Aaron of Loudon; several close cousins and a multitude of friends. Friends may call at their convenience on Saturday until 5:00 PM at Mc-Gill Karnes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 2:00 – 6:00 PM Sunday at McGill-Karnes Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Monday at the Loudon County Memorial Gardens in Lenoir City. Serving as pallbearers will be Randall Thomason, Josh Aaron, Brad Smith, Jonathon Moss, Dusty Jameson, Chad Presley, Barrett Chaney and Travis Kirkland. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Farragut. Rev. Carlton Harper officiating. It was Sara’s wish to help an underprivileged family in Mexico build a home and so the family has asked that memorial donations be made to the Loudon Cumberland Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 373, Loudon, TN 37774 ear marked “Operation Hands Together”. McGill-Karnes Funeral Home, Loudon, is in charge of arrangements.
Thank you to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Marching Band for the dedication of their CD to Sara's memory!
This was the Christmas card that Sara's Uncle Joey sent out last year. I thought it was wonderful!