It’s the kind of serendipity you might think only happens in storybooks.
A Tallapoosa couple was walking on the beach of Jekyll Island when they stumbled across a 1969 Glynn Academy high school ring with the initials “KKW.”
Jaeson and Brittney Smith tracked down the owner and identified him as Kenneth Williams. He had passed away in 2009, according to an obituary they found in the Brunswick News.
But that didn’t deter them.
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“After some careful Facebook stalking, we were able to contact Mr. Williams' son Daniel Williams, who lives in Phenix City, Ala. Daniel's mother told him that, while they were dating, Mr. Williams lost the ring in 1971 while they were swimming at Jekyll Island. We can't wait to return the ring to the Williams family 46 years after it was lost,” Jaeson Smith wrote on a Facebook post.
Daniel Williams, the son, is the owner of Helping Hands Lawn Maintenance in Phenix City.
“I never would have thought something like this would happen in my life. But I personally would like to thank Jaeson Smith, and his wife Brittney Ellis Smith. My life will be forever thankful. My family will be more complete,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
Williams says that he will meet with the Smiths Tuesday to receive the ring, and that he is closing Helping Hands for the special day.
Scott Berson: 706-571-8578, @ScottBersonLE