Sports and Athletics

Jerry Frank Price (son of Gladine Price-Scott) was a Fred Moore High School quarterback and has had many accomplishments throughout his life. He is a graduate of Langston University in Oklahoma and played on the golf, football, and baseball teams as a student there. As a member of the Langston University Golf Team, he made the longest hole in one – over 300 yards on par 4. He was a head coach for 19 years with Lincoln College Preparatory and for 15 years at Van Horn High School in Kansas City, Kansas. He coached three different sports teams consecutively at Lincoln Preparatory and Van Horn High. He won the Girl’s State Track Title and has numerous State Playoffs berths. He has received numerous coaching and teaching awards. He received such honors as State Technology Teacher of the Year, International Technology Teacher of the Year, and Kansas City Public School Teacher of the Year. He received the Kansas City ISD Coach of the Year for Football and Girls Basketball in the same year (1986). He is the only coach in the United States that coached and played football for teams that have scored over 124 points in a single year.

Don Williams (Joyce Williams), Jerry Don Henderson (Flora Jean and Harvey Franklin), Herman  and Claude Manuel (sons of L.E. Price-Manuel), Derick Arrington and Troy Jemerson (sons of Brenda Kay Price-Ferguson, grandsons of Willie Price) have all taken on the task of being referees for football and basketball games.

Debra Manuel (daughter of L.E. Price-Manuel) made history in Gainesville, Texas when she became the first African American member of the Gainesville Drill team, which lead the way for her two daughters (Brandi Manuel and Eileen Henderson).

Caprice Peace (daughter of Lawrence and Ruth Peace and granddaughter of Frankie Lee Price-Peace) was the first African American Cheerleader in the Denton Public Schools history.

Politics and Public Service

Carl Gene Young (son of Dorothy Sims-Young and Grandson of Bessie Orene Price-Sims) made history in this family when he successfully won a 2 term seat as a City Councilman in Denton, Texas.

George “Chief” Davis (son of Mary Catherine Price-Davis) was a retiree from the U.S. Postal Service.

Lawyers, Law Enforcement, and Military

Attorney Chad Peace (Grandson of Lawrence and Ruth Peace) is the first family member to earn a Juris Doctorate law degree.

Danta Moore (Grandson of Willie Price) serves on the Los Angeles Sheriff Department.

Marjorie Young, wife of Carl Gene Young, is a jailer with the Denton County Sheriff’s Department.

Homer Clark was the first African American to play Military TAPS in Denton, Texas.

Harvey Lee Franklin (son of Gracie Price-Jackson) was an Armed Security Guard and Undertaker.

Otis Jackson (son of Gracie Price-Jackson) served our country for 20 years in the United States Army before retiring.

Cynthia Manuel (daughter of Jean Ellen Manuel-Allen) has worked in the Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Field for over 25 years, which included Police Officer for Travis County Sherriff’s Department; Corporal and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police with Dart Transit Police Department; Federal Bureau of Prisons (Senior Officer II); and currently with Tarrant County Adult Probation. She was the First African American female from Gainesville, Texas to become a Police Officer and the First African American as a Corporal and Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police with DART.

Patrick Manuel (son of Jean Ellen Manuel-Allen) retired from the United States Army after serving for 23 years.

Jeffery Manuel works as Juvenile Parole Officer with Texas Youth Commission and is a Liaison to the Arlington Police Department in dealing with troubled youth.

Beauty and Fashion

Ruth Peace (wife of Lawrence Peace) was a professional model and cosmetologist. She has also been married to Lawrence for more than 50 years.


David Peace (son of Lawrence Peace and Grandson of Frankie Lee Price-Peace) and Troy Jemerson (son of Brenda Kay Price-Ferguson and Grandson of Willie Leo Price) are both Ordained Pastors. Troy is currently completing his Masters of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

School Districts and Multiple Births

Horace Lee (son of L.E. Price-Manuel) and Virginia Manuel are enjoying the easy life of retirement. Horace retired from Gainesville State Schools and is a long time worker of National Supply, while Virginia is a retiree from Weber Aircraft.

Gina Odom (Virginia and Horace Manuel) is employed with the Houston ISD and is working with troubled offenders.

Herman Manuel (son of L. E. Price-Manuel) was instrumental in the Gainesville ISD. He twice served as President of the Booker T. Washington Alumnae. He was among the first group of African Americans who graduated from Gainesville High School during integration.

L.E. and Horace Manuel, Sr., gave birth to three sets of twins (Wiler and James, Herman and Homer, and Donald and Ronald). They also had two sets of twins back to back (Wiler and James, Herman and Homer).

Wilmer Manuel-Jackson (daughter of L.E. and Horace Manuel) was a twin and two of her children became parents to twins. Her daughter, Valorie Manuel, gave birth to twins Shanea and Zaquay. Wilmer's son, Victor, became the parent to twins Miles and Keasan. Zaquay (son of Valorie) who is also a twin, became the parent to twins Amyrah and Amirrah

Kevita Young (daughter of John and Lily Young) gave birth to the first set of triplets (Kennedi, Kassidi, and Kortni Young-Jefferson) in the Price family. The girls were also the second set of African American triplets born in the city of Ft. Worth.

Corporate America and Private Industry

Lawrence Peace (son of Frankie Lee Price-Peace) worked for General Motors for over 40 years.

Mike Stewart (son of Horace and Virginia Manuel) is the first African American to become a Supervisor at Weber Aircraft as a Purchasing Manager.

Wallace Manuel (son of L.E. Price-Manuel) served his job for over 38 years as a Vought Union Committeeman. He was also the Solitarian of his class at Gainesville High School.

Ricky Manuel (son of Jean Ellen Manuel-Allen) is enjoying retirement after serving over 25 years with Sandvik.

Carolyn Sue Jackson (daughter of L. E. Price-Manuel) worked for Texas Instruments for over 38 years. Her husband, Tommy Jay Jackson, was the first African American Lead Foreman for National Supply of Gainesville, Texas.

Carolyn Ann Manuel is the first African American Manager and Superintendent of Texas Instruments in Sherman, Texas. She has worked there for more than 40 years.

Medical Field

Kassondra Lawson is a Surgical Technician and her sister, Pamela Franklin, is a Medical Technician. They are the great-grandchildren of Gracie Price-Jackson; grandchildren of Harvey and Flora Jean Franklin; and daughters of Joy Franklin-Jones.

Janice Kay Blackmon-Johnson (daughter of Willis Marie Blackmon) was the first African American Nurse from Gainesville, Texas.

Dr. LaRay “Imani” Price (daughter of Cornelius “Butch” Price) is the first member of our family to hold a Doctorate Degree. She is a graduate of Purdue University and served 9 years in the U.S. Army as a Clinical Psychologist. She is one of the only people in the nation to work at two of the four Federal Service Academies (West Point as an Active Duty Psychologists and Coast Guard Academy as a Civilian Psychologist). She also has a private psychological practice and is the Founder/CEO of Pink Pearls of Hope Breast Cancer Organization which was founded in memory of her late grandmother, Mary Lee Price-Lee (ex-wife of Willie Leo Price).