Elizabeth Virginia "Eaddy" Dameron
Class of 1993
Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, 1986
Born in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1925, Elizabeth Virginia “Eaddy” Dameron is remembered as warm and engaging with a sparkling personality. After earning her bachelor’s degree in English in 1950, she and her husband settled in Memphis, Tennessee where she devoted herself to her home and her community. Dameron avidly promoted tennis at the local and state levels and was a great advocate for women’s tennis. She learned to play tennis as young girl and continued playing well into her early 80s. An accomplished player and celebrated tournament organizer and director, Dameron held state, regional, and national rankings. In 1985, she ranked 23rd nationally, first in the state of Tennessee, and fifth in the South by the United States Tennis Association for 60s singles. Dameron thoroughly enjoyed her longstanding weekly doubles games with a dedicated cohort of women friends. She also shared tennis with her family shuttling her sons and many friends to compete in junior tournaments throughout the south. Dameron also played doubles with her husband. A perpetual giver to her community, Dameron remained active with the King’s Daughters and the Memphis chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO Sisterhood) as long as her health permitted. At 90 years old, Dameron retired to Shelburne, Vermont and died at the age of 92 on July 10, 2018.