Monette Class of '58 remembers old times

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Monette High School Class of 1958 held a 50-year reunion on Saturday, June 7, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Monette.

Visitation began at 2 p.m. with memory books, school annuals and photos on display. A special commemorative "MHS 1958-Fiftieth Class Reunion Book" was prepared for the celebration and distributed to all classmates. Kim Hopkins, of Jonesboro, daughter of classmate Unia Dale Watson Williams, did the layout and assembly of the book.

Monette High School Class of '58

Classmates visited with their former high school principal, Edna Mae Freeman, during the afternoon.

A group photo was taken following the evening meal. Classmates pictured standing in back from left include Peggy Williams Cleghorn, Freddie Heise, Carlen Duncan, Kenneth Smithee, Olan Gooch, Allen Smith, Jack Rolland, Jim Mote, Charles Fry, Wayne Hogan, Genevieve Williams Lane, Pat Steele Taylor. Front - Brenda Leslie Strickland, Marie Murray Bethel, Betty Parrish Smithee, Jane Simpkins Heise, Ramona Vaughn Welch, Nina Finch Carner, Sondra Taylor Hayhurst, Unia Dale Watson Williams.

Classmates not photographed include W.H. Armstrong, June Harrell Ashlock, Bernard Berry, Joan Copeland Branscum, Anita Michael Caples, Evelyn LaFarlette Coker, Loretta Cornish Cude, Malda Cullen Garrison, Marylin Reynolds Henry, Elizabeth Teague Isaac, Anna Cornish Johnson, David Lane, Jimmy Nettles, Nancy Henry Ogle, Barbara Gipson Phillips, Michael Powell, Dane Qualls, Jim Ray, Glenda Privett Richmond, Marlene Poe Rolland, Doyle Ross, Harold Scarsdale, Jerry Sipes, Norma Nettles Spurlock, Robert Trammel, Sam Lloyd Thompson, Jerry Wallace, Bill Ward, Carol June Wilcox Wells, Jim West, Faye Hotchkiss White.

Deceased classmates include Tommy Akins, Ernest Cloinger, Sonny Copeland, Joe McFarlin, Lewis Nettles, Rita Nettles Setzer, and Phyllis Dame Stansell.

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