Jacksonville High School celebrates 60 year reunion
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The Jacksonville High School class of 1953 celebrated its 60th year reunion Nov. 15, 2013, at the Old Train Depot in Jacksonville. A meal was catered by The Classic on Noble. The invocation was given by Donald Medders.

Attendees included first row, Sybil Parris Parker and Edna Ford Tate; second row, Carrie Finley Smith, Mary Ellen Owens Strickland, Denola Aderholdt Green, Patsy Ford McMinn and James Brock; third row, Voncile Collier Steward, Jean Burns Trantham, Willette Andrews Easterwood, Barbara Bain Linscott, Alicia Moody Puckett, Ellen goins Cole, Grace Penny Jennings and David Ponder; fourth row, Mary Gorey Williams, Ann Couch Ashley, Shirley Fagan Hobbs Young, Marjorie Wilkins Camp, Venson Houston, Geraldine Glass Andrews, Nancy Andrews Bonds, Ray Sanford and Gerald Johnson; fifth row, Joe Glass, Mike Boozer, Jim Douthit, Donald “Don” Medders, Charles Parker, Wilmer Smallwood and Dwight Browning. In attendance, but not pictured was Charles Chandler.

Classmates who could not attend for various reasons were Evelyn J. Brooks, Dallas L. “Buck” Bundrum, Edward “Ed” Fair, Lamar H. Holder, William D. (Bill Hudgens) Gibson, Betty Jenkins Underwood, Shirley Littlejohn Johnston, Jewell Aderholdt Magouyrk, Ray Donald Reaves, Janice Richardson Berthoni, Virginia Riedelbach Kennedy, Ira Roberts, Kay Stevenson Edwards and Betty Jo Trantham Hendon.

Four classmates who made the trip from out-of-state included Charles Chandler (635 miles, Virginia); Mike Boozer (622 miles, Florida); Alicia Moody Puckett (315 miles, Tennessee) and David “Buddy” Ponder (150 miles, Tennessee).

A special memorial was given by classmate and minister Charles Chandler. Those gone on before this reunion included Willis C. “Hunk” Barry, Alice Fay Estes Burgess, Jerry N. Cole, Mary Ann Cushman Barry, Robert “Bob” Gerstlauer, Perry Green, Mary Louise Hicks Studdard, Paul Holder, Earl “Pee Wee” Johnson, Joann Morris, E.A. Roberts Jr., Elizabeth Satterfield Bryant, Mary Helen Bonds Graydon, Fred H. Casey, Joe Currie, Charles Austin Geier, Charles Gowens, Jimmy Dale Hedgepath, Ethel Mae Hill, Ronald “Ronnie” Horton, Charles Ledbetter, Dewitt “Buddy” Pope, Hoyt Rollins, Billy Kyle Smith and Mary Pauline Westbrook Grimes.
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