Mary Persons Classmates of 1969 gathered on March 9 at the Monroe County Conference Center for an enjoyable evening visiting with old friends and reminiscing about youthful school days. Class president Gary McGaha welcomed everyone and Pastor Mike McMullen gave a prayer for our class and our meal.
A delicious meal of barbeque, catered by Fresh Air Barbeque, was served. Following the meal, classmates sang the Alma Mater lead by Nelle Ivey and the former cheerleaders. It was a great evening full of fun, listening to some of our favorite “oldies” and dancing.
The Class of 1969 graduated 84 students, of which 17 are no longer with us. Glenda Vincent designed a memorial table with photos honoring them: Jon Bassett, Jerry Belknap, Peggy Fernald Whittington, Dr. J. Ray Grant, Jack Haygood, Sammy Herndon, Tommy Ivey, Randy Jackson, Eddie Johnston, Terry King, Max Morgan, Danny Pritchett, Connie Rogers, Darrell Sanders, Kathy Smith, Ellen Wilder and Linda Wilson Speir. These classmates will always live in the memories of those long ago High School days.
The class gave a special “Thank You” to all of those classmates that worked so hard to plan this event, saying it was truly a great reunion.