class of 1949

Members of Mary Persons Class of 1949 who attended the 70th Reunion on Oct. 12 are pictured: Back row from left to right: Ernest Ham Jr., June Brown Ham, Pat Treadwell Hyde, Smith M. Driskell, Billy Joe Jackson, and William Casteel; Front row from left to right: Augustine Johnson Hammersly, Betty Parker Jenkins, Phillip Goodwyne, Annice Haygood Myers, Dorothy Zellner Bazemore, and Johnina Hoffman Coleman

The 1949 graduating class of Mary Persons High School gathered as a class for the last time on Oct. 12. This was their 70th (yes, you read that correctly!) reunion. All who came had a great time catching up with one another and remembering good times. 

There were 47 graduates in the class and 12 of them were in attendance on Saturday. They met at Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Smarr and had a delicious meal catered by The Smarr Cooking Crew. 

Laughing at high school pranks they pulled and giggles of their “Last Will and Testament” as a class were on the agenda. This class enjoyed wonderful times and sweet friendships that have lasted through the years. We say goodbye to the class of 49! (Courtesy of Patti Liedtke)