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60th Reunion SHS Class of 1948

Presented by Bettye Lessley:

A special event of Saturday night April 12, 2008 was a dinner at the Sylacauga Country Club celebrating the 60th reunion of Sylacauga High School Class of ‘48. Thirty-two alumni and 17 spouses attended along with close friends of the class making a total of 52. The last reunion was held in 1973.

Casablanca lilies arranged in a single tall slender crystal vase was in the center of each table for eight . Red and black balloons tied with ribbons floated above the flowers. Cloths were white, napkins were black. A lovely mass arrangement of the lilies with red tulips was in the foyer. This beautiful setting was created by 2 members of the class, Sue Malwitz Edfeldt and Nan Barnes Wingo, of Birmingham

Taking leadership duties seven months ago were Edwin McCoy Ray, Ann Parker Lott, and Dot Coleman Blocker with others performing voluntarily with eagerness as plans developed. There was no formal committee.


Seated: Bettye Rozelle Lessley, Joyce Nealeans Culpepper, Jack Morris, Jimmy Patterson, Elnora Cooper Arnold, Sandy Carter Shaw, Sue Malwitz Edfeldt, Ann Parker Lott, Nan Barnes Wingo, Gloria White Boyette, Glynda Caldwell Field, Betty Jean Heacock Yuknevice, Sue Davis Cochran

Standing: Dot Coleman Blocker, Wilkie Camp, Edwin McCoy Ray, Doyle Holliday, Edward Collins, Gene Lessley, Robert Huel Harris, John Stewart, Leonard Saffold, Talmon Morris, Robert Grimes, Shaffan Grant, Larry Edmunds, Emogene Peters Cash, Billy Frank Jones, Jacqueline Taunton Delaney, Gloria Swint Darby, Betty Billingsley Taylor, Edna Atkinson Lusk, Betty Sue Sellers Harris.

At six o’clock a get-reacquainted hour began followed by photographs. After the dinner a classmate, Robert Huel Harris, Attorney in Decatur, kept the audience laughing with his humorous and lighthearted versions of these students’ lives they weren’t able to assess then but he is now. Some classmates were mentioned for his examples. He informed them that success is a moving target with some of the problems of the very young now being dealt with again by some in this age group.

Attending from out of town were William Wilkie Camp, Birmingham; Nan Barnes Wingo, Birmingham; Sue Malwitz Edfeldt, Birmingham; Edwin McCoy Ray, Cropwell; Edward Hickman Collins , Talladega; Shaphan Lamar Grant, Dothan; Doyle Baron Holliday, Venetia, PA; John Norris Stewart, Lakeland, FL; Harold Jackson Morris, Starkville, MS; Jimmy Patterson, Pensacola, FL; Betty Sue Sellers Harris, Decatur; Robert Huel Harris, Decatur; Glynda Jo Caldwell Field, Travelers Rest, SC; Betty Jean Heacock Yuknevice, Harlem, GA; Joyce Nealeans Culpepper, Marietta, GA; Rose Elnora Cooper Arnold, Alexander City; Gloria Jean Swint Darby, Duluth, GA and Jacqueline Taunton Delaney, Picayune, MS

Local alumni attending included Sandy Floye Carter Shaw, Dot Coleman Blocker, Catherine Sue Davis Cochran, Ann Marshall Parker Lott, Emogene Peters Cash, Bettye F. Rozelle Lessley, Gene Lessley, Gloria Ann White Boyette, Edna Atkinson Lusk, Betty Billingsley Taylor, Robert Larry Edmunds, Robert Irvin Grimes, Billy Frank Jones, Talmon R. Morris, Charles Leonard Saffold.

By: Dot Coleman Blocker

Copies to Daily Home (was edited by June Winters on April 24, 2008 for her column

Sylacauga Today appeared in issue of April 30, 2008

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