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The East High Class of 1956
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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Classics updated April, 2011
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Jimmy Barrington [posted August 4, 2009]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bill Bateman [last updated June, 1999] E-mail address updated August, 2002
I obtained a law degree form Memphis State University, served in the Navy, and have practiced law in Memphis for 33 years, primarily in the field of maritime law; my firm is Bateman, Gibson & Childers, Cotton Exchange Building. I have two children, a girl and a boy. My wife, the former Edith Partee, and I live in east Memphis; my e-mail address is

Pat Black [last update January, 2007]
My wife, Linda, and I have 3 children. Mary Catherine married Brad Burney after graduating from the University of Arkansas. They have 3 children and live in Little Rock Ark. Elise married Doug Hixon after graduating from The University of Alabama. They have 4 children and live in Montgomery, Ala. Bryan graduated from Sullivan Culinary School and is a chef at Ronnie Grisanti's. He is divorced, has a son and lives in Memphis.
I retired from IBM after 29 1/2 years and am currently the Assistant Treasurer for the City of Memphis. I enjoy what I do and do not plan to retire until I no longer enjoy my work or my health fails.
It is disappointing to hear of the loss of so many of our classmates. I guess we are all getting to that age. The reunions have been a great way to renew friendships, get updated and see how great everyone looks today. The monthly luncheons are a great way to keep up with everyone. I encourage everyone to attend at least one luncheon a year so we can all stay in touch.

Patsy Black [posted February 13, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Barbara Bryan [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Bev Buckingham [posted Februry 17, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bill Byrd [posted August 4, 2009]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

W.T. Christian [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased as of March, 1989.*
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Ken Chumney [posted February 13, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bobi Sue Cohen [last updated May, 2008] [E-mail address updated March, 2009]
I only attended East for my senior year. Regardless, I have wonderful memories of friends and events. It was the only high school (I attended 2 others - and no I wasn't a military brat) that had recognized sororities in which I participated. I married in December of 1956 and became Mrs. Peter Nelson Berkowitz. That marriage lasted 18 years and produced three daughters. I remarried in 1978 and was blessed with a fourth daughter by my second husband's first marriage. We had been married 25 years when he passed. I also have 5 grandchilden ages 15, 14, 14, 9 and 8. I have my own small business in which I entertain at senior living communities, rehab centers and nursing homes. I recite poetry, monologues from broadway comedies and perform sing-alongs. My "real" passion/job is helping people with a low income (seniors and younger people) receive free prescription medications. If anyone's interested they should contact me. I would love to hear from any of my classmates via e-mail. Bobi

Pat Cousins [posted February 13, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Joanne Dixon [posted June 19, 2011]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

James Mignon Evans [posted September 27, 2005]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Roger Fakes [last updated April, 2006] [E-mail address updated October, 2007]
EDUCATION SUMMARY: BS degree - University of Memphis, major - Speech & Drama, minor - Psychology, Graduate studies in Accounting. Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Grand Master (President), honorary Marketing and Dramatics fraternities, Inter-fraternity council.
CAREER SUMMARY: 34 years Auto-Chlor System - Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (commercial dishwashing & laundry service, chemicals and equipment - parent company home office in Memphis - 91 plants nationwide).
Inventor and patent-holder - chemical dispensing equipment, signal devices, chemical formulary - detergents and miscellaneous chemical products. I retired at age 58 to manage my private investments and holdings, continue to do some venture capital investments. I also served in the U.S. Naval Air Reserve in VP-793 Anti-submarine Warfare Squadron.
FAMILY SUMMARY: I was married to “Gibby” Hall Fakes for 36 years. She graduated from East High in 1958 and University of Memphis in 1964. She was a dear, wonderful wife and the terrific mother of our two children. She died of breast cancer in 1998. My daughter, Van Magness, lives in Ft. Smith and has degree in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas. She home-schools their son and daughter. Her husband is an attorney. My son, Roger, Jr., is the Senior Vice President and Personal Trust Manager for Regions Morgan Keegan Trust Company. He graduated from Washington and Lee University, has a Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary and a JD from University of Memphis Law School. He and his wife also have a son and daughter.
LIFE SUMMARY(Achievements, Honors, Awards, Hobbies, Activities, Interests, etc. NSF Spec Hominum Award - 1989 Recipient; Chairman - NAFEM Industry Advisory Forum; NSF Joint Committee For Food Equipment Standards; Underwriter’s Laboratories Standard 921 Industry Committee; Board of Directors -Christian Fellowship Retreat; Board of Trustees - Christian Psychological Center; Choir Member (29 years so far) at Second Presbyterian Church; Member- Memphis Country Club; My hobbies include woodworking, rebuilding and restoring antiques, furniture and vintage Hammond organs. I also enjoy electronics, audio, my computer and general tinkering. I play backgammon online and at MCC, enjoy reading and spending time with my outstanding kids and four fabulous grandkids. I am blessed. Life is good!

Bobby Fisher [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Becky Gabehart [posted February 1, 2010]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Eleanor Gaines [posted March 29, 2017]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Ken Gates [last updated April, 2007]
I retired to Fairfield Bay in June 2001. My wife of 44 years, Pat, passed away of cancer in December 2004.
Fairfield Bay is a resort, retirement community in north central Arkansas on Greers Ferry Lake. We have a permanent population of 2500 and many part time weekend folks. Many of the weekenders are from the Memphis area.
I sing in the choir of Fairfield Bay United Methodist Church, fish and boat a little, and operate an internet sports fan store, "CollegeSportsStuff.com", that I built in 2002. I am also active in our fitness center and serve on the board of directors of the center.
Seeing all of you at the reunion last year was a nice treat. That was the last time I have been to Memphis, but I do have two daughters and five grand children who live in Memphis and Collierville. I have a son living in Jackson, Tennessee.
Since moving to Arkansas I have become as much a Razorback fan as I am a Memphis and Tennessee fan. My late wife, Pat, was an alumni of the UofA, so I have lots of experience "calling the hogs". I am a life member of the Arkansas Alumni Association.
That's about all there is to tell. I am just an old man living in the foothills of The Ozarks and trying to make the most of life. Yaw'll come, ya hear!

David Gibson [last updated April, 2009]
It's been a couple of years, so I reakon it's time for an update. I'm still retired (Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The University of Tennessee at Martin) and still living in Martin, Tennessee at the same address (104 Eagle Cove) with the same telephone number (731-587-4846) and email address [see below]. I'm still married to Carol Crone (It's been 47 years now, and she grows even lovlier), and have two daughters who live with their husbands and our four grandchildren in the Nashville area. My health has improved, and I'm more physically active than in 2007. I run recreationally, target shoot, play piano, act as a Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS), read like crazy and enjoy travel with Carol and our friends. I still feel a profound sense of indebtedness to the wonderful teachers and role models we had at East back in the day (thank you Ms Boston, Mr. Toney, Ms Vollmer, Ms Wills and others). I know every generation feels much the same way, but I really believe we were blessed to live and come of age in a special time and place. While I do enjoy Facebooking with the younger crowd, I can't help but laugh at some of my 'friends' when they talk as though they invented social networking. Most of them have no idea what real social networking is. In our day, we all knew everyone in our peer group we cared to socialize with, regardless of what school they attended, through sports networks, music networks, church networks or other mutual interests, and the contact was up close and personal not virtual. We didn't realize it at the time..... but it was magic.

Jim Gordon [last updated June, 2011]
I graduated from MSU in June,1962, and attended UT College of Medicine from March '63 - June '66, MSU Law School- JD - 74.
I have been in practice of general law since then and am presently at 707 Adams Avenue in Memphis. I have never married, but have been an active heterosexual who has had the distinct privilege of knowing a good many wonderful women over the years. I remain in excellent physical & hopefully mental condition with all parts presently functioning efficiently. I would love to hear from all you survivors whenever you may find the time to schmooze a bit.

Wade Harrison
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Ray Henley [posted May 24, 2016]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Patsy Hoback [posted February 16, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Phil Hibbard [posted April 11, 2011]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Patsy Hodges [updated June 30, 2006]
Deceased. An obituary is available.
Prior to her death, Patsy Hodges was a participant with our alumni page. The following is her last posting with us.
[posted June, 2000]
I graduated from Memphis State with a BBA in accounting, married and raised a son and a daughter. After divorcing I accepted a job at Hutchison School and have been there as Director of Finance for seventeen years. Plan to retire in three more years!!!!! Both of my children live in Memphis; but no grandchildren yet. I would love to hear from all of you.

Lois Howell [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Ted Humphrey [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased as of April 9, 2000.*
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Marilyn Johnston [posted August 4, 2009]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Martha Ann Kenny [posted September 16, 2011]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Harriet Krivcher [last updated January, 2000] [E-mail address updated October, 2005]
After East High: two years at Vanderbilt, then graduation from Memphis State (BBA in finance, 1960; MA in English,1966), marriage to Irwin "Fry" Freiberger and birth of daughter Jeri, a number of years as office manager of husband's insurance agency, as competitor and board member of Memphis Area Women's Golf Association and Memphis Women's Interclub Golf Association. In 1982 we left Memphis for Colorado, where we now live some fifteen miles northwest of Steamboat Springs. I write about the west for regional publications, and just last year, Sunstone Press of Santa Fe published my book ( Lucien Maxwell: Villain or Visionary), biography of a New Mexican pioneer. I hope to hear from friends who shared those years at East High School. We received an excellent education, learning from our teachers and from each other, and I am appreciative of both.

Brian Lewis [updated January 17, 2004]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Brian Lewis was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted June, 2001]

I am still living in Memphis. Becky Gabehart('56) and I celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary in march of this year. We have three great daughters, and three sons-in-law who tolerate me quite well. We have been blessed with four of the finest grandsons a guy could ask for. In fact, we celebrated the marriage of our oldest grandson on March 16, 2001. I retired two years ago and stay very busy. I sometimes wonder how I ever had time to work. We are so lucky that our daughters and their families all live in Memphis, as well as Becky's mother, Eda Gabehart, who will celebrate her 94th birthday this year. I would love to hear from you!!

Robert Logan [last updated January, 2007]

Jimmy Lee Lott ("Sticks") [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*   An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Patsy Gail Martak [posted August 1, 2012]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Billy Mcintosh [updated April 18, 2017]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Billy McIntosh was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted June, 2001]
married for 43 years to Ellen Larkey 2 boys Fred and Will
4 grandchildren 3boys and 1 girl
Retired teach bridge on cruises and run 2 bridge games a week Also play bridge about 3 times a week or more
Was very active in Gilroy serving as president of Chamber of Commerce,Rotary Club,Little league,D-21 American Contract Bridge League And 4 other organizations.
Ellen and I have lived here since 1971 and we love it
Gilroy is 45 minutes from Carmel,30 minutes from SAn Jose and one hour from SAn FRancisco. You can see that we are well located

Janis McKinney [last updated May, 2010]
After reading and enjoying the 1956 class information for several years, I thought it time to participate! I retired in January 2008 after 12 years as Health Care Administrator at a very active 500+ resident Christian retirement community -- independent, assisted living, and skilled nursing. We are in the country (town of Penney Farms near Jacksonville, FL), so it is quiet and peaceful -- until you enter the grounds and observe all the activity. I built a house here and can't think of a better place to live. Stay so busy I don't know when I had time to work -- enjoy painting, piano, and golf, which I took up after retirement. My favorite mode of transportation around the campus is my bicycle. Volunteer work here and teaching 3rd/4th grade girls in Sunday School fill my time. Most important in my life is my faith in Jesus Christ.
My two children, Lisa and Glenn, live in the Atlanta area. Lisa had one son, whom we lost 5 years ago. Glenn has 2 beautiful little girls, almost 6 and 8. He works for Georgia Power and Light, and wife Suzette is a homemaker (interior designer by education). I FINALLY graduated in 1991 from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville with a degree in Health Science. My younger brother Wayne lives in Boca Raton, so we visit as often as possible and talk weekly. He was a professional teaching golf pro and spends most of his time running junior golf tournaments as a volunteer.
I keep up with a number of our fellow graduates. The "girls" have had 2 house parties plus the 50th reunion in the past 5 years. Would love to have guests and/or hear from you.

Bob Morgan [last updated December, 2007]
After graduation, I attended Southwestern at Memphis for two years and then joined the Air Force where I served as a pilot and retired a Lt. Col, after 23 years. I have been married to Ann, my best friend and partner for 46 years. We have two sons, David, Executive Director of Ambulatory Services, UCSF Medical Center and Shan, Senior Vice President ELMA Electronic and GM of Optima EPS. I earned my BA in Political Science At the University of Kansas in 1965 and a Masters in Exercise Physiology at Arizona State in 1983. I coached competitive swimming for Mesa Aquatics.
Next, I owned and operated a video store for 10 years until we sold out indirectly to Blockbuster. I now do web site design and search engine placement (www.mwebworks.com) primarily for my real estate clients, especially (www.annmorgan.com) and others (www.optimaeps.com). This leaves us plenty of time for our two favorite activities, hiking and fly fishing (www.nared.com/flyfishing). I saved the best for last, 2 grandchildren, Grace 8 and James 5.

Frank Morgret [last updated June, 2014]
After I graduated from East High, I accepted an appointment to the USCG Academy. East had prepared me well, and my classmates in CGA60 wouldn't let me quit. I graduated in 1960 with a BSc in general engineering and a commission as an ensign in the CG. The next day I acquired a wife, the former Nancy Davis from Middletown, Connecticut. We have 4 daughters, 2 granddaughters, and one grandson.
After 6 years, including assignments to 2 sea-going 311' cutters, and a 3 year hitch as XO of USCG BASE DETROIT, I resigned my commission to enter seminary. God decided Canada needed me, and I've been here since 1968, with only a couple breaks for post grad work. I picked up a BD, a MDiv, a MA(phil), and a STM along the way. I became a Canadian citizen in 1982.
I have served parishes in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Québec. As well, for 5 years I was chair of the department of historical theology and director of the library at our small seminary in Ontario.
Five years ago, Nancy and I moved to the old walled city of Québec. We thought we might as well retire in the most beautiful city we had ever seen. God had the last laugh on that one.
I am flunking retirement thoroughly. I am Conseiller pastoral en résidence de Église Évangélique Luthérienne de la Sainte-Trinité de ville de Québec. I conduct a couple services a month en français. As some of you will remember, after Mrs. Riggs Latin, did I take French? Nope, Spanish. And, as some of you will also remember, when it comes to learning a foreign language, I'm simply incompetent. Are any of you French tutors who want to know what -40° feels like? I can use a lot of help here. And the chow is great!
I am in awe of how well East prepared me for a life I never really expected. The years there gave me a foundation I'm using daily almost 60 years later.

Robert Joseph Routt
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Lee Slaughter [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Bobbye Jo Shumaker [last updated May, 2007]
I am retired. I live with my husband of 47 years. My only son and his family live about 10 minutes away. He has two children--Frances is 9 and Charlie is 4.
I worked in education for 40 years. I taught in the classroom for 14 years and then worked as an educational consultant for the state of North Carolina for the rest of my career. I taught teachers and administrators. I also worked with the Legislature for several years with a section of NC Dept. of Instruction that served as a liaison to the Legislature.
I like to read, to cook, to sew Halloween costumes and stuffed toys for the grandkids, and to spend time with family. My husband, a former coach, is a sports nut; so we watch quite a lot of sports on TV.
One of my favorite things is to sit on my back screened porch with a book and a glass of tea. Another favorite thing is hugs and kisses from my family.

Buddy Shindler [last updated January, 2007]
After graduating from East High, I served in the U.S. Marine Corp. I have been in the Investment/Security Business for 41+ years. Married to wife, Susan, for 37 years. We have a wonderful daughter and four precious grandchildren.

Fred Spitznagle [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Donna Talley [posted May 23, 2004]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Warren McDonald Thrasher [posted March 14, 2005]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bonnie Thomas [last updated July, 2006]
I missed the reunion of "56" held recently, but I have seen the wonderful book with pictures of so many of you. I have pretty much remained in Memphis. I attended Memphis State, married, had two wonderful kids and have two wonderful grand kids.
I still see Gail Valvick, Sylvia Watts, and Judy Plunk.
I would like very much to hear from any of you who would like to get in touch.

Jerry Townshend [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*  An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Gail Valvik [updated October, 2013]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Prior to her death, Gail Valvik was a participant with our alumni page. The following is her last posting, sent to us in July, 1999.

[posted July, 1999]
I've lived in Memphis all this time and don't plan to leave. I've worked for 40+ years as an assistant to a commodity trader (soybeans, corn, wheat, pork bellies, etc.) I don't see retirement any time soon either.
I married Jerry "Moose" Bruce (Central class of '56) in 1963. We have one wonderful son "Chip" age 25. He is currently employed at Fedex and attending school in Computer Programming.
I love to garden and decorate - always changing things around at home. Moose just loves it! Ha! I would love to hear from some of my classmates and hope some more register soon. I do see a few of the girls occasionally for lunch! (Patsy Hodges, Dale Turner, Joann Luton, Marty McDonald, Florence Ann Wilkins, Dianne Dickens, Donna Jester, Donna Talley, Marcia Scarborough, Patsy Martak, Margaret Lott, Corinne Rhidolphi) I'll work on them to get in touch with you.

W.G. Wallace (Butch) [last updated May, 2000]
I retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years as a Command Master Chief. My rating was Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (Chinese and Arabic linguist) - I Marguerite Kensinger and had three children: Clifford, Julie, & Barbara. I divorced in 1976 and was a single father. I presently live in Pensacola, Florida where I retired from the Navy.

Dick Weiss [last updated January, 2007]
After graduating from East High in 1956, I spent four years at Purdue University where I got a BS Degree in Industrial Economics,and a wife (Janice) from Milwaukee. After two years in the Army at Ft.Meade ,Md I returned to school at the University of Tennessee.I graduated with a BS in Industrial Engineering and went to work for Caterpillar. I spent 32 years at Cat with assignments in Peoria,Il ,Bettendorf,Ia,Aurora,Il,Leicester,England, Brampton ,Ontario,Clayton ,NC. I retired in 1996 and have been playing golf,fishing,traveling and doing some charity work since. We have two sons ...one in the Chicago area who has two girls and two boys,and one in the Jacksonville Fl area who has one girl and one boy. We attended my 50th class reunion this past June and had a wonderful time.

John West [last updated August, 2005]
Since graduating in 1956, I received my BS degree from East Texas State where I met and married my wife Charlotte. We have three children and five grand-children. We celebrate 46 years this September. In 1961 we moved to Memphis where I taught and coached at Memphis Frayser. During that time I received my MA from Memphis State. We then moved to Jackson where I was on the faculty at Union. Then it was on to Furman to coach for the next four years. Then on to the Univ. of South Carolina to be the head track coach. Furman then invited me back to be the Director of Athletics. Did that for eight years and then began speaking full-time. Charlotte and I traveled America doing motivational-inspirational speaking to schools, churches and in the market-place. After about eight years of that, I was invited to Dallas to work with Dr. Kenneth Cooper at the Aerobics Center. The church we were attending, Prestonwood Baptist (23,000 members) asked me to join their staff which I did for 15 years. During that time, Dallas Baptist University, honored me with an honorary Doctorate in Theology.
That's a lot for a boy who wasn't sure he would graduate from East until the week before graduation.......
I retired from the church staff three years ago after doctors found two aneurysms in my brain thanks to my dentist sending me for MRI to see what might be causing my jaw pain. I still do some ministry but not the hrs. plus a week that I was doing. I hope all of you who might see this will signup on our alumni page. Remember to, "Keep on Keeping on and Celebrate life"
John West.

Anne Whitley [posted April 12, 2011]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

John Whitmore [posted August 1, 2008]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Jerry Winn [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased.*
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Raymond Wolson [posted February 16, 2007]
Reported deceased as of August 24, 2001.*
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Prince Albert Worley
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Raymond Young [updated May 13, 2012]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary

Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Brian Lewis was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted June, 2001] death, Raymond Young, a Continuing Contributor to The East High Alumni Page, was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted July, 2006]
Retired from 40 years in construction in 1999.
Worked for Cash Depot (Lee Cardwell) for the last 8.5 years. Retired June 17th, 2006 for health reasons.
I have two sons Russ and Chad. I have 3 grandchildren from Russ ages 2, 5, and 18. Russ is 46 and Chad is 23.


OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLASS OF 1956
People who attended East with the class of 1956 but were not graduated from East.

John Arnold [last updated July, 2004]
After leaving East in 1956, I went into the Air Force for 4 years. I went to France to serve out my time. I really enjoyed Europe as I was able to see several different countries. We did our bombing and gun practices from Tripoli, Lybia twice a year. That too was a great experience.
John Arnold holding 1 day old Alpaca Baby After returning home, I learned the optical trade and was a state licensed optician until I retired my license last year. I "do" enjoy retiring.
I was married for 13 years and have two children. Boy and Girl. John and Lisa.
My second wife (Edna) and I have spent 18 years together. We've owned a dog kennel for 16 years now.
www.eandjkennel.com They are toy poodles. Her being a retired nurse really helps. We live in Fayette county southeast from Somerville.
We now are raising Alpacas. The picture that I submit will be me holding our 1st born girl. These are some of the sweetest animals you would ever want to be around. I love to hear them when they are happy. They "hum".
I also have a hobby that I enjoy very much. I have a small machine shop and love to make things in brass.
The memories of East are wonderful. I met many people in classes also ahead and behind me. I felt like I had many friends.
As I have just learned of this web site I am saddened to see the obituary section. Some people that I knew are no longer with us.
Cy Bollinger [last updated May, 2005]
I literally stumbled over the East High web-site and am deeply moved by wonderful memories with fleeting glimpses of friends and faculty members. For being there for just one year, I have an amazing recollection of people, places and situations like the class of '56 senior picnic at Pickwick, Miss Wills (Beowulf), Mr. Snieder's Ivy league suits, Mrs. "Shu" (Bobbie Jo's mama) and last, but not least, John Moore (many will recall why).
I spent a number of years on the staff of the Dallas Times Herald as a special features writer and editor. In 1976, I relocated to rural Illinois and published three weekly newspapers. I have been a freelance journalist since sale of the papers in 1984 to a publishing company in Great Britain.
My education includes graduation from the University of Texas (1960, fall semester) with a Bachelor of Science degree(pre-med). I began a career in Journalism in 1963 after leaving med school in Galveston, TX. My first newspaper job was general manager of the Englewood Herald, Englewood, Colorado.
Having checked the most recent East obituaries, I'm sad.

Diana Carr [posted June 7, 2015]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Steve Fransioli [posted April 7, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Nickey Gotten [last updated June, 1999]
I graduated from the Taft School in Connecticut and then went on to Princeton University were I graduated in 1961. I then attended the University of Tennessee Medical School and graduated in 1965. Then an internship in Philadelphia followed by two years in the Navy and then three years of residency in internal medicine at the VA Hospital in Memphis. I have been in the practice of internal medicine since l971 and have a solo practice in Memphis. I am married to a wonderful wife, the former Pamela Mortimer of Kilmichael,Missisippi. I have two children, Elizabeth and Nick,III.

Kenny Killebrew
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Billy Love
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Ray Thweatt - Deceased. An obituary is available.
Click here to read the obituary.

Gene Vieh [last updated May, 2008]
Deceased. An obituary is available.
Prior to his death, Gene Vieh was a participant with our alumni page. The following is his last posting with us.
[posted August, 2007]
I came to East High School from Pentecost-Garrison in 1950 and attended the sixth thru the eleventh grades. We moved to a farm in the Mississippi delta for my senior year. I spent four years at Mississippi State University earning a BS in Banking and Finance. I rodeoed and flew airplanes thru junior and senior high and then thru college. I rode my last bull in college. I graduated in May of 1960 with a regular Air Force commission as a Second Lieutenant and in June of 1960 was flying in the Air Force. I taught Air Force students to fly jets until I resigned in May of 1965 and moved to Atlanta to fly for Delta Air Lines. In February of 1966 I married Frances Hubbard of South Hill, VA and we lived in a rural area south of Atlanta. We have two daughters and now four grandchildren. In May of 1995 we bought a large ranch in Wyoming and moved there. We raise angus cattle and quarter horses. I flew for Delta both international and domestic until I retired in February 1997 and stopped commuting to Atlanta from Wyoming. Our remote ranch is located in central Wyoming at the southern end of the Big Horn Mountains. The ranch website is willowcreekranch.com

 



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