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The East High Class of 1965
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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Jimmy Almand
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Elaine Altick [last updated October, 2005]
I am now living in Chattanooga, TN where I have been since August, 1991. My husband, John, retired from the Air Force at that time and we decided to live in Chattanooga since my sister, Diane Altick Rawlings (EHS Class of '69) lives here. Our daughter and her family live here also which means we can visit with our two grandchildren (Jacob and Sarah) all the time.
I am a seasonal tax preparer (somebody has to like to do that kind of work) and also am a bookkeeper out of my home. We love living in Chattanooga but are able to visit Memphis often since we still have family there.

Bill Bjorklund [updated Februay 4, 2007]
Deceased. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Bill Bjorklund was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted March, 2006]
I currently reside in Germantown, TN. I am still married to Maggi, have a daughter Susan who is attending the Mississippi College of Law in Jackson Mississippi. I retired from FedEx in December 2003 and now enjoy golfing and traveling. I am currently working with the EHS Class of 1965 reunion committee to stage an age 60 Birthday Party for our class members. This birthday party will be a single night event held in May, June or July of 2007. Soon as I know more, I will communicate that information to you.
Bill Bjorklund

Linda Brakefield [last updated August, 2013] Deceased. An obituary is available.

Prior to her death, Linda Brakefield was a participant with our alumni page. The following is her last posting with us.
[posted October, 2005]

I currently live in Tuscaloosa, AL and have for the past 21 years. I am married to my second husband (over 31 years now) and between us we have 4 children, all grown and living in different parts of the country, except for our youngest child. I work as a Certified Registrar at our local hospital and my husband works for the State of Alabama. I would love to hear from former classmates, either by e-mail or a phone call.

Sam Brough [last updated April, 2007] [E-mail address updated August, 2007]
How do you distill 42 years of life into a paragraph or two... I'll try. After graduating from East, my band (The Coachmen) did a tour with The Kingsmen, Sam The Sham, and The Gentrys after our record release. Uncle Sam caught me not in school, so I abandoned music, spending 4 years in the USAF, touring Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Florda, Texas and California. I spent a lot of time at UT Knoxville, trying to get my head straight after the war. Primarily unsuccessful, I returned to Memphis and graduated Nursing school at Memphis State in 1978.
The thirty years since have been spent primarily nursing in Florida, the last 23 with my lovely wife, Deborah. We have been taking intermittent early retirement as often as financially possible. We spent four glorious years sailing around in a 40 ft. sailboat, and three RVing around the country before settling down somewhat. We now grow and sell orchids in Fort Myers, but will be retiring to Greenville, SC in the next year or so, once the greenhouse complex is completed in Greenville.
See ya' in August for our birthday (I will have already had mine!).

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

Bill Courtney [last updated March, 2015]

Roy Davis [last updated May, 1999] [E-mail address updated March, 2001]
After graduation I attended Vanderbilt University and Memphis State University, graduating in 1972 with a B.A. in economics. I entered the civil service in 1974 with what is now known as the Defense Marketing and Reutilization Agency in Memphis. In 1979 I transferred to Wiesbaden, Germay, where I met my current wife, Christel, who took me on in 1982 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our daughter, Stephanie, was born in 1987. In 1984, I transferred to the Department of the Army and relocated to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In 1988 I transferred to Kaiserslautern, GE, where I still reside. I am currently the Budget Officer, 21st Theater Support Command, Comptroller. I am the holder of the Achievement Award for Civilian Service, the Commander's Award for Civilian Service, and the Meritorious Award for Civilian Service. I'm in the middle of the umpteenth contingency operation (already cited for Desert Storm/Shield and Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzogovina)).
I would love to hear from any of my classmates or others that I knew at East. However, I do not promise a quick response,as my normal e-mail traffic is daunting.

Brenda Douglass [last updated November, 2005] [E-mail address updated January, 2007]
My husband and I have lived in Altamonte Springs, FL. which is just outside of Orlando since 1981. We have two daughters and five grandchildren. I worked for Aetna U.S. Healthcare for 20 years, retired for a few years, and went back to work for a former customer. I'm now Vice President of Business Development for a benefit administrator. We are tired of dodging the recent hurricanes but love living in Florida. My mom and sister live near Memphis so we do get back every couple of years. We had a great time at the 40th reunion and loved seeing everyone. Looking forward to 40+2.

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

Neely Everett [last updated March, 2005]
Here I am in Dallas, where'n the hell are you? Single and loving life. I manage an independent consultancy and specialize in re-engineering operations for performance and profitability improvements. I would welcome hearing from you, so, drop me a note sometime.
I get back to Memphis now and then since my family is all still there. I'm looking forward to that Big Reunion coming up this summer. See ya there.

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

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

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

Richard Hiller [lastupdated January, 2000]

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

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

Terry Kennon [last updated August, 2013]
Career professional in institutional real estate. Additional details will be added later.

Mac Kersh
Reported deceased. If anyone has a copy of the obituary and would like to supply a copy, we would like to post it on The East High Alumni Page.

Sandy Markham [last updated August, 2005]
Our 40th class reunion is upon us.Just a small note to let you know what I have being doing this time. We live in Mandeville just a short drive across the world's longest bridge from New Orleans. I have been employeed with the local school district for 20 years. I am presently an Instructional Technology Facilitator who trains and instructs teachers on how to integrate technology into their daily lessons. My husband, Cliff, own his own business, Cresecent Communications in Kenner, that sells professional video equipment. We have one daughter in Denver who is married with a small child. Our other daughter is a kindergarten teacher in Baton Rouge. I am really looking forward to renewing my now ole Mustang friendships at the reunion. Let's keep in touch!

Allen Stephen Miller
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Donna Nall [last updated May, 2007]
Attended Patricia Stevens Finishing/Business College; Worked as investigator for Mark Lipman Service. Joined American Airlines and was based in New York City. Flew as a stewardess for 5 years then married and moved to New Jersey. Had one son Stefan and then moved to Rolling Hills Estates, CA and had another son Kevyn. Divorced and started working for Northrop Grumman Corporation, now going on 25 years, still employed there and living in Redondo Beach, CA My older son will soon be married in Colorado. My son Kevyn just graduated from Cal State Dominquez Hills with honors. Love travel and keep active with my Kiwi sisters (former American Airlines stews)raising money for different charities. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me.

Carole Jean Porter
Reported deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

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

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

Danny F. Rodgers
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

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

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

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

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

Bernard Shuck [last updated February, 2015]
Contact via email. I am in Memphis due to POF. I have met a former East High graduate. Her name is Lucy Kenny, year '67. Visualize "velcro" or "top fuel eliminator." GA Tech , transferred to UTK, BA Art Hist. 1970. USMC first LT. 1970-73. Started welding pipe in 1975 and it has been all down hill from there! Many places in US much in Gulf/Mex, Ecuador, Guatamala, several nukes. Armchair Buddhist/Episc. (like Alan Watts W/lobotony). Marriage X 3, one daughter. Still healthy, still look the same. To left of main stream. Bibliophile. Wish Lucy and I your very best at this beautiful, joyous moment in our lives.

Bill Smith [last updated May, 2005]
After graduation from East, graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Then a stint at Emory University in Atlanta, followed by several years as an officer at Memphis's First Tennessee banks. Then off to theological seminary and 12 years as an Episcopal priest in Tennessee, Mississippi and New Mexico. After this more master's degrees and a doctorate. Have spent the last 20 years in Dallas working in health care administration, geriatrics, and securities trading. Am happily married to a Texas girl, and have 2 adult children.

Van Smith [last updated February, 2009]
Attended East from kindergarten through the 12th behind my two brothers Paul, Class of 58' and Walter, Class of 59'. Attended Memphis State, Univ. of Tenn. and the Canal Zone College. Spent 13 years as an Air Traffic Controller away from Memphis. Returned to Memphis in 1983 to become a partner with my brother in the jewelry business. I am the owner of Smith's Jewelers, 5384 Poplar Ave. Suite 337, Memphis, Tn. 38119 (901)683-1566. I am married with two children Van Jr. 37, daughter Tracy 35 and 6 grandchildren. My hobbies include golf,gardening (Member of the West Tn. Iris Society, come visit our garden on West St. at the RR Tracks in Germantown), and planning an going to at least one exotic vacation spot each year.

Bill Stepp [last updated March 9, 2002]
I'm a pediatrician in Jackson,TN wth wife Martha, and children Maggie and Houston.

David Sullivan [updated August, 2012]
Deceased. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, David Sullivan was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us.
[posted February, 2009]
David L. Sullivan, Class of 1965. Married to Patsy now for 38 years. Both of us are 61. We have one son, Patrick who works for Payment Services Inc.
I have been a pharmacist for 38 years and Patsy a teacher for 38 years. I work for Accredo- Medco Biopharmaceutical Company and Patsy is teaching at Richland,a great school. She has her masters and teaches creative writing and English. We hope to make the next reunion and are sorry that we missed the last one. Sorry to see so many of my classmates and old friends have passed away. I did not realize that it would have such a great effect on me. I will try to keep in touch. I wish everyone a blessed life and hope to see some of you in the near futures.
Thanks, David.

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

Bill Vance [last updated March, 2005]
I am now teaching at a little college in Arkansas. I'm teaching advanced UNIX courses (Solaris) and network courses for Cisco systems. My wife and I are still professional musicians working in the Memphis area. My wife plays piano at the Crescent Club and has been there for many years. I still hear from old East High friends Jim Willis, Diane Thomas, Mike Plunk. I miss hearing from Jack Gately, my friend.

Bob Wilson [last updated February, 2017]
Since my last profile, I have retired from Wynne Baptist Church, Wynne AR. I served over 48 years in the ministry in Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas. My wife Kay and I now live in Hot Springs AR.

Mary Ann Wiseman [last updated October, 1999]
After high school graduation, my family moved from Memphis to Greenville, MS. I attended Lambuth College in Jackson,TN one year. I then transferred to Delta State University in Cleveland,MS and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I married Dale Bennett, from Missouri, whom I met at Delta State. We have been married for 28 years and have a son and a daughter. I now live in Pineville, LA and teach 2nd grade which I absolutely love. I was voted Teacher of the Year in my parish and have received other local recognitions for teaching. I conduct seminars for other teachers wishing to learn more about Accelerated Reading/Reading Renaissance programs. My husband is a "Fed" - working as an Investigator for Offshore Gas and Oil Pipelines. I am delighted to see such a wonderful Alumni site. I hope to hear from "old" friends. When is the next "65" reunion? My younger brother, Jim Wiseman Jr., attended East in the 7th & 8th grades.


OTHERS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CLASS OF 1965
People who attended East with the class of 1965 but were not graduated from East.

Lisa Gordon [last updated November, 2008]

Lynda Haley [last updated May, 2010]
I moved away my senior year but have great memories of East. Married to Randy who is a an engineer. I still work part-time for a non -profit agency for senior adults. We have one son and two granchildren. We stil live in Spartanburg, South Carolina. We enjoy wine, travel and gardening. Life is good.

Sue Haynes [last updated May, 1999]
We moved to Whitehaven in 1961, and I graduated from Whitehaven H.S. in 1965. Married (for a few years!) and had two children; now have one grandson. During the passing years I took up snow skiing, white water canoeing, computer graphics, gardening and assorted pets - the latest include a parrot which refuses to talk. I settled in Uvalde, TX, about ten years ago, and enjoy the country lifestyle. Write if you get the chance -- 609 E. Brazos, Uvalde 78801. The email address listed is my sister's - when I get my own, I'll update this!

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

Clay Young [last updated April, 2000]
I'm a contractor here in Florida where I've been since 1963. Married with four children and one granddaughter. I left East after the sixth grade, went to Oakhaven for my seventh and on to Sherwood and Messick High before ending up in Florida for my senior year in 1965. I still remember my years at East and some of the friends that I had there. Would love to hear from some of them. Eddie Holmes, Linda Sykes, Tim Sykes, Jimmy (JimBo) Allen and Shirlie Scott to name a few.

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