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East High Faculty/Staff Section
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee

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Alexander, Hubbard
Deceased. East High coach, particularly football, 1973-1975. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Ammer, Oscar
Deceased. East High physical education teacher and coach, 1961-1971. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Apple, Betty [posted November 1, 2006
Deceased. Mrs. Apple was an art teacher at East, though her time of service at East is undetermined. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Boensch, Paul Austin Boensch
Deceased. Mr. Boensch was first band director at East High, circa 1950-51. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bolton, Gary [last updated February, 2015]
I was a teacher and coach from August 1974 to May 1988. Taught numerous subjects but mostly physical education. Coached football basketball and baseball.

Boone, Inez Rosamond [posted September 11, 2007]
Deceased. Miss Rosamond was among the original teachers at East when it opened in 1948. As Mrs. Boone, she discontinued her teaching of Spanish and French at East in 1955. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bowls, Rose Marie - [posted August, 2000]
Deceased. East High staff member who worked in the cafeteria. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Britten, Virginia Butler [posted November 12, 2005
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Brown, Freeland H. [posted November 13, 2002
Deceased. Assistant principal at East. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Buchanan, Martha Lou [posted October 4, 2008]
Deceased. East Elementary teacher, most likely 5th grade, for a few years in the late 1950s. Click here to read the obituary.

Chess, Virginia
Deceased. East High Faculty, 1950's. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Clement, Catherine
Deceased. East High Faculty, 1955 through at least 1959. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Cobb, Ruth
Deceased. East High American history teacher, approximately 1962-71. Click here to read the obituary.

Colbert, Sandra Kay
Deceased. East High physical education teacher, late 1960's. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Crump, Marcella
Deceased. East High English teacher 1948-1953. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Duncan, Jim - [last updated: June, 1997]
Congratulations on a great web site. I look forward to hearing from former students to "catch up." I encourage you to check in. Coach Jim Duncan may be reached via e-mail at

Farmer, Nancy
Deceased. Please see the entry for Nancy Farmer Walters.

Flaniken, Evelyn [posted September 24, 2000]
Deceased. Retired East High School Secretary. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Fox, James Lee [posted August 29, 2016]
Deceased. Click here to read the obituary.

Frye, Orion Fredrick [posted January 21, 2005]
Deceased. Science teacher at East High about 1954-1960. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Gillespie, Rose
Deceased. East High vocal music teacher from about 1966 to 1977. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. A news story about Miss Gillespie's retirement as a church organist in 2006 is available in our "In the news..." section.

Goldfarb, Rose
Deceased. East High Spanish teacher from 1964 to 1977 or 1978. An An obituary is available.

Griesbeck, J. G.
Deceased. East High School principal from 1964 to 1972.
An obituary is available.

Griffith, Graham
Deceased. East High School assistant principal from 1967 to 1971.
An obituary is available.

Hazlewood, Bob J.
Deceased. East High English teacher 1955-57. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Hendricks, Gloria
Deceased. East High vocal music teacher from the school's opening in 1948 until 1955. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Hester, Jim
Deceased. East High biology/science teacher circa 1966-67. Also, a 1954 graduate of East High School. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Holland, Kenneth A. - Deceased
An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. Ken Holland was East High's first coach, leading the football, basketball, and baseball teams, and probably others, as well as teaching social sciences.

Prior to his death, Kenny Holland and his wife Majorie, also a former East faculty member, submitted a joint profile, as follows:

Holland, Marjorie Dildy - Deceased
Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to their deaths, Marjorie and Kenneth Holland were participants with our alumni page. The following was thier last posting with us.

Holland, Marjorie Dildy
Holland, Kenneth A. [last updated April, 2001]

Ken and Marge met at the University of Arkansas where Marge was working on her Master's in English and Ken was playing first string tailback for the Razorbacks. Ken was raised in Memphis and graduated from Central High School. He enrolled at Southwestern (now Rhodes College) on a football scholarship. Ken joined the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was awarded a purple heart and bronze star for his service in the South Pacific. He returned to the University of Arkansas to play football and continue his education. There he met Marge Dildy from Hope, Arkansas. He and Marge were married July 11, 1948 in Hope. After graduating, they were hired to teach at East High School, Memphis' newest school--Ken in Physical Education and Marge in English. Ken was East High School's first football coach. After years of teaching at East, Ken and Marge returned to the University of Arkansas to work on advanced degrees. After receiving their doctorates in 1963, they taught at Northeastern State College (now a University) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Ken coached football, basketball, tennis and taught physical education. Marge taught English before being appointed Dean of Graduate School. They retired from Northeastern and continue to make Tahlequah their home. Their son, Mike, graduated from University of the South at Sewanee and is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas.

A separate entry is on this page for Kenny Holland, now deceased.

Hooker, Norma (Faculty, c1949-1951) - Deceased
Ms. Hooker taught English at East High after graduating from Memphis State College in 1949. In January of 1951, she and moved to Mississippi.
An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Hord, Pauline Jones - Deceased
Dr. Pauline Jones Hord taught at East Elementary School for many years when East Elementary, Junior, and High were all combined in the same building.
An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Jackson, Patricia ("Mrs. J") [last updated May, 2017]
Fellow Mustangs!
Just a note, to inform you of my move. " Ms. J" is now making her move to "Cali" as it is known. California is where my family resides. You may contact me via email.
Yes, I still have my Hotmail address [listed below]
"Thanks for the memories"-- always a Mustang and best wishes to the present teaching staff."
I am proud, to see my former students, as educators of their alma mater. "Keep up the tradition of East- "East is excellence."
God bless each of you.

James, Hallie H.
Deceased. East Elementary teacher (6th grade). An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

King, Coalla
Deceased. Business and typing teacher at East. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

King, Meah [last updated 2004]
Current facilty member (2004). See profile entry under Class of '97.

Krause, Dorothy Burns
Deceased. East High librarian 1958-1968. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Land, Suzan Allen
I taought Art at East High School 1988-89. I transferred there from White Station Middle School. I really enjoyed the experience since I also was a graduate from East High School (Class of '67). (See also her entry on the Class of '67 page.)
Liddell, Ollie [last updated May, 2009]
[Mr. Liddel is Director of Bands at East, 2008 to present.]

Lynch, Shane [last updated November, 2001]
I am now teaching at University School of Jackson, in Jackson, Tn. my wife also teaches art at U.S.J. We have two children, Trey, (age 11) and AnnElizabeth, (age 8)three dogs and a cat. We now reside in Humboldt, Tn the home of the world's largest strawberry festival. I also work for Humphreys and Associates, which is involved in real estate sales and appraisal. I taught American History, Gov't, and Econ. at East from 1986 to 1994.
My memories of East are great and many. I would love to hear from all my fomer students as to what they are doing now.

Robert Manning ("Monk") (Faculty) [posted March 2, 2017]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Marks, Frances F. [posted November 30, 2012]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Mrs. Marks taught Latin at East High from 1963 to 1973 and was also a guidance counselor. She was the mother of Linda Marks (class year/association undetermined) and Denton Marks ('67).

Merriweather, Desmond [posted February 15 2015]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
East High basketball coach Desmond Merriweather (Faculty) died at age 41 Feb 8, 2015. News media stories noted his passing. The Commercial Appeal, WHBQ-TV..

McCrory, Barry [posted April, 2015]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Prior to their deaths, Marjorie and Kenneth Holland were participants with our alumni page. The following was thier last posting with us.
[posted March, 2000]
East facluty 1982 - 1998 -- We are delighted Barry McCrory joined us as our first faculty/staff participant. At the time, he was Chairman of the Department of Engineering at East and the webmaster of the school's web page. He is now at White Station High School. Visit Barry's personal World Wide Web home page at http://www.mecca.org/~bmccrory/Barry_McCrory.html

McGinnis, William A.
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

McClain, Virginia
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Morton, Joseph (Buddy) [last updated March, 2000] E-mail address updated May, 2008]
I taught band and vocal music at East from 1964 through 1972. Following those years, I taught at Lester Jr, Snowden, and Shrine School. When I left Shrine, I went to the Board of Education as a Systems Analyst in the Computer Division in 1980. Now, in the year 2000, I am the first Web Master for the City Schools and am looking forward to retirement on April 19th.
I have had some wonderful times visiting with former students since I left East High and would truly love to hear from others.
I live at 4869 Southern, Memphis, TN, 38117.

Norris, Charles Delbert
Deceased. R.O.T.C. instructor at East High 1961-1963 and 1967-1973. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Northern, Dorothy [last updated March, 2006]
Faculty: 1998 - current. E-mail: pending verification

O'Donnell, Ruth
Deceased. Mrs. O'Donnell taught for 7 years at East Elementary School. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Pass, Donna Bunch
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Patterson, James (Coach Pat)
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. Mr. Patterson was a football coach, teacher, and study hall administrator during his many years at East. He was the husband of Mrs. Jo Patterson (elementary faculty).

Patterson, Jo
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. Mrs. Patterson taught in the elementary section of East for many years and was the wife of Coach James Patterson (faculty).

Pell, Ruth Boyd
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. Mrs. Pell taught Spanish at East High 1962-64.

Poole, Pat
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary. Dr. Robinson taught Spanish and English at East 1986-87.

Primrose, Patricia [last updated December, 2008]
Great to find this website with so many of my former students listed.
You guys have done well.
Thanks for some really great memories. I am still teaching---Craigmont Middle School.
Peace, love, and prosperity to all.

[Ms. Primerose taught at East approximately 1989 - 1997.]

Pulliam, Faye
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Robinson, Rev. Dr. Betty R. Gardner
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Richards, Rod
Deceased. An obituary is available. Mr. Richards was head football coach and/or shop teacher at East from about 1966 to about 1968. He also became a city schools system-wide driver education teacher.

Richbourg, Madge
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Rogers, James Ella
Deceased. East High cook. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Rosamond, Inez Deceased. See entry for Inez Rosamond Boone.

Rowland, Mike [last updated: June, 1997]
Former coach of the Mustangs during the 1962-1970 school years. Congratulations on a fine web site. I would like to hear from any of my former students and/or players. I met quite a few of you in the Chickasaw member/guest golf outing last year.

Settles, Andy
Deceased. East High teacher and coach, 1959-62, including head football coach. Click here to read the obituary.

Scott, Mary Joyce ("Jo")
Deceased. Mrs. Scott taught English at East, approximately 1967-1968. Click here to read the obituary.

Shannon, Betty
Deceased. East High science (biology) teacher. Click here to read the obituary.

Shelby, John B. (“Sonny Boy”)
Deceased. Coach Shelby served at East approximately 1952-55. Click here to read the obituary.

Shumaker, Ester Mae Dudley
Deceased. Mrs. Shumaker ("Miss Shu") served at East as executive secretary from 1949 to 1956.
An obituary is available.

Rush Siler
Deceased. East High teacher from about 1948-1951. He went on to become principal of White Station High School. Click here to read the obituary.

Simpson, Victor Darrell
Deceased. East High teacher and coach, including girls track coach. Click here to read the obituary.

Snider, Joel P.
Deceased. Mr. Snider was East High's first principal serving from 1948 until his untimely death in 1964 in a traffic crash. J. P. Snider was a revered legend among the East High community during his tenure. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Spain, Joanne
Deceased. Click here to read the obituary. Miss Spain taught vocal music and Engilish in the Memphis City Schools and taught English and Spanish at East in 1988 and 1989.

Spiller, Earl P.
Deceased. East High's chief custodian 1948-1966. Click here to read the obituary.

Stahl, Lacey Drane
Deceased. Miss Drane married during her tenure at East to become Mrs. Stahl. She taught a variety of junior high subjects ~1950-1954. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Stone, Elsie
Deceased. One of the original faculty members, teaching math and algebra much of her many years at East. Click here to read the obituary.

Tatom, Ray
Deceased. East art teacher. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Taylor, Margaret
Deceased. East High School Faculty 1955-1969, math teacher, later a principal at Grahamwood Elementary, then after retirement, a director of the tutoring program founded by The East High Foundation. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Taylor, Joe
Deceased. East High School Faculty 1958-1964, music teacher and band director. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Taylor, Maxine
Deceased. East Elementary School Faculty 1950s &'60's. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Toney, George
Deceased. East instrumental music teacher (band) 1953-1958. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Vollmer, Lilburne
Deceased. East High School Faculty 1948 to 1980. An obituary is available.

Walters, Nancy Farmer
Deceased. East Elementary School Faculty 1948-49. Miss Farmer was a 5th grade teacher at East when it opened in 1948. She married that school year. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Watkins, Rosalie Keenan
Deceased. East Elementary School Faculty. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Webb, Evelyn
Deceased. East High School Faculty 1954 to 1972. An obituary is available.

Weaks, Louise
Deceased. East High School Faculty, English teacher, from about 1969 to about 1978. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Welch, Blake
Deceased. East High faculty and coach approximately 1950-1959. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Wimberly, Marcus ('92)
East alumnus Marcus Wimberly is back at East on the faculty and coaching football. See his profile on the Class of '92 page.

Wright, Sara Margaret McEachern  ("Sally")
Deceased. East High School Faculty, English/Language Arts teacher from about 1964 at least through 1971 and possibly 1975. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Young, Bobby
Deceased. East High faculty teaching chemistry, physics, and algebra in the mid and late 1960s. A news item is available.

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