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This is the place were we are going to put all the announcements and Eagle Brag items. If any ole Eagle has anything they want to put on the bulletin board send it to us via Email or the Comments section of the Sign-In form and we will see that it gets posted. However, we are reserving the right to do a little editing on the item in case Lake Worth happens to be listening in (a local joke). For now we will let the item stay on the bulletin board for a week or two before cleaning it off.

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Alumni Officers for 2019 & 2020

The Carter Riverside Alumni Officers for the school year 2019 &2020 are:

Belinda Norris '84   - President

Johnny Cook Muhammed, '84 - Vice-President

Cathy Seifert, '74 - Secretary/Treasurer

Rick Herring, '83 - Historian/Archivest

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Attention All Classes

It has become painfully apparent that the addresses for some of the Class Agents have changed from good to bad.  This has also made a mess of the email addresses shown on the Class Agents page.  If you are a class agent, would you please check the Class Agents page and see if your address is up to date.  If you need to make a change, send me the new address at
 herb-pat@outlook.com and I'll fix the page.  Also, there are a few blanks in the list.  This means that we need a class agent for that class.  If you want to get involved send me your name and email address so I can fill in that blank.  Thank you.......

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Distinguished Graduate Nomination

Attention all students that attended Carter Riverside and anyone else that might be interested.  The Nominations for Distinguished Graduate rules and regulations have been changed by the Alumni Association and are already running behind.  Here are the new rules and regulations. 

The Amon Carter-Riverside High School Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 1983 to recognize a graduate of the high school whose achievements reflect a standard of excellence in his or her chosen field. The achievements of each distinguished graduate will be recognized by Amon Carter-Riverside High School so the person can be seen by students as a symbol of commitment and excellence to which they can aspire.

It was first introduced by a FWISD initiative to recognize the first 25 winners who brought honor to the ISD through their accomplishments. The ISD acknowledged them at a ceremony, Centennial of Public Education in Fort Worth, on March 7, 1983. It was promoted and continued by Robert Plummer, Carter-Riverside class of 1949.


  1. 1. The candidate has achieved significant accomplishment in his/her chosen career.

  2. 2. The candidate’s contributions must have achieved national, state, or local recognition.

  3. 3. The candidate is willing to accept the award in person or use technology to convey a message

  4. of acceptance.

  5. 4. The candidate will promote the prestige of Amon G. Carter-Riverside High School.

Nomination Process:

  1. 1. Post nomination form on the Ex-Student website (http://www.carter-riverside-alumni.org/)

  2. no later than September 15th.  Click here for the form.

  3. 2. Announce Distinguished Graduate nominations are being accepted at annual Ex-Student

  4. meeting at Homecoming.

  5. 3. Nominations will be accepted during the fall of the school year.

    1. • Candidates will not be self-nominated.

    2. • Candidate has been graduated for at least 15 years.

  6. 4. Deadline for submission of nomination form is February 1st, 2020

Selection Procedures:

  1. 1. The Site-Based Decision Making (SBDM) committee will be the determining organization to

  2.     select the honoree.

  3. 2. Selection will be made in January of the nomination year.

  4. 3. The Principal will make final decision, in the event of a tie vote. 

  5. 4. The Principal will be responsible for notifying the nominee of their selection and make appropriate coordination of when  the award will be presented.

OK, as you can see, we are already running behind the new schedule.  So find you a good candidate and fill out the forms and send to the school principal and Ms. Wilson now !!!! In case you missed it, the nomination form is at Click here and when you get to the form go to the upper right hand corner and look for three little dots (looks like this ...).  Click on the dots and select the option to "print" the form.  If all else fails, just right click somewhere on the page.  Just get the filled out form to the Principal and Ms. Wilson by February 1st, 2020.

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An Open Letter from Rick Herring '83

Dear Riverside friends,

 You are familiar with the proposed demolition of the Riverside Baptist Church complex but I would like to bring you up to date on the latest developments and ask for your help.  Travis Academy of Fine Arts, which owns the church property, still has an application pending with the City of Fort Worth for demolition of the complex.  So the historic buildings are still very much in jeopardy and under threat of demolition.

 Saigebrook Development has a contract to purchase the property, with plans to convert the existing buildings into a 94-unit apartment complex, thereby saving the historic buildings (the 1973 gymnasium at the rear of the property will be demolished).  70 of the apartments will be inside the existing buildings and new construction at the rear of the property will contain an additional 24 units. 

 Saigebrook intends this project to be an affordable housing development.  What does that mean?  It means that about 75% of the units will be rented to those having an annual income of $37,500 or above.  Some have questioned the affordable housing component of this development but I look at it this way - along Race Street and Oakhurst Scenic Drive near the church location there are just shy of 1,000 apartment units with rents at market rates (already built or under construction), as follows:

The Scenic at River East: 276 market rate units        

 The Presidio at River East: 140 market rate units                                                          

 Jefferson River East: 400 market rate units                                                                            

 The Union at River East: 181 market rate units

Given these numbers I don’t have an issue with an additional 80 - 85 apartments in the area being rented at less than market rates.  By way of comparison, the following apartment communities in Downtown or the Near South Side are all considered “affordable housing” because a good portion of their units are rented on the same basis that the Saigebrook project will be:  Hillside (east side of Downtown), Knights of Pythias Lofts (east side of Downtown), Pinnacle (Lancaster Avenue in Downtown across from the old post office),  Parker Commons (old Fort Worth High School on Jennings Avenue – Near South Side), Overton Park Townhomes (Tanglewood), and Mistletoe Station Lofts (behind Baylor/All Saints Hospital adjacent to Mistletoe Heights).  These projects don’t seem to have hurt development in those areas.

To accomplish this project Saigebrook will utilize a combination of tax credits. It is a competitive process to receive these credits so there are still hurdles to overcome for this project to become reality.  This is where your help is needed.  Some of these tax credits are granted at the state level and we need the support of State Representative Ramon Romero, who represents the area where this project is located.  If you are willing, please contact Rep. Romero at Ramonromerocampaign@yahoo.com and let him know you are in support of this project.  Fort Worth City Council member Ann Zadeh has already thrown her full support behind the project. 

I can’t imagine what the Six Points Urban Village would be like without the Riverside Baptist Church buildings and their imposing presence on Race Street. The urban village is envisioned to be a mixture of the new and old, and if we get rid of all of the old, what will we end up with?  A West 7th look-alike?  No thanks.  As engaged community members, I believe we have a responsibility to be stewards of our historic and cultural landmarks such as Riverside Baptist Church and do what we can to ensure their survival and viability.  Frankly, Riverside doesn’t have an abundance of truly historic and cultural landmarks, and every time we lose one our community is sadly diminished.

Thank you for your consideration!

 Rick Herring


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Wedded For 70 Years

Danel and Doris Gillard married February 7, 1948 in the home of Doris' parents, Lola and Chester Toomer, in Fort Worth.  Danel's parents are the late Lillian and Sam Gillard.  Sylvania Park swimming pool was their initial meeting place, and they married seven months later.

They have two daughters, Dayna Burton and Denise Overby, six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

They have been active emmbers of City Point, formerly Richland Hills UMC, since 1956.  Danel attnded NTSU after graduating from Carter Riverside in 1943.  He was an independent businessman and taught HVAC service at UTA for a short time.  Doris graduated from Pascal, worked as a fashion model until age 52 and retired as a manager from Fort Worth Community Credit Union, NE branch.

They continue to live in the home Danel built in 1954 in Richland Hills.

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Class of '66 has a Birthday Party

Paula Howell Thompson '66 writes in to say that the Class of '66 celebrated their biological clock longevity with a birthday party at Pappas Burgers in Ft. Worth on 10/12/13.  I think that we will all have to admit that these old timers (a mixture of 65 and 66 year olds) are still better lookin than us octogenarians.  Well..........at least some of em.


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Safety In Numbers (or why worry about retirement)

The Tackett Clan......Gerald Tackett '51 and wife Janice (dark blue in the center) present their family for the occasion of Gerald's 79th birthday.  They only started with six.  Only grand's shown.....no great grand's yet.

Whoops......missed one.  Grandson Jack is a cadet at the U. S. Naval
Academy.  The occasion here is Jack winning his parachute wings at Fort Benning Georgia.  He is abeamed by grandma Janice and grandpa Gerald '51.

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A Gathering of Eagles

The Dale Burchfield '54 Clan
L-R, Sharon '80, Mitchel & his granddaughter, Dale '54, and Julie Burchfield Hale '78

Sergeant Dale at work protecting the city of Ft. Worth from a stampeding heard of Steers
(note the lasso)


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1954 National Honor Society
(submitted by Barbara Bryant Salser '54)

First Row: Sharon Rutledge, Bobby McVey, Genevieve Williamson, Lee Wright, Shirley Pickford, Ada Ruth Gill

Second Row: Bill Banowsky, Doloris McCurdy, Jamie Rogers, Dora Dunham, Mary Dunn, Barbara Bryant

Third Row: Jim Messersmith, Sue Shugart, Gay Musick, Linda West, John Andrews

Fourth Row: Carol Ann Reedy, Kathryn Shergold, Ann Graves, Granville Paules, Bobby Lumpkin

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Class of '66 has a theme song.........

Just got word from John Petzold '66 that the Class of '66 has their own Class song.  Here are some of the highlights......

bulletIt was written for the 20th reunion of the Carter-Riverside class of '66, although we didn't get it done in time for the reunion. Some classmates were given copies within a few months after the 20th reunion.
bulletWords and music by John Petzold, Class of '66.
bulletProduced by David Hughes at his local studio.
bulletAll the instruments and voices were done by John Petzold and David Hughes.

The song is pretty good.  If you want to listen to it, click on do you remember '66

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 Jazz Combo With The Stage Band In 1960
(submitted by Roy and Nancy Housewright '60)

Left to Right...Jerry Windle, Ron King, David Fojtasek, Roy Housewright, and Jerry Couch

Roy Housewright says that he is now an archivist at the Billy W. Sills Center for Archives FWISD and usually there on Mon and Fri if any other Carter exes would like to come by and browse .... he says that they have a lot of old yearbooks etc.  Also, Roy says that if any of you exes have any past pictures or yearbooks they would like to donate to the Archives please  contact him at the archives.

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CHS Girls from 1962
(photo from Janice Bell Fitzgerald '62)

L to R bottom row -- Patty Meyers, Cindy Tatum, Jill Byler, Nancy Carter
L to R top row -- Jo Ann Anderson, Shirley Blanks, Suzy Fuller, Cindy Johnson, Janice Bell

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Another Gathering of Eagles.......

An informal meeting in Houston brought together three high school buddies to relive the memories of the 'Good Ole Days'.  From left to right....Herb Kavanaugh '50, Patsy Ross Kavanaugh '54, Gerald Tacket '51, Janice Tackett, Bob Ferguson '53, and Marilea Ferguson..

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Around the Campus

Back in the days of no air conditioning in the big building..............here are two cuties from the class of '50....

L to R. Mary Katherine Ross and Gerry Flippo

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Any Body Recognize These Girls??

Seniors, Class of 1945

If anybody recognizes any of these girls, please let the management know by using the comments section of the Sign In form.  Thanx.

Junean Hood Willis  class of 1955 tells us that back row standing far left is her sister, Willie Mae Hood Jones '45 and on the second row far left is her cousin, Norma Jean Norwood Witt.  I'm thinking that the three girls on the front row are closer to the class of '50

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A Goodie From The Past

The occasion?.........a Rainbow Girls Installation at the Riverside Masonic Lodge May 27, 1950
From l to r......Martha Mills '50, Patsy Ball '50, Peggy Huffman '51, Evyonne Andrews '52, and Sue Curry '52

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Class of '41.........Where are you??

Maxine Newton '41 is looking for any  '41 class members to send her an email at gnewton007@msn.com  She says that she's just learning how to use the internet. would like to hear from my old classmates. Her phone # is 337 527 6072. Will catch up on the past when you call. She says that she is 84 years old and still going strong.

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Recognize Anybody??
(picture sent by Ron Black '60)

Ron says that these are guys are part of the future CHS class of 1960 and sitting on the steps in the first row (l to r) are Roy Don Wilson, Doug DeMaLade, Billy Burrows.  Second row steps are Pat Holdridge, Lon Hobbs, Mike Goldstein, and Mike Lester.  From here on in it gets fuzzy.  Known for sure is Mr. Wilson (with tie) and this is his 6th grade class at Oakhurst.  Anybody have information about the others please contact Ron at rlblack4@verizon.net

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A Gathering of Eagles

Visitors to the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston are Ellen Cline Rosenstein '51, Herb Kavanaugh '50, and Patsy Ross Kavanaugh '54 (note: not all good things happen just on Yucca Street)

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Class of '52 holds Monthly Luncheon

Kurt Schnellenbach announced that the Class of '52 continues to hold a monthly luncheon around the Fort Worth area.  A meeting they had some time ago was held at Billy Bob's (see pictures else where in this site.  If you would like to join this group, please contact Kurt at kurtrix56@att.net for further information.  Incidentally, Kurt says that the luncheons are open to any ole Eagle no matter what class you are in.

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Wanna See Some Pictures of Old Ft. Worth???

Check this link out to see some pictures of old Fort Worth landmarks.  Also, note the marquee of what's playing at the old Riverside Drive In.


Also, Jack White '44 noted photographer of the City of Fort Worth and photo collector has an amazing collection of old Fort Worth photos on his website at......


Jack also says that he would also appreciate any feedback, and especially any old FW photos that he might be able to use in his collection.  Contact Jack at jwjfk@flash.net with any feedback you might have or pictures you would like to donate.  With Jack's permission, the Alumni web page may start posting a few of the old landmark photographs around the Fort Worth area that we were familiar with back in the good old days.

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Miss Warren's 4th Grade Class at Oakhurst (circa 1943)

Future CHS Class of 1951

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Class of '58 Has a BLOG Spot

We had several requests to see the pictures of our Big Event so here is a site that you can visit to see a few pictures of our "kindergarten work day".  A few more pictures have been added and there will be more very soon.  The group has received pictures of the event from Virginia Mauldin-Hicks and will publish those as soon as they get through with the decorating series.  The pictures on the blog change frequently so check it out often.

At the bottom of the site is the word COMMENT.  Click on it and a dialog box opens for you to "blog" with us.  Please do let us know how you like the idea and the pictures. 

 If you have pictures you would like to display please contact hrandrr@flash.net , Rosie Jones-Reeves.  We will work your pictures into one of the weeks of publishing.

 Enjoy, The Committee

Note to Melvin Evans, I named you and Juanita in one of the pictures and was not sure that I had it right.  Please feel free to correct me and if it is not you two then maybe you will know whose name it should be.  I apologize if I am wrong, but if I am right please feel free to give me a pat on the back.  I just didn't get around to everyone that night but will the next time we all meet.

Rosie and the Committee

ED Comment:  For those that may be new to this kind of technology, the term BLOG comes from the term "Web Log", and by definition a BLOG is a website where the entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.  Now, aren't you glad you asked??

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Mrs. Turner's Second Grade Class at Oak Knoll Elementary
(Submitted by Paula Howell Thompson '66)
(Future class of '66)

Top Row left to right: Frances Myers (maybe), Tommy Hill, Darryl Hamilton, Unk.girl, Charlene Stogdsdill, Ladell Medley.
2nd Row: Unk. boy, hazel Sweeney, Unk.girl, Unk.boy, L.W. Dean, Ken Ulrickson, Unk. girl
3rd Row: Marcia Meeks(z), Unk.boy, Unk.girl, Unk.boy,Unk.girl, Phillip Kincaide(?), Unk.boy, Unk,girl
4thRow:  Unk. boy, Unk .girl, Paulette Pilcher, Unk.boy, Bobby Combest(Weatherman), Donna Thompson, David Gibson,Carolyn Wooley, Unk. girl
Thanks to David Gibson and Bobby Combest for submitting this photo and to Ken Ulrickson for identifying these youngsters.

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Hob-Knobbing With The Elite

Patsy Ross Kavanaugh '54 explaining to the Texas Governor that all of her kids (as well as her old man) went through A$M.  Somehow the Governor seems to approve.

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More Hob-Knobbing

Mike Fleetwood, class of 1969 brushing shoulders with the King of the Circuit, Richard Petty at Petty Enterprises in Randleman, NC. Mike said that he spent two days with Richard Petty and has to admit that he's one of the nicest guys that he's ever had the pleasure to meet and do business with. "This was a great trip and I'll never forget the time that I spent with the 'King' of NASCAR. I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Petty Enterprises."

Sam Shortes '53 is shown here in the Oval Office with President Reagan during his last year in office.  Sam is presenting the President with an engraved and gold inlaid Bowie knife and Colt-Walker pistol (in Presidents left hand).  These items are presently on display in Reagan's Presidential Library.  The same knife is on display in the Alamo museum and another one was owned by Actor John Wayne.  The theme of the engraving was the "Alamo." The engravings  on both sides of the Bowie Knife are of final assault. Reagan had some dozen pieces ---mostly Colts and Winchesters -- starting back when he was Governor of California.  Sam has also engraved some things for George H. Bush before he became president.

Shown here are Louise Tate Hefner '50 with a smiling and ever effervescent Betty White.  The picture with Betty White is said to be the occasion of Louise's Octogenarian celebration.  Looking at the picture, that's kinda hard to believe.

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The 1949 Eagle Football Squad
(submitted by Burnett "Gunny" McAlister '50)

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Food For Thought...While Looking Thru The Annual
from Robert McKibben '56

Makes me sad. So many gone. Yet, so many did good, beyond any concept that I may of had. Lawyers, FBI agents, US Marshals, Soldiers, Preachers, Educators, Homemakers, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Nurses, Ranchers, Actors, Architects, Engineers, Scientists, Bankers, Cowboys, Cowgirls, Builders. Aggies, tea sippers, Frogs, Red Raiders, Fightin' Irish, Sooners, Rams, Huskers, Eagles, Bears, Cougars, UTA Rebels, and many other colleges plus the Military.

Yep, Carter Riverside should be Proud of the wonderful students that graced it's Halls since 1937 or 38 when it was allowed to "educate" the kids from "Riverside".  I am Thankful that I was allowed the opportunity to attend the best high school in Fort Worth.

Dang! It was a wonderful experience growin' up in Riverside.

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If anyone has information or e-mail addresses of 1962 Alumni, in fact any information that will help us find our missing alumni or info on their passing, please send the information to   carter-class-of-62@sbcglobal.net  .  We now have a new web site (Sept. 2005).  It is under beginning construction, but you may look at what Bill has done so far at www.CarterClassOf62.org  .  Please check it out and send any pictures or information you would like to see on the web site.  Thanks to Bill Wilborn (billandmary308@charter.net) for all of his hard work.

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Recent Additions to the CHS Email Directory

Marquis Anderson '60 Susann Susen Eller '61
Jo Ann Argo Traweek '57 Reta Priddy Boyle '59
Mike Goldstein '60 Ed Norman '57
Nancy Kennedy Lewis '57 Nancy Wollery Howell '58
Eddie Chipman '51 Martha Mills Hoppe '50
W. D. Courtney '47 Nancy Baker Anderson '51
Bedie Counts Rhodes '48 Kay Andrews Richardson '61
Roy Housewright '60 Angela Moore Currie '52
Mike Talley '53 Sharon Smythe-Green '53
Rosemary Stroder Alt '61 Dorothy Webb Albrecht '53
Roger Simmons '57 Gerald "Jerry" Totten '49
Steve S. Williams '60 Faye Harris Povero '58
Ronald Lee Crittenden '53 Cecil McPherson '52
Craig Fredericks '60 Doris Netherland Dunlap '53
Carolyn McDowell White '59 Martha Stanton Lunday '59
Susan Hayes Laughlin '59 Bill Bowers '61
Luanne Wright Robinson '79 Carolyn West Mayfield '52
Hazel R. Stovall Wood '51 Bob C. Drummond '54
Frances Graves Rosson Batchelor '49 Bill Jones '47

Orein Browning '46

Juanita Meine Ringo '50
Mirl Kimberling '53 Lawrence Barclay '53
Roy L. Soto '70 Robert Sparks '46
Dick Linton '51

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(Please excuse, but our photo archives are limited to the classes of '46 thru '54 [with the exception of '51].    We are needing help with the earlier classes, i.e., 1945 and back as well as with the younger classes, '55 and on.

Rhonda Rhodes '91
Nick Turmes '64
George Carson '60
Mary Louise Anderson Carson '62
Charles Patrick "Pat" Fogerson '74
Victoria Duncan Kinghorn '84
Linda Hicks Turnbough '72
Edgar G. "Ed" Manning '70
Norman Dingmore '43
Pat Crowder Ruskin Herd '52
Glenda Hartsell Keilstrup '56
Mary Havens McSorley '63
Linda Sutton Simmons '59
David Cox '70
Shirley Flippo Smith '52
Judith Ryno '65
Jimmy Wright '05
Anna Canales-Rios '06
Raymond Perez '94
Sallye Swafford Lewis '68
Lisa Strittmatter Millis '79
Alba Claribel Sanabria '92
Ivy Geneva Miniard Yates Taylor '46
Joartis Gray Hakes '51
Analicia Jackson Garcia '03
Kenneth Broadie '68
Sandy Buck Brewer '72
Jimmy Spellings '63
Jimmy Lee Rogers '73
David Pilcher '72
Emily Gail White Scoggins '71
Terri Pisano '81
Roger Shewmake '64
Joyce Ann Farr Higgs '65
Gary Higgs '61
Toulue Lor '93
Dwain Dent '69
Don Santin '93
William "Bill" Thompson '45
Billy T. Hill '43
Jacqueline "Jackie" Marie Cobb Page '73
James Lee McArdle '66
Dewey Lee Way '77
John Earl Ray '69
Betty Lou Reeves Tillman '48
Carolyn Sue McPherson Fees '75


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