2009-05-06 / Community

MCHS Class of 1949 celebrates 60th reunion

by Peggy Widner

(Front row, L-R): Robert E. (Billy) Henry, Martha Ann Wacaser Branch, Betty Sheffield Bradford, Dorothy Smith Houston, Betty Lindsey, Juanita Livingston Stuart; (second row) Dorothy Miller O'Brien, Leona Miller Gowan, Mildred Everson Funderburk, Vaudine Sheffield Rainey, Jewel Knight Markem; (third row) James A. Sheffield, Steve Shepard, Charles Bevis, Milton Phillips, Clinton Thompson, Charles Beard
The MCHS Class of 1949 held its 60th class reunion, Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, 2009.

On Friday, April 17, the class met at the Moby Dick Restaurant for dinner. Charles Bevis, the planner of the reunion, welcomed everyone. After the meal, it was announced that everyone was to go to Cotton Hall for the May- Haw play.

Then on Saturday evening, a delicious catered dinner by Moby Dick was enjoyed at the American Legion. Robert (Billy) Henry gave the invocation and the blessing of the food.

Charles Bevis directed everyone's attention to the pictures on the memory board of all the deceased members of the class.

After the business meeting, Charles Bevis called on classmates, Charles Beard, Steve Shepard and Martha Ann Wacaser Branch, to reminisce about their school days. Other members of the class joined in to share their thoughts, memories and stories.

Charles Bevis was recognized for all his hard work in getting our 60th reunion off and running. Peggy Widner was also thanked for her contribution to the success of the reunion.

Those in attendance were Charles (Patsie) Bevis, Charles (Valerie) Beard, Milton (Ella) Phillips, Steve (Betty) Shepard, Betty (Frazier) Lindsey, Martha Ann Wacaser Branch, Dorothy Smith Houston, Betty Sheffield Bradford, Robert E. (Margaret) Henry, Leona Miller Gowan, Dorothy Miller O'Brien, Juanita Livingston Stuart, Mildred Everson Funderburk, Clinton Thompson, James A. Sheffield, Louise Franklin Dean, John C. (Franky) Roland, Jewel (Tom) Knight Markem, Vaudine (Cliff) Sheffield Rainey.

Surviving spouses of deceased classmates who attended were Peggy (Vernon) Widner, Dorothy (Choice) Houston, Glen (Carolyn) Tully.

Other family members and friends attending were Donna Houston, Heather Houston, Mary Ann Branch, David Bradford, Teresa Bryant, Deborah O'Hearn Sharpe, Delory Blackmon, Elise Williams, Linnie Gibson, and beloved teacher, Harry Davis.

The next reunion will be held in November 2011. You will be advised details of the reunion before the event.

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