Reunions '53                     

1953 CLASS REUNION

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO MISSED SEEING BOB LYLE

AT HOME IN BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI

Bob is the one on the right.

Some of you may remember Don Cook.

The class of 1953 start the celebration by riding in the homecoming parade.

L.To R. Jamie Almond, Peggy Almond, Cora Lou Brown,  Geraldine Cottrell,  Jane Grubbs Pace, Rebecca Campbell Marvin, Fred Berry, behind  Fred is Steve Kirkikis and his wife.  We waited to see if the band would come back, as we wanted to take a picture of the other side of the float. They were routed down Back Street so we miss the other 1953 classmates.

Left to right, me, Carolyn Monzingo, Jamie Almond, Peggy Almond, Cora Lou Brown, Geraldine Frye Cottrell Krouse, Jane Grubbs, Rebecca Campbell, Fred Berry, Steve Kirkikis & his wife.  Corene

Many thanks to Corene King Ingals, LeVerne King and Earlene Mendenall Lyle for identifying the picture. 

Submitted & Identified by Corene King Ingals

Right to left: Rebecca Campbell Marvin, Jane Grubbs Pace, Geraldine Frye Cottrell Krouse, Nellolene Bailey, Cora Lou Brown Robinson, Peggy Almond, Jamie Almond, Carolyn Monzingo, Corine King Ingals, Bobbie Jean Lee, James Bishop, you can see the legs of Billy Ray Harper, Standing is Charles "Breezy" Roberts on the far left. I think Fred Berry is also one of the men standing but am not sure. They all  probably went over to visit with Tommy Ashcroft, Dean Cunningham and William "Bill" Ray. Who is the third man standing?

I think Dr. Steve Kirkikis and his wife were identified as the couple behind Rebecca Campbell.

    The other side of the float

Right to Left: Tommy Ashcroft, Dean Cunningham, & William "Bill"  Ray,

To his left is Patsy Smith Gardin, Sandra McConnal, Tommy Batten

Dr. Steve Kirkikis and his wife are on the very end

Identified by Tommy Ashcroft & LeVerne Langheld Kidd & Nan Hunter

Submitted by Charles "Breezy" Roberts

                       Going from the guy in the stripped shirt with his back to us--Patsy            
           Smith Garcin over that guy's shoulder  then that guy  who is Ron Robinson (Cora
            Lou Brown's husband) then Charles Roberts, Peggy Almond Nelson, Sandra       
          McConnal, and Jamie Almond. The man with his hands in his pockets is Harvey Nelson.                                                                                                   

Identified by
Tom Ashcroft & LeVerne Langheld Kidd

Submitted by Charles "Breezy" Roberts

 Bobbie Jean Lee, Carolyn, Melton Woodard, Ann Quinn, Lee Ross Quinn,
  Tommy Ashcroft, Nan Hunter and Cora Lou Brown Robinson                   

Submitted by Corene King Ingals

George Angelus, Marilyn Rudd Angelus, Max Rudd, Sue Tatom

Submitted by Corene King Ingals

Tommy Ashcroft, Jean Sentell, Sandra McConnell

Submitted by Corene King Ingals

Tommy Baten and Carolyn Melton Woodard

Did anyone take a picture of Sylvia? If so, please send a copy to MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Submitted by Charles "Breezy" Roberts

Identified by Tommy Ashcroft

 Carolyn Melton Woodard, Pat Nation, Steve, and Billy Ray Harper?

Did anyone take a picture of Carolyn Boyer Harper? If so please send a copy to MindenMemories@AOL.COM

Can someone identify the others?

Submitted By Corene King Ingals

Rebecca Campbell Marvin on  the steps,  Dean Cunningham wearing the cap with his wife Barbara, Bobbie Jean Lee in black, Tommy Baten shaking hands with unknown man, Charles "Breezy" Roberts with his back to the camera. Bobbie Jean Lee is in the black pant suit. Sue Tatum and Corene King are visiting in the front. Perhaps a reader will identify the other people in the picture for us.

                                                                        Submitted by Corene King


Tommy Baten.  He married Sylvia McWhorter.  I think that was Sylvia who was behind the row and was looking back toward the camera. 

                                                                  Submitted by Corene King Ingals

Steve Kirkikis  with Charlie Hennigan?

Submitted by Corene King Ingals

                                                THREE HANDSOME COWBOYS FROM THE FIFTIES

                                          Charles "Breezy Roberts, Dr. Richard Baker & Dean Cunningham

                                                                   LOVE DEAN'S NEWSPAPER HAT!

THE GANG'S ALL HERE

Charles Roberts, Dean Cunningham, Dr. Richard Baker, Carroll Toms, and William Ray

Just look at Carroll!   Not one grey hair and he has it all.

                                                                    

                                                                                Three Beautiful People

                                      Jeanette Gibson Baker, Dean Cunningham and Charles "Breezy" Roberts

                                                                      Submitted by Dr. Richard Baker

L.to R. :  Mrs. Herman Coleman, Mrs. Dean (Barbara) Cunningham, Dr. Richard Baker & Charles "Breezy" Roberts

                                                                     Submitted by Dr. Richard Baker

Dean Cunningham, Herman Ratcliff standing behind Mrs. Herman Ratcliff, Barbara Cunningham in the shorts and Dr. Richard Baker on the end.

Dean Cunningham, Herman Ratcliff & Mrs. Herman Ratcliff

Submitted by Dr. Richard & Mrs. Jeanette Baker

The pretty blonde is Jeanette Gipson Baker and Charles "Breezy" Roberts

Submitted by Dr. & Mrs. Richard Baker

 

Scroll from left to right to see this complete picture submitted by Dr. Richard Baker

You can see the legs of Billy Ray Harper, Standing is Charles "Breezy" Roberts, On the left is Fred Berry. Seated from left to right is James Bishop, Bobbie Jean Lee in the black, Corine King Ingals, Carolyn Monzingo, Jamie Almond, Peggy Almond, Cora Lou Brown Robinson, Nellolene Bailey, Geraldine Frye Cottrell Krouse, Jane Grubbs Pace, Rebecca Cambpell Marvin.

From left to right Charles Roberts Kathleen Hortman Bryan,Billy Ray Harper, Richard Baker,,James Bishop, Bobbie Jean Lee, Corine King Ingals and Carolyn Monzingo.

Charles "Breezy" Roberts, Kathleen Hortman Bryan, Billy Ray Harper, Richard Baker, James Bishop, Bobbie Jean Lee, Corine King Ingals,  Carolyn Monzingo, Jamie Almond and Peggy Almond.  That looks like Patsy Smith Garcin behind Corine Ingals to me.

                                                           Submitted by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Baker

 

Dr. Richard Baker

Submitted By Jeanette Gipson Baker

 

Jeanette Gibson Baker & Dean Cunningham with his hands in his pockets

Corine King Ingals is in the lavender pant suit

Submitted by Dr. Richard Baker

From left : (1) partial face in white blouse..Ann Quinn, Lee Ross' wife. (2) red blouse .. Peggy Wise Jones..she came as my guest. (3) Nan Hunter (4) Tommy Baten talking to me.(5)Ronald Robinson..Cora Lou Brown's husband to my side.(6) Claire Drake Moore is standing behind us in light blue blouse....Nan

Ann Quinn, Peggy Wise, Nan Hunter and Tommy Batten

Some People Are Beautiful Inside And Out and Nan Is One Of Them

The lady with the pretty black hair may be the wife of Fred Berry. We have not been able to identify the man in the blue shirt.

Ann Quinn, Peggy Wise, Nan Hunter, Ron Robinson

Who is the couple behind Peggy Wise?

Lee Ross Quinn, Ann Quinn, Peggy Wise

Mrs.Herman Ratcliff Ratcliff, Herman, Barbara (Mrs. Dean) Cunningham and Charles "Breezy" Roberts

Breezy took an exciting trip to Romania/Hungary as a Missionary last summer.

Dean, Mrs. Ratcliff, Herman, and Barbara Cunningham

This appears to be Dr. Steve Kirkikis with Rebecca Campbell Marvin sitting at the table with him. (?)

                       

This is Luther Moore (husband of Claire Drake and Patsy Smith Garcin.

Patsy Smith Garcin

Can someone identify these people in the picture for us?

 The man looks like Connie Perryman, class of 1952. The ladies are unidentified.

Is the lady on the left Lou Perryman?

The only graduate I recognize is Charles "Breezy" Roberts

Is that Marilyn Grubbs with the walker?, Rebecca Campbell, Cora Lou Brown, Jane Grubbs, ____Kathleen Hortman and ?___________

by the steps

Is that Sandra McConnell in the black, Mrs. Fred Berry and Rebecca Campbell Marvin?

 

That was the last one.

Many thanks to Dr. Richard and Jeanette Baker for the pictures

FIFTY YEARS AGO.......

THIS FOOTBALL PLAYER BROKE HIS LEG PLAYING BALL FOR THE CRIMSON TIDE IN 1953

BOOBY JOE PARKER

BOBBY JOE BROKE HIS LEG PLAYING BALL FOR THE CRIMSON TIDE IN 1953

Nedra and Bobby Joe did not attend the 1953 reunion  however they may have been at the game because their granddaughter, Ashley Gruner,  was one of the Homecoming maids. Ashley was the daughter of the late Lisa Parker & Thomas Gruner.  Lisa died on the 30th day of December 2002 and is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 2 in the Garden of the Fountain of Youth. She was born 11 Feb. 1961.  She had cancer.

Remember this beautiful  bride a class of 1953

Jamie Almond

From the Minden Press-Herald - July, 1956

 

Three Handsome Cowboys

Breezy Roberts, Richard Baker and Dean Cunningham in 1953

 

If anyone else would like to submit pictures, submit to MindenMemories@aol.com or mail to Sherry Gritzbaugh, 4507 Verone St., Bellaire, TX77401. Photo's will be promptly returned.