CLASS  OF  1939

50TH  REUNION  PHOTO

 

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Members of the Grove High School Class of 1939 Who
gathered for their 50-year reunion included (left to
right - front row) John H. Floyd, Clarence Redden,
Gilbert Hurt, Jane Veazey Sturdivant, RIchard Hudson,
Mary K. Veltman Fischer, Ruby Finch Haines,John D.
Martin, Warren Snow, Albert Anderson; (second row)
Helener Kane Currier, Eleanor Watkins Macintosh,
Jane Greer Puckett, Maxine Etheridge Orris, Earline
Toler Garner,
Anna Cates Martin, Earline Blackwood, Carter, Geraldine Hurt McCutcheon, Hannah Ray Haslacker; (third row) Alfred Dick, Elizabeth Connell Wright, Annie Dell Largent McCain, Virginia Rucker Routon, Margaret Snow Williams, Robbye Clendenin Koch, Virginia Alexander Turner, Curtis Vester, Mary Virginia Miller Dean, Margaret Whitescarver Roberts, Stanley Pillow, Perry Bigham;(fourth row) Lloyd Gaddy, William Roberson, Emil Horobetz, G.W. Blackwood, James Riley, Laurence Lacy and Lee Scarbrough.

 

Grove Class of '39 Holds 50-year reunion

The Grove High School Class of
1939 held its golden anniversary
banquet Oct. 20 at Paris Landing
State Park Inn.

Name tags with each class mem-
ber's picture from the 1939 year"
book were presented upon arrival,
beginning at 5:30 p.m. The tags were
made by Gilbert and Sue Hurt of
Chattanooga.

Joe and Virginia Routon were in
charge of decorations, with help
from several classmates. Routon
made calligraphy signs leading to
Ellington Hall at the inn. An
arrangement of blue and white car-
nations was on the head table. Table
decorations included blue and gold
streamers, white potted chrysanthe-
mums wrapped in blue foil and tied
with gold ribbon, blue wooden G's,
with gold programs and anniversary
plaques on easels. The plaques were
made as favors for each classmate.

James Riley, class vice president,
gave the welcome address, followed
by John H. Floyd giving the
invocation.

At 7 p.m., the 78 class members,
guests and teachers enjoyed a buffet
meal. The class picture was taken
following the meal.

Warren Snow; master of ceremo-
nies, began the program with the
introduction of teachers present,
including Elizabeth Hall Marshall,
Loudelia Gamer Dick, Ruby Krider,
Mr. and Mrs. George Patterson and
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Dill.


Snow then presented "Remember
When," signed by all classmates, to
Woodrow Dill. The the 1939 year-
book was dedicated to Dill.
Anna Martin made the roll call of
classmates, their spouses and guests.
Gilbert Hurt then gave a humorous
reading, "Aging is When."

Cal and Maxine Orris presented a
skit on why she wanted to attend the
reunion. Orris then led the group in
singing songs from the 1930s and
'40s.

Perry Bigham led the memorial
service after lighting a single white
candle surrounded by 21 miniature
plastic foam heads heads. representing
the deceased members. He then read an
original poem written for the
occasion.

Snow then discussed future plans
for the class, including a mini-
reunion set for Oct. 6,1990, at Paris
Landing State Park Inn. The 55-year
reunion will be held in 1994.

The white potted mums were
given as door prizes. Names were
drawn by Geraldine McCutcheon
and read by Dill. Plants went to Mar-
garet Snow Williams, Jane Veazey
Sturdivant, Ruby Finch Haines,
Clarence Redden, Maxine Etheridge
Orris, John H. Floyd, Virginia Ruck-
er Routon, Alfred Dick, Albert
Anderson and Mary Virginia Miller
Dean.

A breakfast was- held at the inn
Oct. 21. Forty-two attended the buf-
fet. Classmates then traveled to the
Grove Tower. This was the first time
some of the class members had been
back to Grove hill.

 

Article  from  the   November 30, 1989,
PARIS  POST-INTELLIGENCER
Paris, Tennessee

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THIS  PHOTO  and   ARTICLE  FROM   THE  ALBUM  OF  THE  LATE   JOHN  LLOYD   GADDY ('39)  and  PROVIDED
TO  THE  SITE  BY  HIS  SON,  JOHN  R.  GADDY.   WE  GREATLY  APPRECIATE  THE  USE  OF  THE   MATERIAL.

 

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