PURYEAR HIGH SCHOOL
The Blue and Gold
| Members of the Puryear High
School Class of 1955 gathered
July 2 at the Hinchey Cemetery
Road home of classmate Thomas
Bratton for a 50th-year reunion.
Janice Bratton helped her husband
host 15 of the original 26
classmates and their spouses.
Three former classmates who
attended Puryear but graduated
from other schools also attended.
They were Joan H. Underwood, Tommy
Dan Story and Bobby Joe Lattimer.
Appetizers were served as the guests
mingled before the meal.
| Memorabilia of school years was
display and John Alexander provided a
video of past class reunions.
William Watson Atchison gave the welcome.
Gary H. McSwain gave the blessing before
Following the meal Donna Rhodes Cooley
led a memorial service for the five
deceased classmates. They are Almeda
Nanney Stamps, Norma Williams Dillard,
Myra Wilson Valentine, Jimmy Lamb and
Ann Snow Alexander furnished door prizes for
everyone. Mrs. Cooley provided mugs to the classmates.
|Among those attending the Puryear High School Class of 1955's 50th-year reunion were (seated, from left) Joan Humphreys Underwood, Donna Rhodes Cooley, Nelda Anderson Hopkins, Ann Snow Alexander, Dan Clement, Thomas Alexander;||(standing)
Tommy Dan Story, William W. Atchison, Robert E. Oliver, Gary McSwain, Donald Rhodes, Bobby Lattimer, John Alexander, George H. Hudson, Shirley Linsman Flanagan, Ann Harding Jones and Thomas Bratton.
Reprinted from The Paris
July 26, 2005 Edition
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