CLASS OF 1952
DARLEEN QUINBY ANTON: Darleen was office manager at
Express until retiring in January. Her husband, Fred, died
in 1995. She has 5 children. Cindi is a nurse practitioner.
Eugene served in the Navy on a submarine (USS Von Steuben)
and was a Navy Seal, he now works with computers. Vickie is
a mobile notary. George is a welder and Steve is an over
the road driver. She is presently caring for her mother
who is 95 years old. She enjoys walking on the beach,
watching the beautiful sunsets, collecting shells and music.
" My thoughts are with you all at the reunion, wish I could
be with you". Port St. Joe, FL 32456
MARY MARGARET SMITH RAY: Margaret retired in 1991. She and Bob
returned to Paris in 1994. In 1998 they started full time
RV-ing. They spend May to Sept in Paris and the rest of the
time in McAllen, TX., Yuma, AZ., Boise, ID., and other places
out west. Son Ron lives in Schaumburg, IL. He is Executive
Director for I-CAR Education Foundation. They have a grand
daughter and a great-granddaughter. They enjoy walking and
biking. Their year round address is Paris, TN, 38242
SHIRLEY REDDEN WALL; Shirley is Secretary at Middle Tennessee
State University in the Center for Pop Music. Her husband Bill
also teaches at MTSU. They have two children...Jeff is a
dentist in Brentwood, TN, Daughter Emily teaches in Erin, TN.
Bill and Shirley are members of Woodmont Presbyterian Church.
Their mail address is Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
(copied from 1992)
HILDA REECE TAYLOR: Hilda and husband Joe own J & L Enterprises.
She keeps the books and travels with Joe. Both are on the Board
of Directors that started the Ronald McDonald House at Shands
Teaching Hospital, University of Florida at Gainsville. Hilda
taught Sunday School for several years and was church clerk.
Joe is a Deacon and Brotherhood Director and a S.S. teacher.
Both like to travel and enjoy their 9 grandchildren. They have
5 children...Joe,Jr. is an Environmental Control Engineer and
has 3 children. Gregg owns Taylor Industrial Construction
Company and has 2 children. Pam is a teacher and has 2 sons.
Eddie is a Maintenance Engineer for Cooper Tire and has 2 sons.
Brett has joined J & L Enterprises and is single. They Live at
Jasper, FL, 32052
NIRA MAE ROGERS CROWDER: Nira is married to Bob Crowder and
they own a farm in the Puryear area and are semi-retired.
She is a member of Cottage Grove Baptist Church where she
teaches the Golden Circle Sunday School Class. Bob is a
member of the Cottage Grove Lions Club and she is a member
of the Lioness Club. Their address is Puryear, TN, 38251
REBEKAH SCOTT TAYLOR: Becky and Murray are both retired.
They live on a farm and enjoy traveling and socializing
in their mature years. They are members of the Methodist
church. Their address is Dresden, TN 38225
BETTY SEYMOUR BRANNON: Betty worked at Paris Fashions until
they closed in 1998. She now works for Northwest Human
Resource Agency Nutrition Program. She is site Manager for
Puryear and works 20 hours a week. Her husband, Zera, is
retired but still works on lawn mowers and tillers. He has a
big garden every year and still plays country music most
every Friday night. He plays at the Nursing Homes and at
the Senior Citizen Center. She also sings with him some.
They enjoy playing cards every Thursday night at the Senior
Citizens Building. She has one son, William Randall
Whitehead. He has three children....Megan,16, Matthew,12
and Randi Michelle,10. Michelle plays basketball, softball
and soccer and grandmother loves every minute of it. Betty
attends the Puryear Baptist Church..Their address is
Puryear, TN 38251
ANN SHIVERS CHRISTOPHER: Ann and her husband, John, operate
an engineering services and consulting business. They are members
of Roswell First Baptist Church and participate in activities
there as well as in Stone Mountain Rotary. They have two children,
son, Mark and his wife, Sarah, who have three daughters, Megan,
Sally and Alex. They live in Conyers, Ga. Their daughter, Carol,
is with her second start-up company in San Francisco. Ann enjoys
reading, fitness walking, boating and "Nana camo" for the grand-
daughters. They live Roswell, GA, 30075.
JULIA ANNE SIMMONS STOCKTON: Julia Anne is a retired elementary
school teacher. She has lived in Decatur since 1959. Her
husband, Lee, died in December 2000. She is in the process of
closing out an antique business they started several years ago.
She may possibly move back to Henry County in the future. Her
address Decatur, AL, 35602
MARY LOU SNOW
BENNETT: Mary Lou taught courses in Speech Communication
at Oregon State University for ten years, then directed a program for women re-entering
the workplace at Linn-Benton Community College for another ten years. After she and
her husband Ben (who taught at Oregon State for over thirty years) retired they moved
to Florence on Oregon's central coast. When the wind of summer and the rain of winter
became too much, they moved 60 miles east to Eugene where they enjoy the symphony,
opera, professional theatre and new friends. Mary Lou swims and pursues her twenty-year
passion for tai chi. She volunteers with the community garden (dahlia division) and community
Food Share. They enjoy travel and cooking dinner together. Their daughter, April, lives in
Portland with her husband and three children; son David lives in California with his wife and
son; son Greg lives in Osaka, Japan. Their address is Eugene, OR. 97401.
* Updated - February 9, 2005
ELRAY STOCKDALE: Ray and Shirley are full time grandparents
to 4 grandchildren. Son, Scott, has two...Wyatt and Mitch.
Daughter, Penny, has Haleigh and Jacob. They travel a bit
but are home in Henry County most of the time. He still
plays golf about four times a week. They live at Paris, TN, 38242
GWEN STORY RUSSELL; Gwen has been retired since 1996 from
Marshall Fields. She and Bill have been married 48 years in
March of 2002. They have two sons and one daughter. Five
grandchildren...Lauren, 19 yr., is at University of Michigan,
Maddie, 12 yrs., and Sam, 11 yrs. Dylan is 7 yrs. and Ryan is
3yrs. She enjoys her grandchildren, travel, ceramics, reading
and Swedish weaving. They spend their winters in the Rio
Grande Valley. They also have a summer cottage in Northern
Michigan but home address is Flint, MI 48507.
ELIZABETH SWINNEY MORRIS: Libby is still working part-time
at the Commercial Bank. Husband, Jimmy, is retired. They
Have two sons and three grandchildren. Their address is
Puryear, TN 38251.
Jimmy passed away June 4, 2005.
Libby passed away December 16, 2005.
MARILEE TAYLOE BULLOCK: Marilee retired after 28 years with
TVA. She married Chuck Bullock, a retired pharmacist, in 1996.
They are active members of the First Baptist Church and teach
Sunday School in grades 3 and 4. Chuck is a member of the
Men's Ministry and has been on several mission trips. He has
one planned in June to Mexico to construct a church.
Marilee has three children (Martha and Bob live in Paris and
Jan lives in east Tennessee). Bob and Susan have a 5yr old
girl and are expecting another child in September. Jan has
three children. Chuck has two sons and six grandchildren.
They enjoy gardening, traveling , and attending UT football
games. They live at Paris, TN 38242.
OPAL TAYLOR WERDER: Opal is retired and living in a Senior
Citizen's Home. She has three sons....Joe Marr, who is retired
from the Air Force. He and his wife and daughter, Jeanette,
live in Troy, IL. Their son, Nicholas, lives near by. Her
second son, Thomas Marr, lives in Lemay, MO, with his son,
Ryan. Philip and his wife live in Florissant, MO, and they
have no children, only their dogs. She does a lot of volunteer
work at the SCH where she lives. She likes to read, do floral
arranging, go shopping and watch her youngest grandchild.
She is also Recorder for the Women of the Moose Lodge 821.
Her address is Hazelwood, MO, 63042.
JUNE TURNER HUFFMAN: June worked for the Tennessee Department
of Public Health since college until she retired in 1990. She
served as East Tennessee Regional Administrator for Health
Care Facilities from 1986 until she retired. She spends her
time puttering, reading and just enjoying retirement. Her
husband, Clark, also retired from the Department of Energy
but went to work for Martin-Marietta almost immediately.
Their son, Dan, has twin boys age 15. He is a Probation Officer
in Kingsport. Son, Dave and his wife are both Electrical
Engineers in Atlanta. They have a four year old, Matthew.
She and Clark are active in First Baptist Church, especially
with children. June also helps in the Agape Help Center.
Their address is Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
MITCHUM WARREN: Mitch taught Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
at Peabody College for 15 years. After teaching, he worked for
several years at a couple of businesses, and finally retired to
look after his farm and become a househusband. (His wife , Norma,
became a full-time Realtor in the meantime.) He is on the
General Board of Vine Street Christian Church, where he's been
a choir member for 34 years. He and Norma have two sons,
Mitchum, III, is married and is a Physical Therapist at Vanderbilt
Hospital. He and his wife have a son, Mitchum IV, age 12, and
a daughter, Emily, age 6. Thomas, the second son, has completed
his Navy duty and is living in Nashville. Mitch and Norma live
at Nashville, TN 37205. ~ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOWARD WELCH: ( had no update from Howard but he still lives in
Knoxville and would be in Florida during the month of May and
unable to attend the reunion. Did receive e-mail from him) SW
BILL WILLIAMS: Since his
retirement in 1999 as publisher of the family
newspaper, The Paris Post-Intelligencer (now operated by his son, Michael),
Bill has found a new passion. He is chairman of a church-related mission with
worldwide implications. Called Living Waters for the World, it teaches volunteers
from all over the country how to install and train people to operate simple,
low-cost water purification systems. The program currently operates on four
continents and is growing. Check it out at livingwatersfortheworld.org . Otherwise,
Bill devotes much of his time to local charities: the Heritage Center,
Habitat for Humanity. the Literacy Council, the Optimist Club, Plus Endowment and
First Presbyterian Church. He's a story teller and does impressions of Lewis Gizzard
and Andy Griffith. He and his wife, Anne, who retired in 2000 as a dental hygienist, have
four children, 11 grand children and one great-grandchild. They live in Paris.
* Updated March 23, 2005
NANCY WINDSOR PERRY: Nancy and her husband, Ray, are enjoying
retirement. They have a daughter and son, three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. They are members of the Springville
Church of Christ. Their address is Paris, TN 38242
SUE ANN WYNNS COWELL: Sue Ann has been retired for nine years
from the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service.
She has two children. Son, Ken, lives in Paris and daughter,
Myra, lives in Pulaski, TN. Sue Ann's pride and joy are her two
granddaughters....Stephanie Walker, age 9 and Rachel Walker,
age 4. Her husband died in March of this year. She lives at
Paris, TN, 38242
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