GROVE  CLASS  OF   1955

INDIVIDUAL  BIOGRAPHIES

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WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE’RE DOING!

 

GEORGE ATKINS ..... George’s past occupations are truck driver and firefighter and he has recently retired as Fire Chief f the Paris Fire Department. His hobbies are known to all who live in Paris where he is well known as a baseball and football official. He recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Paris-Henry County Sports Hall of Fame. George lives in Paris.

RICHARD AZWELL ..... retired as an Allstate Insurance agent. He and his wife Elaine live in Orlando, Florida. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Richard attended the University of Tennessee and served in the Air Force. His hobby is model trains.

TOMMY BARFIELD ..... last known address was Laguna Niguel, California.

EDSEL BARROW ..... Paris, Tennessee

ELOISE BERRY FREEMAN ..... "Weezie is very married to Jim. They have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She attended UT - Martin and is a retired 5th grade school teacher and her hobbies are reading and attending University of Florida basketball and volleyball games. "Weezie" lives in Gainsville, Florida.

JIMMY BERRY ..... is married to Janet and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. He attended the University of Memphis, served in the Tennessee National Guard, and is retired from State Farm Insurance Company. He enjoys exercising reading, traveling, motorcycling and spending time with family and friends. He lives in Winterhaven, Florida.

NORMA BEVILLE GRIGGS ..... is in a nursing home in middle Tennessee. She may be contacted though her daughter, Mrs. John Copeland who lives in Smyrna, Tennessee.

SIDNEY BOONE ..... He attended Murray State University and L. S. U. and has a post graduate degree from Duke University. He is a retired forester and wood technologist and his hobby is fishing. He and his wife Barbara have 2 children and 2 grandchildren and they live in Paris from January through April and Wisconsin May through December.

BARBARA BROWN SYLVESTER ..... Attended North Alabama State University and has a post graduate degree from the University of British Columbia. She is in the process of retiring from her position in teaching and University administration in Bellingham, Washington. Husband Bickford is a retired professor. She enjoys reading, writing, walking and Scottish Country dancing. They have one son. Se says that living on the West Coast for 40 years has made her appreciate growing up in Tennessee all the more! They live in Bellingham, Washington.

DAN BUNDY ..... Has a BS Degree from UT-Knoxville in business administration. Retired after 30+ years in industrial traffic management and motor freight management, then in semi-retirement has been involved in insurance sales. He then completed continuing education and received a Class-A CDL at age 61 and has enjoyed being a country ham relocation specialist, expedited service truck driver and continues as a part-time assistant funeral director for McEvoy Funeral Home. He and his wife, Gina, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They live in Paris, Tennessee.

JIMMY CARL ..... attended the University of Virginia, retired from the U. S. Army as a computer systems analyst and has recently moved back to Henry County after many years in Australia. He enjoys golf and fishing and he and his wife, Novis, live in Buchanan, Tennessee.

BOBBYE SUE CHERRY McDANIEL ..... attended Fort Lauderdale University and is retired from real estate sales and management. Her hobbies are traveling, bridge and reading. She and husband, James, have 2 children and live in Smyma, Georgia.

MARLENE COCHRAN SMITH ..... is widowed, has a BS degree from Tareltron University, and is a retired tax representative. She reports no hobbies, but many interests that she pursues on a daily basis. She has 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She lives in Arlington, Texas.

BOBBY COMPTON ..... is retired from the TVA. He and his wife, Edwina, have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. They live in Lexington, Tennessee.

JUNE CROSSER BEDWELL .....is widowed, has 2 children and 2 grandchildren and works as a baby-sitter. She lives in Clarksville, Tennessee.

BILL CULLEY .....a graduate of UT-Knoxville, is president of Ellis Heating Company. He and his wife, Najie, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren and he helps her with 2 stores. They live in Paris, Tennessee.

BILLY TOM DAVIS ..... served 20 years in Tennessee National Guard and is retired from the Kroger Company. He and his wife, Bobbie Jo, have 4 children, 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. They live in Paris, Tennessee.

BARBARA DAVIS VICKERY ..... attended Southwest Vocational School in Mobile, Alabama. Her hobbies are crafts, stained glass and painting. She and her husband, Harold, have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. They celebrated their 50th anniversary November 25, 2004. They live in Laurens, South Carolina.

BOB DORTCH ..... a graduate of UT-Knoxville, is still working as a manufacturer’s representative in his own business. His hobby is golf. He and his wife, Charlotte, have 2 children and three grandchildren. They live in Harrisburg, North Carolina.

BILLY EWING ..... received vocational training as a sheet metal mechanic and is currently retired from welding. Having served in the U. S. Navy, he now enjoys auto racing and spending time with his big dog. He is single, has 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren. He lives in Mentor, Ohio.

 

INDEX  TO  ALL  BIOGRAPHY   PAGES:

PAGE  1   GEORGE  ATKINS  through  BILLY  EWING

PAGE  2   CHARLES  FRANKLIN  through  CROCKETT  MATHIS

PAGE  3   CAROL  McDANIEL  McDUFFEE  through  SANDRA  SCOTT   JOHNSON

PAGE  4  GAYRENE  SHEMWELL  COX  through  ANN  WYATT   JACKSON

 

Links  to all  50th  pages:
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These Biographies are reprinted from the Class of 1955, 50th Reunion Booklet.

Thanks  To  GEORGE  C. ATKINS  for providing the booklet  to  the editor.

 

 

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