Oct. 13: Shelley Lynn Gunn, Kelly Hodges, Jr., Jerry Cleveland, W. C. Spence, Kay Barton, Pat Frechette, Rickey Evans, Doug Ware, Shane Gray, Dontavic Body.
Oct. 14: Ty Corban, Kenny Anderson, Carol Johnston Lindley, Doug Roby, Charles Fairchilds, Shawn Harris, Wayne Franklin, Jay Lushina, Walker Martin Lindley, Kimberly Shirley Jones.
Oct. 15: Ruth Stewart, David Alexander, Chuck Watkins, Allen Taylor, Cole Pope, Thomas Williams, Charlie Sherman, Sherri Wilbourne, Margaret Beatty.
Oct. 16: Todd Warren, Glenn Logan, Lyllian Lee McMullan, Nancy Foreman, Lynn Lackey Phillips, Dees Gaddis Redditt, Michael Gibson, Kenneth Bradford, Scott Prewitt, Carl Durr, Bert Sharp, Cathy Cadden, Molly Malone.
Oct. 17: Charles Shields, Nancy Underwood King, John Bowie, Thelma Rhodes, Helen Crimm, Katherine Fountain Reigelman, Linda Williams, Heather Tadlock.
Oct. 18: Betty Ezelle, Bill Stanton, Ricky Clarke, Ted Jones, Tim Chadwick, Roy Waldrip, Stephanie Mangum, Estelle Park, Cheri Watkins, Rancie B. Cummins, Nancy Derochuck, Lucille Patrick, Kim Moss, Talitha Hendry, Rendy Hedgepeth, Stephanie Harrison, Amy Gilbert.
Oct. 19: Chris Rushing, Meg Gaddis Hatch, Alice Herron, Lori Harvey, Tommy Warren, Sherry Parks, Donnie Jones, Wilma Walsh, Larry Ingle, Adrienne Edwards, Jessie Paul Hollingsworth, Spencer Tullos.
Gene and Dianne Walker left Sunday for the Smokey Mountains, after they attended the MSU/LSU game in Starkville. They enjoyed a relaxing week before heading to Birmingham to visit with Christy, Paul and their children Grace and Thomas. A perfect ending to the vacation was to get to watch Grace play her soccer game and visit with teammate, Anne Grace McKibbens and her family, Woods, Virginia, and little brother, Woods Thomas! Anne Graces’ grandfather, George Thomas, had driven up from Montgomery to watch them play. Also attending was grandmother, Loren McKibbens of Point Clear.
Allen and Mitzi Breland returned to Forest on Thursday after spending five days in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at a Mississippi Bankers Association conference.
Larie and Barry Allen of Louisville, Kentucky, were in Forest on Thursday for a visit with Larie’s brother, Lamar and Barbara Gatewood. The Allens were in Mississippi for a reunion of Barry’s family in Grenada and had spent an enjoyable night in Oxford en route to Forest.
We’ve so enjoyed seeing the pictures and videos of the combined Forest High School Classes of 1970 & 1971 reunion that was held last weekend!! Festivities began on Friday night when those class members already in town gathered at Foothills for a fun time of dinner and reminiscing. Then Saturday afternoon many more of the class members assembled at B. Gatewood Gallery for the joint reunion. (You may remember that the Class of ‘70 had to postpone their 50-year reunion last year due to Covid.)
Bubby Johnston spearheaded the effort for what turned out to be a wonderful weekend, but many other class-members from both classes were instrumental in making the weekend such a success. A special treat was the revival of The Road Runners, a band that originated “back in the day” consisting of Dr. Bill Lewis, Clark Gordin, Joe Townsend, Eris Measelles and Bubby Johnston. The band played at City Park across from the Gallery following dinner. Also of interest was the moving memorial recognition that was a beautifully presented tribute by Kathy Morris Smith (71) and Johnny Loper (70).
Other music was provided by Clark Gordin, including “Climb Every Mountain,” a special request in memory of Barry Russell. Thirty-two balloons were released as a tribute to the memory of each classmate no longer with us.
The classes were greeted by Forest Mayor Nancy Chambers who welcomed those from away. Truly, a good time was had by ALL!!!
Charlie Sherman of Atlanta, Georgia, joined a number of his business associates, attending the Ole Miss/Alabama game in Tuscaloosa. Before halftime, he visited with his aunt, Loren McKibbens, and cousins, Missy Roper and Woods Ormond McKibbens. Charlie is the son of Larry and Jan Ormond Sherman of Amston, Connecticut.
Judge Tom and Norma Ruth Lee were in Oxford last week for a dinner with her brothers John and Janice Robbins and Mike and Patty Robbins.The following day Norma Ruth attended a Board of Trustees meeting at Blue Mountain College.
Some folks get all the breaks!! Sending best wishes to Robert Hays, who had outpatient surgery last week to repair a broken right fibula, following a motorcycle mishap. During the stormy weather last week, Loren McKibbens slipped on a stone walkway, trying to corral an escaped pup, while packing her car in Birmingham….the result was a broken collarbone (clavicle)! Both “Bearcat patients” are doing fine!!
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