People and Places, May 5, 2013

  • Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Rowan Redbud officers: Kim Curlee, treasurer; Carolyn Alexander, secretary; Carole Massey, vice president; Anganetta Dover, president.
Rowan Redbud officers: Kim Curlee, treasurer; Carolyn Alexander, secretary; Carole Massey, vice president; Anganetta Dover, president.

Rowan Redbuds

Rowan Redbuds Garden Club was chartered on April 15 through The Garden Club of North Carolina Inc.

The club’s first meeting was April 25 in the Hurley Room of Rowan Public Library.

The club begins with 23 chartered members.

The name of the club was chosen to bring back the name of a club from years ago in the Organ Lutheran Church community, a club in which Kaye Brown Hirst and Lana Miller’s parents were very active .

Rowan Redbuds will meet at 1 p.m. in the Hurley Room on the fourth Thursday of each month. The club welcomes all who wish to beautify their yards, their neighborhood, our city of Salisbury and Rowan County.

If you are interested in joining, email Anganetta Dover at or 704-638-0575; or Carolyn Alexander at

SRHS class of ‘63

The South Rowan Class of 1963 held its 50 year class reunion on April 27 at the Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis.

In addition to a directory listing classmates’ contact information, each classmate was presented a DVD prepared to pay tribute to all class members and to remember deceased classmates.

Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Farrell Watts, a disc jockey who attended South Rowan with the ’63 class, and was proclaimed at the reunion as an honorary member of the class.

Classmates attending from out of state were Charles London — Burlington, Vt.; Ron Patterson — Bloomington, Ill.; Joan Beaver Seamon — Orlando, Fla.; Joe Davis — Blountville, Tenn.; Gene Bunton — Florence, S.C.

Classmates attending from North Carolina were Ruth Thomas Rowe — Wingate; Suzanne Bland Williams, Tisha Schenck Wiley, Malinda Wolfe Kehoe — Charlotte; Brenda Peacock Ashburn, Reid Bradshaw, Margaret Davis Varnadore, Sue Jones Baumgartner, Tommy Jones, Bob Kerr, Barbara Miller Collins, Bonnie Moore Barrow, Pheobie Moore Castor, Stephen Nichols, Gareth Overcash, Mary Ann White Barger — Salisbury; Brenda Corriher Untener, Judy Cress, Judy Deal Shinn, Walter Moore, Harry Reese, Ruth Sechler Calhoun, Dianne Sloop Heilig, Brenda Smith Seamon, Rick Wallace — China Grove; Tony Barnhardt, Linda Beaver Beaver, Tom Easterling, Linda Fesperman Stegall, J. C. Holt, Elaine Storey Hyatt — Kannapolis; Gene Miller, Jack Sorrow — Landis; Lanny Deal, Mack Sides, Winfred Sheets — Mooresville; Eddie Goodnight — Concord; Bill Karriker — Cornelius; Elizabeth Shell Long — Faith; Kay Miller Kirby — Terrell; Bill Holshouser — Hickory; Lynn Goodnight Poole — Thomasville.

The class will celebrate its next reunion April 25, 2015.

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