People and Places

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 15, 2011

SRHS class of ë63
The South Rowan Class of 1963 held its 47-1/2 year reunion on April 9 at South Rowan High School. Classmates and guests gathered at the school cafeteria. Greeting participants as they arrived were refreshments that were popular in the 50s and 60s as well as period music. The entertainment for the evening was provided by Elvis (Michael ěMailvisî Thomas) with a program presented in memory of deceased classmates.
Classmates attending from out of state were Charles London of Burlington, Vt. and Mike Ritchie of Rock Hill, S.C.
Classmates attending from North Carolina were Lucy Overcash Oliver of Greensboro; Ruth Thomas Rowe of Wingate; Suzanne Bland Williams and Tisha Schenck Wiley of Charlotte; Luther Collins, Carolyn Compton Dale, Margaret Edwards Bost, Bob Eidson Jr., Jimmy Hastings, Sue Jones Baumgartner, Barbara Miller Collins, Pheobie Moore Castor, Gareth Overcash of Salisbury; Ranetta Allmon Sweatte, Judy Cress, Ronnie Lipe, Walter Moore, Ruth Sechler Calhoun, Dianne Sloop Heilig, Brenda Smith Seamon, Richard Wallace of China Grove; Tom Easterling, J.C Holt, Elaine Storey Hyatt, Wayne Wilhelm of Kannapolis; Robert Brown, Gene Miller of Landis; Charles Honeycutt, Linda Deal Honeycutt of Mt. Ulla; Lanny Deal, Mack Sides of Mooresville; Eddie Goodnight of Concord; Bill Karriker of Cornelius; Elizabeth Shell Long of Faith; Carol Gilbert Stubbs of Gold Hill.
The class will celebrate its 50th reunion in April 2013.
Pan-Hellenic Council
On April 3 the Local Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) held its official chartering, which expanded the chapter to also cover Cabarrus County.
The organization also installed officers for the 2011-13 term: president, Zaria Humphries-Davis of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.; vice-president, Zellua Moore of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.; Secretary, Lovetta Moore of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Salisbury; Treasurer, Mary Ponds of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Salisbury; Chaplain, Vincia Benjamin of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
It was the vision of Rory Chandler of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and past local president of the chapter, to bring members of the greek community together in the Rowan and Cabarrus County areas.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums and meetings for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives .
For more information contact Zaria Davis-Humphries at