Yesterday: Clement Class of 1961

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

The R.A. Clement High School, Class of 1961, in Cleveland, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its graduation this year. Dorothy Scott, a member of that class, shared this 1961 photograph with the Post. Members of the class are front row, left to right: Hazel Phifer, Richard Shaver, Landford Rankin, Nancy Stockton Houston, John E. Moore, Thelma Blackwell Rankin, Annie Cowan Ashford and Robert Cowan. Second row: Dorothy Ellis Chapman, Rozetta Lyerly Holloway, Alberta Steelman Jackson, Dorothy Bost Scott, Priscilla Jones Price, Betty Sherrill Thompson, Nellie Phifer and Yvonne McNeely Wonson. Third row: Mammie Galloway McNeely, Herbert Eugene Geter, Quilmer Simmons, Addie Cuthbertson Brown, Howard Galloway, Eugene Williams and Charlie Allen. Fourth row: William Cowan, Doris Cuthbertson, John Miller, Richard Brawley, Herman Lovell, Robert Phifer and Burton Barber. Not shown: Jimmy Connor, Doris Mayfield Gray, Daisy Stevenson Litaker, Dolores Woods, Charlie Johnson, Ella Mae Neely, Cynthia Byers, John Daugherty, Florence Dorty, Peggy Smyre and Willie Johnson. The old Clement School, whose site became West Rowan Middle School, then the West Rowan YMCA, has reunions every two years.