People and Places

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rockwell class of ’42
The Rockwell High School class of 1942 held its 69th reunion recently at the Blue Bay Restaurant on East Innes Street. Fifteen were present, 11 of them class members. Betty Barringer Honeycutt presided, Bill Brown gave devotions. There are 37 deceased members, three of them this year: Sarah Beaver Wagoner, J.C. Arey and Claude Lentz.
Class members present were: Bill Brown, Carl Euart, Brown J. Sides, Betty Barringer Honeycutt, Blanch Brown Drew, Mary Wyatt Carter, Ruth Lyerly, Joan Kluttz Eagle, Mary Helen Kluttz Shive of Nevada, Ludwig Rabon, Cecil Fisher and wife Mary.
After graduation some joined the military in WWII in different phases of the war. Thankfully all returned home safely when the war was over. Sixteen have died since then.
The next reunion will be held in 2012 at Blue Bay on the second Saturday in August.
85th Debutante Ball
RALEIGH — Emily Katherine Bullock was presented to society at the 85th annual North Carolina Debutante Ball, held by the Terpsichorean Club of Raleigh at Meymandi Concert Hall.
Bullock, of Rocky Mount, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.William Selden Bullock. Her father served as her chief marshal. Benjamin Trexler Whitley of Rocky Mount served as her assistant marshal. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Braswell Perry of Salisbury and Mrs. Thurman Monroe Bullock of Chadbourn and the late Dr. Bullock.
Miss Bullock’s mother, Elizabeth Perry Bullock, was presented in 1983.
Selection of the debutantes recognizes the contributions their families have made to the economic, cultural, social and civic life of North Carolina. The Terpsichorean Club, comprised of young men from the Raleigh area, was formed in the 1920s to sponsor an annual statewide ball to present prominent young women and to honor their families. The ball has been given every year since 1923 with the exception of World War II.
Ribelin reunion
The 29th annual Ribelin reunion was held at Union Lutheran Church fellowship building on Aug. 21, 2011 with a picnic lunch. Forty relatives and friends were present.
Norman Ribelin, president, welcomed everyone and presided over the business session after lunch.
Grant Hill of Thomasville received the prize for the oldest person present. The youngest representative was Easton Hill, son of Wendy Hill and grandson of Gary and Joan Hill of Thomasville. Chris Eller traveled the farthest from Greensboro.
Officers elected were Norman Ribelin, president, and Ben Ribelin, secretary and treasurer.
Appreciation was extended to Arnold, Rose, and Mike Cauble for preparing the tea.
Following the business, family members shared updates of what had transpired in the past year.
Next year’s reunion will be on the third Sunday, Aug.19, 2012, at the same location.
NSHSS representative
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announces that Kelsie Gibson has been chosen to represent the society on their National Student Council Board. She has been an ambassador and member of the NSHSS for three years and was a recipient of two of their scholarships.
Gibson is the daughter of Alisa Gibson of Kannapolis, is a recent graduate of A. L. Brown High School and is presently a freshman at UNC-Chapel Hill where she plans to major in journalism and political science.
Gibson will represent the society at the World Diversity Leadership Summit in New York City in September.