People & Places Sunday, Oct. 18

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rockwell High School Class of 1952

Rockwell High School Class of 1952 enjoyed lunch, fellowship and much fun on Saturday, Oct. 3. Twenty seven graduates and guests had a delicious meal and were entertained by Wayne Markham, a magician, in the fellowship hall at Nazareth Community Church at 1 p.m.

A burning candle signified the remembrance of classmate Mary Louise Pickler Stevens who passed away on July 1, 2015. A memorial gift was made to Rockwell School Library in Mary Louise’s memory. Seventeen of the 43 graduates are deceased and the deceased names were mentioned and fun remembrances were made.

Class members who attended were James Alexander, Mike Conry, Mary Eller Agner, Larry Corl, Dewey Culp Lomax, Peggy Feathersone Marion, Geneva File Williams, Ruth Goodman Shaver, Milburn Leonard, Margaret Hinson Gordon, Sue Ritchie Misenheimer, Margaret Shue Fisher and Minnie Rattz Wood. Several others sent good wishes and regrets that they were unable to attend.

Other were Christine Alexander, Jimmy Alexander, Jean Conry, Hubert Agner, Linda Taylor, Violet Eudy, Helen Eddleman, Ray Fisher, Lou Williams, Larry St.Clair, Jackie Speight, and Wayne and Linda Markham.

The Class of ’52 meets annually and is looking forward to September 2016 when they will again laugh and tell stories of each other.


West Rowan Class of 1965 

On Friday, Sept. 25, West Rowan Class of 1965 began its 50th year reunion weekend by gathering at Hendrix Barbecue on Statesville Boulevard for dinner. A few classmates later attended the homecoming game at West Rowan.

Saturday morning, Sept. 26, classmates played golf at Corbin Hills Golf Club. Saturday evening, 48 classmates and 33 guests gathered at the Elks Lodge in Salisbury with social hour at 5 followed by dinner at 6. Centerpieces were created by Pat Cowan McLaughlin. Following dinner, Gene Myers, Emcee, recognized deceased classmates and presented the golf trophy to Billy Christie and Butch McSwain.

When the West Rowan class of 1965 began in the fall of 1961, classmates came from four elementary schools. Classmates from each school were recognized: Hurley 18, Woodleaf 11, Mt. Ulla 8, Cleveland 8, and 3 who attended elementary school elsewhere.  Official photographer was Wayne Wrights. Photos can be viewed on the class website created by Mike Bianchi. Memory booklets prepared by Susan Myers were given to each classmate.

Gene Myers, Chair, Judy Owen Callicutt, Glenda Gray Kearns, Pat Cowan McLaughlin, and Carol Honeycutt Rinehardt served on the planning committee.

Classmates in attendance at the Elks were: Steve Arey, Joe Barron, Joe Bartlett, Karen Beaver, Judy Benfield Hutchison, Mike Bianchi, James Bostian, Ronald Casteen, Billy Christie, Pat Cowan McLaughlin, Elaine Epperson Coulter, George Ervin, Joanne Eudy Blalock, Sandra Foster Bost, Tommy Graham, Joe Grant, Glenda Gray Kearns, Grady Hall, Deborah Holmes Lambe, Carol Honeycutt Rinehardt, Vernon Jones, Linda Kluttz Barker, Roger Leab, Phil Leazer, Butch McSwain, Larry Miller, Linda Miller Nowokunski, Gene Myers, Randy Neill, Linda Owens Goodman, Nancy Owens Moore, Wanda Poston Corriher, Betty Rary Sloan, Iris Russell Howard, Lana Safrit Barger, Wayne Sasser, Jerry Schenk, Scott Shaver, Reid S. Snider, Harry Steele Jr., Martha Stout Francis, Mike Thompson, Brenda Turpin Welch, James Tyree, Gary Weaver, Tom White, Wayne Wrights, Dianne Yost Greene.


Spencer candidates meet & greet

SPENCER —  1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18: Meet the mayor and aldermen. Sponsored by Spencer Woman’s Club. Held at 100 3rd St., Spencer.


Salisbury Woman’s Club Oct. meeting 

Crosby Scholars executive director Jennifer Canipe, explained the history of Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership at the October Woman’s Club meeting. Canipe encouraged club members to give time as volunteers to Crosby Scholars.

Ann Bingham, chaplain, prepared devotions concerning faith in today’s world. Angelia Bates, president, presided at the brief business session where plans were made for a working session to make parts for Sole Hope shoes. Hostess Ann Bingham decorated the tables with colorful mums and ribbons in fall colors.

Trinity Oaks catered the luncheon for members and guests.

2016 Heart Ball committee members announced

The Salisbury-Rowan Heart Fund Ball committee members recently held a meeting to begin planning the 2016 Heart Ball to be held at the Country Club of Salisbury on Feb. 13. This year’s event raised more than $21,000 for the Community Care Clinic to help with heart-related patient care.

The members of the 2016 Heart Ball committee are: President/chair: Beverly and Thom Dillard • Vice president/co-chair: Missie and Greg Alcorn  • Secretary: Kari and Chip Comadoll  • Past president: Connie and Clay Lindsay  • Tina and Reid Acree  • Blake and Gerald Evans  • Diane and Luke Fisher  • Lori and Charles Graeber  • Carol and Harrison Latimer  • Sandy and David Lee  • Rick McCombs  • Eva and Vaughn Nelson  • Elizabeth and Gary Langford  • Kathy and Bobby Rusher  • Barb and Clifford Sorel




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