Reunion news Sunday, Oct. 30

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2016

Boyden High School Class of 1963

Submitted by Aggie Peninger

The Boyden High School Class of 1963 held its 53rd reunion on October 1 at the Clubhouse in the Gables at Kepley Farm. Unlike the previous reunions, the 53rd was a chance to gather in a casual atmosphere and catch up with classmates and see those who had not been able to attend previous reunions. The reunion committee decorated the tables with the Boyden High school colors of black and gold tablecloths topped with fall decor. Pictures of past reunions were displayed with yearbooks enabling everyone to “see how well we all had aged.” A barbeque dinner with all the trimmings and homemade desserts was served. Our favorite music was supplied by classmate Ben Kirk. Everyone attending had a great time and is looking forward to the next reunion.

The class appreciated all the hard work by the reunion committee: Charlie Andrews, Suzanne Wallace Casey, Georgianna McCanless Chisholm, Leigh Graham, Fred Jordan, Bill Kenerly, Toni Cline Kenerly, Aggie Copley Peninger, Randy Reamer, Claudette Roberts, Jane English Rowland, Jeff Saleeby, Ned Story, Vicky Roberts Watson, Sue McCanless Wood and Tommy Wood.

Out of state classmates attending were Don Erb, Lusby, MD; Carol Feezor Hendrix, Roanoke, VA; Drew Gillespie, North Myrtle Beach, SC; Carolyn Grim Hill, Hattiesburg, MS; Hal Harrigan, North Myrtle Beach, SC; Ella Harry Arnold, Lincolnton, GA; Fran Heilig Bowers, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; Johnny Johnson, North Windham, CT; Dorothy Mayfield Uhler, Belle Mead, NJ; Kitty Price Wright, Beaufort, SC; David Sharpe Lynchburg, VA; and Judy Wiggington Bowen, Wilmington, DE.

From across North Carolina came Jean Allen Shuping, Jamestown; Pat Bailey Shuping, Atlantic Beach; Steve Barger, Mooresville; Bonnie Barnhardt Ketner, Greensboro; Martha Barnhardt Arthur, Carolina Beach; Ann Blankenship Davis, Greensboro; Madelyn Emerson London, Winston Salem; Mike Gwynn, Washington; Ben Kirk, Lake Norman, Bryan Kluttz, Burlington; Georgianna McCanless Chisholm, Iron Station; Mary Francis Mitchell Wise, Clemmons; Richard Pence, Iron Station; Helen Poteat Trussell, Apex; Dick Shuping, Jamestown; Ned Story, Clemmons; and Kay Thompson Brady, Advance.

Salisbury-Rowan County classmates included Charlie Andrews, Toni Cline Kenerly, Aggie Copley Peninger, Jane English Rowland, Leigh Graham, Ronnie Hatley, Fred Jordan, Bill Kenerly, Sue McCanless Wood, Carl Miller, Judy Montgomery Motley, Barbara Oxendine Boggs, Randy Reamer, Claudette Roberts, Jeff Saleeby, Ellis Smith, Tommy Strange, Suzanne Wallace Casey, Bill Webb, Tommy Wood and Brenda Zumpano Forbis.

Deceased classmates, missed and remembered, are Bill Adams, Martha Sue Baker, Bill Bostian, Carol Brinkley Kluttz, Ann Miller Brown, Jewel Butler Powell, Millie Carter, Bill Cross, J. W. Evans, Glenn Farabee, Ellis Fisher, Sylvia Fleming Young, Ray Fogner, Betty Hannah, Bonnie Hatley Basinger, Linda Hemphill, Sharon Leann Hill, Harry Lee Lancaster, Jr., Elaine Long, June C. Kluttz Serravezza, Leslie McFalls, Norma Jean Merritt Helms, Cliff Mize Jr., Billy Payne, Frank Pepper, Virginia Beatrice Poole Linebarger, Howard Poteat, Nancy Rankin, Raymond E. Raper Jr., George Raynor, Michael Rhymes Rivers, Joe H. Rufty, Shelton Shepherd, David Stanley Thompson, Richard F. Thurston, Patricia Troutman, Hope White and John Vogler.


Rockwell High School Class of 1952

Submitted by Geneva Williams

Rockwell High School Class of 1952 held its 64th class reunion on October 8 at St. Peters Lutheran Church fellowship hall.

Glenda Dickens and Sue Misenheimer prepared a delicious meal. Everyone enjoyed the food and a time of fellowship.

Sue and Norma Jean Lester decorated the room and tables with beautiful fall colors. Sue welcomed everyone and shared notes from those who could not attend (several due to Hurricane Matthew).

She also lit a canlde for each classmate and spouse who were deceased since our last reunion. Those recently deceased are: Annie Lea Lyerly Peeler, James Alexander and wife Christine, Betty  Holshouser, wife of Glenn Holshouser, Harold Lester, husband of Norma Jean Hill Lester.

A memorial gift for each classmate is sent to Rockwell School. Cards were signed and sent to those who were unable to attend because of illness.

Nine class members who attended were: Milburn Leonard, Larry Corl, Ruth Goodman Shaver, Margaret Sue Fisher, Minnie Rattz Woods, Norma Jean Hill Lester, Sue Ritchie Misenheimer, Mary Eller Agner and Geneva File Williams.

Others attending were Linda Taylor, Gayle Foster, Jackie Speight, Larry St. Clair, Hubert Agner, Lou Williams and Glenda Dickens.

The class of ’52 meets annually and is looking forward to 2017 when they will  again laugh, tell stories and enjoy each other’s company.


The 14th Earnhardt reunion is today

The 14th Earnhardt reunion for the descendants of Josephine Hopkins Earnhardt and Henry Miles Earnhardt will be Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. in the fellowship building of Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. For information, call Amy at 704-633-6514.


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