Memphis Tech High
Class of 1951


 
 

Current News...

December 12, 2017: December Get-together   Winford reports that 14 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

November 11, 2017: November Get-together  Winford reports that 14 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

October 15, 2017: October Get-together  Winford reports that 18 were present at the Saturday Get-together.  Next month, the Get-together time will change to 2 PM for  "Winter Time".  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

September 11, 2017:  September Get-together  Winford reports that 13 were present at the Saturday Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

August 12, 2017:  August Get-together  Winford reports that 14 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

July 9, 2017:  July Get-together  Winford reports that 13 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

June 11, 2017:  June Get-together  Winford reports that 13 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

April 8, 2017:  April Get-together  Winford reports that 18 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-Together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

March 13, 2017:  March Get-together  Winford reports that 15 were present at Saturday afternoon's Get-Together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

February 11, 2017:  February Get-together  Winford reports that 19 were present at yesterday afternoon's Get-Together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

January 14, 2017:  January Get-together  Winford reports that 14 were present at yesterday afternoon's Get-together. Welcome back Sue.  (Her first visit since a long recovery from a broken hip).  And now we learn that Bobby Ricks fell five weeks ago and broke his hip ... now in the Jewish Rehab Center.  The bones were still in place so they didn't operate and are just allowing his hip to heal.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

December 11, 2016:  December Get-together  Winford reports that 20 were present at the yesterday afternoon Get-Together.  Jesse and Glenda have moved back to Olive Branch and were at the Get-Together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

November 13, 2016:  November Get-together  Winford reports that 14 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  The group also decided to change to "Winter Hours" next month ... and meet at 1:30 PM on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

October 12, 2016:  Doris Fleming - January 23,1933-October 10,2016  Our Classmate Doris Fleming Bramucci passed away October 10 in Marion, Arkansas.  Her obituary is now posted on the Memoriam page.  Our condolences to the Bramucci family.

October 9, 2016:  October Get-together  Winford reports that 12 were present at last night's dinner. (Football does cause a drop in attendance).  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together section of the website.

September 18, 2016:  Missing Classmates  Through the efforts of Linda Wayman and Sue Lee Johnson, five more of our classmates can now be removed from the "Missing List".  Sadly, they are all now deceased:  Anita Simpson, deceased May 14, 1994 ...Rosie Mogridge, deceased 11-23-2000 ..., Mary Nell Nelson, deceased 12-20-1997 ... Nancy Shipp, deceased 4-25-2004 ... Betty Thompson, deceased 1-8-2000.  The appropriate pages have now been updated on the class website.

August 14, 2016:  August Get-together.  Winford reports that 20 were present at last night's dinner.  Joyce is looking good ... and her photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website.

July 26, 2016:  Joyce Greenberg Blank . 1933 - 2015.  We have just learned that our classmate, Joyce Greenberg Blank passed away November 23, 2015, in California.  Our condolences to the Blank family.

July 1, 2016:  Very Sad News:  Esther Stuart Scott . 1933 - 2016.  Esther's son Chuck called today with the very sad news that Esther had peacefully passed away yesterday after a long battle with Cancer.  Some of her favorite moments in life were staying in touch with old Tech friends during the monthly dinners and reunions.  (And I can tell you that she'd absolutely HATE that I added her 1933 birthdate at the beginning of this note).  Esther's services will be Tuesday July 5 at Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 1:30 - 2:30 PM with the service at 2:30 PM.  Our sincere condolences to Chuck and the Scott family.  There is a really big void in the Tech family.  Esther's Obit has now been posted on the Class Memoriam Page of the website.

June 21, 2016:  June Get-together.  Sorry the pictures are late.  Your webmaster was on a vacation and just returned a couple of days ago.  Joyce is still recuperating and Sue, once again, came to the rescue and took the photos at the dinner.  Thanks Sue.  The photos have now been posted on the Get Together page of the website.

April 10, 2016:  April Get-together.   Winford reports that 19 were present at last night's dinner.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-Together page of the website.  Winford said that next month on our regular dinner date, our group will join the 1942-52 group for their dinner.  There's no other information to post for that date because the 1942-52 group did not send an announcement or notify me.

March 13, 2016:  March Get-together.   Winford reports that 12 were present at last night's dinner.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-Together page of the website.

February 25 2016:  Death of Classmate.   Sue reports of learning of the death of another classmate:  James Franklin Wheeler, September 14, 2007 in Calimesa, Riverside County, CA.

February 13, 2016:  February Get-together   Sue reports that 19 were present at last night's dinner.  And THANKS Sue for taking the photos.  They have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

January 12, 2016:  January Get-together   Winford was a tad late this month reporting that 15 were present at Saturday's dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

December 13, 2015:  December Get-together   Winford reports that 16 were present at last night's December dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

November 15, 2015:  November Get-together   Winford reports that 17 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

October 11, 2015:  October Get-together   Winford reports that 23 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

September 13, 2015:  September Get-together   Winford reports that 18 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

September 9, 2015:  Ben Chapman - May 25, 1933 - July 8, 2015.  Roy Johnson has written that classmate Ben Chapman passed away July 8, 2015.  There will be a military funeral September 18, in California.  His obit is now posted on the Memoriam page of the website.  Our condolences to the Chapman family.

August 9, 2015:  August Get-together.  Winford reports that 17 were present at last nights monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

July 28, 2015:  Marvin Richardson:  January 11, 1930 - July 23, 2015.  Sue reports that classmate Marvin Richards passed away July 23, 2015.  Visitation will be tomorrow evening, July 29,  5-7 PM at St. Lukes United Methodist Church on Highland, with services the following morning at 11 AM.  Marvin's very nice obituary has been posted on the In Memoriam page of the website.

July 12, 2015:  June Get-together.  Winford reports that 19 were present at last nights monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

June 24, 2015:  Edgar Buffaloe. July 26, 1931 - June 23, 2015.   Sad news!  We have been advised of the death of classmate Edgar Buffaloe on June 23rd.  Visitation will be 5-7 PM, June 25th and funeral at 10 AM June 26th, Memphis Memorial Park.  The obituary has now been posted on the Memoriam page of the website.  Our condolences to Jean and the Buffaloe family.

June 14, 2015:  June Get-together.  Sue reports that 15 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce is sick with another bout of pneumonia and thanks to Sue for taking the photos.  Her photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

May 10, 2015:  May Get-together.  Winford reports that 15 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

April 12, 2015:  April Get-together.  Winford reports that 21 were present at last night's monthly dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

March 28, 2015:  Sad News.  Sue's sister Bobby Lee Harrell (Tech 1950) died March 27, after a long illness.  Visitation will be April 1,  5-7 PM.  The funeral will be Thurs, April 2, 10 AM - both at Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, MS.  Our condolences to Sue and the Harrell family.

March 28, 2015:  Classes of 1942-1952 Annual Tech High Bar-B-Que.  The classes of 1942 to 1952 will hold their annual Bar-B-Que on May 30 at Pickering Center.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND THE APPLICATION.

March 15, 2015:  Carl Kimberlin . Carl Kimberlin's obituary has now been posted on the Memoriam Page of the website. (See arrangement details on March 14 posting below)

March 15, 2015:  March Get-together  Winford reports that 25 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

March 14, 2015:  Carl Kimberlin . January 13, 1933 - March 13, 2015.   Sad news!  Sue has notified us that Carl Kimberlin died March 13, 2015.  Visitation will be March 17, 11:00-12:00, Mineral Wells United Methodist Church, 5400 Center Hill Road, Olive Branch with Funeral Service following at the same church, 12:00 PM.  Internment will be March 17, Southwoods Cemetery, 5484 Hacks Cross Rd. Memphis (No time announced).  The obituary will be posted when it's published.  Our condolences to Ann and the Kimberlin family.

February 16, 2015:  February Get-together  Winford reports that Susan Cave took the photos for Saturday's Get-together.  He and Joyce weren't able to attend due to a wedding.  It was a small gathering of 12.  Thanks Susan.  Your photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

January 11, 2015:  January Get-together  Joyce is sick and Sue Lee Johnson "subbed for her" last night, making the arrangements and taking the photos.  She reports that 24 were present and that her friend, magician Jimmy Dixon, put a special magic show just for this group.  Thanks Sue and Jimmy.  Sue's photos are now posted on the Get-together page.

December 29, 2014:  Sad News.  Connie has notified us that classmate Lowery Sanders wife Barbara passed away December 22.  She has sent a card on behalf of the class of 1951.

December 14, 2014:
 
December Get-together  Winford reports that 20 were present at last night's Get-Together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.

November 30 2014:  Guest Book is now closed.  Sadly, the Guest Book of the website is now closed to new postings, due to over-active and new versions of SPAMMING.  The archives of past Guest Book postings are still there.

November 21 2014:  Carlin Denton Stuart ... Class of 1944.  Connie sends news that Ester Stuart Scott's brother Carlin Denton Stuart passed away November 19.  Visitation will be Sunday November 23, 5-7 PM with funeral Monday November 24, 1 PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Our condolences to Esther and the Stuart family.  Click here for the Obituary.

November 16 2014:  Wilma Smith Stough... March 27,1931 - November 12, 2014.  Our classmate Wilma Smith Stough passed away November 12, 2014.  The visitation and funeral will be tomorrow beginning at 9 AM.  The obituary has now been posted on the MEMORIAM page of the website.  Our condolences to the Stough family.

November 10, 2014:  Jesse Frans ... December 27,1932 - November 7, 2014.  We have learned that our classmate Jesse Frans passed away November 7.  Visitation, today 5-7 PM - Forrest Hill East.  Funeral tomorrow.  The obituary has now been posted on the MEMORIAM page of the website.  Our condolences to the Frans family.

November 9, 2014:
 
November Get-together.  Winford reports that 22 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

October 16, 2014:  Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford - December 3, 1932-October 9, 2014.  We have learned that our classmate Jimmie Lois Gray Tedford passed away October 9.  The obituary has now been posted on the MEMORIAM page of the website.  Our condolences to the Tedford family.

October 12, 2014:  October Get-together.  Winford reports that 12 were present for last night's Get-together dinner.  The weather and football kept folks away.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

September 19, 2014:  Martha Rogers ..., May 14, 1934 - September 18, 2014.  We have learned that our classmate Martha Rogers Meyer passed away September 18.  The obituary has now been posted on the MEMORIAM page of the website.  Our condolences to the Meyer family.

September 14, 2014:  September Get-together.  Winford reports that 26 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

August 16, 2014:  Thomas Hefner, February 4, 1933 - August 26, 2014.  We have learned that our classmate Thomas Hefner died August 26, 2013.  The obituary has now been posted on the MEMORIAM page of the website.  Our condolences to the Hefner family.

August 16, 2014:  Shirley Tucker Haas, March 2, 1933-August 15,2014.  We have learned that our classmate Shirley Tucker died yesterday, after a long battle with Leukemia.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to the Haas family.

August 10, 2014:  August Photos.  Winford reports that a nice crowd of 32 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce's photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website. 

August 2, 2014:  July Photos are now posted.  Joyce's photos from the July dinner are finally posted on the Get-together page of the website.  26 were present on this occasion.

July 12, 2014:  Classmate Dale Johnson.  Sad news.   Sue Lee Johnson was notified by a Denver friend of Dale Johnson that he had recently passed away.  The exact date is not known but was believed to be a week to 10 days ago.   He was alone and it's believed that it was a peaceful leave-taking.  Some of Dale's family will be coming to Denver to handle the final details over the next week.    More information as available...

July 9, 2014:  Jo Lynn Yarbrough Smith.  Sad news.  We sadly report that Jo Lynn Yarbrough Smith has passed on and the funereral will be July 10.  Click here for the obituary.  Our condolences to Cortez and the Smith family.

June 15, 2014:  June Photos.  Winford reports that 23 were present at last night's Get-together.  Joyce is feeling better after her bout with pneumonia.  It's good to see her "back at her post".  Her photos are now posted on the Get-together page of the website.

June 15, 2014:  Jo Lynn Smith.  Winford reports the news that our friend Jo Lynn Smith (Class of 1953) has had a stroke and is paralyzed on one side.  Please remember her and Cortez in your prayers.

May 11, 2014:  May Photos.  Sue reports that 18 were present at May's lunch-dinner.  In Joyce's absence, Sue took the photos and they have now been posted on the Get-together page of the website.  Thanks Sue.

May 5, 2014:  Joyce Sides Baker.  Sue sends email that Joyce is in the hospital with pneumonia in both lungs. Winford says she's getting along "pretty good" and will probably be there for another 5 days.  No visitors.  Please keep Joyce in your prayers.

April 14, 2014:  April Photos.  Winford reports that 19 were present at April's lunch-dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

April 6, 2014:  Sad News.  Roberta called to report that G.J. Johnson, husband of Mildred Hill Johnson, passed away this morning.  Funeral arrangements have been set for Tuesday, April 8 at Hernando Funeral Home, Hernando, MS.  Visitation 10:00 and service at 11:00 AM.  Our condolences to Mildred and the Johnson family.

April 3, 2014:  Sad News.  Connie Nelson Pittman's sister Eula Nelson Jordan died this morning in Palm Beach, FL, where she had been living for over 40 years.  She was 93 years old and was a Tech graduate, class of 1939.  There are no funeral arrangements ... body donated to research.  Our condolences to Connie and the Jordan family. 

March  22, 2014:  Annual Tech BarBeQue  Sue sent the flyer that the Class of '46 is holding their Annual BarBeQue and have invited all classes from 1942 to 1952 to the event.  It's Saturday, May 31, Pickering Center, 1771 Poplar Pike, 2-6 PM with dinner at 4 PM.  $20 per person.  Reservations must be in by May 26.  Click here to download the Reservation Form and the information for mailing in your check.

March  8, 2014:  March Photos.  Winford reports that 19 were present at March's lunch-dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

March 26, 2014:  Doris McPherson Forbes 1933-2013  Sad News.  We've had an email from Larry Forbes, son of Doris McPherson.  He said " ...She had been living in Dayton Beach, FL since 1974 and sadly passed away on December 16, 2013, at 80 years old."  Larry@CloiesGraphics.com  .  Thank you for letting us know Larry.  Our condolences to you and your family.

February 8, 2014:  Winford reports that 13 were present at February's lunch-dinner.  The weather has been very cold and that kept a lot away.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

January 12, 2014:  Winford reports that 20 were present at last night's Get-Together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

January 6,  2014:  The January Get-together will be Saturday January 11, Perkins Restaurant, 1340 S. Germantown Rd, at 1:30 PM.  The earlier time reflects our "Winter-schedule" and will be in effect until around the April Get-together.  Please call Joyce if you are planning to attend.  (901) 757-5635.

November 10, 2013:  Get-Together Photos.  Winford reports that 21 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

October 13, 2013:  Get-Together Photos.  Winford reports that 9 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Rain and Football contributed to the small but jovial group.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

September 28 2013:  Sad News.  We've just learned that Bob Boone's son Gordon passed away September 27, in Florida, shortly after been admitted to Hospice.  Our condolences to Bob.

September 15, 2013:  Get-together Photos.  Winford reports that 25 were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

September 5, 2013:  More Sad News.  We've also learned of the death of classmate Sam Haskins on December 16, 2012.  The obituary is now posted on the Memorial page of the website.  Our condolences to Pat and the Haskins family.

August 27, 2013:  Sad News.:  We have just learned of the recent deaths of two of our classmates.  Harvey Dice passed away on July 13, and Hettyola Cook Harrell passed away on July 27.  Both obituaries are now posted on the Memorial page of the website.  Our condolences to Diane and the Dice family and to N. B. and the Harrell family. 

August 12, 2013:  August Get-together Photos:  Winford reports that 17 were present at the August Get-together.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

August 8, 2013:  June Get-together Photos:  Winford has sent the June Get-together photos at the Kimberlins.  They have now been posted on the Get-together page.

August 3, 2013:  Jim Dickson 1932-2013:  Pat Herrin Sprague has notified us of the death of classmate Jim Dickson in DeLand, Florida on July 30, 2013.  Services were yesterday, August 2, in DeLand.  Our condolences to Joan and the Dickson family.  The obituary has now been posted on the Memorial Page of the website.

July 20, 2013:  Snowden Junion High 1948 Yerbook:  We have posted a 1948 Bellevue Junior High yearbook on the Historic-Memphis.com website.  Many of the graduates went on to Tech.  You'll love seeing the 9th grade photos of some of your classmates.  Click here.

July 14, 2013:  July Get-together Pictures:  Winford reports that 23 happy and talkative souls were present at last night's Get-together dinner.  Joyce's photos have now been posted on the Get-together page.

July 11, 2013:  Bellevue Junior High 1948 Yearbook:  We have posted a rare 1948 Bellevue Junior High yearbook on the Historic-Memphis.com website.  Over half of the graduates went on to Tech.  You'll love seeing the 9th grade photos of some of your classmates.  Click here.

June 6, 2013:  Webmaster on Vacation:  Your webmaster will be in Europe from June 9 -27 on a River Cruise beginning in Nice and ending in Paris in time to celebrate the big 8-0 in the City of Light.  If you have any pressing news, please use the Live Message Board on the website.  Au Revoir !

 
 

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