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To Honor those now gone - 10
04/16/09     leon custer  (1963)      leoncuster@yahoo.com
Hello to All,
I went through the senior pictures online remembering with fondness things of our high school years. I felt grief though, remembering those who have passed on. I am sure that all of us, for all future reunions, want a very special place of honor for them. Listed below are the classmates I have been told about. I hope there are no more, but could someone complete this list if need be? Please include any that: did not have a picture, or were with us in earlier grades but did not graduate from MHS for various reasons. Many thanks!

This list is now amended to include replies through 04-16-09 Thanks


OUR HONOR ROLL

Doug Alley
Ronnie Donati
Harold (Peanut) Edwards
Charley Gilbert
Tommy Grant
Clay Gravely
James Earl Johnson
Pamela Kirkland
David Martin
Lloyd Martin
Barbara May
George May
Skip Rislow
Jay Shropshire
Bobby Steagall
Kit Swezey
 
12/12/07     Ann Wade Fugate  (1963)      cwfawf@mounet.oom
Re: To Honor those now gone
Leon

Skip Rislow passed away but I don't know any details.

Ann Wade Fugate
12/15/07     Bob Dandridge  (1963)      jacdand@netzero,net
Re: To Honor those now gone
Leon; Add Charley Gilbert to your list - October 2005.
12/15/07     Bob Dandridge  (1963)      jacdand@netzero.net
Re: To Honor those now gone
Leon; one more - Clay Gravely. Think it was about 12-15 years ago.
12/18/08     leon custer  (1963)      leoncuster@yahoo.com
Re: To Honor those now gone
I received a note from Howard Smith that Lloyd Martin died earlier this year. He was a very good friend going back to Joseph Martin Elementry. Lloyd's life took some hard turns after his military service. I pray that God's mercy and grace bestow on him that special peace that surpasses human understanding.
04/16/09     leon custer  (1963)      leoncuster@yahoo.com
Re: To Honor those now gone
In todays Martinsville Bulletin, I learned that James Earl Johnson has passed. He was a gentle unassuming spirt. He was on our 20 year class reunion committee and did a great job. My favorite memory of him was in Mr. Smith's 7th grade class at Joseph Martin. He, ZA Mitchell, and myself stayed in the library after lunch and watched the world series. Mr Smith gave us 5 spanks each with a paddle and we were never late for that class again. We always agreed that Mr Smith was one of our favorite teaches.
12/20/09     Greg Norton  (1963)      sgnorton@hotmail.com
Re: To Honor those now gone
Leon,

One more that most of our class mates may have forgotten - Billy Starkey - I think he joined the navy and died during service of unknown causes. He had a sister, Emma, several years older than us.

Greg
01/07/12     leon custer  (1963)      leoncuster@yahoo.com
Re: To Honor those now gone
I recently learned that Teresa Stone Berzins died over a year ago. I knew her all 12 years through Joseph Martin and MHS. She was very special. I had great respect for her. When I passed her in the hall, she always smiled and said hi. I bet she lived her life in New York respected by groves.
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