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The East High Class of 1960
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
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Larry Cooper Bailey - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Elaine Boyer [last updated July, 2010]
Hi, y'all!
We had a wonderful 50th reuion, and loved seeing my old friends. Wish we could find those on our "missing" list. Any ideas?
Larry (Vandy class of '58) and I are still living in our hometown, as did both of our fathers. We were married almost two years ago, and stay busy working and visiting our families in Portland, Or., Central Florida, and North Carolina, and traveling whenever we can. Larry is an Administrative Law Judge, and I'm a Real Estate agent for Coleman-Etter, Fontaine Realtors. We have only one dog now, and still have two inside and three outside kitties. Life is good...

Martin Bullard - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Gene Carlisle - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Jean Carmichael - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Aubrey Coleman [updated May, 2014]
Deceased. An obituary is available.
Prior to his death, Aubury Coleman was a participant with our alumni page. The following is his last posting with us.

[posted August, 2005]
After graduating from East High, I received a B.A. degree from Tulane in 1964 and a LLB from Vanderbilt in 1967. I spent 1968-1969 in the Army at Oakland Army Base, California. Since 1970, I have been practicing construction law with Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. My wife, Ann, graduated from Lausanne in 1962 and from Vanderbilt in 1966. We have four daughters, Leslie Renjilian, Allison Banks, Katherine Coleman, and Eliza Coleman. My office telephone number is 404.582.8011.

Lee Davis [last updated December, 2007] [E-mail address updated September, 2012]
Will update soon

Buddy Dixon [last updated February, 2010]
I live at 7477 Stone Mill Cove, Germantown, TN 38138. Phones: 901-756-0288 and 901-550-8719. I'm married to Twyla Collins Dixon (from Phoenix). We have two children: Beth, 42, and Rich, 40 who is married to Anne Nguyen Dixon. I am retired from the USPS: formerly postmaster at Holly Springs, MS and Hernando, MS. Enjoy volunteering at Memphis library--chairman, book sale committee for 30 plus years. Attend First Evangelical Church. Have enjoyed working with chairman, Jerry Renfrow on the East High 50th class reunion and looking forward to a great weekend April 23-24.

Clyde Dowling [last updated November, 1997]
I walked up Greer street and crossed Poplar in 1948 and began my education in the first grade at East.In 1960 I completed my education at East as a member of the first Twelve year club.
I attended Memphis State and had a tour in the Air Force. After the service I began a career with IBM where I spent 30 years and just recently retired . My career was spent in sales and Marketing management. I moved several times and had the good fortune to live in various parts of the country that I enjoyed. I started in Memphis, and lived in St. Louis, Kansas City, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.
I am now residing in a small community in the Panhandle of Florida. The town is Niceville, Florida and I devote most of my time to Golf. I have three children that are all grown and out on their own.
Would look forward to hearing from anyone from East that remembers me.....

Eugenia Dowling - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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James Vicory Duffel - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Patsy Ellington - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Jimmy Elliott [last updated August, 2005] [E-mail address updated May, 2010]
After graduation, attended Memphis State University, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. While attending MSU, worked for Conwood Corporation. After graduation, went to work for Dun & Bradstreet until I decided to enter the insurance business with Cook Treadwell & Harry in Memphis. Stayed in the insurance business for 20 years and ended up owning my own property-casualty insurance agency, specializing in insuring long-haul trucking companies. Left the insrance business in 1988 and have been doing various things since. Married Carol Adams in 1965 and we will celebrate our 40th anniversary on October 1, 2005. We have been blessed with three great children, Kevin, born in 1968, and Kerry and Kelly, twin girls born in 1971. Kevin and Kerry are still in the Memphis area, while Kelly is in Los Angeles. Hobbies include golf and fishing and, now, working on class reunions. The Class of 1960 just had its 45th class reunion and it was fantastic. We are looking forward to our 50th.
Anyone who wishes to, please feel free to email me.

Bob Ewart [last updated August, 2009]
My sister, Nancy Ewart Hammons, (class of 63) has been bugging me to post on this site, so here it is:
I graduated from UT-Knoxville with a BS in Engineering and worked for NASA, then Boeing in Saturn V launch operations at Kennedy Space Center. Moved to Houston in 1968 and worked for the Apollo space suit company, ILC Industries, during the lunar landing days. Moved to Aspen, CO in 1976 and worked for Comfort Products developing products for the ski and recreation industry. In 1978 I was hired by Martin Marietta (later Lockheed Martin) in Denver, and was transferred to back to Florida in 1980 to manage the Space Shuttle Booster parachute refurbishment operation at KSC. After the Challenger disaster in 1986, I transferred to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space Division in Orlando and worked on numerous Defense Dept projects before retiring in 2003.
I met and married Kristeen Walton in 1994 in Orlando and we moved to Tellico Plains, TN following my retirement. Between the two of us we have 5 children and 6 grandchildren, all living in Florida. Medically, we are the Multiple Couple. Kristeen has had Multiple Sclerosis since 1995 and has been in and out of remission since then. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2006 and after several chemo and radiation treatments and a stem cell transplant am in complete remission and feeling well (except for the age thing). We are looking forward to the 50th reunion.
390 Payne Rd
Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Harvey Goldner [posted November 11, 2007]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Nancy Greaves [posted February 10, 2008]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Bob Hasselle [last updated March, 2010]
After graduating from East High, I went to Southwestern College, and then to Tulane University for an MFA in Sculpture. I taught at Ohio State University, and ran the bronze foundry there. I was later head of the Sculpture Dept. at The Cincinnati Art Academy. After running a couple of private galleries and studios I am now semi retired, and am head of the Rock Hill Pottery Center. My wife, Dr. Caroline Everington, is Associate Dean of the College of Education here at Winthrop University. I have an open business facebook page called hasselle pottery.
I hope to get to the reunion

Grady Jones [last updated March, 2000]
Married for 34 years to same lucky women (not from Memphis-needed to find someone that did not know me). After high school I went into Marine Corps, then to college (several) finally landing a job with my fathers company. Never left, and some how worked my way up to president. I would like to hear from any of you so send me an E-Mail anytime.

Dot Jordan [posted September 21, 2009]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Stephanie Keegan [last updated January, 2013]
How ironic that my son would meet in NYC a woman from Memphis, TN. I thought he was kidding when he called. Angela Hurley and her 2 sisters graduated from Hutchinson and her parents still live in Memphis. He got a knick out of visiting the houses I had lived in, the church his Dad and I were married in and East. They were married in NYC and have a baby girl.

Nancy Langdon - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Don Lewis - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Patti Mann [last updated February, 2017]
Hi Everyone: It's been a while since I have updated my profile (2009). You may or may not recall that I have been fighting Melanoma Cancer since 1999, the same year as my retirement from the city of Smyrna, TN. I was in remission for 10 yrs but it has reared its head several times in recent years. I have been through a research program for Melanoma and have been in remission once again for the past 3 years. Thank you to Vanderbilt Cancer Research. Last Sept. 2nd.,I fell in a Kangaroo Market in VA. while on vacation and headed to Ocean City Maryland. Long story short; had to have a humerus (upper arm and ball) replacement. So, no more playing golf for me due to the fact I am unable to move my arm from the elbow up. Other than a few set-backs, I am doing fine and Jim and I will have our 52nd Anniversary this coming June 6th. Happy Life and Good Health to all.

Delores Mason [posted November 11, 2015]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Joe McCormack [last updated September, 2000]
Graduated from East in 1960 and Memphis State in January, 1967. Married the former Cheryl Bobbitt of Rome, MS, June 4, 1967. After graduation, entered the Army serving in Germany and Viet Nam as an infantry officer with my tour ending in 1970. Parented three childred Jennifer, Jessica and Jody. Been in the investment business for the past 30 years and am currently employed by Vining Sparks Securities, a regional brokeage firm that works with financial institutions.

George Mitchell [last updated August, 2012]
I went to East High from the first grade to the 12th grade. I was President of the 12 Year Club. Graduated from East High and went to Memphis State University and graduated with a major in Classical Languages in 1964. God called me into the ministry, so I went straight to Seminary and graduated in 1967 from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. I have been a Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Associate Pastor mainly in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. I have planted two churches and started two Christian schools. I taught Bible and Latin in a Christian School and have been a professor at Birmingham Theological Seminary in Birmingham, Alabama, where I taught Apologetics, Systematic Theology, Worship, Old and New Testament Survey, and, at the same time, was Chairman of the Practical Theology Department and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. I have my Doctor of Ministry from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Presently, I am the pastor of St. Luke Evangelical Church in Newton, KS. My first book will be published soon, "Forgiveness: Our Greatest Need, Our Greatest Gift."
I have 3 great children, 3 wonderful daughters-in-law and son-in-law, and 4 incredible grandchildren.

Forrest Linton Morgan [posted October 6, 2018]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Patsy Parchman [last updated February, 2010]
After 12 years at East High (member of the first 12-year club), I left TN and went to TX to Baylor University, graduating in 1964. Then I returned to Memphis and got my Master's at Memphis State. Upon that graduation, I joined the faculty there in the School of Business, teaching in the Office Administration area. In 1968, I married Sherman M. Franklin, whom I met on a blind date, arranged by a mutual friend. We had two terrific kids: Melanie Morgan Dreyer (now 36) and Timothy Sherman Franklin (now 33). They are both married, and each has two children. Melanie lives in the Dallas area and Tim in Franklin, TN. My husband was an attorney and on the faculty of the University of Memphis for 23 years, teaching law courses in the School of Business, and serving as Director of Development for the University for 10 years. He had a private law practice in which I worked with him for 25 years. In 2000, the Lord called him Home after a 3 year battle with a rare form of melanoma. He was the love of my life. I am active in my church, Germantown Baptist, and have been working full time there the last 2 years. It has been such fun to be on the committee that is planning our 50th Reunion this Spring. I'd love to hear from others of my "old" friends. Hope to see you in April. Please keep us updated on your whereabouts!

Lloyd Ramesy [posted August 4, 2012]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Johnny Sarber [last updated December, 2010]
Deceased. An obituary is available.

Prior to his death, Johnny Sarber was a participant with our alumni page. The following is his last posting with us.
[posted March, 2000]
P. O. Box 8338
Roanoke, VA 24014
Life has been good. Sorry I cannot make the reunion.

Terry Skinner [last updated July, 2008]
I began my schooling in first grade at East so am one of the 12 year club. I graduated from East in 1960 and have fond memories of English and American Literature classes especially. Then with psychology as major, I graduated Rhodes College in 1965, MA from University of Houston in 1972 and PhD from Texas A&M in 1992. Married twice, divorced twice, two wonderful daughters, both married, and four terrific grandchildren. I worked for about 14 years as an elementary counselor and associate school psychologist. While working on my Ph.D. and being single again, I took my grandmother's name Chadwick. I worked as Dr. Chadwick, Psychologist, for about 15 years with abused and problem children, families, juvenile sex offenders and finally elderly nursing home residents. I am now retired, but spend many hours a week caring for my two youngest grandchildren, age 4 and 1 while my daughter and her husband are off being physicians. After living in Houston for about 40 years; I "retired" to San Antonio in 01/2008 and love it. My passion for the past 25 years has been international folk and contra dancing. With the Houston International Folk Dancers I made a Romanian costume and danced on stage at various festivals. I continue dancing once or twice a week in San Antonio. I almost made it to the 2008 reunion, should be there for the next one.

Betty Sloan - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Jeddie Springfield [last updated August, 2007]
Currently singing with Washington Opera and continuing renovation of a Victorian (1892) country house. Married Nancy, a "Connecticut Yankee", in 1968 (still going strong). Three years at MSU; stint in Navy as Spanish linguist; finished music studies (1970) at CUA in D.C. Sang with Opera Society of Washington and in local theatres and churches (soloist) until move (1978) to (then) country, now exurbia. Lived in England (Harrogate, North Yorkshire-James Herriot country) for six years in the '80s, where renovated another house (also 1892). Lived in Rome (Italy) '93-'97, where employed at U.S. Embassy to Vatican and sang with "I Cantori" (professional Italian ensemble). Three children: daughter Jennifer, 25, employed at U.S. Embassy to Italy in Rome; son Jess, 23, Lieutenant of Marines learning to fly in Pensacola; daughter Jessica, 21, senior at Fordham U in "da Bronx" majoring in International Studies. The girls speak fluent Italian from the Rome stay and I manage. Looking forward to "Life on the Open Road" in my pre-owned Winnebago. Update begins here: Lost my beloved wife of nearly 35 years in 2002 to ovarian cancer; am now a grandfather to Matteo Leonardo Springfield-Whitlock (what a name!) thanks to my daughter Jennifer. Son Jess now a Captain of Marines flying CH-46's with 3 tours in Iraq and set to attend EWS at Quantico. Daughter Jessica living with me and becoming a nurse after two yrs. in the Peace Corps. Winnie parked while I sail my 35' S2 35C to various destinations on the Cheasapeake. Retired. so far, so good.

David Stehle [last updated March, 2000] [E-mail address updated September, 2004]
I am currently employed for the 2nd time by the FAA. Yes I was one of many Air Traffic Controllers fired by President Reagan in 1981. After 17 1/2 years I was hired back a year and a half ago. After the strike I spent 4 years as a Police Officer. Then I was in a Management Training program with a Plumbing Suppy House for several years before going to work with the Florida Lottery. This was a fun job and living in Gainesville FL. for ten years was great.But when asked to return to the job I really loved there was no second thought. I'm now a controller in Meridian,Ms. at the Approach Control Facility. A little older and slower but still loving it. The skies are safe believe me.
Thats all for This is your Life.

Sandra Stevens [last updated October, 2000] E-mail address updated August, 2002]

Gordon Taylor - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Julia Elizabeth Threefoot - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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Roy Twaddle [last updated August, 2001] [E-mail address updated May, 2002]
Graduated from Rhodes, biologist, Navy career (grey ships, married, 2 daughters, many moves, retired), social worker, politician (unelected), college professor. Anchored in Rhode Island.


N Waite [last updated November, 2017]
I'm in New York State, about 70 miles north of Wall Street.
Got a BS "Honors in Math" at Rhodes, did a summer math thingy at Vanderbilt, did some math teaching at Indiana University, met then married Emily, PBK, 'Summa Cum Laude', Woodrow Wilson, NSF, later Ph.D.
Worked in computing and applied math on national security problems around DC.
Got a call from Memphis to join FedEx. Saved the company twice, once with some software for scheduling the fleet and once with some applied math for some revenue projections -- both of intense interest by the BoD.
Got a Ph.D. in applied math, stochastic optimal control, at Johns Hopkins. Was a B-school prof at Ohio State then joined an artificial intelligence group at IBM's Watson lab.
My wife died.
Now I've done some applied math and software for a startup. My view is that Google, Bing, etc. do well in about 1/3rd of search. I'm going for the "safe for work" parts of the other 2/3rds. The key to my work is doing well on the 'meaning' of the content. That way I can do well with text but also still images, old movies and TV shows, recorded music, etc.
To the users, the work will be just an especially simple Web site. Uh, users will never enter keywords, and knowledge of English is essentially not needed.
Currently I have the software apparently ready to go live and am doing some routine things for gathering initial data, an alpha test, then a beta test.
I remember the girls at East! Gorgeous!
One day, in the spring of 1957, at lunch, on the west entrance of the building, under the big portico, next to the big columns, I first saw Gogi White, East 1962. She was next to the northern most column with her back to the column and was and remains the prettiest human female I ever saw in person or otherwise.
We talked on the phone and in person several times a week, went to the Howard Johnson's on the south side of Poplar a little west of East for the Jacques Pepin fried clam invention Sea Dogs and Swiss Chocolate Almond ice cream.
I fell in love with her and am still in love with her. She died a few years ago.
In the fall of 1958, we had a terrible misunderstanding from poor communications from fear of communicating. I handled that situation poorly, and we broke up. I saw her only once more, by accident, in the spring of 1959.
When my startup goes live, I'll announce here.

Linda Wilbanks [last updated May, 2005]
After 12 years at East, I enrolled at the University of Tennessee and was graduated in 1964, marrying John Morgan from Jackson that December when he finished AF pilot training. After six years in the AF in Savannah, Ga.(where I taught 11th and 12th grade English) and southern California, we moved to Atlanta in 1970 and remained 32 years. While John flew for Delta, I was mom and later a realtor for 24 years. When John retired in 2001, we moved to the country--Reynolds Plantation at Lake Oconee--100 miles east of Atlanta, where we enjoy golf (I'm a rookie at 62), boating, reading, travel, gardening and a great group of new 60-something friends. Our son John lll "Tripp" is a Presbyterian minister in Atlanta; our daughter Cathy and family live in Nashville where we visit our two sweet grandchildren ages 3 and 9 months as often as possible. In the fall, we are usually at football games in Knoxville, where my parents still live, and as some away games too. Oh yes, I still love sports. Although I have attended many reunions, I look forward to seeing friends at the 45th in June. I have studied the yearbook to remind myself of what we don't look like anymore. You can reach me by email at: . If you get to Reynolds, please call--we are in the phone book.

Earl Winn - Deceased. An obituary is available.
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People who attended East with the class of 1960 but were not graduated from East.

Linda Baker [last updated July, 1998]
I am a home care nurse, for the elderly. I have just moved to California a short while ago, from Atmore Ala. I am a widow, I like horse back riding, skating, and jumping out of airplanes. My real love for adventure is mountain climbing. I have recently started my own business as a bail bond agent, for people that jump bail, I find it very interesting the people you can meet. I have no kids, wouldn't be able to find the time back when I was very active, I am now 56 yrs.
Thank You for letting me share.
Linda Colacion
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Andrew Morgret [last updated October, 2016]
Now Associate Professor of Accounting at Christian Brothers University. Still enjoy teaching for the most part, and I am still at it full-time at age 75.

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