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The East High Alumni Page presents:

The East High Class of 1962
East High School, Memphis, Tennessee
Class Reunion Information-click here
Class Classics - class specific memories and pictures
Classics updated Oct., 2007

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Jimmy Allbritten
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Pat Baldwin [last updated April, 2012]
Life continues to be a great adventure.
For more than you'll ever want to know about me, check my new profile on Facebook under the name Patricia Dancy.
East High was of great benefit to me--not just the excellent academic atmosphere, but the opportunity to associate with so many bright, decent people and to experience an institutional culture fairly enlightened for the mid-century Deep South.
I remember so many teachers with great regard and so many fellow students with affection. You were all so kind and friendly to a really poor kid from a really weird family. It moves me to tears to think how much better life has been for me just because you all treated me with respect rather than bullying and ridiculing me.
I'm hoping to find out more about the 50th reunion--would love to come if I can.

Barbara Bell
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to her death, Barbara Bell was a participant with our alumni page. The following was her last posting with us:
[posted February, 1999]

After graduation, I worked at Nationwide Insurance Company, became a flight attendent for Delta Airlines and in 1968, married Jim McDonough. We had two daughters and one son. Our daughter, Meredith died in 1988 after a car accident. My best friend and brother, Gene Bell, died in 1996.After 22 years in Adamsville TN,we now live in Memphis and are the proud Grandparents of Carson, a bouncing baby boy. Please contact me through either of my sisters, Connie ('71) at or Beth ('77) at . I would love to hear from friends and am especially looking for Gay Paul.

Jacqueline Boston [last updated September, 2008] [E-mail address updated April, 2010]
WOW! I am really excited about this web site! I had no idea that it existed until my sister (who graduated in 1963) started searching for any information about East. After graduation, I re-locacted with my husband to Northern California. We had 2 children, Julie who is now 33 and Scott who is 39. Julie also lives in Mississippi and is married. She and her husband, a chemical engineer, just presented me with a beautiful grandson 3 weeks ago! Scott lives in Reno, NV and is a K-9 police officer. His wife received her PHD in special education and accepted a position as a professor at the Univ of NV in Reno. They have 2 children aged 8 and 10. I divorced in 1975 but I continued to live in CA. I attended classes at a local community college and received my business degree. I worked for General Motors 25 years and retired in 1988. I then re-located back to the South.........it will always be home. I also had 10 fun filled years working at Nike in Memphis. But it was time to hang up my sneakers, kick back, and travel. So that is what I did in May of this year. It was one of the best decisions of my life! I now live on 3 1/2 acres in beautiful Southaven, MS which is just across the state line from Memphis. I have been on 3 cruises and leave October 12th on my 4th! I have traveled through Europe and the Greek Islands. Traveing is just in my blood! I have been an active volunteer with various animal groups, including the Katrina disaster! I would love to hear from any fellow East graduates. My e mail is [below]. chow!

Barbara Calhoun [last updated October, 2010]
I married a dentist and have lived in Knoxville Tennessee for 40 years, along withour 2 daughters. I worked in the travel industry for about 15 years, but now I enjoy my 5 grandchildren, golf, bridge, Texas holdem and life in general. Am looking forward to our next class reunion!

James Calliham [posted August 4, 2019]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Lana Jay Crenshaw
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Carolyn Cousins
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Ray Davenport
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Steve Davie [last updated September, 2002]

Michael DeArmey [last updated October, 1998] [E-mail address updated December, 2002]
After graduating from East High in 1962, I attended Memphis State University. I changed majors at least six times, and had at least 2 'existential crises,' but finally graduated with majors in Philosophy, Anthropology, and Latin. I attended graduate school in philosophy at Tulane University, and received my M.A. and Ph.D. there. In 1985-86 I was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Yale University. Presently I am professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Mississippi, where I offer courses in American philosophy, Greek philosophy, Sartre, and philosophical psychology. I have a daughter, Lisa, who is a nurse in Memphis. My interests outside the university are my Amazon parrot, golf, and my Victorian turret house.

Anne Dilworth [last update January, 2012]
I am retired after 31 years of teaching. My husband, Jeff, still has a full time dental practice in Hyde Park in South Tampa. I have 2 step sons and a grandson born in Oct, 2011.

Joanne Draper
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Mason Ezzell [last updated July, 2015]
After graduation from East High, I attended Memphis State University. I graduated with a BBA degree in January 1967. At graduation, I received my commission as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF. I spent 5 years as a pilot accumulating over 3000 flying hrs. In 1972 I left the service, and moved back to Memphis. In 1975 I started my own business, Lamination Service Inc. (LSI) Today LSI employee’s approximately 50 people, selling ID identification related equipment and supplies, wide format printing and vehicle wraps. I have been retired for 10 years and my Son runs the business. In 1965 I married Jane Beck, a Hutchison graduate. We have 3 great children. Lisa Putman, 49, Janie Sims, 46, and Mason III 41. We have 8 grandchildren and just celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Jane and I love to travel together. I enjoy playing golf, snow skiing, scuba diving and of course sending out emails to friends and family. I have been active in volunteer work like Meal on Wheels, Tennessee State Guard retiring as a Lt. Col, and a van driver for the VA hospital here in Memphis. I have kept in touch with many of our 62 classmates, and have enjoyed helping with the planning of all our class reunions. My business web site is www.yourLSI.com and my email is .My phone number is 901-791-2639 and would love to talk with any old friends from East High.

Jo Fly
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Jodi Francis [last updated January, 2008]
Hello, to all former classmates!
I attended East High from the 2nd grade until graduation in 1962. I feel so fortunate that I could attend a school close by my home...and the same one for 11 years!
I now live in Franklin, Tennessee having moved from Texas, and New Mexico We lived out west for about 29 years.
It's good to be back in Tennessee.
After high school, I attended Mississippi College, in Clinton, MS. I met my husband, Morris H. Chapman,of Jackson, MS and we married in Aug., 1963. We moved to Texas and having changed majors from Speech and Drama ,I completed a degree in nursing in 1973, and my husband completed his doctorate in 1975. Our entire family seemed like professional students...the last one to get a degree was in 1991.
We have two grown children, Chris, married to Renee Sullivan, and Stephanie, married to Scott Evans . We are blessed to have all our children and Grandchildren living in Franklin. We have 8 grandchildren... 5 boys and three girls. My mother passed away in 1990 and my father, John Francis in 2006. My husband is President/CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention, since 1992,His offices are located in Nashville.We have the priviledge of traveling extensively in the US and overseas. I am not a good traveler..but I do like being there once we arrive!
I used to be on a Christian speakers circuit,speaking mainly to Ladies Conferences and Retreats...mostly church related, but have slowed down a bit. I still love to have fun, laugh, and sometimes still play the ukelele! I keep in touch with Jane Nichols (Simpson)(we were joined at the hip in high school) and Sharon Scott (Cornelius)..EVEN Joe Weller!
If you are ever our way, give me a call.

Bob Frank [updated July 22, 2019]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Prior to his death, Bob Frank was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us:
[posted September, 2018]
The old days are gone now, but we had some fun while they lasted.
I never will forget!

Wait a minute. What were we talking about?

Oh, yeah. The old days. I never will forget!

Shelley Fraser [last updated November, 2000]
I live in Gainsville, Florida, am the mother of two grown children and the author of the novels The Queen of October, Replacing Dad, (which was a CBS movie in 1999 and the forthcoming novel The Turning Hour, also a collection of essays, The Kids ARE Gone; The Dog is Depressed & Mom's on the Loose. I am a commentator on public radio and live on a farm with my husband, my dog, and 3 horses.

Bobby Gammon
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bobby Gibson
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Karla Gerstenberger
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bobby Grout [last updated April, 2019]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.
Prior to his death, Bobby Grout was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us:
[posted March, 2005]

I've had a delightful time reading the various profiles of those of my classmates who have posted to this site, and I'm thankful to Glen for his email updates.
With this update, I'll be more brief than previously. After graduating from East High, I went on to Vanderbilt University, graduated in 1966, went on to the University of Virginia School of Law, graduated from UVa in June, 1969, and then moved to Atlanta upon graduation. I joined what was then a small law firm of 12 lawyers and I'm still with that same firm, although we now have over 500 lawyers. I've been very fortunate with my career here.
Personally, I married Marsha Karkula, a 1963 graduate of White Station High School and a 1967 graduate of Memphis State and we're still happily married. We have two sons, one a graduate of Princeton University and the other a graduate of the University of Virginia. My oldest son is married and has given us two grandchildren, ages 4 and 1. Most of Marsha's and my conversations are about retirement: when, how, where, etc. I still very much enjoy practicing law so I think I'll give it three or four more years before hanging it up. I'm still very close to my twin brother, Jim, who lives in the Nashville area with his family.
Over the years I've been truly astounded over the quality of the education we received from East High. Around the office I'm known as a real stickler for spelling, sentence structure, grammar and the like, and I owe all of that to Mrs. Sealy and others like her. I am indebted to all of the teachers who were on East High's roster in the late 50's and early 60's. Thanks to all of you.

Jimmy Grout [last updated August, 2009]
Here's an update as of August 2009. I've retired! And it's great! Just received my Medicare card in the mail... another milestone.
Life is still lots of fun. I'm still married to Paula... 42 years! She's still a Realtor in the Nashville area and is deeply involved with our church. She went back to Divinity School at Vanderbilt for an advanced degree a few years ago... a journey she had wanted to take for a long time.
We have one (only one... boo hoo!) grandchild, a grandson who is nine. My three children are in the Washington DC area, Denver, and here in Nashville. All are healthy and still employed, although my son is in the commercial real estate business and is waiting for the turnaround.
We bought a house in Bigfork, Montana on the Flathead Lake about 7 years ago and spend lots of time out there. It's not far from the western entrance to Glacier National Park, and the scenery is beautiful.
I gave up motorcycling two years ago the moment I hit a car that turned in front of me. I survived that one but thought, why push my luck? So I spend my time playing golf, living in Montana, and pursuing my hobby, photography. In fact, check out my website at www.jimgrout.com. Let me know what you think.
I still talk to my bro Bob (aka Bobby to the East High faithful) almost every day, and we share the latest news on the economy, the stock market, computers, photography, politics, and all the deadbeats in Washington. We're still best friends after almost 65 years. Still don't dress alike, but we sure do think alike.
I enjoy the emails from Glen Stewart about East High and my '62 classmates. I hope that each of you update your class info so I can learn what you're up to. I'd love to make one of your reunion picnics soon.
In the meantime, email me when you get a chance. Best wishes and best of health from Jimmy Grout.

Luci Gutman [last updated June, 2000]
I attended East High from 1949 -Kindergarten, until graduation,May 24, 1962, spending all my school years at East High! I now live in Florida, and work for the Flagler County School System....as the nurse at one of the elementary schools and I love it. I am married (July 15 will be 29 years) and have two children...Tami, 26, who will graduate from the Univ. of Central Fla in December, and Bubba, 24, who is with the Outback Steakhouse and going to college. My husband, Larry, is the head mechanic at the bus garage for the school system. After leaving East High, I went to UT in Knoxville, then Memphis State, then moved to NYC and flew for American Airlines for 2 years - met Larry, got married, and decided to go to nursing school. Graduated from All Saints Episcopal Nursing School in Jan.1972 -in Ft. Worth, Tx....and moved to El Paso due to my husband's job. Had Tami, then we were transferred back to Ft. Worth....and then came Bubba (He is really Larry, Jr.) We have moved back and forth between Fla and Tx since 1977 - Larry was general manager for a boat manufacturer, and we had to move often....Now, we have settled in, and have been in Palm Coast for almost 4 years. The beach is wonderful, and we love it here. I haven't been back to Memphis since 1988 - but keep in touch with family and friends that still live there. Thanks for doing the web page!

Bonnie Hapes [last updated June, 2009]
Here's an update 6-25-2009. Retirement is wondeful! Drawing my civil service retirement and lovin it. I now have 3 grandchildren and one on the way. My youngest daughter, Beth, had her first child 2-21-09, Madison. They live in Myrtle Beach, SC, so I am able to see her quite often. My son and wife are expecting their second son in July. My husband retires next year and we are currently finalizing plans for our retirement in Catawba Springs Golf Community, Hickory, NC. The plans are drawn up; just need a little tweeking. Hickory is a great little town with the quaintness of a small town and the amenities of a large city. Rolling hills, mountains, 1 hours from Ashville, NC.
, Class of 1962! Bonnie Hapes (now Lazarow) here. It was good to read the alumni profiles, but wish there were more. After graduating, I entered Lambuth College, Jackson, TN. I graduated with a BA with a double major in Religion and English and a minor in sociology. Upon graduation in 1966, I traveled to Madison, NJ to attend Drew University, where I earned my Masters in Religious Education in 1968. Long about June, I went to work at the Director of Education and Youth at Packanack Community Church in Wayne, NJ. I am married to Art Lazarow, Jr. He is employed by the Space and Warfare Center (SPAWAR, the Navy's electronic command). We have 3 children, Jennifer Lee, Brian Andrew, and Elizabeth Ellen. Jennifer is married to Billy Saulman and they have 2 children, Jared who is now 6 and Brayden Alexandra who is 6 moths. They live in Newport News, VA. Brian is married and he and Wendy live in Olympia, WA. Brian works for a government contractor after serving in the Army (Ranger).
Beth is getting married March 2006 and lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Art and I moved to Mt Pleasant, SC (in the Charleston Area) in 1999. I was your tax dollar at work for 23 years, as a civil service employee, mostly at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA, in the Ordnance and Supply Departments. Any of you who were aboard a Navy ship probably at one time or another received material from that Station. We were extremely busy during Desert Storm shipping explosives and loading ships. During the last three years at Yorktown, I was the Logistics Manager for the NATO Seasparrow Missile electronic equipment. A very exciting position as I was responsible for all the electronic equipment being de-installed from decommissioning ships as well as the overhauled equipment shipped to brand new ships. I am now employed by a government contractor, Stanley Associates, Inc. as the Contracts Team Leader for the IT Products Group of Stanley Associates, Inc, North Charleston, SC. We sell primarily to the Marines, Navy and Army. Our IT Products are installed on Navy ships. I look back on my high school years with fond memories. I don't think I ever missed a football game or a basketball game. I've often wondered where everyone was and just plugged in EAST HIGH SCHOOL MEMPHIS TN into the web search block, and here you are!
Would love to hear from some of you.....

Jaye Heeren [last updated February, 2002]
In May of 1968, joined the Foreign Service and spent nearly one year as a Secretary in the Political Section of our Embassy in Bonn, Germany. Returned to the U.S. in April, 1969 after becoming engaged to Bob Sloan, a Canadian and an Official for the NHL, whom I met in Memphis prior to leaving for Europe. We married in May of 1969 and moved to Toronto, Canada, where we had two children, Jason, now 27, and Jennifer, now 25. In 1978 Bob retired from the NHL and we relocated to Franklin, TN. We moved to Brentwood after a few years and have called that home ever since. After spending several years in the healthcare field in facilities management and personnel administration, I am now with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Nashville as Manager of Human Resources on a contract with Nortel Networks. Bob is a Builder/Developer specializing in Custom Homes in the $500,000 and up range and currently working on a new residential/equestrienne center project in South Williamson County. Bob also now does the Video Replay for the NHL at all of the Nashville Predators games so he is in hog heaven. Our daughter recently relocated to Houston where she produces the 6:00 Evening News on KTRK-TV, the ABC affiliate after spending two years at WKRN, Channel 2, as an Associate Producer and then Producer of the Morning Show. Jason is now a Sr. Account Executive with Newsouth Communications here in Nashville and married Monie Proctor, a High School Spanish Teacher, two years ago. They recently bought their first house about 15 minutes from where we live. My email address is:

John Hoffman ("Doc")
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bille Hollie
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Jeri Lynn Kahn [last updated May, 2010]
For 28 years, I was an elementary teacher (K-5) and an Elem. Asst. Principal with Shelby County Schools. As of June 2006, I decided it was time to retire and move closer to my children and grandchildren who all reside in Tampa. My unmarried son, 42, works for CBS and my daughter(39) is an attorney and her husband is a geological engineer. I wanted to be close enough to help out with the girls, ages 6 & 8, and enjoy family activities, yet far enough to create a life for myself. I live just across Tampa Bay from them. I thought I might get bored in retirement, but much to my surprise, I am busier now than when I was working. I hold many volunteer positions, but my favorite is being a head usher at Ruth Eckerd Hall (much like the Orpheum). I am still a lover of the outdoors and go to the beach weekly since it is only 10 minutes away. I own a kayak, take kick boxing at the ladies gym, and have found some wonderful new friends here in Florida. Needless to say, I still keep in contact with old friends and classmates through e-mail and Facebook. Oh, the fb can be addictive.

Charlotte Kinsey [last updated June, 2009]

Nancy Lowe [last updated November, 2011]
I married Harry E. Lewis who graduated in 1961 from East High. We had three children, two boys and one girl. Our middle child Tammy was killed by a car at the age of 19. We have six grandchildren and two great grands.
I opened the first day care center that provided care to newborns and owned and operated such center for thirty two years.
I presently work part time at M & T. Bank. I have written five novels and plan to work on getting them published. We have traveled extensively both in the United States and in Europe.
We have purchased a motorhome and plan within the next couple of years to head south for the winter.
We have enjoyed boating, water skiiing, motorcycling, camping and traveling.
I am currently in excellent health and am thankful.

Jane Nichols [last updated September, 2018]
I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where, except for a few years after my birth when we lived in Northern Mississippi, I lived until 1962. That was when I left for college, never to return, except for short visits to my family. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, where I majored in English, History and minored in Secondary Education. Right out of college, I found employment with Eastern Airlines as a reservations agent, based in Houston, Texas. Because of the company’s generous free airline passes, which I received as a part of my job, I was able to travel all over the world, for the seven years I worked there (1966 to 1975). Later, I became a teacher and seminar organizer for the Peaceable Kingdom Organic Plant Institute in Washington, Texas.
In 1978, I moved to a rural area near the quaint gold-rush town of Nevada City, in a beautiful, mountainous area of Northern, California. There I met and married my husband, John Simpson. We live in a comfortable dome-home, which is a part of a cooperative spiritual community called Ananda Village. Google it you like. In addition to my primary devotion to yoga, meditation, holistic healing, and all related subjects, I am a hiker, musician, herb gardener, gourmet vegetarian cook, and nature-lover.
I now spend much of my time writing, and I am the author of several books. “Savitri” is my spiritual/pen-name. You may check out my books on my author’s page website: www.savitrisimpson.com and/or contact me directly at

Sarah Jane Nichols
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Sharon Scott [last updated July, 2001]
Hello to my fellow East High Graduates, class of "62 ! It's been fun catching up on news from those I knew YEARS ago!
After graduation, I attended Memphis State University, majoring in English, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi, and a little sister to Kappa Alpha. I met my future husband, quit school and received my MRS. I'm the mother of 3 grown and married children (all with families) that live in Mphs/Germantown/Collierville areas. Christy Campbell, daughter, is 34, married to Chris Campbell ,Jr., (son of former classmate, Chris Campbell), with children Christopher age 10 yrs. and Lauren, age 7; son, Jimmy Murphy, age 29, is a Vet. with Collierville Pet Hospital; he and wife Jennifer have two daughters, Claire, 19 mos, and Kate, 1 week old. Son, Scott Murphy, is a vice president/ controller with ResortQuest International; he and his wife, Martha, have a daughter, Maggie, 6 mos., and live in Collierville. After 14 years of marriage I divorced, but remarried in 1979 to Leland Cornelius, who practiced family medicine in Germantown, (recently retired).
We enjoy our condo on Oak Island, off the North Carolina coast, and with a big family ( I also have 4 step-children and 9 step grandchildren) we're always celebrating something!
In Dec.2000, I was honored as a "Hometown Hero" by the city of Germantown, for my work with "Wee Care", an organization that provides smocked infant gowns to area hospitals for premies.
I keep in touch with Jodi (Francis) Chapman, but would enjoy hearing from others.
Sue Sheffield [last updated January, 2005]
After spending on a year and a half at the University of Tennessee, I quit school and married at the age of 19. After divorcing 7 years later, my adventures began. I had two sons and no clue about how to take care of all of us. Between then and now, I got a clue and obtained two graduate degrees and several jobs in management consulting or human resources. I relocated to Arizona in 1999 and am having great fun living in a place very different from where I grew up and lived for so long. I am in private practice full-time as a mental health counselor/psychotherapist and some friends and I have recently started a new company, ManagersAdvantage.com, that provides management advice for a small fee via email. One of the real perks with our practice is that we schedule time each day to go to the gym and play racquetball together. My older son, Scott, is not married, lives in California and works for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My younger son, David, is married and lives in Charleston, SC, with his wife, Kelly, and son, Jack. That means I am a grandmother, which is lots of fun. The education I received at East was the finest anyone could have received anywhere (although I didn't particularly value it at the time). I am always amazed at what a good basis I had for all future education and work.
Janice Smith
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Phil Stephens
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Glen W. Stewart, Jr. [last updated August, 2009]
Spouse: Margaret
Children: Glen III and Kimberly
Grandchildren: Grandchildren: Jonathan (b. 1994), Lauren (b. 1996), Spencer (b. 2003), and Allison (b. 2005)
Occupation: Retired Senior Marketing Specialist for Federal Express
Spouse's occupation: Retired Elementary School Counselor
I graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and from the University of Memphis with a Master of Science degree in Instructional Design. After college I was an air traffic controller at the Memphis Air Route Traffic Control Center for 14 years. I worked for Federal Express for 21 1/2 years and retired in January! 2007.
After playing various sports all my life, now my main activities are running and golf. I played shortstop or left field in 10 National Industrial Slow-Pitch Championship tournaments. During one tournament I had an .818 batting average. In 2002 I was inducted into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame for my participation in slow-pitch softball.
In the 1998 State Senior Olympics I won the Free-throw Shooting contest and in 2000 I placed second.
I have run road races all over the world, including Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, Cancun, Dublin, Brussells, Kuala Lumpur, Budapest, Prague, Manchester, Lucerne, Sydney, and Durban, South Africa. I have run 11 marathons, including 3 Boston Marathons, one of which (April 1995) I ran with my wife Margaret. In April 2002 I ran a marathon with my daughter Kimberly. I set the Tennessee state records in the following races: 49-year old men in a 5k race (17:48), 1994; 50-year old men in a marathon (3:08:31), 1994; 59-year old men in a 1-mile race (6:13.84), 2003; 61-year old men in a 1-mile race (6:14.1), 2006; 64-year old men in a 1-mile race (6:25.0), 2009.
My wife and I plan on running a race in every state. As of July 2009, we have run in 16 states. When I'm not running or playing golf, I fish while at our cabin on Bear Creek at Pickwick Lake.

Jim Sullivan [last updated January, 2010] [E-mail address updated January, 2015]
Where now: Charlottesville, VA
With whom: Gail (married 1969)
Proudest accomplishment: Children -- Karen (1972), Tabb (1975), Jamie (1978)
World’s best grandchild: Austin (2007)
Most anticipated event: Grandchild 2, due circa Earth Day 2010
Education beyond East: Rhodes (Biology), University of Virginia (Embryology), Virginia Tech (Wildlife Biology)
Job before retirement: biological photographer and microscopist
Most unique accomplishment: provided videomicroscopy of “The Pine Bluff Variant” for The X-Files (1998)
Job in retirement: teaching microbiology to 3 million annually at cellsalive.com
Favorite toy: the Digital SLR in my hands at any given moment
Most used software: Photoshop with NIK Viveza plug-in
Favorite destination: Waterlemon Key, St. John, USVI
Recent acquisition: Medicare Card

Diane Talbert
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Graydon Todd
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Lynn Wagner [last updated August, 2011]
After high school graduation I attended Ole Miss. I was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority and I am still active in the Memphis alumnae. I graduated from Ole Miss in 1966 with a triple major in English,history,and sociology. I worked for the Girl Scouts as a field advisor and camp organizer for 3 years.Then I returned to graduate school at Memphis State in sociology. I worked 3 years for the city of memphis as a social worker. I have worked for the State of Tn. for 37 yrs as a vocational counselor with the employment office.(Department o Labor and Workforce).I have been married for 30 years to my husband George. He had 4 daughters when we married. We now have 11 grandchildren. I remained good friends with Mary Jane Gilluly (Lessley) and we roomed together our freshman year. Jo Fly was one of my best friends since Jr. High but she passed this summer and I miss her. I would love to hear from some of the former Mustangs.

John Welch [last updated October, 1998]
After graduation in 1962, I attended Southwestern and Memphis State. I married Barbara Wardle of La Grange, IL in April, 1969. I graduated from Memphis State and became a father, both in August of 1970. Our two children are now grown and we have two grandchildren. I went to work as an accountant for International Harvester in 1969 in their Memphis Farm Equipment Sales office and was transferred to Chicago in 1975. I obtained Certified Public Accountant status in 1977. I was transferred to International Harvester's offices in Hamilton, Ont. from 1979 to 1981 and returned to Chicago in 1981.
International Harvester sold its farm equipment business to Tenneco in 1985 and, as part of the re-organization, I ended up working with Tenneco's farm equipment subsidiary, Case Corp. in Racine, WI. I took an early retirement package in 1997 and Barbara and I moved to Henderson, NV.(Las Vegas) in the summer of 1998. I've continued to play golf over the years and, in later life, have taken up jogging in the never ending battle to stay young (or at least reasonably active). My e-mail address is

Joe Weller
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Gogi White
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Richard White [last updated November, 2009]

Richard White

People who attended East with the class of 1962 but were not graduated from East.
Carole Cook
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Olney Wesley Edmiston
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Bill Hurteau [updated December, 2012]
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Prior to his death, Bill Hurteau was a participant with our alumni page. The following was his last posting with us:
[posted May, 2011]
I thought it might be time to up date my profile. Peggie and I retired to Middle Tennessee about three years ago. We love the area as we are surrounded by state parks and waterfalls. The flowers here are beautiful as well as the mountians. We are about an hour from the Smokie Mountians.
We were able to be retired about a year before the community got us involved in founding their first museum in the county. We now run three of them. Due to strokes and cancer my doctors have made me slow down, so now Peggie does most of the running of the museums. We have five children and three grand children. My newest grandson is named after me so it starts all over again. We have another " Billy " in the world. My sister from Arizonia was visiting here and I got her to update her profile. I would love to here from some of my old class mates even though I got to go to East High for four years. I hope to attend the next get together in Shelby Forest.

Junior Minga
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Richard Moskovitz
Deceased. An obituary is available. Click here to read the obituary.

Frank Shelton [last updated June, 2014]

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