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SYMPATHY


Notices listed generally in the order received* and remain posted on this page for about 1 year.
Earlier notices may be found in the sympathy notice archives section. The posting of sympathy notices begin in mid-1999, we regret that notices of sympathy for earlier events are not included, however, we would consider including any from any time period upon submission and confirmation. Please also understand that The East High Alumni Page has no comprehensive database of names of alumni, faculty or their families, so your help in letting us know of news of alumni is appreciated. You may contact us at editor@EastHigh.org.

The East High Alumni Page joins the entire East High community in expressing our sympathy to:

... the family of Kakie Jones ('55), who died October 12, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Wedensday, October 17, 2018, Routunda, West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery.

... the family of Forrest Linton Morgan ('60), who died October 1, 2018. The family included his late brother, Jimmy Morgan ('63).
An obituary is available.
Visitation and services were held October 5, 2018.

... the family of Harriette Mathewes ("Bubbles") ('53), who died September 20, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Memorial service 4 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Ann Arbot, Michigan.
Funeral service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018, Church of the Holy Communion, Memphis.

... the family of Roger Fakes ('56), who died September 16, 2018. The family included his siter, the late Ann Fakes ('52) and widower of the late Gibby Hall ('58).
An obituary is available.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis.
Visitation: follows the memorial service at the church.

... the family of Grace Virginia Talley Yerian, of Memphis, who died September 15, 2018. The family includes her son, Bill Yerian ('68)
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, Trezevant Manor, St. Edward Chapel (177 N. Highland St.), Memphis.

... the family of Susan Clem ('57), who died September 10, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Funeral services: 2 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.

... the family of Hester Power, 95, of Memphis, who died September 5, 2018. The family includes her daughters, Pat Power ('65) and Sandi Power ('68).
Funeral services were to be private.

... the family of Woodie Murdoch (associated with the Class of '73), who died August 20, 2018.
An obituary is available.

... the family of Lynn Wilson ('73), 62, who died July 20, 2018. The family included her late sister, Libby Wilson ('69).
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 1 p.m. July 29, 2018, Germantown Presbyterian Church, Germantown, TN.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. July 29, 2018, Germantown Presbyterian Church, Germantown, TN.

... the family of David Bratton ('67), 69, who died July 20, 2018. The family includes his sister Barbara Bratton ('64).
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 1-3 p.m. July, 24, 2018, Brentwood United Methodist Church , 309 Franklin Rd ., Brentwood, Tennessee.
Memorial service: 3 p.m. July, 24, 2018, Brentwood United Methodist Church , 309 Franklin Rd ., Brentwood, Tennessee.

... the family of Joanne Loewenberg ('51), who died April 29, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Services were held June 8, 2018.

... the family of Buck Buckingham ('55), 81, of Fiarhope, Alabama, who died May 14, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Services were held June 22, 2018.

... the family of Joe Davis ('59), 76, of Memphis, who died June 14, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in the chapel, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis.
Reception & visitation .: follows the service in the Salmon Room, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis.

... the family of Loraine Evans ('63), 73, who died June 14, 2018. The family includes her brother, Lawrence Evans ('61).
An obituary is available.
Memorial services will be announced at a later time.

... the family of Jeanne Dobson Settles, of Memphis, who died June 9, 2018. The family includes her sons, Eddie Settles (associated with the Class of '69) and Tony Settles (class association year undetermined). She was the wife of the late Andy Settles (Faculty), head football coach of East High 1959-1962.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Visitation: 9-10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Funeral service: 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Burial: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Shiloh Cemetery, Garland, Tennessee.

... the family of Catherine Clark ('56), 79, of Denver, Colorado, who died May 16, 2018. The family includes two of her sisters who are alumni, Ellen Clark ('53) and Susan Clark ('64). Her mother was the late Dorothy Clark (Faculty c1960-1967).
An obituary is available.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. June 30, 2018, Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado.
Memphis memorial service: According to the family, a memorial service and internment of ashes will be held in Memphis in October at Memorial Park Cemetery.

... the family of Doris Morton Wright, 97, of Greenville, South Carolina, who died March 2, 2018. The family includes her children, Linda Wright ('64) and Pam Wright ('68).
Services were held in Memphis March 10.

... the family of Shirley Wilkes (51) 84, of Memphis, who died May 18, 2018. As a student at East High, she authored the words to the school's alma mater.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Memorial service: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Reception: in the Parkside Event Center at Memorial Park following the memorial service.

... the familly of Judy Clifton ('68), 66, of Knoxville, Tennessee, who died September 2, 2017. The family includes her brother Duane Clifton ('76).
An obituary is available.

... the family of Monty Gelwix, 66, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who died May 10, 2018. the family includes his wife, Barbara Price ('68).
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018, Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

... the family of Dolores Sansone ('52), 83, of Memphis, who died April 12, 2018.
An obituary is available.

... the family of Gloria Ellen Dowd ('52), 83, of Charlotte, North Carolina, who died August 30, 2017.
An obituary is available.

... the family of Carol Ezzell ('61), 75, of Dickson, Tennessee, who died April 23, 2018. The family includes her siblings Mason Ezzell ('62) and Frances Ezzell ('66).
An obituary is available.
A gathering of family and friends will held at a later date.

... the family of Caroline "Patty" Dixon, 94, of Memphis, who died April 12, 2018. The family includes at least three children who are alumni, Caroline Dixon ('64), Agnes Dixon ('67), and Parks Dixon (associated with the Class of '69).
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, St. John's Episcopal Church, Memphis.

... the family of Glen McCage (associated with the Class of '68), 70, who died March 20, 2018. An obituary is available.
Services were held March 22, 2018.

... the family of Sterling Williams ("Pat"), who died April 8, 2018. An obituary is available.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Sparks Chapel, Briarcrest Christian School, 76 South Houston Levee Road, Eads, Tennessee.

... the family of Billy White ('51), who died February 12, 2017. The family included his sister the late Mary Sue White (class association unknown).
An obituary is available.
Services were February 17, 2017.

... the family of Bootsie Lane ('55), 80, who died October 18, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Services were held October 28, 2017 in Simonton, Texas

... the family of Emily Fargotstein ('66), 69, of Memphis, Tennessee, who died January 24, 2018. The family includes several siblings who are alumni of East Susan Fargotstein ('62), Laura Fargotstein ('70), Shep Fargotstein ('72) and the late Gayle Fargotstein ('63).
An obituary is available.
Funeral services: 2 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, Levy-Cooper Chapel, Temple Israel Cemetery, 1708 Hernando Road, Memphis.

... the family of Rae Jean Hay ('55), 80, who died January 20, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Services are private.

... the family of Jimmy Canfield ('51), 86, who died January 19, 2018.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.

... the family of Don Joel Leachman ('54), 81, of Memphis, died January 11, 2018.
An obituary is available.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

... the family of Rose Webb Owen, 95 of Memphis, who died December 18, 2017. The family includes her children Judy Owen ('64) and Kent Owen ('66).
Services were held December 22.

... the family of Wayne Woodruff Pyeatt, 93, who died January 8, 2018. The family includes Sarah Pyeatt ('69) and the late Lynn Pyeatt (associated with the Class of '74).
Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, January. 11, 2018,Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Thursday, January. 11, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.

... the family of Jean McDonald Tiffin, 94, who died January 6, 2018. The family inlcudes her daughters, Carol Tiffin ('72) and Joy Tiffin ('74).
Visitation: 11:30a.m.-1p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, High Point Funeral Home Chapel, Memphis.
Funeral services: 1p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, High Point Funeral Home Chapel, Memphis.

... the family of Sam McHugh, 72, who died January 5, 2018. The family includes his wife, Jean Dawkins ('68).
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Funeral services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis

... the family of Michael Barnett Partee ('76), 59, who died December 30, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018, Abundant Grace Fellowship Church 1574 E. Shelby Dr., Memphis.
Funeral services: Saturday, January 6, 2018, Abundant Grace Fellowship Church 1574 E. Shelby Dr., Memphis.

... the family of Babs Mason ('72), 64, who died November 18, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. January 6, 2018, Lakeside Inn, Mt Dora, Florida.

... the family of Jane Ellen Higginbotham Strauch, who died November 27, 2017. The family includes East alumni Pam Strauch (associated with the Class of '68), Scott Strauch (associated with the Class of '70), and Stacy (associated with the Class of '71).
Celebration of life services are scheduled for 4 p.m. January 13, 2018, Carmel Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina, and also at 3 p.m. on February 24, 2018, Greenville Country Club, Greenville, South Carolina.

... the family of Kay Butler ('54), 81, who died December 8, 2017.
An obituary is available.
A memorial service was held December 20, 2017.

... the family of Kaia Naantaanbuu ('74), 61, who died August 29, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Services were September 16, 2017.

... the family of Jasmin Barnes ('97), 38, who died December 8, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, Harrison's Memorial Chapel, Memphis.
Viewing: 11-11:55 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017, Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church, Memphis.
Funeral services: noon, Saturday, December 16, 2017, Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. Church, Memphis.

... the family of Katherine Hinds (Faculty, 1954-1955), 85, of Memphis, who died December 8, 2017. Miss Hinds taught English at East.
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. December 21, 2017, Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis.
Funeral services: 1 p.m. December 22, 2017, Grace-St Luke's Episcopal Church, Memphis.

... the family of Virginia Litton (class year association undetermined), 84, of Memphis, who died December 5, 2017.
An obituary is available.

... the family of Jim Beaty ('65), who died December 2, 2017. The family includes his brother, Stan Beaty ('72).
An obituary is available.
Funeral services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Grace Saint Luke Episcopal Church, Memphis.

... the family of Quinten Barlow ('99), 36, of Memphis, who died November 22, 2017.
An obituary is available.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Memphis.

... the family of Sandra Umfress, 61, of Tucker, Georgia, who died October 26, 2017. The family includes her sister Marilyn Umfress ('72).
A brief notice was published and is available.

... the family of Chris Johnson ('71), 64, of Bartlett, Tennessee, who died September 2, 2017.
A brief notice was published and is available.

... the family of Barbara Benson ('56), 79, of California, who died July 31, 2017.
An obituary is available.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

... the family of Billie Hollie ('62), 72, who died September 15, 2017. The family includes several of her siblings who attended East: Lawrence Hollie ('57), Fay Kastigar ['59] and the late Gary Hollie (associated with the Class of '65).
An obituary is available.
Visitation: 9:30-11 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, Family Funeral Care, Memphis
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, Family Funeral Care, Memphis.

... the family of Marty Woolley ('65), 69, of Memphis, who died September 5, 2017. The family includes her brother, John Clifton Woolley, Sr. ['68], the late James "Jim" Prescott Woolley [71], and her sister, the late Elizabeth Claire Woolley ['60].
An obituary is available.
Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 8, 2017, B'rit Hadasha Messianic Jewish Synagogue, Memphis.

... the family of Bess E. Vieron, 90, who died August 30, 2017. The family includes her children, Lee Vieron ('68) and Paul Vieron (associated with the Class of '75).
Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Sunday September 3, 2017, Memphis Funral Home, Poplar Avenue.
Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Memphis.

... the family of Ann Yarbrough Mitchell, 98, of Memphis, who died August 22, 2017. The family includes her children, the late Dan Mitchell ('74), Betty Mitchell ('67), and Ann Mitchell ('71).
Services were held August 25, 2017.


Sympathy notices published here previously (generally more than a year ago) may be found in the sympathy notice archives section.


*Sympathy notices are posted on this page for approximately one year after a death. They are generally listed in the order the information is received, the most recent first. Older notices are moved to the sympathy notice archives section. Other than perhaps noticing a published obituary in Memphis, the East High Alumni Page has no special means of learning of deaths in families of alumni/faculty/staff other than information sent to us by alumni or noticing a published obituary. We try to confirm such information based on published obituaries. We are sure that not all losses come to our attention and we regret that this page is not comprehensive. If you have information about a death in the family of an alumnus/facutly or staff member, please contact us with that information.

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