|All info posted here are from Email and Phone calls,,, Thanks
Email from Mike
this appears to be Billie Jean address nand Phone number.
I'm sure she would love cards or a call
Providence Medford Medical Ctr
1111 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, OR
Email from Mike about Billie Jean
Denise went home Friday . We had everybody here that's on the
west coast for Xmas. It was good for Mom and everybody. She continues
to improve, her memory is better every day. Larry went home last nite.
Update on Billie Jean
(this is Denise)
Unfortunately this will be my last update to everyone. I leave
this evening to go home to Texas. Then I will also be dependent
on the updates from my brother Mike.
Thursday was NOT a good day for Mama. Her day started out pretty
good but worsened as the day went by. Mama had numerous fainting
spells when they would try to get her up for one reason or another.
Her head continues to be her main source of pain; mainly in the
right temple. They will be doing some tests on her today to try &
find out what is going on with her. They also advised that a
cardiologist will be visiting today. Mama has complained with some
tightness in her chest & some pain.
We are all amazed at Mama's wit. She is constantly trying to make
us all laugh. Mama enjoyed a phone call she received from her
sister, Florene yesterday. Her whole face just lit up while talking
to her. I know that it did her good to talk to her sister! I am
one that believes that the power of love of family can do
miraculous things. We are a family that loves one another dearly &
I am so thankful for that. With God's grace & mercy; we, as a family,
will get through this challenge that He has placed before us.
As stated earlier, I will be leaving tonight. I've got a grandson
on the way any day now!! I'm so glad he didn't decide to make his
presence while I've been out here!!!
Merry Christmas to everyone.
May each of you enjoy every minute with your family.
Thank you for your continued prayers for Mama & her family,
The family of Billie Jean Barnes Foran
Update on Billie Jean
(This is Denise)
Well, Wednesday was Mama's first day of rehab. She spent most
of the day with different people coming in to work with her on
different things. She had physical therapists, occupational
therapists, respiratory therapists, & doctors coming in to work
All in all she did very well. She continues to have those really
bad headaches but once they get her medicated she does okay.
Mama is very upbeat about all of this. She will tear up occasionally
when she realizes that she can't see anything but then she'll
say something like, "we'll just have to deal with it. We never
know what life has in store for us." Mama is a very strong woman
and will blaze through this new challenge that has been placed
before her. She has family & friends that love her very much. The
love & support will be a huge part of her recovery.
I will be leaving Friday evening to go home. I leave my Mama in
the very capable hands of my Dad, Buck & my two awesome brothers
& my sister. The three men in Mama's life have been incredible
through this whole ordeal. I am VERY proud to call them all MY FAMILY!!!
May God bless each & every one of you during this Christmas
season & throughout the New Year. I would ask that you continue
to pray for our family as we face this new challenge placed before us!!!!
Many blessings to all!
The family of Billie Jean Barnes Foran
Update on Billie Jean
(This is Denise)
Mama was moved yesterday afternoon to Providence Medical Center.
This is where she will begin her rehab to live without her sight.
(We are still praying that she gets her sight back) They have to
teach her as if she will live the rest of her life without it.
Mama continues to have some bad headaches; nothing like it was
though, thank goodness! She has also had some fainting spells.
However they tell us that once we can get her up and get her
moving the fainting should stop.
Mama is in real good spirits. Her wit is still 100% intact!!!
The nurses & staff get a kick out of her laughing. Today she will
begin her therapy. The doctor asked her yesterday if she was ready
for "boot camp." Her reply was a very adamant NO; but anyone who
knows Mama should know that she will work real hard with any tasks
they place before her. She's a very strong woman and will do whatever
she has to do to be able to come home.
Our love & appreciation for your continued prayers,
The family of Billie Jean Barnes Foran
Email, and finally, some good news
(this is Denise Higdon, Jean's baby girl)
Monday, 12/18, seems to be the day that Mama turned a wonderful
corner. She spent most of the day yesterday without a headache.
Physical Therapy came in twice with her yesterday and got her
standing on her feet. To be expected, she would get a little "woozie"
is how Mama would describe how she was doing while standing.
Mama enjoyed the carolers so much the other night, we decided to
take a CD player up there so we could play some of her CD's such
as Clay Aiken's Christmas CD; El Divo and other favorites of hers.
Her response to the music was wonderful. She would lay there with
her eyes closed saying how wonderful that music was. All of this is
very encouraging to all of us.
The doctor came in yesterday and said they want to get Mama ready
to go into a rehab facility. They will either send her to Providence
Hospital for a very extensive rehab, or they'll send her to a
care center until she can get her strength to be able to handle
the rehab. They advised that Providence has a pretty strict rehab
program. She will have to be able to handle 3.5 hours of therapy at
I would ask that everyone continue to keep Mama & the rest of
her family in your prayers. It has been with God's mighty hand
that we've gotten this far and is what we will need to get the rest
of the way. Wherever that may be.
Our thanks & best wishes to all,
The family of Billie Jean Barnes Foran
Email 'bout Billie Jean Barnes Foran
This is Denise.
Yesterday was pretty uneventful with not a lot of change
in the situation. Mama continues to have excruciating headaches
that range on the pain scale anywhere from 2-10. It's those
"10's" that kill us all for her! They try to stay ahead of her
pain by keeping her pretty sedated. Their plan works sometimes
and doesn't at other times.
Mama's long term memory is good. When we're talking to her she
can remember things from way back. However, that short term memory
is just not there right now. Currently, we live with Mama from
minute to minute. We all pray that with the healing of the brain
that this will be recovered.
I'd like to share a moment that touched all of us yesterday
evening. There were some carolers that had come into the hospital.
From Mama's room we could faintly hear them. I stepped out from
the room and went to the carolers. I asked them if they could come
in front of Mama's room because she LOVES Christmas music. They
stood in front of her room and began singing "Oh, Holy Night." As
she laid there with her hand in Buck's, she began singing along
with them. Man oh Man did the tears flow from the everyone; but
especially Buck. To see Mama being able to sing was incredible.
They continued to sing several other songs for her in which she
sang along with also. That was very encouraging to everyone.
We continue to ask for your prayers for Mama.
Thanks again for all of the prayers & support from everyone!
The family of Billie Jean Barnes Foran
Update on Billie Jean (Barnes) Foran
Subject: Billie Jean Barnes Foran stroke update
Denise here, (Jean's baby girl)
Larry, Vicki, & Denise have been here since Friday, 12/15.
Buck and the 4 of us kids continue to set vigal at the hospital
with Mom. The doctor came in yesterday and gave us encouraging
news. Even though the strokes that Mama had were on both sides
of the brain stem she seems to have turned the corner to the good.
They don't anticipate any further strokes at this time. They, of
course, can't guarantee this, but we'll hold onto any good news
they will give us.
They feel like the blindness that has resulted will be permanent.
It's encouraging to sit with Mama and hear her laugh with all of us.
She doesn't retain much because her short term memory is also
affected right now. We hope that is just a temporary thing. We'll
give her brain time to heal and see what we have to deal with at
that time. We continue to believe in the miraculous touches that
Mama receives from God's mighty hand!!!
We all ask that you continue to keep her in your prayers.
From Buck & all of us kids, thank each of you for the love and
support being sent to us during this VERY trying time.
Best regards to all.
We will do our best to keep everyone updated as we receive updates.
Today, December 17th, is Mama & Buck's 32nd anniversary.
32 years of a lot of love & laughs.
Merry Christmas to everyone from all of us.
Recieved this email from Billie Jean (Barnes) Foran's son today
We need to keep her in our thoughts and prayers
Mom has not been doing good. They thought she had another stroke.
They ran another Cat scan, it said she hadn't. They did a angiogram
to try to see what is causing her severe headaches, nothing was
found. Today she will have an MRI.
She has been very disoriented with a massive headache in her
That's all we know for now.
Larry & Andre came up from Ca. Tues. James and Melissa came in last night.
Thanks for your hopes and Prayers!
Take a look at our Class Offiers!
They made news again, in the Memphis Commerical Appeal.
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the Grishams and Smiths in Alaska
Sent: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:35:45 EST
Subject: Bobby Newman
I got this report today from Mary Alice about Bobby. I have condensed it some,
but tells the important information.
This is from Mary Alice.
We got the news from Dr. Morris around noon today. Bobby does not have
cancer; however, he does have Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease.
There is no treatment or cure. It is a chronic disease and will
have to be monitored. Dr. Morris said this is exactly what he
thought it was and is getting together some literature, along
with the written lab reports from Houston. He will have this
together sometime next week for Bobby to pick up. The worst
case scenerio is that he might have to go on dialysis at some
point. He said there is a procedure that he can do at home
which would be easier than going as an outpatient each week.
Thought you would want to know this information and include in your Tech News.
See you tomorrow night.
JOAN MATTHEWS DOUTHIT AND HER FRIEND ANNE MAROOF RECENTLY VISITED MEMPHIS AND HAD
LUNCH AT THE OLIVE BRANCH CATFISH COMPANY.
JOINING THEM WERE: BETH EOFF HARRIS, BEVERLY GRAIG GAINER AND MARY ANN BURKE MORIE.
Best Wishes to Rena Mason Brown and Pete Brookshire
who were united in marriage on May 19, 2006.
We send blessings from the class.
Went AWOL for a week end in Ark
Trying to catch up on the news,,
Sorry to be so late...
Sent: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 15:06:18 EST
Subject: Bobby Newman
Bobby Newman went in to Baptist East this morning for a kidney biopsy.B
He is still having problems and the doctors said it was time to do the
biopsy.B Bobby won't know the results for a week or so.
The class extends their sympathy to Bobbie Delores
Floyd Pickler, in the recent death of her sister-in-law, June Allen.
JUNE ELIZABETH ALLEN
beloved Wife, Mother and Nana went home to be with the Lord,
on Tuesday November 07, 2006 after a long illness. She leaves behind her husband of
56 years, Billy D. Allen Sr. of Memphis; one son, Billy D. Allen Jr.; his wife, Ginger
and their daughter, Holly Hunter Of Olive Branch, MS; two daughters, Judy Goodwin and
Pam Walker of Memphis; three grandchildren, Jamie Goodwin, Justin Walker and Jeffery
Goodwin all of Memphis. She is also survived by her brother, James Pickler of Coldwater,
MS. and was preceded in death by her brother , Jack Pickler Jr.
Services will be Friday November 10 at 12 p.m. at Forest Hill East Funeral Home
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday November 09, 2006
Burial in Forest Hill East Cemetery
Memorials may be sent to Shriners Transportation Fund Alchymia Shrine Temple Memphis.
Forest Hill Funeral 901-382-1000
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 11/9/2006.
Shirley Davis Williams has sent word to us that her brother Bill,
is home from the hospital.
We have missed you Bill and you will continue to be in our prayers.
The Sunshine Committee and Your Class
We Extend our sympathy to Lynn and Dolores Mitchell and thier famlies
in the passing of Lynn's sister, Shirley Mitchell Johnson (Tech54) on Sept 30
Johnson, Shirley Ann.
SHIRLEY ANN JOHNSON, 70, died Saturday, September 30, 2006 at Wesley Highland Manor.
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Johnson of
Memphis; two sons, Bob Johnson, Jr., and Charles J. Johnson of Memphis; her sister,
Margie Buck of Hope, AR; her brother, Lynn Mitchell of Memphis, two grand-daughters,
Alicia and Ashley Johnson of Memphis; and her grandson, Jeremiah Johnson of Memphis.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, October 1 at High Point Funeral
Chapel, 3788 Summer Avenue. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 2 at High
Point with interment to follow at Elmwood Cemetery. High Point Funeral Chapel 901-454-5795
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 10/1/2006.
On the Road
Mary Nell McNeil and Martene Madlinger are on a tour, with Union Avenue Baptist Church
They will visit Mt Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the Corn Palace and many other Places.
We will expect some pictures!!
Hospitalized and needs our prayers.
Shirley and Cindy report that Bill Davis has suffered a slight heart attack
and is in Rm 2393 at baptist East. He should be released very soon.
I apologize for the late up-dates lately,, I was playing hookey in the Smokies.
We had a great time, visiting with friends and classmates of Joan (Humes 54).
Sam Parish Jr.
Davidson County - Sam Parish, Jr. , 69, passed away in Nashville on Wednesday, September 20, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Parish Sr. (Kathryn) and his sister,
Martha Parish Butler. He is survived by a very loving family, which includes his wife of 40 years,
Joan Parish; son, Dean Perryman (wife Joy); daughters, Andrea, Ashley, and Kelly, and his beloved
dog, Cuddles Parish; his sister, Ann Fraser of Germantown; and many other loving nieces, nephews,
and cousins. Born in Tupelo, MS, Sam graduated from Tech High in Memphis, TN and earned a Mechanical
Engineering Degree from the University of Mississippi where he was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega
fraternity. He worked for Laclede Steel and briefly for LB Foster, and then for nearly 35 years
with Wright Industries as a Sales Engineer and retired from Wright Industries. Sam enjoyed his church,
Forest Hills Baptist in Nashville. He was an avid golfer and athlete. He always made time with
Joan to vigorously pursue and support his children’s activities, which were swimming, football,
and other athletic and scholastic endeavors. Visitation will be held at Forest Hills Baptist
Church from 11-1 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, and a Memorial service will immediately follow at
1 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Winfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that
donations be made to the TN Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 519, Franklin, TN 37065. Harpeth Hills
Funeral Home 615-646-9292
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 9/22/2006.
Received this email from Liz today
Jack Brinson Hight
Georgia, Villa Rica - Jack Brinson Hight, 76, formerly of Memphis, TN
went to be with the Lord at 1 a.m. Monday at Villa Rica Hospital. He is
survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Patterson Hight; a daughter,
Patricia Hight Sumter; three sons Jack B. Hight, Jr., Don Hight and Steve
Hight; five grandchildren, and one brother, James A. Hight, Jr. of Memphis.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10
at Tarnic Jennings Funeral Home in Cartersville, GA, 430 Coffeville Rd.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 8/10/2006.
Edward Marlin Young, 76 of Memphis passed away Thursday, September 7, 2006 at Baptist Memorial
Hospital-Memphis. He was a Retired Safety Manager of Tennessee for South Central Bell and owner of
Ed Young & Associates. He was also a deacon at Colonial Baptist Church, a Navy Veteran during the Korean
War, a mason, a member of White Station/OK Houck Lodge and AL Chymia Shrine Temple and a member of Telephone
Pioneers of America. He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Young; two daughters, Cindy Willett and husband
Eddie of Collierville and Michelle Rubens and husband Larry of Knoxville; a son, Marty Young and wife Pam of
Collierville; grandchildren, Whitney Willett, Ty Young, Chaney Young, Abby Young, Lauren Peterson, Christopher
Rubens, Kelsey Rubens; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by grandson Michael Rubens.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006 at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with funeral
services 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment will follow in Memphis Memory Gardens. Donations can be made to the Church
Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel 901-725-0100 www.memphisfuneralhome.net
Email from Jo Lynn
I just spoke with Mary Alice and Bobby is home from the hospital. The operation went well
and they took him on time. The doctors were able to do the small incision, although they
said the parathyroid gland was a bit difficult to get to.
Bobby cannot drive for about six days so I am sure he will get a bit frustrated and not being
able to get in his yard and do yard work will drive him crazy.
Just wanted to let all of his friends know the outcome.
Email from Jo Lynn
Bobby Newman will have surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30 on the parathyroid
gland which has been giving him problems for over a year. The parathyroid gland
is what they were checking several months ago when they found out he had all the
Surgery is scheduled for 8:30 and, if all goes well, he should go home tomorrow
afternoon, unless the surgery gets bumped to a later time or unless they find they
have to do a larger incision.
Let's all keep Mary Alice, Bobby and the boys in our prayers that everything will go
well and Bobby will feel much better once this is all behind him.
Email from candy
I just got off the phone with Bille Jean Word Faller, she will be in Memphis in August
and is planning on being at Leonard's and wants to invite all her friends to join her there.
The date - August 19th.
Email from Candy
I have received an e-mail from Beverly Agnew Haskins, she and Bill are making a
trip to TN and hope to be able to be at Leonard's on July 15.
Also Cody Waldrup Green will be in Memphis from July 6 - 12. The "girls" are
trying to get a luncheon together for her one day.
Email from Cindy Williams
Bill Davis is currently at home recovering from his surgery.
He is still experiencng a fluid build up and taking medicine for that.
He has been able to get up and around the house and even went outside
for a little while a few days ago. Will keep you updated.
Olive Branch - GENE LESLEY GENTRY, 72,
passed away, Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto after a
long illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at Forest Hill
South with visitation from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Gentry retired as Vice President
from Acosta, formerly Perry and Crawford Food Brokers. As a food broker for over
45 years, he was a long standing member of the National Food Broker Association.
He was a Shriner and an avid golfer and one of the original members of Bella
Vista Country Club. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Gentry. He is
survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bettye Gentry; two daughters, Karen
Bullock (Galen) of Pennsylvania and Kitty Mason of Olive Branch, MS; and a son,
Scott Gentry (Monica) of Como, MS; a sister, Pat Martini (Dan) of Cordova, TN;
a dear friend, Gary Eder; his best friend, Rocky; six grandchildren, Becky
Dunlap (Jim), James Gentry, Leslie Mason, Clay Mason, Brooke Bullock and
Carly Bullock; two great-grandchildren, James and Sarah Dunlap. The family
has requested memorials be sent to The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Department, Little Rock, AR.
Forest Hill South Funeral Home 901-346-3250
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 6/27/2006.
Gene Lesley Gentry Passed away today.
As soon as more information is availiable, we will post it.
Martha Parish McGrew Butler
MARTHA PARISH McGREW BUTLER, 66, of Memphis, passed away June 22, 2006 at her home.
She was the daughter of the late Sam and Kathryn Parish and a member of the 1958
graduating class of Tech High School. She is survived by her husband, Steve
Butler; a sister, Ann Parish Fraser of Germantown; and a brother, Sam Parish of
Nashville. She was a loving mother to three beautiful children, Pat McGrew of
Nashville, Shannon McGrew Schwarz of Colorado Springs, CO and Leigh McGrew Rodenhiser
of Memphis; two wonderful sons-in-law, Steven Rodenhiser and Robert Schwarz. She
was also known as "MiMi" to her two grandchildren, Lily and Fulton Rodenhiser.
After working many years at Supreme Court Raquetball Club and organizing dozens
of tournaments, Martha was a familiar face to racquetball players worldwide.
Services will be at 12 p.m. Monday, June 26 at Hope Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. The burial will
follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Avenue. In lieu of flowers,
please make donations in honor of Martha Butler to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memorial Park Funeral Home 901-767-8930
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 6/25/2006.
Email from Mary Nell
The funeral WILL NOT be at Memorial Park............But Faith Presby. Church on
Walnut Grove. Same time just different place.
Jo called late last night & said she got your message & tried to call but you
were not home.
MARTHA PARISH BUTLER
- Martha Butler, sister of Ann Parish Fraser passed away sudden on June 22.
Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 26, with the funeral following
at 12:00 noon, Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Avenue.
Please keep Ann and her family in your prayers at this difficult time.
I'm not sure how long it will last,,,,
but right now,,
Our webpage is the FIRST item
on a GOOGLE search for "TECH 1952".
Email from Shirley Davis Williams
On Monday, June 12th 2006 Bill Davis entered the hospital and had some test
ran that indicated that he had 2 blockages in his arteries. A stint was put in
one and the other was too narrow to get to. The Dr said this will be the last
time he can have this done. He went home that Friday but became weaker and weaker
and reentered the hospital on Saturday, June 17th 2006 and through testing found
out he had a lung infection which he is currently being treated for. He is at
Baptist Memorial Hospital East in room 2391.
He began Physical Therapy to help him get stronger.
Please keep him in your prayers.
Shirley Davis Williams
Email from Robyn,, about Bill Davis
Bill Davis had his fourth angioplasty last week. He returned home on his birthday,
June 13th. He is recovering slowly this time but he seems to be getting stronger.
He hopes to see you on the 24th.
Email From Mary Nell
Barbaras's surgery was this morning. We arrived at the hospital at 500AM and
they began the surgery at 730AM. She did great, the surgeon said he got all the
junk out and that she shoul be able to go home Saturday if all continues to go well.
I hope she didnt tell to many outlandish tales while she was under.
She got into the recovery unit at 1130 and then into ICU at 200PM.
She has directed me to call all her friends and tell them not to come to the
hospital to visit her..........She probably just wants me...
Email from Mary Nell, about Barbara Wilson
Barbara will have surgery on Thursday 8th June. She has an 90 plus blockage in
the left carotid artery.
Please have her in your prayers.
Email from Sue & Charlie
WE FINALLY DID IT! MYSELF, CHARILE, DAN WILSON, SYLVIA BAILEY AND HER HUSBAND
Email from Mary Alice & Bobby Newman
BEN WILLIS , AND JOAN MATTHEWS MET AT RUBLY TUESDAY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
LUNCH. MARTHA EVANS HAD MADE A PRIOR DATE WITH COLLEGE FRIENDS AND REVA MASON
HAD TO ATTTEND A COLLEGE GRADUATION OF ONE OF HER GRANDCHILDREN. WE REALLY HAD
A GREAT TIME AND ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE. IT IS REALLY AMAZING HOW MUCH WE REMEMBER
ABOUT OUR YEARS AT TECH. RUBY TUESDAY PERSONNEL TOOK GREAT CAR OF US AND INVITED
US TO STAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT WHEN THEY CLOSED AND GAVE PERMISSION FOR US TO MAKE
ALL THE NOISE WE LIKED. NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE WILL MEET THERE AGAIN IN A FEW WEEKS.
WE HOPE ANY OTHER TECH PEOPLE WHO READ THIS WILL CONTACT ME OR SYLVIA AND PLAN
TO JOIN US. I TALKED T0 RALPH BENNETT LAST EVENING AND HE COMES TO THE DALLAS
AREA OFTEN AND PROMISED TO LET US KNOW WHEN HE IS COMING SO WE CAN MEET WITH HiM.
LIFE IS REALLY WONDERFUL IN TEXAS.....
SUE FARROW ROBERTS
please convey our sincere thanks to the Tech Class of 1952 for the
getwell cards - most of all for their prayers and concern regarding
Bobby's recent health problems. Tests are still being run to determine
why his kidney's failed but they have ruled out multiple myeloma for
which we are most grateful. Things are coming along slowly and he is
doing his yard work on a limited basis.
Doctors' visits are keeping us busy in the meantime.
God is so good and we have much for which to be thankful.
Mary Alice and Bobby
Email from Jerry Taylor
Bill: Here is a report from Jo Lynn Smith.
I Have spoken to Mary Alice and Bobby tonight and there is good news. The doctors
have confirmed that Bobby does not have bone marrow cancer. Yes, prayers have
been answered. The doctors do not know just what has caused his blood loss,
weight loss and kidney malfunction so Bobby will be undergoing further test on
an outpatient basis in the next few weeks to see if they can come up with a cause
for his problems. Bobby sounded very upbeat and elated that he is not facing
the bone marrow cancer problem and we all are relieved.
Just thought I would let you know and keep you updated.
Please remember to keep him and Mary Alice in your prayers.
Email from Ben and Sylvia (Bailey) Willis
"""Planning a mini-reunion of classmate in and around Dallas/Ft. Worth Saterday
June 3rd. At Ruby Red's on Airport Freeway at Forest Ridge 7:00 PM.
Contact = Ben Willis """
A chunk of the front concrete railing from Tech High School will be on display.
We'll christen it with a bottle of beer in memory of the alumni in waiting and
gloriously graduated to that great Tech High in the Sky.
Thanks be to God !
We need to keep Bobby Newmen in our prayers and thoughts.
He is in room 3141 @ Baptist-East, for tests.
We have 15 Tech people and 2 guest at our BarBQ eat-out this month.
Present were Bubba Williams, Helen and Trae Soule, Dan Goodwin, Paula Wilkinson,
Bill & Rosemary Lewis, Sam Gentry, Sam Richard, Hal & Carolyn Williford,
Bill & Joan Lloyd and Bill & Lou Goodwin and their two guest,,Darlene and Roger Hache
Click here to see the photo's
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 4/6/2006.
Jimmie Lee Fraser, 70, of Germantown, died April 4, 2006 at home. He graduated
from Tech High School in 1953, was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church, and was
a member of IBEW Local #474 for more than fifty years. He retired from T.A.M.
Electric Co. after 34 years, where he was the first employee beginning in 1973.
An avid golfer and fisherman, he was especially a loving husband, father,
grandfather, and brother, and was loved by all of his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Fraser; two sons, Scott Fraser and
Steven Craig Fraser; two daughters in law; two grandchildren; and two brothers,
William H. Hearn of Olive Branch, and Ronald Allen Fraser of Collierville.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar
Chapel, with burial to follow in Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will
be tonight from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family requests, if desired, that
contributions be made to the American Heart Association.
Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel 725-0100 www.memphisfuneralhome.net
Mary Nell is in the hospital.,,, more on that later. Hope it is just a day thing.
Email from Candy
We had 26 in attendance last night. We were happy to have Rex and Joyce Smith
Gray, and their antique Ford with us, also Barbara McBee and Robert Singleton.
We had a great time and those of you not there really missed it.
Leonard's BarBQ Luncheon with Sue and Charlie Roberts
They had 13 for lunch to meet Charlie And Sue and had a good time
Click here for the Photographs
Email forwarded from Mary Nell
From: Gene Gill
Date: 03/07/06 08:31:28
Subject: Back home...
It wasn't supposed to be like this. I had such a positive attitude.
There were complications with my back surgery involving leaking spinal
fluid. This required being flat on my back for 4 days in the hospital -
which has to rank as one of the worst experiences of my life.
Came home late yesterday afternoon. Can't do anything but get up, walk
with the aid of a walker, and go back to bed for two weeks. It is ok to
sit at the computer for short periods. I have help taking care of things
because I really can't do anything, except get my self out of bed and with
the special tools they gave me, I can put on my socks and shoes and dress
As for as the "success" of the surgery? The doctor says "yes". But I still
have pain in my left leg and buttocks - although not as bad as before. The
doctor thinks this will improve with time because there's absolutely no
pressure on the nerve now. He said it depends on the person - up to 6 weeks,
when suddenly it'll clear up.
Home care is supposed to come out every other day checking on my progress.
I hope I'll have more strength in the next few days. Right now it's about zero.
Thank you all for your concern.
CLASSMATE COMING TO TOWN
|Photo of John McCuistion's Great Grand Children.
Mother and Father are Monty and Tracy Mohr from Atlanta
|Sue Farrow Roberts and her husband, Charlie are coming to town to
attend a family wedding. She and Charlie requested a get together
on Monday, March 13., at 11:30 a.m. at Leonards.
After talking with Leonards, we need a head count. They will not seat
us until everyone has arrived.
Please let us know if you can join Sue and Charlie. This was the only
time they are available and they want to see as many as possible.
Email one of us at:
Candy, Mary Nell and Bill
Got an email from John McCuistion.
If you're planning a vacation, or cruise, take a look
at his note. Click here
He says he can do you right!
Feb, 21, 2006
Hopefully the winter "Ice and Snow" is GONE til next year!
So back to the schedule of every third SATURDAY for BarBQ>
Hope to see ya'll there! Click here for the schedule
|Due to the SNOW STUFF
Let's cancel the BarBQ Eat-out
See ya'll next month!!!
Email from Mary Nell
Date: 02/18/06 10:28:23
Subject: Son John & New Twins
All the news we have from Atlanta is not good. Son John may have to go back
to Houston for 6 weeks of chemo. Does not feel good because of the medcine he
has to take. He did sent us a picture of the twins by e-mail. He was right: they
The boy twin Camden stopped breathing and started to turn blue. His mother, Tracy,
tried to drive him to the hospital, but the Atlanta traffic would not let her
thru, so she drove into a fire station where the firemen gave him oxygen and took
him the fast way to the hospital emergency room. Later his sister Caroline did
the same. Brother is in intensive care and she is not in intensive care.
Both are expected to recover.
John McCuistion TFD Captain Retired.
Feb 14, 2006
Mary Ann is doing GREAT and is going home today!
Feb 11, 2006
Mary Ann Burke Morie is recovering from SUCCESSFUL Back Surgery at St Francis Hospital
Feb 10, 2006
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Feb 5, 2006
DONNA HELEN SCHLEMMER, daugther of Barbara Espey
48, of Memphis, passed away Thursday, February 2,
2006 at her home. She owned and operated Kirby Parkway Cleaners for over 20
years and was an avid lover of animals. She was a graduate of Immaculate
Conception Cathedral School and attended the University of Tennessee at
Martin. Visitation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 6 at Memorial
Park Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be 10 a.m.
Tuesday, February 7 at St. Louis Catholic Church. Interment will take place
in Memorial Park Cemetery. She is survived by her parents, Terry and Barbara
Burke; two brothers, Charles Michael Schlemmer and Patrick Thomas Burke.
Memorials my be sent to Memphis Humane Society or St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital. Memorial Park Funeral Home 901-767-8930
Jan 29, 2006
Martin - DOROTHY McCARLEY, 71, retired registered nurse for 31 years with
Veterans Administration, died January 1, 2006. She was a volunteer at the
Carnton Mansion, member of the Scottish Society in Middle Tennessee, where she
served as Secretary for four years and member of the D.A.R., member of Grace
Lutheran Church in Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles
Duncan and Allene Luna McCarley and brother, Charles Duncan McCarley, Jr., who was
killed in action in Vietnam. She is survived by her husband, Dean J. Martin,
Franklin, TN, formerly of Decatur, IL; sisters, Jamie McCarley (Maurice A. ) Maige of
Atlanta, GA, Mary McCarley (Howard H.) Cochran of Jonesboro, GA; several nieces
and nephews. Services were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 7 at Williamson
Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Carl Wenck officiating. Entombment in Magnolia
Mausoleum, Williamson Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers, Howard Charles Cochran,
Patrick Hembree, Stanley Maige, Maurice Maige, Jr and kilted pallbearers, Dr. Charles
McKay and Charles William Bissell. Honorary pallbearers, Robert Kubow, Richard
Overheul, William Harnish, Robert Hargett and Grady Dual. Memorials may be made to
the American Cancer Society or Grace Lutheran Church, 811 East Clark Boulevard,
Murfreesboro, TN 37130.
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home 615-794-2289
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 1/29/2006.
Jan 24, 2006
Email from Candy
Mary Ann Burke Morie just called to tell us that
Joan Matthews Douthit's husband, Joe passed away in
Texas on January 21, 2006.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Please remember Joan and her family in your prayers.
Email from Candy
I spoke with Bobby Sullivan today. He had double knee replacements on December 12.
After two weeks of rehab, he returned home on Christmas Eve.
Ann has taken very good care of him and he is 100%
They will be in Memphis in April for the 1951 Reunion.
I talked to Mary Ann Burke Morie today.
Her back surgery has been postponed until February 10th at St. Francis Hospital.
Please keep Bill Lloyd in the loop if you can share any information about our classmates.
Talked to Gene Gentry, he sounded pretty good, but Bettye isn't doing to well.
Please remember all the above in your prayers.
Jan 6, 2006
Noreen D. Brademeyer, (Sister-in-law to Edna Brademeyer)
NOREEN D. BRADEMEYER, 81, of Memphis, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2006
at Methodist North Hospital. Visitation will be held from 5-p.m. Saturday,
January 7 at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Memorial Park Funeral Home 901-767-8930
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 1/6/2006.
Jan 2, 2006
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