2012-10-18 / Personalities

W-W High School Class of ’65 turns 65, celebrates 47th reunion


Members of Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l965 gathering for their 47th class reunion are (front row, from left) Frances Henderson Johnson, Mary Jo Dyson Neville, Sandra Dyer Miller, Marion Burton Hammond, Miriam Johnson McEver, Gloria Johnson Johnson; second row ladies, from left) Dianne Callaway, Peggy Sale, Lauren Wheeler Walton, Jacqueline Smith Bailey, Linda Callaway Webster, Janet Leard Burgess, Patricia Edwards, Linda Thurmond Culbertson, Mildred Ramey Peeler, Vivie Ann Bufford Wilson, Gloria Mansfield Miller; and back row, from left) Bob Burton, Charles Hopkins, Ronny Wolfe, Frankie Williamson, Gary Huff, Dennis Hopkins, Tommy Wheelis, David (Curtis) Bailey, Herman Wheatley, Walt Adams, Marshall Guill, Glynn Broome, David Tyler, Fred Armour, Billy Godwin, Jerry Stover, Glenn Hendrix. Present but not pictured were Tessa Wheless Steed and Joe Barnett. Members of Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l965 gathering for their 47th class reunion are (front row, from left) Frances Henderson Johnson, Mary Jo Dyson Neville, Sandra Dyer Miller, Marion Burton Hammond, Miriam Johnson McEver, Gloria Johnson Johnson; second row ladies, from left) Dianne Callaway, Peggy Sale, Lauren Wheeler Walton, Jacqueline Smith Bailey, Linda Callaway Webster, Janet Leard Burgess, Patricia Edwards, Linda Thurmond Culbertson, Mildred Ramey Peeler, Vivie Ann Bufford Wilson, Gloria Mansfield Miller; and back row, from left) Bob Burton, Charles Hopkins, Ronny Wolfe, Frankie Williamson, Gary Huff, Dennis Hopkins, Tommy Wheelis, David (Curtis) Bailey, Herman Wheatley, Walt Adams, Marshall Guill, Glynn Broome, David Tyler, Fred Armour, Billy Godwin, Jerry Stover, Glenn Hendrix. Present but not pictured were Tessa Wheless Steed and Joe Barnett. “The Class of “65 Turns 65!” was the theme of the celebration of Washington-Wilkes High School Class of l965 at the 47th reunion Saturday evening, October 13, at Talk of the Town in Washington.

At the gathering two years ago, the class decided five years was too long to wait to get together again, so the informal gathering was planned. As members reminisced the years in Washington, they agreed that “our days in Washington-Wilkes are some of the best memories that we will ever have.” They talked about the support that the town gave to each of them and their families, how important their teachers and churches were. All agreed Washington was “the best place one could imagine to grow up.”

Blue and gold chrysanthemums were used to decorate and another table held a bouquet of roses remembering the deceased class members.

As the classmates and guests reminisced, they enjoyed hot hors d’oeuvres, party sandwiches, fruit and vegetable trays, and assorted desserts.

Of the 79 members of the graduating class, 36 were present for the reunion. With the “adopted” family and spouses of the classmates, the total number attending was 55.

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