Smith Sally (Searcy), 1/10/1/41 - 7/13/2015
Note of Interest
  • Sally was a beautician and operator of Sally's Beauty Shop. 
  • She was a member of Oak Springs Baptist Church
  • a former Sunday School Teacher in both the Adult and Youth Departments 
  • was a youth leader devoted to helping young people. 

Deceased As of 2018 
Graduating - accounted for............................... 22
Deceased Non-Graduating - accountd for.........18
                   Including Noman & Annette

Remaining Graduates...................approx. 63
Andrews, James Melton "Jimmy" - 10/15/40 - 5/6/2013 
COD: UK         
Burial: Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bostic,   NC
Note of Interest:
  • Attended Western Carolina University
  •  Worked with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service as a  Soil Conservation Technician for over 30 years.
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Was a North Carolina Horseshoe pitching champion and  competed in regional and national competitions.
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Ayers, Roger -  5/20/41 - 5/20/1993
COD: UK
Burial: Rutherford County Cemetery
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Baynard, Jerry Lee - 10/03/39 - 6/9/2001 (Section P Lot 27)
COD: UK
Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Cheyene, WY.
​MST 56 Air Force- Vietnam 

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Bennet, Boyd
COD: Heartattach
Burial: UK
Note of interest
  • Word has it that Boyd was a contractor in Spartanburg S.C.
  •  Football 1956-57 - #48 - 
  • Best Blocker Award 
  • Member of Future Farmers Of America
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Camby, Steve - 2/09/1941 - 2/12/1967  
COD: Killed in Action.from an undetermined explosion. 
His body was recovered
Burial: Cool Spring Cemetery, Forest City, NC 
Note of Interest:
  • He served with Bravo Company, 3rd Anti-Tank Battalion, 
            3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF
Awarded: 
  •   The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), 
  •   The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds,  
  •   The Vietnam Service Medal, 
  •   The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, 
  •   The National Defense Service Medal.







  • CPT Camby is on panel 15E, line 018 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall 
            in Washington D.C




Note of High School Interest: 
  • Track team 1957-'59 
  • Nomination for Air Force Academy'
  • Selection for Competition for Coast Gard Academy 
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Hudgins (Dotson), Gail -  ?/?/1941 - 3/28/2009
COD: UK
Burial: Cool Spring Cemetery
Services: First Baptist Church Forest City, NC'
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a member of First United Methodist Church, Forest City and a retired Social Worker for Cleveland County Department of Social Services. 
Note of Interest: 
  •  Salutatorian of the Class Of 1959 
  • President of Senior Class
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Medford, Doyle  - 9/17/ 1939 - 4/12/2004
COD: passed at home.
Burial:  Corinth Baptist Church, Ellenboro.Rutherford County NC
Note of interest:
  • Baseball
  • Basketball 
  • Monogram Club
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Radford, William Boyd - 8/ 23/ 1940 -8/6/2006  
COD: Heartattack
Burial: UK
Note of interest:
  •  Basketball #22 - 1957 -58
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Reepe, James "Jimmy" - ? - 8/27/14
COD: UK
Burial: UK
Services Held: First United Methodist Church, Forest City, NC.
He was a graduate of Cool Springs High School and attended Brevard College. Jim honorably served his country in the US Army Reserves for six years. A member of First United Methodist Church.
Note of interest:  
  • Senior Superlative- Wittiest
  • Baseball 1958
  • Owner and operator of Jim Reepe Auto Sales 
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Shires (Hoyle), Betty -  1/21/42 - 6/16/2009
COD: UK
Services: Florence Baptist Church, Forest City, NC
Buried: Alexander Cemetery. Forest City NC
Note of interest: 
  •  Glee Club
  •  retired customer service representative with AGI, Incorporated; homemaker     
  • a member of Florence Baptist Church 
  • The Helping Hands Sunday school class.
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Street, Howard George
COD: Heartatack around the late 190's.
Burial: Westbend, near Pineherts, NC
Note of interest:  
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Played in a band
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Vess, Roy Franklyn - 5/ 20/1939 - 1/ 13/ 2007
COD:Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS)
Services: Bratton Funeral Home Chapel, York, SC
Burial:  Ashes spread on his favorite golf course  
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Watkins, George - 3/8/1941 - 9/16/1962
COD: Car Accident
Burial: Concord Baptist Church Cemetery- Rutherford Co NC
Note of interest:
  •  Future Farmers of America
  • Pulled Cars for Watkins Used Car
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Williams, James Mike
COD: UK
Burial: UK
Note of interest: 
Music Club -  
  • Glee Club - 
  • Future Teachers Club 
  • Beta Club
  • Annual Staff
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Womick, Bobby Gene - 3/20/41 - 10/23/1993
                           COD: UK
                           Burial: UK 
                           Note of interest: 
  • Thursday Morning Speaking Club
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Norman P.  and Annette Wilkerson Marks 
Norman P. Marks Jr.   June 24, 1041 - March 4, 2003
COD: multiple myeloma and melanoma
Burial: Cool Spring Cemetery, Forest City, NC 
Note of interest: A member of Florence Baptist Church
                              Football: Norman Marks - #59
                              Retired First Sgt. USMC Served in Vietnam 

Annette Wilkerson Marks - Sept. 13, 1941 - Jan. 12, 2013
COD: Congestive Heart failure
Burial: Cool Spring Cemetery, Forest City, NC
Note of interest: Glee Club


A member of Florence Baptist Church. She was a faithful marine wife and mother, traveling with her late husband, Retired First Sgt. Norman P. Marks, Jr., USMC, who died in 2003. Annette worked for many years as a sales associate for Roses at the Tri-City Mall. 

Both were in our class but neither got to walk across the stage to receive their Deplomia with us. 

Annette graduate early (1958) as she had enough credits and was going into Nurses Training only to find out she was to young. Was to wait another year.

Norman went to summer school after our Junior year in 1958 and completed his education at Cool Springs Hight School  and received his diploma.  He then joined the military and was called to duty in Aug. of that same year.  

Norman and Annette were married when he came home on Furlough. 

Annette stayed with Norman as much as possible but when he was on his tour of duty in Vietman she and the Children came back to Forest City, worked, did church activites and helped with our class Reunions.

After Norman retired from the Military and came back to Forest City.  They both worked very hard  on the Class Reunions and would go the extra mile to make it a success.  They both were friends to all. We were their class and they were ours.  Such dear friends and we miss them.
White, Timothy Albert "Tim" - 6/11/41 - 3/15/13
COD: UK
Services: Padgett and King Chapel. 
Burial: Corinth Baptist Church Cementary, Ellenboro, NC 
Note of Interest:
  •  Member of Florence Baptist Church
  • Football 1959: Player of the year award
  •  Most Valuable player- Lion's Club Award
  • Co-Captain # 75
  • Monogram Club
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Goforth (Holtzela) Peggy Ann - 12/5/1940 - 3/22/2015
COD: UK
Burial: Polkvillle Baptist Church Cemetery
Services: Polkville Methodist Church 
Note of Interest:
  • Libary Club
  • Glee Club
  • Owned and operated Peggie's Crafts of Shelby
  • A member of  Polkville Ruritans Club.
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Barbara Throckmorton - Deceased
COD: Uk
Burial: UK
Note of interest: 
  • Girls Basketball 
  • Future Homemakers Club
  • Journalism Cub
  • Tornado" New Paper
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Bill Avant - Deceased - DOB: Dec 31, 1939  
                                               DOD: Jan 16, 2007


Burial: Parklawn Memorial Park
Winston-Salem, NC
Forsythe Cty, USA
Buarial: Cool Spring Cememtary, Forest City, NC

Wife: Betty Nadine Avant
DOB: Apr 1, 1940
DOD:Jun 15, 2016

Children:
Constance Lynne Avant
DOB: 1958
DOD: 2014

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Billy Jenkins - Deceased - No info.
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David Price - Deceased - Dob? - 6/14/1996 
COD: UK
Burial: UK
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Fay Bailey - Deceased - DOB/DD - UK
COD: UK
Burial: UK
Note of interest:
  •  Glee Club
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Frances Adair- Deceased - Dob ? - 3/16/2006 
COD: UK
​Burial: UK
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Frances Hendley - Deceased
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Jackie Butler - Deceased - DOB/DD - UK
COD: UK 
Burial: UK
Note of interest: 
  • Basketball
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Linda Kay Alley, (Ford), - Deceased - DOB ? - 9/2/1992​
COD: Cancer
Burial:  UK
Note of interest: 
  • Future Homemakers of America Club
  • Jr. Varsity Basket Ball
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Lonnie Hutchins - Deceased - Dob? - 3/4/2005
COD: UK
Burial: UK
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Norman McCelann -Deceased - DOB: u/k -DOD; uk/ 2018
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Richard Zeb Fergerson - Deceased - 1/30/40 -10/5/2005
COD: Heart Attack 
Burial: Cool Spring Cemetery
Note of Interest: 
  • Football 1956-58 - 
  • Most Improved Player 
  • Monogram Club
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Sally Smith-Searcy-Deceased- 1/10/1941 - 7/13/2015
COD: UK - Passed away at her home.
Services: Main Street Baptist Church Spindale NC
Burial: UK
Note of Interest
•Sally was a beautician and operator of Sally's Beauty Shop. 
•She was a member of Oak Springs Baptist Church
•a former Sunday School Teacher in both the Adult and Youth Departments 
•was a youth leader devoted to helping young people. 

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Sandra James - Deceased - DOB ? - 10/5/1983
COD: UK
Burial: UK
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Charles "Smittie" Smith -Deceased
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Steve Hardin - Deceased - 4/21/39 - 8/3/2006
COD: From a Bee Sting
Service: Crestview Baptist 
Burial: Cool Springs Cemetery.
Notes of interest: 
  • Track team - 1956
  •  Football - #87 - 1956
  • Became a Pastor
  • Went to Gardner-Web, Frutland Baptist 
  • Inst.   and Wake Forest. Did a lot of 
  • missions in  W. Virgina and other places.   
  • Served as Pastor at Pea Ridge Baptist 
                            Church, Polk County, NC 
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Philbeck, Thomas F. "Tommy" - Deceased 10/30/39 - 10/25/10
COD: UK
Burial:Cool Springs Cemetery
Note of interest: 
  • nicknamed "Fatback" 
  • was known for his skill in billiards  
  • and his knowledge of both the Atlanta Braves and the
  • UNC  Tarheels
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Wayne King Corn - Deceased - 2/19/1940 - 4/14/ 1976
COD; UK
Burial: Cooper Gap Baptist Church, Polk Co. NC
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                                       ~ Unknown ~
Listed in order of first name
           Anyone have any Info. on any of the following?
         (Alive - Deceased - DOB - DD - COD, Place Buried, a note of interest or a family member
I could call)

Ann King - No Info.
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Carolyn Walker - No Info
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Charles Minnish - No Info
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Clyde Harris - No Info
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Coleen Grant - No Info
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Creola Harris - No Info
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Don Wall - No Info
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Doris Greene - No Info
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Emma Jean Hall - No Info
Note of Interest: Basketball-Jr. Varsity '56
                               Future Homemakers of America
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Garland Hendrix -No Info.
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Gloria Coffee - No Info
Note of Interest: Jr. Varsity  #8 -  '56
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Harvey Wells - No Info
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Hazel Davis - Deceased 
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Hoyte Bailey - No Info.
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Jean Bailey - No Info
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Linda Sue Tate - No Info.
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Margaret Baynard - No Info.
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Marion Hollan - No Info.
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Martha Stacey - Living-No Info.
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Maxine Brooks - Living-No Info.
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Melba Willis - Living-No Info.
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Mozelle Upton - No Info.
Note of Interest: Future Homemakers of America
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Nancy Ledford- No Info.
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Patsy Rumfelt - No info.
Note of Interest: Future Homemakers of America
                                Glee Club
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Phillip Carver - No Info.
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Rachell Cantrell - No Info.

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Ray Shehan - Deceased-No Info
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Rebecca Dale - Deceased- No Info
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Sherill Matheny - Livig-No Info.
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Troy Blanton - No Info.
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Troy Wall - Lving-No Inf.D
Guffey, A.V.   - UK
COD: UK
Burial: 
Note of Interest: 
  • Contest Winner of:
  • World Peace Speaking 
  • 2nd place Americanism -'58
  • 2nd place Newspaper Essay 
  • 2nd place Foresic Declamation 
  • Winner Lions Club Declamation 
  • High Sales in Senior Sales Candy Sales
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Mr. Paul Harril's Homeroom

Adrain Summey
Alfred Dobbins
Beverly Shehan
Bill Avant
Bill Waters
Carolyn Walker
Charles Smith
Doyle Medford
Ernest Sprous
G.L. Poteteat
Gail Hudgins
Garland Hendrix
Harold Owens
Jackie Butler
Jean Bailey
Jenny Sue Johnston
Jimmy Andrews
Judy Hardin
Margaret Hill 
Mary Ann Crowder
Melba Willis
Norman Marks
Paul Tim Jones
Phillip Carver
Phyllis Greene
Pricilla Haulk
Richard Ferguson
Sally Mosley 
Sally Smith
Sandran James
Scott Graham
Shirley Godfrey
Tim White
Verlie Lawing


Mr Bill Cordell's Homeroom

Alice Matheny
Annette Wilkerson
Linda Kay Alley
Barbara Throckmorton
Billy Jenkins
Bobby Marshall
Boyd Radford
Charles Minnish
Creola Harris
Dalton Smart
Don Wall
Donald Epley
Doris Green
Evelyn Rollins
Frances Hendley
George Avant
Hoyte Bailey
J. L. Coffee
Jackie Bright
Jean Ann Long
Jerry Baynard
Kenneth Fortune
Larry Harrill
Marion Hollan
Martha Stacey
Mary Jane McFarland
Melvin Waters
Peggy Carver
Phyllis Goode
Rachell Cantrell
Ralph Haynes
Sherill Matheny
Steve Hardin
Troy Wall
Wayne Corn

Mrs Elizabet Ducket's Homeroom

Ann Holifield
Arlen Walker
Barabara Bartee
Barara Kennedy
Boyd Bennett
Clyde Harris
Ellen Shepard
Emily Mayse
Fay Bailey
Gail Harrill
Gene Shires
Gloria Coffee
Harvey Wells
Hazel Davis
Henry Hooper
Howard Steet
Hugh Mills
Jimmy Reepe
Joe Causby
Joyce Greene
Joyce McGinnis
Kenneth Hardin
Linda Sue Tate
Lonnie Hutchins
Lorena Richards
Margaret Baynard
Mike williams
Mozelle Upton
Norman McClennan
Patsy Rumfelt
Peggie Goforth
Peggy Harrill
Sallie Laughrun
Tommy Philbeck
Troy Blanton
Wayne Epley

Mr. Bob Ellitott's Homeroom

A.V. Guffey
Ann King
Betty Champion
Betty Shires
Bobby Jean Harris
Bobby Womick
Coleen Grant
David Price
Dorothy Jones
Emma Jean Hall
Fred Toms
George Watkns
Coleen Grant
Jackie Morrow
Jerry Bright
Jimmy Daniel
Jimmy Hill
Johnny Lail
Joyce Walker
Libby Philbeck
Lynda Randall
Maxine Brooks
Melita Paberzs
Nancy Ledford
Patricia Blanton
Polly Hoover
Ray Shehan
Rebecca Dale
Robert Wells
Roger Ayers
Sammy Francis
Starlyn Sisk
Steve Camby

History of Freshmen Class of 1956
Listed in Red are the one's that did not graduate with us
for various reasons.
Total in Freshman Class 1956.............................138
Non Graduating in 1959........................................54
Graduated 1959....................................................84
Picture not in Freshmen Class Year Book but graduated with us:
Mickey Harris-Senior picture shown.

 If he was with the Freshman class he may have been out picture day. 
 If so the total of class would have been 139 - UK?
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NonGraduating Classmates 
Comfirmed or thought to be Deceased 
Harris, Mickey - 9/1/41 - 3/22/16
COD: Unknown
Burial: Unknown
Note Of Interest:
  •  Mickey worked in the elevator industry in South Florida and Northern Virginia for more than 30 years. 
  • He loved to spend time with his family and friends, deeply adored his grandchildren, and loved his travel companion Pepe, his dog.
  •  He was an avid boater and fisherman, and in retirement enjoyed repairing mechanics and electronics. 
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Richards, Lorena  (Fowler), ?/?/1941 - 2/.5/,2016
COD: Heartattack
Burial: Interment of the urn was a private.service
Note of Interest:
  •  Lorena was a Charter member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
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Gene A. Shires, ?/?/42 -  5/ 30/ 2016
COD:  Heart and other problems
Burial: Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Rutherford Co.
Note of Interest
  • Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War
  • Gene worked for Duke Energy for thirty years 
  • was a member of Goode's Creek Baptist Church
  • enjoyed working with electronics and fixing cars.
  • Gene also wrote some songs that were looked at in Nashville but never published..
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Hall, Ann King Hollifield  1/11 1941 - 1/24/ 2016
COD: UK
Burial:  Wood Memorial Park in Duncan S.C.
Note of interest
  • an active member of Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church of Greer, SC.
  • taught school, later became director of kindergarten at Fairview Baptist Church,
  • retired in 2001 as Senior Underwriter for the State of Georgia after completing fifteen years’ service with State Auto Insurance at their Greer, SC facilities.
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Melton, Leonard   ?/?/? - ?/?/?
COC: unknown
Burial: unknown

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Total  22 as if 2019