Oak Ridge Class of 1943



Class Pages:

In these pages I have collected information, photos and memorabilia from the classes that I have been able to secure from students and social media. If you have materials from your class, please contact me. I will happily add items to the page. My email is oakes@physics.utexas.edu.

Class contact information:

Thomas B. Jr. Henry
Thomas' wife is Ruth Gaunt is Deceased).
7117 Youngton Rd
Vicksburg, MS 39183-7923

Phone: (601) 636-4767

1943 Graduating Class: L to R
Front Row: Vera Hackler, Gracie Mae Whitaker, Sallye Burton
Second Row: Gwen Griffith Pettway, Edith McMullen
Third Row: Tubby Dunn, Grace Brown
Fourth Row: Harvey Hearn, Arthur Province, Lucille Harris, Phillip Gaunt
Back Row: Thomas Henry, Mardred Alice Fleming (Bilboff)(1926-2006), Billy Martin, Elmer Anderton
Location: Oak Ridge Methodist Church

Connie Brasfield left school at the end of 11th grad.

Left to Right: Thomas Henry, Strass, Shoemaker and Charles Oakes. Thomas and Charles met by accident in a bar in San Francisco. Charles had just returned from the Pacific. (Photo courtesy of Thomas Henry and his son James.)


1935 Oak Ridge Third Grade Class, Teacher Miss Mattie Lou Lowe
Back Row:, Zane Grey Cole, Kelly Bryant, Wayne Nevels, Daryl Hicks, ?, Sybil Smithhart, Vera Hackler, Gwen Griffith (Pettway)(who supplied the identification on the picture.)
Second row L to R: Walter Whitten, Adelle McGuffee, Jewel King (sadly died of appendicitis that year), J. W. Hearn, Jeff Hearn, ?, Mary Frances McBroom, Lucile Harris,
First Row: Billy Martin, Hedy Blue Powell, Lena Margaret Bryant, Ann Henry, Thomas Henry, John Scott “Skippy” Cole,

This picture contains people in the Class of 1943.

Hedy Blue Powell (Hearn)
She was a member of the class, 2nd from left on front row in group picture above. She married Herbert Lee (Sambo) Hearn in 1941. Her daughter is Diane Beauman.


Oak Ridge Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1943

Gone But Not Forgotton