Redwood Class of 1946

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At left: Clyde Ruth Rowlad

At right: Juanita Potter Graham

 

Gloria Crapps, Unknown, Gladys Mae Alexander

 

 

Rockets Obituaries of Class of 1946

Gone But Not Forgotten

 

 

Marye Helen Warnock
1927-March 21, 2010

 

Marye Helen Warnock Webster, 82, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.rn. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Burial will be at Bradley's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 this evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Webster enjoyed everything outdoors, as well as traveling, gardening, sewing, restoring antiques, baking and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie A. Warnock and Hester Sibley Warnock; husband, Newman B. Webster Sr.; brothers, Albert Warnock and Ernest Warnock; and sister, Myrtrea Gordon.

Survivors include daughters, Helen Tucker Wright (John) of Redwood, Debbie Webster Stockton (Jim) of Branson West, Mo., and Frances Tucker Grey (Roland) of Vicksburg; son, Newman B. Webster Jr. of Vicksburg; sisters, Elizabeth Wells and Evelyn Sanderford; a brother, WIllie A. Warnock Jr.; grandchildren, Michael Grey, Sonya Baer, Brad Redditt, Jeremy Hearn, Charles Newman Webster, James Stockton, Amanda Rebert, Brandon Webster and Andrew Webster; great-grandchildren, Summer Baer, Taylor Baer, Sean Grey, Alex Redditt, Savanna Webster, Hannah Grey, Bryce Rebert, Lana Webster and Bailey Rebert; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Brad Redditt, Charles Newman Webster, Brandon Webster, Andrew Webster, Michael Grey, Jamie Richardson, Jeremy Hearn and James Stockton.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Dwiggins, Charles and Fannie Thomas, J.W. Redditt, Nathan Skipworth, Willie Skipworth, Danny Gordon, David Tilghman, Barry Warnock, Tony Warnock, Ronnie Hollowell, Lonnie Hollowell, Boney Cobb, Dr. Daniel Edney, Dr. Paul Pierce IV and the staff of Providence Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 2524 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216, or Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

 

 

Gladys Maye Alexander
1927-April 2, 2013

 

Gladys Maye Alexander Gates, 84, died Tuesday; April 2, 2013, at River Region Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Pinkney Alexander; and her mother; Alice Ward Alexander.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Henry Gates of Vicksburg; a daughter, Diane Gates McEachern of Vicksburg; a son, Morgan Richard Gates of Vicksburg;
one brother, James Walter Alexander of Vicksburg; and three grandchildren, Ashleigh McEachern, Danielle Gates and Jessica Gates, all of Vicksburg.
Services will be at. 3 pm, Friday, April 5, 2013, at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Brian Parker officiating. Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m.
Friday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Mike Alexander, Mitch Alexander, Chris Gillis, Mike Gnomes, Robert Pierce, William Cook, Percy Worley and Robert Pierce.

Honorary pallbearers will be Danny DeYoung, Walter Bliss, Steve Jackson, Tammy Davidson, Steve Cook and deacons of Bovina Baptist Church.

 

Leatha Wells Price
June 24, 1928-April 2, 2013

 

Leatha Amelia Wells Price ‘Granny’ passed away the evening of Aug. 31, 2014, at St. Dominic's Hospital in Jackson. At age 86, although she dearly loved her family, she was ready to go home — she wanted to see Jesus.

She most recently resided at the Home Place of Madison, but also enjoyed extended stays with her children and grandchildren.

Leatha was born in Waterproof, La., on June 14, 1928, to Bennie and Carrie Wells. She grew up in Vicksburg in the Redwood Community with siblings Louise, Marvie Lee (lovingly called 'Brother'), Elijah, Dorothy ‘Dot’, Luther, and Charles. During her youth, she enjoyed playing basketball for the Redwood Rockets and visiting her Aunt Ruth in Memphis.

She wed the love of her life, Sam Price Jr., ‘Poppa’ on Sept. 26, 1947, and they were blessed with six children. As a young family they resided in Vicksburg and Pine Bluff, Ark. In later years, the family moved to Tyler, Texas, but eventually returned to their hometown of Vicksburg.

Leatha loved to read and watch TV game shows, but her biggest enjoyment came from creating memories with her family. She boasted of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild at her every opportunity.

She is survived by five of her children, Wanda James and Patty Mixon both of Forney, Texas, Sam ‘Yogi’ Price Ill (Sheron) of Tyler, Texas, Alisa Sullivan (James) of Clinton, and Tina Nasif (Butch) of Vicksburg; twelve grandchildren, Lea Smith Rigby (Van III), Jessica James Boothe (Patrick), Jaklyn James McKenna (Mark), Kelsey Mixon Hamessley (Clint), Chris Mixon (Jordan), Hayden Price, Peyton Price, Aubree Sullivan Caves, Scott Sullivan, Jake Sullivan, Carrie Nasif (Cooper Osteen), and Millan Nasif; ten great grandchildren, Jordan Reuter, Van Rigby IV, Sammi, Briar, and Knox Boothe, Colt McKenna, Madi Hamessley, Parker Price, and Abigail and Cooper Caves; and one great-great-grandchild, Timrie Venable.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sam Price Jr.; daughter, Linda Price Smith; son-in-law Fred James; her parents and her siblings.

Services will be Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Glenwood Funeral Home, located at 145 Hwy. 80, Vicksburg. The family will receive visitors beginning at 11 am. with the funeral following at 1 pm. Pastor Matt Friedeman will officiate.

Pallbearers include James Sullivan, Butch Nasif, Van Rigby Ill, Scott Sullivan, Hayden Price, Jake Sullivan, Mark McKenna, Patrick Boothe, Cooper Osteen, Chris Mixon, and Millan Nasif.

Honorary pallbearers include Clint Hamessley, Peyton Price and Van Rigby IV.

h lieu of flowers, memorials in Leatha's name may be made to the American Heart Association, The Home Place, Madison, Mississippi, or Jacob's Ladder Learning Center, Vicksburg.

 

James Scott “Skip” Cole (
Oct 14, 1927-July 28, 2005

John Scott Cole of Hazel Green passed away Thursday. He was 78. He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Brenda Jo Morris. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bobby Lee; son, John Scott Cole Jr. of New Market; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946—1967 and was a chief master sergeant with the Strategic Air Command. He was also an engineer with Teledyne Brown Engineering, SAIS and RCA at Eglin AFB, Florida. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening in his retirement years. The immediate family held a private memorial service. John Scott Cole, loving husband and father will always be in our heart. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Cancer Society.

 

Irene Breland Martin
July 17,1927-July 28, 2010

Irene Breland Martin, lifelong resident of Warren County born July 17, 1927, passed away quietly
Wednesday. Jury 28, 2010, at her daughter's home in Christiana, Tennessee, at the age of 83.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and best friend of 59 years, James C “Joe” Martin;
her loving son, James M. “Mitch" Martin Sr., her parents, William W. and Mattie Owsley Breland; her brothers, Will Breland Jr. and wife Dorothy Hall Breland and Hillary I. “H.I," Breland and wife Irenna Whatley Breland; her sister, Mary Belle Dillon; and dear friends and fishing companions, Herman and Chestine Schneider.

She is survived and will be dearly missed by her loving daughter, Beth Martin Britt of Christiana;
daughter-in-law, Barbara Parker Martin of Redwood; her adored grandchildren, Tammy Martin and husband Glen of Plain Dealing, La., Christopher Miller of Birmingham, Ala., Toni Neumann and husband David of Redwood. Robyn Miller Atkinson and husband Bradley of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Mitro Martin Jr, and wife Shann of Redwood; and her six precious great-grandchildren, Brianna, Alainna and Rachel Neumann, Calvin Martin and Reagan and Tyler Atkinson.

Mrs Martin graduated with honors as valedictorian from Redwood High School in 1946. She was a member of Redwood United Methodist Church. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and loyal friend. She was a substitute teacher for Redwood School and a kindergarten teacher for both the Vicksburg ladies Junior Auxiliary and Porters Chapel Academy. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and sports.

ServIces will be at 11 a m Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie O'Ouin officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a m. Saturday until the hour of the service.

Pallbearers are Chris Miller, Mitch Martin Jr., David Neumann, Bradley Atkinson, Glen Larson, Richard Martin and Chuck Schneider

Honorary pallbearers are Larry Martin, Frank Keen, Wade Hammack, Billy Schnefder, Charles Hanks, James "Sonny" Keen, Kenny Wells and Physician Kerry Kane and her staff of Murfreesboro.

Memorials may be made to Redwood United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 26, Redwood, MS 39156 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

Vera Virginia Opperman Conrad
June 30, 1928-Oct 17, 1998

She married Jones Atlas Conrad, Jr. (1926-2005). They had a son Jones Atlas Conrad III (1955-1992).

 

Clyde Ruth Rowland
December 17, 1928-July, 2018

Ruth was born in Oak Ridge, MS, on December 17, 1928 to Sam E. and Melba Pettway Rowland. Her siblings included Carrie Mae Rowland, Thelma Ethel Rowland McLaughn, Billie Rowland Craft and James Ray "Buddy" Rowland. She passed away in July 2017.

Clyde Ruth Rowland Nosser attended Redwood High School, graduating in 1946. She married Larry Nosser. She had a daughter, Kim.

Ruth was a resident of Mississippi at the time of passing.