Redwood Class of 1955

 

 

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.

Acknowledgements: Floyd and Betty Jo Terrell Oakes have contributed greatly to this page.  Their interest and support is much appreciated.  Hopefully others will follow their generous example and submit appropriate items.

 

 

Class Member Information

  • Betty Jean Alderman Thomas
    14784 Dry Grove Road
    Raymond, MS 39154
    601-857-5488

  • Robert Alexander
    212 Belle Island Drive
    Eagle Lake, MS 39183
    601-279-4205

  • Peggy Sue Allison Blansett
    P.O. Box 25
    Redwood, MS 39156
    601-636-4600 or 601-638-6553

  • Barbara Bishop Traylor
    527 Inglewood Drive
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-2684

  • Gloria Bounds Napier
    735 Luther Carter Road
    Petal, MS 39465
    601-264-3525 or 601-583-9250

  • Carolyn Brent Jones
    483 Powder Horn Road
    St. Mary’s, GA 31558
    912-576-7909

  • Joyce Cockrell Huskey
    211 Cockrell Road
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-8332

  • Wilford W. Cockrell
    330 Old Twin Lake Road
    Redwood, MS 39156
    601-636-6595

  • Lucille Day No Information

  • Margaret Dennis
    P.O. Box 141
    Delta, LA 71233

  • Raymond Evans (deceased)
    825 Sweetgum Lane
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-4045
    E-Mail revans19@bellsouth.net

  • John Gray
    P.O. Box 822882
    Vicksburg, MS 39182
    601-629-6112

  • Dan Hall
    99 Nicole Drive
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-1711

  • Bob Hardy
    3501 Buckingham Drive
    Corinth, TX 76210
    940-321-0630v E-Mail copsy37@yahoo.com

  • Joseph Harris
    3828 48th Avenue SW,
    Seattle, WA 981116v 206-937-0811
    E-Mail jharris@mc.net

  • Kathleen Hayes Bradshaw
    311 Omega Street
    Belle Chasse, LA 70037
    504-394-2866
    E-Mail kathaleenb@bellsouth.net

  • Sally Holcomb Deines
    2110-123rd Ave. SE
    Bellevue, WA 98005
    425-643-9681 or 425-210-9880

  • Rosalie Jacks Farrior
    202 Hefner Way
    Ooltewah, TN 37363
    423-396-2422

  • Robert E. King
    204 Drusilla Lane
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-1458

  • Sylvia Lentz Buskey
    852 Stoney Man Road
    Luray, VA 22835
    540-843-4817
    E-Mail slbuskey@embarq.net

  • Lonnie Mallett Ervin
    4112 Sterling Road
    Gloster, MS 39638
    601-225-4984
    E-Mail ervinlonnie@yahoo.com

  • Vera Lee McBroom Griffith
    162 First Street
    Brandon, MS 39042
    601-825-6293v E-Mail verawalt@netzero.net

  • Floyd Oakes
    15190 Stafford Estates
    Gonzales, LA 70737
    225-622-1016
    E-Mail fboakes@eatel.net

  • Ted Porter
    P.O. Box 245
    Valley Park, MS 39177
    601-638-2656

  • Kimble Pugh
    C/O Carol Bell
    7882 South Ridge Road
    Walls, MS 39680
    901-827-4348

  • Jean Raines Hall
    99 Nicole Drive
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-1711

  • Kay Roland Largel
    121 Spindlewood Drive
    Madison, MS 39110
    601-898-9089
    E-Mail cklargel71137@aol.com

  • Martha Whitehead Smith
    3399 Oak Ridge Road
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-638-6244

  • Margaret Young Rose(deceased)
    95 Grange Hall Road, Lot 21
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-456-4256

 

 

 

DECEASED CLASS MEMBERS

  • Joyce Boozer Owens
  • Betty Sue Coley Rider
  • Richard Cousins
  • Forrest Fuller
  • Clement Hearn
  • Margaret Young Rose
  • Raymond Gene Evans

OUR TEACHERS

  • Sharp W. Banks, Jr. (deceased)
    75310 Hwy. 1077
    Covington, LA 70435-0648
    Phone 985-893-5652

  • J. C. Dorman (deceased)
    113 Villanova Drive
    Vicksburg, MS 39180
    601-636-4695

  • Patricia Garnett Chesser
    48 Northgate Drive
    Laurel, MS 39440
    601-649-2599
    E-Mail mspatchmama@gmail.com

  • Kerna Mae Hester Faris
    9512 Broad Meadows Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23060-3129
    804-270-4991

  • Virginia Segrest West
    328 Northwood Drive
    Philadelphia, MS 39350
    601-656-6375
    E-Mail meast33@bellsouth.net

Our Teachers

Mrs. J. F. Larche, 1st Grade, North Texas Teachers College
Mrs. J. F. Larche, 1st Grade, North Texas Teachers College
Miss Mignonne McCandless, 4th Grade, Miss. Southern College
Aubin Holiday, 5th Grade, Miss. Southern College
Ella Roberts, 6th Grade, Miss. Southern College
Mrs. E. F. "Vera" Opperman, Jr. High English and Bioloty, Grenada College
Mrs. L. V. Russell, Social Studies, Miss. College
Kerna Mae (Hester) Faris, Virginia, Home Economics
Mary M. Sherard, English, MSCW
Ralph L. Wells, Education, Mississippi State

 

 

Letter below is from Mrs. McCandless to Mrs. Fred Oakes praising her son Donald. It demonstrates her love of her students and pride in their work.

 

Third Grade Class in 1946- Teacher Mrs. Mamie Porter Mosely

Back Row: Forrest Ful|er,?, Teddy Marshall, ?, Marveline Fuller, ?, ?, Mrs. Mamie Porter Mosely
3rd Row: Lavon Jeffers, ?, Neal Fowler, Jack Hill, ?, Peggy Abney, Kenny Stephenson

2nd Row: Betty Anne Oser, Jerry Davidson, Lonnie Mallett, Norris Davidson, Faye Hancock, Orvis Hart, Floyd Oakes, Jo Ann Nutt
Frt Row: Jean Raines, ‘.7, Gloria Bounds, Peggy Sue Allison, Wilford Cockrell, Louise Jeffers, ?, Barbara Bishop, Carl Curtis, Margaret Dennis

 

 

 

Floyd Oakes
Floyd Oakes
Floyd Oakes
Floyd Oakes
Floyd Oakes 1950-51
Lonnie Mallett
Lonnie Mallett 1950-51
Ted Porter
Ted Porter 1953-54
Rosalie Jacks
Rosaie Jacks
Peggy Sue Allison
Betty Jean Alderman
Betty Jean Alderman
Yvonne Sumrall, 1953-54.
Holly Bluff School.
Picture from son: Daniel Brewer
1955 School Key
1955 School Ring
Redwood High School Sweater

 

Here are a group of pictures shared by Kay Roland Largel of a gathering of some class members at her family's hotel at Eagle Lake in 1955.

 

Yazoo River Ferry
Kay Roland (Largel) on ferry.
Margaret Young, Joyce Boozer, Joyce Cockrell and Lonnie Mallett
Kay Roland, Joyce Boozer on hood, ?. Picture on the ferry.
Left to Right: Front: Joyce Cockrell, Wayne Sumerall,, Kay Roland; Back: Margaret Young, Johnny Brewer, Lonnie Mallett, Joyce Boozer.
Jimmy Gaines, Joyce Cockrell, Johnny Brewer, Joyce Boozer, Wayne Sumrall
Vertical Group: Joyce Boozer, Lonnie Mallett, Johnny Brewer, at right:Margaret Young
L to R; Johnny Brewer, Joyce Cockrell, Kay Roland, Jimmy Gaines, Joyce Boozer
Front: Joyce Cockrell, Lonnie Mallett, Kay Roland: Back: Margaret Young, Joyce Boozer.

 

Class Reunions

 

Second Version of 1988 Reunion Picture
L to R – Kimble Pugh, Kay Roland, Ted Porter, Lonnie Mallett, Peggy Sue Allison Blansett, Floyd Oakes, Kathaleen Hays, Bob Hardy, Raymond Evans

 

 

Top picture…
Seated, L to R – Rosalie Jacks Farrior, Peggy Sue Allison Blansett, Sally Holcomb Deines, Kay Roland Largel
2nd Row, L to R – Jean Raines Hall, Sylvia Lentz Buskey, Raymond Evans, Vera Lee McBroom Griffith, Joyce Cockrell Huskey, John Gray, Lonnie Mallett Ervin
3rd Row, L to R – Dan Hall, Wilford Cockrell, Ted Porter, Bob Hardy, Margaret Young Rose, Kimble Pugh

Bottom picture…
Seated, L to R – Rosalie Jacks Farrior, Peggy Sue Allison Blansett, Sally Holcomb Deines, Kay Roland Largel.
2nd Row, L to R – Sylvia Lentz Buskey, Vera Lee McBroom Griffith, Joyce Cockrell Huskey, Margaret Young Rose, John Gray, Lonnie Mallett Ervin, Kimble Pugh
Back Row, L to R – Wilford Cockrell, Floyd Oakes, Ted Porter

 

Rockets Athletic Pictures. Photos from any year that includes any member of the 1955 Class

1953-54 Redwood High School Football Team.

Back Row: Harold Tinnim, Wayne Summerall, Wilson H. Brent, Johnny Brewer, Melvin Oakes, John Robert Griffin, Ted Porter, Floyd Oakes, Coach J. C. Dorman

Second Row: Aubrey (Possum) Scarber, Donny Weaver, George Brown, Todd Huskey, Earl Martin, Leonard Pugh, Jack Copper, James Wright, Curtis Hedrick

Front Row: George Gray, Talmadge Walley, Sydney Sanderson, Billy Rae Brock, Tinker Huskey, D. Brewer, Clayton Wright, Chrisler Fuller, Paul Alderman

 

 

 

 

 

1953-54 Season Record
4 Wins (Bentonia, Raymond, Satartia, Lexington)
3 Losses (Utica, Benton, Culkin)
2 ties (Jett, Port Gibson)

 

 

 

 

 

Front Row, L to R – Jimmie Faye Biedenharn, Juanita Martin, Stella Harris
Middle Row, L to R – Vera Lee McBroom, Elsie Mae Cook, Mildred Moore, Joan Adams, Florence Gaye Hearn, Jean Redditt, Zula Kate Harris
Back Row, L to R – Margaret Young, Robert Ernest King, Dan Hall, Jimmy Ward, James Howard Hearn, Joseph Harris, Claude McBroom, Carolyn Brent

 

Redwood High School Girls Junior High Basketball Girls, 1950-51
Back Row: Manager Collen Hart, Sally Cooper, Shelby Jean Rowe, Janie Sue Hicks, Loga Ann Smith, Betty Jean Alderman, Joyce Boozer, Betty Sue Porter, Ruby Bliss, Coach J. C. Dorman

Front Row:, Yvonne Sumrall, Peggy Sue Allison, Kathleen Hays

Redwood High School Girls Basketball, 1953-54
Back Row: Manager Ann Huskey, Florence Hearn, Faye Alderman, Jimmie Faye Biedenharn, Sally Holcomb, Carolyn Brent, Carol Jean Smith, Betty Jean Porter, Coach J. C. Dorman

Front Row: Georgia Burton, Jane Keen, Hermanell Hearn, Jean Redditt, Katherine Brewer, Peggy Sue Allison

Redwood High School Girls Junior High Basketball Girls, 1949-50
Back Row: Manager Ann Harlan, Faye Hancock, Betty Jean Alderman, Faye Hicks, Levern Oakes, Eugenia Sumrall, Coach J. C. Dorman

Front Row: Kathleen Hays, Peggy Sue Allison, Jane Keen, Yvonne Sumrall, Georgia Burton

 

Redwood High School Boys Basketball, 1953-54
Regional Champions

Back Row: Tinker Huskey, Leon Stevens, Jack Cooper, Donald Oakes, Johnny Brewer, Donnie Weaver, Wayne Summerall, Cecil Fonville, Lavon Jeffers

Front Row: Paul Alderman, Allen Earl Martin, Melvin Oakes, Ted Porter, Floyd Oakes, Johnny Griffin, Coach J. C. Dorman

 

Boys Basketball 1954
L to R: Front: Tinker Huskey, Leon Stevens, Allen Earl Martin, Talmadge Walley
Back: Melvin Oakes, Floyd Oakes, Ted Porter, Johnny Griffin, Coach J. C. Dorman

Missing: Jack Cooper, Donald Oakes, Johnny Brewer, Donny Weaver, Wayne Summerall, Cecil Fonville, Lavon Jeffers, Paul Alderman (manager)

Boys Basketball 1952
L to R: Allen Earl Martin, Billy Young, Otis Sheffield, Charles Wells, W. C. Alderman, James Porter, Melvin Oakes, Dean Cole, Will Breland, Floyd Oakes, Johnny Griffin, Bill Porter,

Back: Todd Huskey, Coach J. C. Dorman

Redwood High School Boys Junior High Basketball Girls, 1949-50
Back Row: Floyd Oakes, Ted Porter, Todd Huskey, Wilson Brent, Orvils Hart, Thomas Powell, Coach J. C. Dorman

Front Row: Johnny Griffin, Melvin Oakes, Allen Earl Martin

1953-54 Redwood High School Baseball Team.

Back Row: Jimmy Allison, George Grey, James Wright, Johnny Brewer, Charles Hinson, Talmadge Walley, Leon Stevens, Richard Allen, Floyd Oakes

Second Row: Aubrey (Possum) Scarber, Jack Cooper, Leonard Pugh, Paul Alderman, Donald Oakes, Clayton Wright, Crissler Fuller, Lavon Jefferies, Raymond Allen, Ted Porter.

Front Row: Coach J. C. Dorman, Sydney Sanderson, Billy Rae Brock, Allen Earl Martin, Todd Huskey, Johnny Griffin, Melvin Oakes, Tinker Huskey, Cecil Fonville

Redwood High School Baseball, 1952-53
Back Row: Chrisler Fuller, Clayton Wright, Bill Porter, Tom Dye, Todd Huskey, Bob Dye, Donnie Weaver

Front Row: Phares Griffin, Allen Earl Martin, Melvin Oakes, Johnny Griffin, Ted Porter, Billy Wayne Bishop, George Brown, Billy Gene Weaver

 

 

1953-54 Girls Track Team.
The Girls Track team was the B-BB and A-AA Champions for 1953.

Peggy Allison-50 & 75 yd. Dash, Relay Team
Georgia Burton-Broad Jump and Relay Team
Katherine Brewer-Relay Team
Jane Keen-50 & 75 yd. Dash, Relay Team
Betty Alderman-Baseball Throw
Marie Champion-Baseball Throw

1953-54 Girls Track Team.
Back Row: Katherine Brewer, Coach Ralph Well, Betty Jean Alderman
Front Row: Peggy Sue Allison, Jane Keen, Georgia Burton
Not Pictured: Marie Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1954 Girls Relay Team.
Left to Right: Jane Keen, Georgia Burton, Katherine Brewer, Peggy Sue Allison

 

 

Rockets Candid Pictures. Photos of members of the 1955 Class

 

Teachers: Miss Fullilove and McCandless

Back Row: Crissler Fuller, ?, ?, Aubrey Scarber, ?,?, Sidney Sanderson, Frank Jeffers, Donald Oakes, ?, ?, ?, Ralph C. Seviere, Wilfred Cockrell, Charles Cockrell, Orvis Hart, Floyd Oakes, Kenny Stephenson, ?, Thomas Smith
Front: Bonnie Holified (Head in Wheel), Bobbie Ann Hinson, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Aileen Cockrell, Mary Nell Hart, ?, Margaret Dennis, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, Barbara Bishop, ?

Standing: Barbara Bishop, Jean Raines, Janie Sue Hicks, Betty Jean Alderman, Gloria Bounds, Orvis Hart, Wilford Cockrell, Neal Fowler, Gene Hardy, Raymond Evans (on shoulders), Floyd Oakes
Kneeling: Yvonne Sumrall, Lonnie Mallett, Lucile Day, Joyce Boozer, Kathleen Hays, Clement Hearn. ca. 1950

 

King Siblings (2007), L to R:
Back: Cecil (Class of 1957) and Robert (Class of 1955)
Seated: Hope (Oak Ridge Class of 1945) and Billy (Redwood Class of 1947)

 

Vera Lee McBroome & Dan Hall, Oak Ridge
L to R: George Brown, ?, Charles Cockrell,
Orvis Hart, Floyd Oakes, 1947-48
John “Worm” Gray,
Next to Edwin Hardy’s House on Oak St.,
Vicksburg, ca 1952
Floyd Oakes and Betty Jo Terrell, 1954
Raymond Gene Evans
Raymond G. Evans, graduating from Rymond High School, Raymond, MS.
Raymond Gene Evans
Raymond G. Evans with sons, graduating from maybe Hinds Junior College.

 

 

Class Reunions

Sally Holcomb Deines, Kay Roland Largel (both class of '55)
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Edwin "Bob" Hardy '55 and wife, Barbara
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Rosalie Jacks Farrior '55.
Rosalie also went through the 8th grade at Oak Ridge.
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Walter Griffith, Vera McBroom Griffith '55,
Raymond Evans '55, Floyd Oakes '55, Edwin "Bob" Hardy '55, Barbara Hardy,
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Kimble Pugh '55 and wife, Mildred Sadler Pugh ’53,
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
L to R: George Brown, ?, Charles Cockrell, Orvis Hart, Floyd Oakes, 1947-48
Joyce Cockrell Huskey, Vera McBroom Griffith,
Raymond Evans (all class of '55)
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Coach J. C. Dorman and Patricia Garnett Chesser, teacher
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Patricia Garnett Chesser and Kerna Mae Hester Faris,
both teachers
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Jane Keen Griffin '54; Patricia Garnett Chesser, teacher;
Ann Huskey Lott '54
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Vera Lee McBroome Griffith '55 and husband, Walter Griffith
Class of 1955, 50th Reunion
Wandra and Raymond Evans '55
Class of 1955, 50th Reunion
Carolyn Brent Jones and Rosalie Jacks Farrior, both '55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Jean Raines Hall and husband, Dan Hall (both '55)
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Ted Porter '55 and Sally Cooper Porter '56
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Carolyn Brent Jones '55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
John “Worm” Gray, ’55
Class of 1955, 50th Reunion
Peggy Sue Blansett '55
Class of 1955, 50th Reunion
Joyce Cockrell Huskey, ’55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Joyce Cockrell Huskey, Carolyn Brent Jones,
Lonnie Mallet Ervin '55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
J. C. Dorman, Kerna Mae Hester Faris (teacher) and
Floyd Oakes '55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Dan Hall, Margaret Young Rose, Vera McBroome Griffith,
Carolyn Brent Jones, Rosalie Jack Farrior (all '55)
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Sally Holcomb Deines ’55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Max West and Virginia Segrest West (she was a teacher and sponsor of class of '55)
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Patricia Garnett Chesser (teacher) and Floyd Oakes '55
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
John Gray '55 and son Paul
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Kay Roland Largel '55 and husband
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Sylvia Lentz Buskey '55, Sandra Robbins McMellon '57,
Gayle O'Connor Spinks '57
Class of 1955 50th Reunion
Hermanell Hearn, Jane Griffin, Betty Jean Alderman
Betty Jean Alderman, Todd Huskey,
Lola Mae Powell &
Rosalie “Bobbie” Fore
Betty Jean Alderman
Sally Holcomb and Vera Lee McBroome
Vera Lee McBroome, Joyce Boozer, Kay Roland,
Ann Huskey, Jane Keen, Jean Raines,
Betty Jean Alderman,
Darrell Fuller
Betty Jean Alderman, Maude Franklin,
Ann Huskey,
Hermanell Hearn
Front: Dorothy Hall, Mildred Sadler
Earl Martin, Hermanell Hearn, Todd Huskey,
Betty Jean Alderman, Ann Huskey
Yvonne Sumrall Brewer
Betty Jean Alderman & Jane Keen
Hermanell Hearn & Betty Jean Alderman
Willie Maddox
Willie Maddox

 

Virginia Segrest West. She taught at Redwood and was the class sponsor of the Class of 1955. This is a picture of Mrs. West, her daughters and her grandchildren. She is in the center of the front row and her husband is in the center of the back row. (Picture 2009)

Front, L to R: Floyd & Betty Oakes, Dot and Phares Griffin, Jane Keen Griffin, Sally Cooper Porter, Bettye Oakes

Back: Mel Oakes, Johnny Griffin, Ted Porter, Donald Oakes (Photo 2010 at home of Donald & Bettye Oakes)

Brunswick School Class Picture

Left to Right: Ann Whitaker (7 y/o), Patty Seaney (about 11 y/o), Tony Battalio (about 7 y/o), unknown, Tommy Roland (12 y/o), (Johnny Roland was not there), Janie Nevels, Kay Roland (back) (13 y/o), front boy unknown, back boy - Junior Nevels (?), front girl Stephanie "Puddy" Roland (7 y/o), unknown girl, boy at right (?) (maybe Nevels or Cousins). The picture was taken in the early spring of 1950 (I think), at the Brunswick School House.( Thanks to Kay Roland Largel for the identifications.)

Orvis Tilford Hart, Back Row, Third from right.
1959, Indiana State Teachers College, Terra Haute, IN, Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity

Orvis Hart Second Row at end in light coat and dark tie.

Orvis Tilford Hart, 1960, Indiana State Teachers College, Terra Haute, IN,

 

 

 

Rockets Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1955

Gone But Not Forgotten

Margaret Young Rose
1937-June 27, 2012


Margaret Ruth Young Rose died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at River Region Medical Center. She was 74.

Mrs. Rose attended Redwood High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Vicksburg Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lillian Ruth Hall Young; her grandparents, Armedage Kent Hall and Nancy Elizabeth Westcott Hall; her husband, Edward Rose; a sister, Bobbie Thompson; and a brother, Billy Young.

She is survived by two sons, Herbert Rose of Ashburn, Va., and Gene Rose of Vicksburg; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

Robert Ernest King
April 21, 1937-June 26, 2015


Robert Ernest King went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 26, 2015, at Merit Health River Region Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was 78. Mr. King retired as an electrician with the ICG Railroad and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He could catch fish when no one else could and once killed two deer with one shot. He attended Triumph Church of Vicksburg, MS. He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Bessie King and a younger sister, Jewel King.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Anita Riddle King (at right); three sons, Ronnie Martin King (Karen) of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Randy Lee King of Vicksburg, Mike Riddle (Ann) of Cleveland, Wisconsin; two sisters, Hope Joyner of Port Gibson, Billy Pennington of Abbott, TX; a brother, Cecil Knox King (Joyce) of Huntsville, Ala; five grandchildren, Mason King, Justin King, Dee Jay Mulligen, Brad Riddle, Chelsea Riddle; four great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Fields of Triumph Church officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be T. J. Launius, Mason King, Justin King, Sid Hynum, Charlie James, Charles Bryant, Kenny Fields and Walden Bost. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George Abraham and Carolyn Johnson, his devoted friend and caregiver.

 

 

Yvonne Sumrall Brewer
Sept 29, 1936-November 28, 1972


Yvonne was born in Yazoo City. She was the daughter of Curtis Samuel and Florence Ainsworth Bounds Sumrall. Her siblings included Bobby Joe, Nellie May, Bettie Lou, Eugenia and Deloros. Cemetery, Yazoo City, MS.
Below is a picture of Yvonne’s mother with her first husband, John Alford Bounds.

 

 

Billy J. Lovett
1933-December 16, 2004


Billy J. Lovett
Services for Billy J. Lovett will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Ruth Pugh, pastor of Bible Holiness Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Lovett died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Select Specialty Hospital at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 71.

A native and lifelong resident of Warren County, Mr. Lovett was the son of the late Billy Cody and Pearl Rogers Lovett. He retired as a dispatcher for the Vicksburg Water and Gas Company after 18 years of service. He was a member of Bible Holiness Church.

Survivors include his wife, Odeal Holmes Lovett of Vicksburg; a daughter, Melanie Feltcher of Biloxi; two sons, Stephen Lovett of Vicksburg and David Lovett of Gulfport; two sisters, Francis Dement of Mena, Ark., and Elizabeth Townsend of Hattiesburg; a brother, Lawrence Lovett of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Everett Gladwell, Stanley Mullens, David Gladwell, Rex Smithey, Charles Tate and Joshua Pugh.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Crist and Nathan Skipworth

 

Joseph Bailey Harris
1937-August 30, 2013


Joseph B. Harris died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Seattle. He was 76. Joseph attended Oak Ridge for elementary and junior high. He attended Redwood for his freshman year then transferred to Carr Central where he graduated.

He was a retired professor and head of the Humanities Department at Parkland College in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., and was a 1955 graduate of Carr Central High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, and his master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Illinois.
Survivors include his daughter, Loren Harris of Minneapolis; a son, Alex Harris of Seattle; a sister, Zula Harris of Wichita, Kan.; and one grandson.

 

 

 

Carolyn Rebecca Brent Jones
November 7, 1936-September 25, 2017

A Celebration of Life service for Carolyn Rebecca Brent Jones, 80, who was lovingly called “Becky” by her family and who died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Oak Ridge Community Center on Oak Ridge Road in Vicksburg. 

Arrangements are under the direction of Cremation Society of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Mrs. Jones was born Nov. 7, 1936, in Vicksburg, the daughter of George M. Brent and Geneva Hearn Brent. She attended Redwood High School where she participated in atheleticss.

She lived a majority of her life in Tulsa, Okla.

Carolyn was employed by and retired from the Tulsa County Treasure’s Office, creating many lasting friendships along the way. 

In her retirement, she moved to St. Marys, Ga., and spent most of her time gardening, quilting, and spending time with family. She also enjoyed many opportunities to travel back “home” to Vicksburg.

She was a loving mother and adoring grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, Luther Jones; seven children, Michael, Phyllis, Naomi, Evan, Rhonda, Rachel, and Jason; two stepsons, Steve and Keith; six siblings, Betty Lou, Linda, Billy, Jesse, Verna, and John Harvey; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 2300 Fall Hill Ave., Suite 401, Fredricksburg, VA 22401.

 

 

 

Raymond Gene Evans
August 5, 1937-September 22, 2017


Raymond Gene Evans, 80, passed from this life Friday, September 22, 2017, while surrounded by his family at home.

Visitation will be 9:00-11:00am, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00am, with interment in Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery.

Raymond was born in Midnight, Mississippi, a son of the late William and Cleo Evelyn Hale Evans. Raymond's mother died in childbirth in 1943. Her mother, Cora Ethel Moore Hale Northern, moved in and raised her grandchildren. She was a very tiny woman. Cora, born in Missouri, died in 1971. Raymond's father died in an automobile accident in 1953.

Raymond attended Redwood High School for most of his education, however he moved to Raymond, MS with his brothers and graduated from Raymond High School. Following military service he attended Hind Junior College and earned an associates arts degree.

Raymond had a longtime interest in goats. In 1998, a Clarion-Ledger article reported he had twenty in his herd to provide goat milk for his wife who was intolerant to cows milk.

He retired in 1999 from Westinghouse/Cooper Industries after more than 33 years of service. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Billy, Kenneth and Van Evans, sister, Cleo Harrison, brother-in-law, Ronnie Harrison, and sister-in-law, Erma Evans.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Wandra Olivia Stewart Evans; children, Gene Evans (Lou Ann), Jeff Evans, and Dana Griffin; grandchildren, Olivia and Will Evans, and Alex Griffin; brothers Max and Leroy Evans; and many extended family members and special friends.

Memorials may be made to the Music and Library funds of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Raymond and Wandra Olivia Stewart Evans;

Children, Gene Evans, back right, Jeff Evans, front left, and Dana Evans

Back Row: Kenneth, Max, Leroy, Raymond, Billie
Front Row: Cleo and Van

Front Row: Billy, Raymond, Cleo, Van,
Back Row: Max, Leroy and Kenneth

 

Bobby Joe Adams
September 5, 1935-March 30, 2018


Bobby Joe Adams
September 5, 1935 - March 30, 2018

Bobby Joe Adams died on March 30, 2018, at his residence in Vicksburg. He was 83. Bobby Joe was born in Seminary, MS where he lived for many years. He attended Redwood High School through the seventh grade. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Local. He was of the Baptist Faith. He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Leslie Paige Adams and his sister-in-law Frances Meadows. He is survived by his wife Joy Pettaway Adams of Vicksburg MS, his son Robert Joe Adams and his wife, Karen of Vicksburg MS, his daughter Marcia Weaver and her husband Frank of Vicksburg, his step-daughter Beth Porter and her husband Stanley of Vicksburg, his step-son R.D. Forbes and his wife Sharon of Vicksburg, his brother Darrell Adams of Crosby TX, his sister Dena Thomas of San Leon TX, his sister-in-law Dorothy Fleming, 2 grandchildren Deanna Adams and Sean Weaver, and 3 step-grandchildren Rhiannon Cannada, Robert Dustin Forbes and Steven D. Porter. He has 10 step great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held Monday, April 2 at Glenwood Funeral home at 10:00 am until the hour of service. A graveside service will be held at Greenlawn Garden Cemetary at 11:00 am. Rev. Kent Campbell will be officiating.

 

 

 

Rockets Index of Class of 1955 and their teachers.
Includes anyone that was in that class during their time at Redwood

 

Adams, Bobby Joe
Alderman, Betty Jean (Thomas)
Alexander, Robert Clyde
Allison, Peggy Sue (Blansett)
Bishop, Barbara (Traylor)
Boozer, Joyce (Owens)
Bounds, Gloria (Napier)
Brent, Carolyn (Jones)
Cockrell, Joyce (Huskey)
Cockrell, Wilford
Coley, Betty Sue (Rider)
Cousins, Richard
Day, Lucille
Dennis, Margaret
Evans, Raymond
Fuller, Forrest
Gray, John
Hall, Dan
Hardy, Edwin
Harris, Joseph Bailey
Hart, Orvis
Hays Kathaleen (Bradshaw)
Hearn, Clement
Holcomb, Sally (Deines)
Jacks, Rosalie (Farrior)
King, Robert Clyde
Lentz, Sylvia (Buskey)
Mallett, Lonnie(Ervin)
McBroom, Vera Lee (Griffith)
Oakes, Floyd
Porter, Ted
Pugh, Kimble
Raines, Jean (Hall)
Roland, Kay( Largel )
Summerall, Yvonne
Whitehead, Martha (Smith)
Young, Margaret (Rose)

TEACHERS
Garnett, Patricia (Chesser)
Hester, Kerna Mae (Faris)
Segrest, Virginia (West )