Redwood Class of 1961



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

Back: Billy Carl Irwin, Hilbert Earl Shires, Joe Wooley
Front: Bobby Lee Jones, Wilma Warnock, Bobby LaHatte, Jackie Bounds

Probably County Allstar Team


Glenn Wells, Sixth Grade

Billy Carl Irwin, lettered at Ole Miss 1962, 1963 and 1964. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns. He is No. 87 in the Ole Miss group picture below.
























Rockets Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1961

Gone But Not Forgotten


Cleo Evelyn Evans Harrison
March 1, 1943-January 3, 2011

Cleo Evelyn Evans Harrison, 68, died Monday, January 3, 2011, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation will be 12 noon until the 1pm memorial service Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mrs. Harrison was born March 1, 1943, to James William and Cleo Hale Evans. She was a lifelong resident of the Hinds and Warren County area and secretary at Forest Hill Baptist Church where she was also a member. Mrs. Harrison was also secretary at her husband's company Harrison Electric/Lighting.

She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Walton Harrison, Jr.; and daughter, Wanda Harrison Thompson.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald W. Harrison of Redwood; daughter, Rhonda Fisher of Terry; brothers, Billy Evans (Connie), Max Evans, Kenneth Evans, Leroy Evans (Sue), Raymond Evans (Wandra) and Van Evans (Linda) and two grandchildren.

Donations may be made to a favorite charity in her memory.