Oak Ridge Class of 1926



Class Pages:

In these pages I have collected information, photos and memorabelia 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.

From the files of Hazel Pettway Pace, generously provided by son Jack and Rebecca Pace.


Sue Webster (Lee)

Estelle Webster

Hazel Pettway











Insert in the Class of 1926 Commencement Invitation (courtesy of Larry W. Lee)

23 Psalm Parody by Hazel Pettway

Billy Pettway, Exo Griffith, Hazel Pettway

Hazel Pettway

Lona Pettway, Sister of Hazel Pettway who was 2 years older than Hazel. She asphyxiated on some food, possibly an apple. Only known picture of her.

Hazel Pettway

Jack and Hazel Pettway Pace, Christmas 1966. Hazel made Jack’s shirt.


Hazel Pettway

Hazel Pettway & Unknown, Strand Theater, Vicksburg, MS. A Tom Conway film. Conway was a younger brother of George Sanders.

Hazel Pettway on steps of Old Court House, Vicksburg, MS.

Left to Right: Sue Webster, Estelle Webster and Unknown

Oak Ridge Obituaries of deceased members of Class of 1926

Gone But Not Forgotton


Sue Webster Lee
1907-September 4, 1993

Sue Webster Lee

Sue W. Lee died Saturday, Sept. 4, 1993, at Heritage House Nursing Home. She was 86.

Mrs. Lee lived in Vicksburg most of her life. She worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River Commission, and was a member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Larry W. Lee of Bronxville, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph Webster of Savannah, Ga.; three sisters, Estelle W. Rogers of Vicksburg, Martha W. Bellick of Flushing, N .Y., and Jean W. Alford of Cleveland, Miss.; and two grand-daughters, Susan W. Lee and Diane M. Lee, both of Bronxville.

Services will be at 11:15 a.m. Tues- day at the Glenwood Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. A private burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the hour of the service.

Photos and information below courtesy of Larry W. Lee, son of Murray B. and Sue Webster Lee.

Sue Webster and her aunt, Eva Webster
Estelle and Sue Webster, ca.1950















Estelle (left)and Sue Webster with mother Nancy 1908




Webster Family 1908, taken at their farm at Oak Ridge

Left to right, standing: Eva May (b. 1894), Samuel Davis (1892), Dewitt (1889), Everett Walter (1897, the youngest), Robert Andrews (1886), James Ellis (1880) [holding daughter Sue, born 1906, Larry Lee’s mother], unknown, and Jacob (“Jake”) Warren (1882)
Left to right, seated: Napoleon Bonaparte (1841), Gabra Ella (Andrews)(1852), Nancy Estelle McCandless Webster (born 1884, wife of James and mother of Sue, holding their second child, Estelle (1907))

Eva May was a coach and domestic science teacher at Oak Ridge. She married Julian Askew Green in 1925. She died in 1935.

Napoleon served as a private in the Confederate Army artillery, and was stationed for a year at Snyder’s Bluff, just up the road from Redwood and less than seven miles as the crow flies from his Oak Ridge family home. He was captured coincident with the surrender of Vicksburg and paroled by the Union Army. He returned to the Oak Ridge homestead, married and took over the farm on his father’s death the following year. He lived out the remainder of his life there.

Sue and Estell Webster attended Hinds Junior College in 1927, their freshman year entry is above. The Hindsonian,1927 Both participated in a number of clubs.




Second row: Second from left, Sue Webster, Eva Webster, rest unknown. Group from Vicksburg that attended the Chicago Century of Progress World Fair in 1933. Help with identification would be greatly appreciate oakes@physic.utexas.edu

Webster Home in 2006, Oak Ridge

Estelle Webster

Estelle Webster

Estelle Webster school photo, at right Estelle and Sue.