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.














Albert Roy and Jackie Bounds Stewart with Tim and Cynthia.

Jackie writes about her family.

"My husband’s was Dr. A. Roy Stewart, Jr. (June 26, 1943 - January 10, 2017), Major Retired United States Army. His doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in physiology and counseling. He was a helicopter pilot; two tours in Vietnam. He was shot down 5 times; earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, 23 Air Medals several with Valor, several Bronze Stars and 5 Army Commendation Medals. He was the senior pastor at 4 churches, minister of education at 1 church, director at 3 in-patient psychiatric hospitals. We have 2 children; Tim lives with his family in Dothan, Alabama; he retired from the city of Dothan as their IT director; owns two business in Enterprise, Al. and Panama City, Florida. One daughter is a student second year at Auburn University; the younger daughter is a junior in high school. Our daughter Cynthia lives with her family in Houston, Texas. She has her doctorate in physiology and counseling, works at Houston’s First Baptist Church; she and her husband were missionaries in Russia for 6 years and in Belgium for 5 years. They spent 10 years in the Army 3 of those years were in Germany. Both their children speak Russian, French, and Spanish; their son is a lawyer in Austin, Tx. and their daughter is a surgical nurse, Houston, Tx; they have a 5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I have been Blessed with a husband who loved me and took care of me for 57 years; I miss him every day!!! I am Blessed by my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren every day; life is good!!!



















Jackie Bounds and Roy Stewart



Jackie Bounds

Roy and Jackie Bounds Stewart


Martha Redditt (McCleod), 1959 yearbook.










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.