Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 - From: Marion White MJWFarm@aol.com
55th Class Reunion

We have scheduled our 55th SHHS class reunion for June 3 & 4, 2011, at Gatlinburg, TN. More details will follow later.

Hope all of you are doing well and we hope to see you there.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - From: Marion White MJWFarm@aol.com
53rd Class Reunion

The Reunion Commitee has set the dates of 5 and 6 June 2009 for the 53rd Class Reunion. We will be having the Reunion in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this year.

Please mark your calendar. We would love to see YOU there.

More details to follow in March.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - From: Ron McPeake AdmiralRon2001@aol.com
New Movie

The movie "The Ballad of Uchee Creek" has now wrapped (finished shooting). The film follows Uchee County Sheriff Sam Carter, played by Ron McPeake, and his family's troubles. An article about the movie may be viewed here:
County's scenery inspires 'Uchee' film

Monday, January 28, 2008 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
52nd Reunion

Just a note to inform you the Reunion Committee has set dates for the 52nd Reunion. The dates are June 20, 21, 2008. Please mark your calendars. We would like to see you there. More detailed info to follow in April !!!!

Monday, July 2, 2007 - Used by permission of TheDailyTimes.com
David Williams Steps Down From Development Board

David Williams resigned from the Blount County Industrial Development Board this week after serving on the board for 14 years. He and his wife are moving to Johnson City.

The board recognized Williams’ for his service and contribution to Blount County.  Matt Murray, president of the board, said, “Williams added a practical business sense to this board. He has strengthened our community and its economy for years to come.”

Blount County Mayor Jerry Cunningham read a proclamation and said, “We recognize the 5,100 new jobs and $500 million in investments Williams has brought to the county during his time on the board.”

Williams was president of Kenwill Environmental Laboratory, which was later purchased by Microbac Laboratories Inc.

Former Maryville City Manager Gary Hensley, who served as city manager for 28 years, will replace Williams on the board.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
51st Reunion Summary

Wow!!!! What a great time of fellowship and enjoyment of a wonderful dinner at the Peerless on Friday evening. A total of 33 classmates, spouses and guests were present to begin two day events for the 51st Reunion.
Saturday afternoon was just as great---we had a total of 52 classmates and spouses attend the picnic at the SHHS cafeteria. A great time was had by all. We enjoyed cheese and fruit trays, mixed nuts and drinks until about 4:00 PM and then a surprise Lady appeared. Ms Gladys Davis told us many funny stories--everyone enjoyed!!!

We then ate a meal provided by House of Ribs (Great).

Everyone enjoyed the decorations provided by Barbara W. Hundley.

Wish everyone could have attended---we missed everyone that was not there and we talked about everyone we could think of.

Monday, February 5, 2007 - From: Ted Rastall rastall@charter.net and Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
The inaugral class of the Science Hill High School Hall of Fame had 23 inductees. The ceremony, held January 28, 2007, inducted Tom Roberts and Tommy Hundley, husband or Barbara Willingham Hundley. A well deserved honor for both.

Tom Roberts competed in four sports at Science Hill, at least most of the time. He said his father, former ETSU football coach Lloyd "Preacher" Roberts, declared him academically ineligible for basketball one year and he began using the new spare time to practice throwing the shot put.

Before long, his father was helping him with it, and ultimately he won the state title throwing the shot in Memphis in 1956, "I missed the record by a half inch Roberts said.

He set a school record in the shot at ETSU after initially playing football at Georgia Tech, which had a staff that included Bobby Dodd, Ray Graves, John Robert Bell, Charlie Tate and Frank Broyles.

At 230 pounds, Roberts had some 75 pounds on the average high school lineman in that era.

"Tom Roberts was an animal," former Science Hill quarterback Wayne Burchfield said. "He was so much bigger than the rest of us, was well coached by his daddy and loved to win."

Roberts redshirted as a sophomore at Tech and had knee surgery around Thanksgiving. He said the knee had bothered him since slipping while messing around on a snow day his sophomore year of high school.

He transferred to ETSU where he competed in track two years. The Chicago Bears still drafted him with the 223rd pick in the 1960 draft and Denver also drafted him in the AFL, but Roberts didn't think his knees were up to it. He's recently had both knees replaced.

Roberts was the head football coach at football-crazy Clewiston High School (Fla.). from 1966-69, and had winning seasons each year. He also coached track at ETSU.

Cregg Moss played guard when Roberts played tackle in high school and coached the line for Roberts at Clewiston.

"Tom was a good football coach," Moss said. "I remember him being such a big kid for those days when we played. He was one of the larger kids at Georgia Tech, but he was a good athlete too."

Added Science Hill Hall of Famer Bob Taylor: "Tom was just a sophomore my senior year but you could see that he was destined to be a great one."

Tommy Hundley lettered in basketball and track and was Wigwam Wiseman All- American in football after his senior season in '56. He started at quarterback 29 straight games at Science Hill despite playing for three coaches in three years (Mule Brown, Jack Green and Kermit Tipton).

Hundley returned a punt 35 yards for a game-winning score against Kingsport as a freshman. "He caught it on the dead run," said Bob Taylor, a senior who'd scored the first TD jn the 13-7 victory.

Hundley won the Plowboy Farmer Award, then he quarterbacked the Tennessee team in the Tennessee-Virginia Shrine Bowl.

"Tommy Hundley was a hard act to follow; he was the man," Science Hill quarterback Wayne Burchfield said. "He was your typical split T operator, very sound mechanics and a super athlete."

Hundley was an assistant on Tennessee High's two state championship teams in 1971-72 and began an eight-year run as Science Hill's head coach in 1977 after spending four years as an assistant at ETSU. Hundley later assisted Dave Rider a year at Elizabethton and was head coach at Tennessee High.

"I believe Tommy was the last coaching hire I recommended," Science Hill athletic director Sid Smallwood said. "It was a good one."

Hundley was inducted into the National High School Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

"Tommy was ahead of his time," said Bob May, Hundley's defensive coordinator. "They're doing things now Tommy was doing in the '70s."

He had an offensive mind but played defensive back at Kentucky, where he was co-captain as a senior in 1960. Smallwood saw Hundley play against Tennessee in Knoxville his senior year and the performance evokes his affection more than 46 years later.

"Tommy might've been 5'10", and there he was battling those 6'4" and 6'6" receivers Tennessee always had," Smallwood said. "He battled them right down to the ground and it ended up in a (10-10) tie. He had a great day; broke up quite a few passes.

"That was I guess what you'd call a thrill for me. Tommy Hundley was tough as a pine knot".

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - From: Ronald McPeake AdmiralRon2001@aol.com

I wanted to come to the 50th Reunion, but I could not get there. I was having problems during the time of the Reunion. My brother offered to drive me up but his health was failing and I didn't feel right about having him to do that. I am in pretty good health, except for my vision.

I was producing a motion picture in Texas in 1999 and was blinded in an accident on the set. While filming. I was hit by the boom on a sailboat in about a 45 MPH wind. I had a lot of surgeries and got some of my sight back but sometimes I don't see well enough to drive. That was the last day that I worked.

I have watched the pictures from the reunions through the years and have read about everybody and seen the pictures. I will give you some info here since I did not make the Reunion. I think that it is fun to learn how people have spent their lives. I spent 23 years with Motorola as a senior manager in their communications division, left them (didn't want to live in Chicago) and owned a national company involved in electronic credit card processing. I invented a few things in my life. I invented the system that almost everyone uses to control radio tower lighting, reporting and security. My wife got me involved in acting (she was an actress). Made a few movies and decided that I could do that (make movies) and did.

My daughter got her master's degree and is a coach in Phoenix. She runs marathons all over the world. She usually wins them. My son is a computer geek involved in computer security. He lectures all over the world. He and his wife live in The Hague (Holland). His wife was a movie producer with the Spielberg group in Hollywood. I introduced them, she was working on some of my projects. She now produces in house movies for the European Space Agency. I have NO grandchildren.

I moved to Georgia after my accident. My brother lived here and I needed some assistance. You may remember him Ernest "Terry" McPeake. He died this past November. I lived in Texas most of my adult life.

I have sent along a few pictures, which can be found here: http://sciencehill.org/albums/mcpeake/ron01.htm

Sunday, January 14, 2007 - From: Ronald McPeake AdmiralRon2001@aol.com
Nicole (my daughter) won second place - Phoenix marathon (race)

Nicole (Dixon) won 2nd place in the Phoenix marathon race. Here are the standings. She finished 2nd in her age group and twentieth over all. . . including men women and children of all ages from all over the world.

From here she goes to a marathon in Minnesota and then on to the Boston marathon. WOW, my little girl is pretty quick! I can not imagine me running for over three hours non-stop.

Saturday, October 25, 2006 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
50th Reunion Summary

The 50th Reunion was great fun, and it was so nice to see all of our classmates who could attend. A summary of the Reunion, and pictures of all of the activities can be seen here:


Wednesday, June 21, 2006 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Patsy Williams Brantley's Mother Dies

Patsy Williams Brantley lost her mother on Friday, June 16. Following is her obituary:

Margie Williams

Margie Barnett Williams, age 90, Johnson City, passed away peacefully at Erwin Healthcare on Friday, June 16, 2006.

She was a native of Avery County, NC, and a daughter of the late Orville and Hassie Hughes Barnett.

Mrs. Williams was a homemaker and attended Johnson City Church of God for the past 22 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Williams, in 1984; and nine brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Jerry T. Williams, of Morristown; three daughters, June Silver, of Morristown, Pat Brantley and Terry Bailey, both of Johnson City; two brothers; one sister; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The graveside committal service will be conducted Monday, June 19, 2006, at 3:00 PM in Monte Vista Memorial Park with Rev. C. Bryant Collins officiating. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 2:50 PM on Monday. There is no formal visitation scheduled. Condolences may be sent to the family online via www.appalachianfuneralhome.com.

Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 East Watauga Avenue, is serving the Williams family.

Friday, May 19, 2006 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Sandra Williams' Mother Dies

Sandra Williams, wife of David Williams, lost her mother on Wednesday, May 17. Following is her obituary:

Billie L. Kent
KENT, BILLIE L. - age 87 of Maryville, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a long time member of First United Methodist Church of Alcoa and a resident of Shannondale Retirement Center. Preceded in death by: husband, Deane Kent. Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Sandra & David Williams of Louisville, TN. Memorial service will be at 11:00 am, Friday, May 19, 2006 at Alcoa First United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Green officiating. Private entombment will be at Sherwood Mausoleum Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alcoa First United Methodist Church, 617 Gilbert Street, Alcoa, TN, 37701.

Saturday, February 4, 2006 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
50th Class Reunion

An information letter has been mailed to all of our classmates with known addresses. If you did not get one, or if you are one of our "missing" classmates who found our web page through a search engine, you may print a copy of the letter by going here:

http://www.sciencehill.org/reunions/2006/information letter.htm

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Reminder, Dates for 50th Class Reunion

The dates have been set for Friday and Saturday, October 13 & 14, 2006.

An information letter will be mailed this month or the first week in February.

Please try to attend---the committee would like to see everyone. We will have a great time!!!!

November 17, 2005       Used by permission of the Baptist and Reflector
Gale Lyon Cited As National Chaplain Of The Year
By Lonnie Wilkey
Baptist and Reflector

KNOXVILLE — At an age where most people are just relaxing and enjoying retirement years, 67-year-old Gale Lyon is busier than ever.

Lyon is co-coordinator of the Volunteer Chaplains Corps with the Knox County Sheriff’s office and is co-pastor (with his son, Lee Lyon) of Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church in Powell.

His work as a chaplain was recognized recently by the National Sheriffs’ Association at their 65th annual conference and exhibition held recently in Louisville, Ky.

The Johnson City native was cited as the 2005 Chaplain of the Year by the organization.

Lyon has been involved in law enforcement chaplaincy for more than two decades, first as a volunteer, and later as a part-time employee with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since 1998. He jokes that he was involved in law enforcement chaplaincy before it had the name.

His work as a chaplain is “a rarity” in the sense that Lyon ministers not only to the men and women of the sheriff’s office, but to jail inmates as well, according to Lyon’s son, Lee, who also is a volunteer chaplain with the office.

Those duties are usually separated and handled by different chaplains, the elder Lyon agreed.

Lyon admits he has a passion for law enforcement chaplaincy. It may stem from the fact his grandfather was a deputy sheriff in Washington County and two sons (Bernie and Keith) are officers with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Lyon has first-hand knowledge of the stresses and pressures faced by police officers.

As co-coordinator of the Volunteer Chaplains Corps, Lyon helps see that a volunteer chaplain is available 24 hours a day to respond to any needs that arise. Volunteer chaplains assist officers at crime and accident scenes and provide counseling to sheriff’s office staff when needed.

One of the toughest jobs of a chaplain, Lyon said, is going with an officer to notify the family of a loved one who has been killed in an accident or homicide. “There is no easy way to do tell a family a loved one has died,” he acknowledged. “You have to be compassionate and tell them the truth.”

On a personal side, the toughest thing for Lyon was leading the sheriff’s office through two “in the line of duty” deaths of officers. That was “tough,” he acknowledged because he knew both officers personally.

Lyon helps lead a 12-week training academy for chaplains in Knox County and from a number of other East Tennessee law enforcement agencies. He is an instructor for law enforcement training academy classes, covering topics such as family issues and spiritual preparedness for officers.

The long-time Baptist pastor also helps plan, promote, and endow the East Tennessee Law Enforcement Officers’ Family Enrichment Retreat. This year’s event will be held Nov. 4-6 in Pigeon Forge.

The retreat provides family-oriented resources to officers and their spouses. Now in its fourth year, Lyon said they are anticipating at least 50 couples in Pigeon Forge.

Lyon also worked to fund and distribute a police officer’s Bible which was done as a memorial for Steve McCulley, one of the officers who was killed in the line of duty. The Bibles, which contain the Knox County Sheriff’s Office logo, have been given to every officer as well as to law enforcement officers in other locations, including Ground Zero in New York City.

Lyon said he has seen the Bibles in officers’ cars and in offices. “I know they are there as a reminder of what the Lord can do,” he said.

Lyon also noted that there have been police officers who have made professions of faith in Jesus Christ as a result of the Bibles.

He currently is working on funding to reprint the Bibles.

In addition, the chaplain’s office also provides “Free on the Inside” Bibles to “any inmate who asks for it,” Lyon said.

He noted Knox County churches and Knox County Baptist Association have provided funds to purchase these Bibles. In addition, a few years ago the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions provided funds for Bibles “when we really needed it,” he added.

Lyon observed that chaplaincy is “a ministry of presence. Chaplains have to earn the respect (of officers).”

He is grateful that Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutcheson has allowed him to do what was needed in terms of ministry. “He has been nothing but supportive and helpful in all we do.”

Ministering to Inmates

With regard to ministry to inmates, Lyon oversees 100 volunteers (many from local Southern Baptist churches). The ministry has averaged eight to nine professions of faith a week and more than 100 baptisms per year, Lyon said.

The volunteers conduct Bible studies and worship services in jail facilities in Knoxville as well as programs such as literacy, parency, and drug-recovery.

For the past five years Lyon has secured volunteers, from both Knox County Baptist churches and churches of other denominations, to participate in an “Angel Tree” program for children of inmates.

Each year, gifts, ranging in cost of about $50 per child, are provided for between 300-350 children.

Lee Lyon noted churches have responded in a tremendous way to the Christmas effort. “Dad has never had to ask or beg. The Baptist churches really help make it work,” he said.

As to volunteers for leading the ministries in the jail, Lyon said he has “a waiting list of people waiting to volunteer.”

Lyon noted that chaplaincy has to be “generic” and must be for everyone, regardless of denomination or faith.

“I don’t ask anyone to compromise his or her personal convictions, but I do ask them to put the love of Christ above everything,” he said.

He also noted that respect is a key word for ministry to inmates. “You have to treat them the way you would want to be treated.”

Ministry with church

While it seems that the chaplain’s work is a full time job in itself, Lyon also stays busy as co-pastor of Shepherd of the Hills.

The church is a result of a merger in 1999 between Park Lane Baptist Church in Knoxville, where Lyon was pastor, and Euclid Avenue Baptist Church, also in Knoxville, where Lee was pastor.

Part of the agreement of the merger was that the churches would eventually relocate, Lee Lyon said.

Both of the former churches have been sold to African American congregations (one of which is a Southern Baptist church).

The elder Lyon is especially appreciative that Peace and Goodwill Baptist Church was able to purchase the Park Lane building. “We wanted to keep a Southern Baptist witness in the community,” he said.

The combined church is now meeting in a warehouse while construction is underway on property in nearby Powell.

Both men are appreciative that their congregation supports them in their chaplaincy ministry.

“Our ministry (as chaplains) probably could not have gone on if the church was not so supportive,” said Lee Lyon.

“They realize it is a ministry bigger than we are,” his dad agreed.

As to how they relate as co-pastors the two rotates who preaches.

“I enjoy being able to co-pastor with my dad,” Lee said.

He jokes, however, that when you’re “co-pastor with your dad, you are actually never the co-pastor.

“I tell people he makes promises and I have to keep them.”

Both men stress there is no competition between them.

“I tell people Lee is supposed to be a better preacher than me. He’s the new and improved model,” the elder Lyon said.

Lyon acknowledges the current building program will be his “last hurrah” as a pastor before stepping aside and handing the reins off to Lee.

As to the chaplaincy, he has no plans to retire. “As long as the Lord lets me do, I want to keep serving,” he said.

October 31, 2005       Used by permission of the ETSU Today Magazine
Jack Campbell Honored at Retirement

After 30 years of presidency at Walters State Community College, Dr. Jack Campbell (B.S. ’60, M.A. ’61) retired following the 2004-2005 school year. The ETSU alumnus began serving as president in 1974 when WSCC had only one campus located in Morristown. At the time, he was but an ambitious 35 year old who set out to improve the college and make it what it is today.

Campbell began by meeting the needs of the region. He established the nursing program in 1975 and led it to become one of the nation’s leaders in producing nurses. He also worked to increase community involvement through the establishment of the WSCC Foundation. The Foundation has been successful in raising millions of dollars. The college has grown remarkably under Campbell’s guidance. It now has four campuses in Morristown, Greeneville, Sevierville and Tazewell. It offers traditional two-year degree programs, as well as on-the-job training, continuing education and technical programs.

The numerous honors Campbell has received were well deserved. In 1986, he was named one of the nation’s most effective leaders through the Exxon Education Foundation. In 2004, he was named ETSU’s Distinguished Alumnus in Higher Education. He also received the first Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from Phi Theta Kappa and was inducted into the Walters State Public Safety Hall of Fame.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Reunion Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting Minutes
September 29, 2005
6:30pm--Peerless Steak House
The Reunion committee met with the following attendees:
Don & Rhonda Blackburn
Pat W. Brantly
Jim & Lorena Hagy
Barbara W. Hundley
Jane G. Ogle
Ted Rastall
Marion & Vivian White
Don Blackburn returned Thanks for us.
We all enjoyed the good meal.
We discussed the items pertaining to the 50th reunion----
DATES:  October 13 and 14, 2006 was decided for the Reunion if no problems come up prior to the next meeting.
LOCATIONS:  Rotary Park was selected for the picnic on Friday, October 13th, with the meal to be hotdogs, hamburgers and the trimmings.  The meal will be catered.
Saturday evening, October 14, we will have a buffet at the Holiday Inn.
We will also have a Breakfast buffet on Saturday morning, October 14th at the Holiday Inn.
TOURS:  We will have two tours of the city on Saturday, October 14th.
GOLF:  A golf outing will be scheduled if enough individuals are interested. This will be on Saturday morning, October 14th.
ENTERTAINMENT: Friday evening, October 13th everyone may elect to attend SHHS football game or gather in the hospitality room.
Saturday evening we will have a comedy act (still to be decided).
PRINTED PROGRAM:  We are looking at this to be like the program for the 45th reunion, with some changes.
CORRESPONDENCE:  A letter with dates and general info will be mailed as soon as possible after the next meeting.  We will also ask for donations to help with some of the costs.
NAMETAG AND WELCOME COMMITTEE:  No report at this time.
SPECIAL GIFTS: Items to be given to each classmate are being checked out for cost and availability.
TEACHERS:  Don Blackburn will be locating all teachers and inviting them to the Saturday evening buffet.
CLASS PHOTOS: A decision has not been reached about having a individual photo/couple photo and maybe a class photo.
MEMORIAL SERVICE:  To be held on Saturday evening.  We would like to invite all spouses of deceased classmates if we can locate them in order for them to participate in the service.  We plan on having a candle lit for each deceased classmate.
Marion J. White

Monday, August 8, 2005 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Reunion Committee Meeting

Committee Meeting Minutes
July 28, 2005--6:30pm
Peerless Steak House

The Reunion committee met with the following attendees:
Pat W. Brantly
Cecil Green
Jim & Lorena Hagy
Barbara W. Hundley
Jane G. Ogle
Ted Rastall
Marion & Vivian White
David & Sandra Williams
Jim & Barbara Williams

Marion gave a financial report;
On hand as of Jan 1, 2005-------$188.70
On Hand as of July 28, 2005----$312.31

JIm Williams returned Thanks for our being there and for the food we received.

We had a wonderful meal and some socializing prior to the business meeting.

We discussed the following items with none being confirmed;
Dinner (s)
Class Photo

Several committees were established to check on dates, locations, reservations, class photo, food, nametags, memorial service, our teachers & mailing our information. Members of the committee were given the assignments for each area of need:

Motel/Hotel Reservations Committee--
(dates, location, & reservations)
Cecil & Sandra Green and David & Sandra Williams

Food Committee--
(type of food & location--hotel??? picnic area???
Ted & Emma Rastall, Gail S. & Shelton Thompson

Tour Committee--
(how many, when, cost, time)
Billy & Susan Furches

Entertainment Committee--
(One night or two nights, cost)
A singing group was mentioned--Jim Bowman
A Group-Off  Broad Street was mentioned
Barbara W. Hundley and Marion & Vivian White

Printed Program Committee--
Jane G. Ogle and Marion & Vivian White

Correspondence Committee--
Pat W. Brantly and Marion & Vivian White

Name Tag and Welcome Committee--
Jim & Barbara Williams and Gail & Shelton Thompson

Special Items Committee--
Items to be discussed later
Jane G. Ogle

Teachers Committee--
(locate & invite teachers)
Don & Rhonda Blackburn

Class Photo Committee--
(couple or single photos--Class Photo)
Pat W. Brantly

Memorial Service--
(deceased classmates, use of lighted candles& reading of names)
Bill Jones & Don Blackburn)

Ted Rastall will try to locate the missing classmates we have--if anyone else can help please contact Ted-- if you locate one of the classmates also contact Ted.

The meeting was adjourned.

The next reunion committee meeting will be September 15, 2005, Peerless Steak House--6:30pm.

Marion J. White

Friday, June 17, 2005 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Charles R. "Dicky" Bales    

Charles R. "Dicky" Bales died in the Johnson City Medical Center on June 17, 2005. The obituary is available here.

Friday, June 10, 2005 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
2005 Reunion

Science Hill High School Class of 1956
Forty Ninth Reunion
June 4, 2005--4:00-9:00pm
Meredith Pavilion, Winged Deer Park
Johnson City, Tn

WOW !!!!! What an Evening !!!!!

The Group begin gathering about 4:00pm---socialing and listening to music from the 50's provided by Wayne Cox until 5:00pm.

Marion called the group to order and introduced each classmate and their spouse/friend. Marion then mentioned items pertaining to the year of 1956:
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Dwight Eisenhower was our President
A new home cost $11, 725.00
A new car cost $2,050.00
Gasoline was $.23 a gallon
Eggs were $.27 a dozen
Music favorites were: Don't Be Cruel, Love Me Tender and Hound Dog

Marion then asked all the Reunion Committee members to stand and be recognized.

Bill Jones provided the Memorial Service for the thirty-four classmates that had passed away. He read the list of names for the group. He then mentioned each one of the classmates that were on our Prayer list. After this, Bill prayed for the group and blessed the food that The House of Ribs had prepared for us.

The snacks, drinks and food were delicious. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the beautiful setting looking over Boone Lake.

During the evening, several pictures wee made by individuals and also the editor of the News & Neighbor paper. This was published in the June 11, 2005 edition.

Joan Honeycutt Lancaster presented a short story on "Changes That Come With Ageing Women". Everyone had many laughs from listening to the items.

Attending Classmates

Wayne Cox, Gerald Hyder, Bob Bryant, Pat Williams Brantly, David Williams, Barbara Willingham Hundley, Ted Hutchins, Mary Nell Wallace Spaller, Billy Furches, Gail Sechrest Thompson, Jane Graves Ogle, Joan Honeycutt Lancaster, Marion J. White, Jim Williams, Sandra Graff Green, Larry Ledford, Betty Hughes Morrison, Cecil Green, Don Blackburn, Roma Parker Gragg, Jim Hagy, PC Snapp, Tom McKamey, Elizabeth Tester Davis, Bill Jones, Peggy Tester McInturff, Ted Rastall, Jim Flowers.
Not Pictured---Loretta Flowers Wilson and Pat Bowman Willard

A TOTAL of 30 CLASSMATES ATTENDED with an overall TOTAL of 51.

A breakfast was held on Sunday morning at shoney's in Johnson City, that all attendees enjoyed. The attendees were:

Billy Furches & Susan David Williams & Sandra
Marion J. White Bill Jones & Bobbie
Barbara W. Hundley Bob Bryant & Shirley
PC Snapp Cecil & Sandra G. Green
Jim Hagy & Lorena Jane G. Ogle & J.F. Workman
Patsy W. Brantly & friend - Linda Pat Bowman Willard

Pat Bowman Willard surprised us with her visit-she was in Johnson City for the weekend. It was good to see her.

A Great Big THANK YOU to all the Committee Members, especially those that donated extra time and items to make the reunion picnic a success!

What a wonderful time we had---REMEMBER THE 50th CLASS REUNION IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2005 - From: Ted Rastall rastall@charter.net
Patsy Benfield Alexander    

Pat Benfield Alexander died in the hospital in McDowell County, NC on April 9, 2005. The obituary is available here.

Saturday, January 22, 2005 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Classmate Update

Tom McKamey is doing very well. He has been released by the surgeon.

From Dick Peugeot: "I feel very well and have no limitations in my daily activities. It's amazing that I could have been so very sick - the doctor expected me to die - and have suffered no ill consequences. I don't even have to take any prescription medicine. As I tell folks, I'm back to my normal old age complaints of stiff knees. It doesn't keep me from playing with the grandkids, flying my airplane or fixing computers for friends and family."

Please keep these folks and our other ill classmates in your prayers.

Friday, December 10, 2004 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
49th Reunion

The 49th reunion will be held on June 4, 2005, 4PM til 9PM at the Meredith's Pavilion, Boone Lake, Johnson City, TN.

A letter will be sent out in February, 2005 with details and a map showing how to get to the location.

Please pass this advanced information on to any classmates that you have contact with who do not have E-Mail.

Reunion Committee

Thursday, December 9, 2004 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Tom McKamey

Tom McKamey had 4-way by-pass surgery on Dec. 8th---as of today (9 Dec 2004) he was doing good and was expected to be moved from ICU today or early in the morning. May be going home by Saturday.  He is in the Johnson City Medical Center.

Thursday, December 2, 2004 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Reunion Committee Meeting

Marion White called the meeting to order.   Minutes from the previous meeting was handed out and reviewed.

Members present:

Don Blackburn and Rhonda
Ted Rastall and Emma
David Williams and Sandra
Jim Williams and Barbara
Jane G.Ogle
Marion White and Vivian

The events for the 49th reunion was reviewed with the following agreed on with some assignments made:

1)  The date was set for June 4, 2005.
2)  Location to be the Meredith Pavilion at Boone Lake, 4PM til 9PM, Jane to reserve.
3)  House of Ribs to be caterer, Ted & Emma to handle.
4)  Decorations, Patsy W. Brantley, chairperson.
5)  Music -- 50's music.
6)  PA System to be rented or borrowed.
7)  Breakfast on Sunday morning for the ones interested.
8)  Include a map how to get to Meredith Pavilion and the SHHS web site in the mailings.
9)  Snacks, water  and ice available at 4PM.
10) Information to be send out to all classmates in February.
11) David Williams presented to the committee a shirt with "Alumni--Science Hill High School" on the front.  This may be a shirt that we offer for classmates to purchase at the 50th Reunion. Decision to be made later.

A get well card was signed and will be send to Patsy Benefield Alexander.

NEXT MEETING: February, 2005--date to be announced.

November 8, 2004       Used by permission of the ETSU Today Magazine
Two Classmates Honored by ETSU

Jack Campbell is named as the 2004
Distinguished Alumnus in Higher Education

Dr. Jack E. Campbell, president of Walters State Community College in Morristown, is the 2004 Distinguished Alumnus in Higher Education. The Johnson City native earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from ETSU in 1960, followed by a master’s degree in educational administration in 1961. He later earned a second master’s in counseling and guidance from the University of Alabama before becoming dean at Calhoun State Community College, Decatur, Ala. While there, he continued his education at the University of Mississippi, earning a doctorate in 1969, and did post-doctoral work at Auburn (AL) University. In 1974, he became the second president of Walters State, and during his 29 years at the helm, the school has expanded to four sites, an Exposition Center and a Regional Law Enforcement Academy. All eligible academic programs are accredited and the college has been recognized as a regional leader in workforce development. As president, Campbell has received several honors, including being named in 1986 as one of the nation’s most effective chief executives in higher education. His many community activities include serving as vice chair of the Morristown Industrial Board, as a board member of Jefferson Federal Bank and the Walters State Foundation Board of Trustees, and as past president of the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Alice Jones Torbett is named
Honorary Alumni of ETSU

Alice Jones Torbett spent a lifetime as an integral part of the Jones family’s former newspaper enterprise, which included the Johnson City Press, the Herald & Tribune in Jonesborough, the Erwin Record, the Mountain City Tomahawk and other papers. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather Carl A. Jones Sr., who purchased the Johnson City paper in 1934, and her father Carl A. Jones Jr., who was its longtime publisher. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in English from Sweet Briar College in 1960, she joined the family business and began to work alongside her three brothers, John, Timothy and Carleton Jones. Torbett has been active in various arts, historic site and civic organizations in Knoxville and Johnson City, and currently serves on the boards of the Tipton-Haynes Foundation in Johnson City and the Clarence Brown Theatre in Knoxville. In addition to her service as a member of the ETSU Foundation, she has supported ETSU women’s athletics and the university’s public radio station, WETS-FM, chaired the Carl A. Jones Symposia on health care in 1992, and recently played a vital role in the establishment of the Kathryn P. Jones Endowment in honor of her late mother. Her husband, David Torbett, enjoyed a career as a federal administrative law judge. They have three children, Robert Carleton, David James and Lea Paxton Torbett Schwab.

September 21, 2004----6:30pm - From: Ted Rastall RASTALL@chartertn.net
Kermit Winters

The Social Security Death Index found at the Social Security Administration website shows:
Kermit D. Winters, date of birth 11 March 1938, deceased on 27 July 1999 and that their examiner had observed proof by death certificate - location of death was not given.
Today, Tuesday September 21, I obtained a copy of Kermit's "Permanent Student Record" from the Johnson City School Board which has several bits of information:
     Kermit Dean Winters, date of birth March 11, 1938  dated January 8, l954
     Residence: 66 East Market Street, Johnson City
     Father:  M. W. Winters
     Mother:  Eunice McElyea Winters
     Honors at Science Hill High School;  Band, T & I Club, ROTC
     Church:  Member - First Christian Church
     Other: Member Boy Scouts, Troop 35 (at First Christian Church - Bob Garrett's troop)
Interesting side note: A copy of his records/transcript were sent to ETSC - July '56 and  were carried by himself to Travis Air Force Base, California - February  '65.
Sadly, it appears that we no longer need to search for our classmate.

Friday, September 10, 2004----6:30pm - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Committee Meeting

Don Blackburn Called the meeting to order and read the minutes of the previous meeting.

Members Present:

Don and Rhonda Blackburn
Ted and Emma Rastall
Patsy Williams Brantley
Barbara Willingham Hundley
Jim and Lorena Hagy
Bill and Maxine Jones
Gail Secrest Thompson and Shelton

Don noted we need to continue to pray for Bill Furches and also Leland Leonard, who recently experienced a heart attack.  Patsy Benfield has been diagnosed with Hoskins Disease.  Bill Jones offered a prayer for our classmates and our meal.

It was suggested we meet any night except Friday.  It was the consensus of the group to set our meetings on Thursday.

The group agreed to set the date of the picnic for June 4, 2005 and to hold it at Meredith's Pavilion on Boone Lake from 4:00-8:00PM and that "House of Ribs" cater the meal.  A few of us will bring snack foods to munch on prior to the meal.

Patsy Brantley was named Chairperson of the decorating committee and the group would assist.  It was suggested that the letter regarding the picnic include a notice to "bring a lawn chair", if possible.

Ted Rastall reported that Jim Buchanan has volunteered to be the disc jockey for the event.  Ted agreed to follow up with him to see if he can do it on the 4th of June and if he has a PA System and music discs.

We discussed and agreed to put up some money to replenish the kitty to cover up coming  expenses.  We also discussed maybe doing a separate letter to a few we knew who might not be able to afford and simply invite them to attend and not mention a cost.

The web site also needs to be mentioned in our next mailing.

Next meeting set for Dec. 2nd, 2004 (Thursday).  Location to be announced.

Barbara Hundley

July 30, 2004 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
Committee Meeting

The Class Committee met on July 30th. The main topic of discussion was the results from the straw poll questionnaire passed out at the reunion. Suggestions submitted include informal picnic as we had, golf, tour of the city, dinner/dance (50's), brunch affair mid-morning, picture booth for photos, group picture, provide an old high school photo or class picture for an entrance fee item and have a prize drawing from the items. These items will be discussed again during the next scheduled meetings. Other items brought up at were to have a PA system, decorations, soft drinks and chips prior to having the picnic, shopping, memorial service for the deceased, have old school jackets, jerseys, warm-ups, uniforms to display. The meeting was held at the House of Ribs with 14 committee members attending.

The next meeting will be held on September 10th, 2004 at the House of Ribs. 6:30pm.

July 19, 2004 - From: David F. Williams Dfwilliams38@aol.com
Bill Furches Hospitalized

Bill called me this afternoon to tell me he has been in the hospital since Saturday evening. Doctors are pretty sure it is a stroke and not a heart attack. Further, they think the stroke happened at the base of his brain. They have run all kinds of test on him. This afternoon they are to run an MRI and a MRA (?). Bill said if they find a brain, to make him several copies because some of his friends won't believe it.

He sounds pretty good, although; I did not recognize his voice at first. They will be sending him home Tuesday morning if test are okay.

Bill said that the "Good Lord" just slapped him a good one to get his attention to "slow down". I think he is right.

Bill Furches Update

Bill, as it turns out, had two blood clots that broke loose, source(s) unknown. One clot went to the base of his brain and dissolved, the second dissolved upon entry into his lung. He returned to hospital several days later with pneumonia in one lung. With drugs he got rid of it and as he said last week, he is about 95%. (Now his 95% is the equivalent to a normal person's 110+%.)

June 12, 2004 - From: Marion J. White MJWFarm@aol.com
48th Class Reunion - Picnic
Our 48th Class Reunion was a picnic held in the Harris Pavilion in the Rotary Park, Johnson City. Lots of good food, fond memories and friendly chatter. The names of our deceased classmates were read, and a short memorial service was held. There was a discussion about our future reunions, especially the 50th, which comes up in two years. EGADS, are we that old!?! A questionnaire was passed out to everyone to get their ideas and suggestions for future reunions. There were 44 classmates and 39 guests in attendance:

Pat BENFIELD Alexander & Fred
Don & Rhonda BLACKBURN
Gail BOLTON Hoy & sister
Ruth Etta BOOZE Cochran & Kendall
Carolyn BROYLES LeSueur
Bob & Shirley Mae BRYANT
Carolyn BUCKNER Richardson & Bob
Anna Christine CAMPBELL Smock
Bill & Barbara CAMPBELL
Wayne & Elaine COX
Mike & Dorothy DeLOACH
Marie DONNELLY Evenson & Gene
Connie ESTEP Hughes & Bob
James GOOD
Jane GRAVES Ogle & J.T. Workman
Cecil & Sandra GRAF GREEN
Jim & Lorena HAGY
Jacqueline HENSON Conner & Ronald
Betty HUGHES Morrison
Betty JONES Gouge & Gene
Pat JONES Hayes (Bill Jones sister)
William & Bobbie JONES
Larry & Winnie LEDFORD
Leland & Connie LEONARD
Tom & Sandra McKAMEY
Pat McSWAIN Hancock & Charles
Cregg & Judy MOSS
George (Skip) OLDHAM & wife
Roma PARKER Gragg
Maxine PIERCE Harrell
Robert & Sandra PRYOR
Ted & Emma RASTALL
Gail SECHREST Thompson & Shelton
P.C. & Mary Anne SNAPP
Joy TROUTMAN Montgomery
Marion & Vivian WHITE
David & Sandra WILLIAMS
Jim & Barbara WILLIAMS
Pat WILLIAMS Brantly & friend
Barbara WILLINGHAM Hundley
Alice WOLFE Lanier & Buddy Waller