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One warm autumn morning in 1942 there as-
sembled inthe grammar school building a group of
young boys and girls which included: Jonnie M, Harris,
Martha A, Sheffield, Jimmy Watson, Shirley Wicker,
Bobbie J. Dean, Jean Pelham, Dorthy S, Pope, John
Wright, Larry Newton, Katie Pippins, and Luverne
Knight. The former Miss Opal Garner and Miss Ber-
nice Tomberlin were the unfortunate, but very cap-
able teachers who had to train "'Mama's Babies, "
After this group had calmed down enough to
enter the second grade under the tutelage of Miss
Maude Hughes and Mrs. D. D. Stephens, they were
joined by Kathryn Kelly from Fadette, Nina Thomp-
son from Hartford, and Don Watson from Midland
As third graders, we were really on the road to
learning with Mrs, Burnell Rayburn and Miss Louise
Justice fnow Mrs. Moody Willifordj as our teachers,
We really worked hard that year. Patricia Bailey was
Homecoming Princess and all members of our class
were admitted to the ballgame free that afternoon.
Larry Newton from Birmingham, Katie Pippins
returning after one year at Fadette, and Robert Smith
were the new additions to our class in the fourth grade.
Mrs. Annie Lois Wiggins and Mrs. Burnell Rayburn
Clater replaced by Mrs. Sybil Sellersy managed us well
through many trying experiences.
Miss Celeste Foster and Mrs. Pitt McArthur were
our fifth grade teachers. Our roll was then increased
with Marjorie Hughes from Malvern, Sherryl Caraway
from Hartford, Beth Hyman from Grandridge, Florida,
and Paul Gray from Bums.
As sixth graders we thought we knew everything!
Mrs, Blennie Underwood and Mrs. Bernice Hornsby
put us straight on things, though. Eleanor Hinson
came to join us from Ashford and Maylon Eldridge
from Burns, We'l1 always remember our graduation
day when we were all dressed up to receive our
diplomas, having finished half of our high school
As Jr. 1's in the high school building we felt
important until some big senior would nearly trample
us under foot. Miss Celeste Foster and Mrs. Robert
Friedrich helped us get used to changing classes. A
big addition to our class was Sue Thomas from Dothan.
Ann Brown from Tate joined us at mid-term, and
Bibb Graves brought big laughs from Malvern.
Patsy Peel from Malvern and Freddie Bush from
Troy were the new faces that appeared in the eighth
grade rooms of Miss Norma Foster and Mrs. Flora
As freshmen we were becoming young ladies
and gentlemen. Mr. Joe E. Sellers and Coach David
Snell really made us work but it wasn't in vain, be-
causbve accomplished much. We fought hard that
year to beat the seniors in order to have Patricia
Bailey elected Homecoming Queen. To join us was
Mary Lou Enfinger from Malvern.
As we entered our Sr. I year. there came many
new personalities who have helped give our class a ,
high scholastic average, From Malvern came Billy
I. Merritt, Loyd Stone, Luther Hall, and Evelyn
Bedsoe. Hilda Moss, Doris Culverhouse, Bobbie
Miller, Royce Vickers, Nancy Carroll, and Jo
Farmer made a grand entrance from Tate Junior High
School. Fadette was well represented in our class
by Billy Arnold, Raymond Register, Shelby J , Bass,
David Baxley, Sarah Boyette, Ann Singletary, Ann
Kirkland, S. W. Kirkland, and Gene Keelg Jean
Pelham returned to us after two years at Fadette,
Harrell Elmore entered our class from Chipley,
Florida: Betty Holland from Newton, Jerome Chancy
from Ozark. Mrs. Amerine Griffith and Coach Waylon
Dubose were our well-liked tenth grade sponsors.
Honors began to come our way when Bobbie J. Dean
became Hallowe'en Queen and Patsy Peel. Jonnie M.
Harris, and Larry Newton were chosen for "Who's
Who." Patsy Peel, Jonnie M. Harris, and Martha A.
Sheffield were elected cheerleaders.
The eleventh grade and time was running out,
but we were making the best of it. Again we were
back with Miss Celeste Foster and for the first time
with Mrs. Sara Mac Buttram---a pair of very versatile
teachers. With Mrs. Buttram's most capable help we
presented our Junior Play, "The Ghost House." Miss
Foster led us in preparing one of the most beautiful
Junior-Senior Banquets ever at Slocomb High. The
theme we followed was an underwater paradise.
Earl Smith from Columbus, Georgia, was a new
student in our class. We were right in the midst of
all the activities that year. Marjorie Hughes was
Hallowe'en Queen: Patsy Peel, Jonnie M. l-larris,
and Martha A. Sheffield were cheerleaders: Patricia
Bailey was Homecoming Maid: Yvonne Kelly, Martha
A. Sheffield, Gene Keel, Patricia Bailey, Larry
Newton, and Patsy Peel, were included in "Who's
Who." Out of our room came some of Slocomb's
star football players of whom we were mighty proud.
Dignified seniors at lastl We have come far to-
gether and have learned to love each other dearly.
We entered the senior room as a group to end our
high school education under the guidance of the very
much loved and admired Mrs. Ida Bell Phinney.
Many honors came our way the last year with seven-
teen seniors receiving recognition in "Who's Who. "
They were Bobbie Dean, Margie Forehand, Mary
Lou Enfinger, Patsy Peel, James Bass, Raymond
Register. S. W. Kirkland, Sue Thomas, Larry
Newton, Doris Culverhouse, Billy I. Merritt, Pat-
ricia Bailey, Bibb Graves, Don Watson. and Ann
Brown. As Seniors we engaged in many more
activities: candy selling. class nip. senior pictures,
class rings, Senior Play. Junior-Senior Banquet in
our honor, and many other functions that will hold
a dear place in our hearts through the years.
Signed: Patricia Bailey, Historian
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Martha Ann Sheffield
"Say what you will and think what you must."
Basketball I', II, IV: Halloween Play Cast I: 4-H Club I: Sports
Club II: Football II, III: S Club III, IV: Beta Club IV.
"Her life has many a hope and aim, duties enough, and few cares."
F. H. A. I. II, III. IV, Officer II, III: Drum Majorette I, II,
III. IV: Glee Club II, III, IV: Homecoming Queen I: Homecoming
Maid III: Class Officer III: Who's Who III. IV: Class Historian IV:
Sigma Eta Staff IV: Beta Club IV: Halloween Carnival Cast IV.
"Don't look for troubles where
there aren't any. "
Football I. II, III. IV, Captain II:
S Club I. II. III. IV, Officer III.
IV: Baseball II, III, IV: Christmas
Pageant Cast III, IV: School Play
Ill: Basketball IV: Who's Who IV.
BASS, Sl-ZLBY JEAN
"Every life is moving toward some
Junior High Class Prophet I: 4-H
Club I, II, III, IV, Officer III.
BAXLEY, JAMES DAVID
"Beginnings are always difficult."
4-H Club 1: Junior High Play I:
Glee Club II. III: F. F. A. III.
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