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within 24 hours. If you find yourself in one of these articles and want it deleted,

just contact Jimmy to have it removed.


6/30/19 Freddy Grinder sent this photo of Brenda's(Cotton Grinder) 5th grade class at Frayser Elementary



5/2/18 Updated Norma Wooten Miller address.




March 11, 2018

Robert Allyn Farmer, known as Coach Farmer, passed away in his home on March, 11, 2018 after a protracted battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Sohm Farmer, children, David Farmer, Sarah Stevens Ellis and Paul Stevens, grandchildren, Erin Ellis, Luke Ellis, Nate Stevens and Emma Stevens. He was preceded in death by two children, Leisa Farmer and Michael Farmer. Coach Farmer was a stand-out football player at Messick High School, who played one year of football at the University of Arkansas. He graduated with an MA in history from the University of Memphis. He taught history and coached for 42 years in the Memphis City, Shelby County and Tunica County school systems, including Messick High School, Frayser High School, Raliegh-Egypt, Kingsbury, Rhodes College, Rosa Fort in Tunica, MS and  Hillcrest High School. He was a strong supporter of the University of Memphis football program. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren, teaching Sunday school at Longstreet Methodist Church, taking care of his cats and going to the University of Memphis football games.  Coach Farmer was not just a great defensive football guru. He was a man who developed character, strength, courage, a strong work ethic and integrity in everyone he coached and mentored. He touched the lives of thousands of individuals throughout the Greater Memphis area and at Rosa Fort in Tunica, MS. He will be missed. A memorial service will be held at Longsteet United Methodist Church, 5268 Airways Blvd. Memphis, TN 38116 on Thursday, March 15 at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.



Nov 18, 2017

Hubert Dale Franklin, age 66, resident of Arlington, Tennessee, longtime resident of Memphis, Tennessee and husband of Donna Kay Nichols Franklin, passed away Saturday morning, November 18, 2017 after a long illness.

To honor Dale’s request, a Private Family Ceremony will be held in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, Tennessee. Arrangements will be provided by Peebles Fayette County Funeral Homes & Cremation Center – West Chapel at Oakland.

Dale was born April 2, 1951 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Frayser High School Class of 1969 and attended Memphis State University for two years. Dale was a graphic designer, a gifted musician and music historian who loved the music of Memphis, West Memphis and The Delta.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Donna Nichols Franklin; his son, Blake Franklin (Jenny) of Arlington, TN; his daughter, Amanda Franklin (Thomas Hay) of Scottsdale, AZ; his mother, June Franklin of Enville, TN; and his sister, Debbie Warf (James).

He was preceded in death by his father, Dee Franklin, a resident of Enville, Tennessee.




  Linda Gibson's address updated in Hidden Directory 8/7/17



  Jeannine Paullus Scrip's address updated in Hidden Directory 3/13/17



Feb 3, 2017

Sadly, just received the following text from Brenda Grinder :

Mary Jane Johnson Crabtree passed away the morning of Feb 2nd. Services will be Monday evening at St. Anne Catholic church on State Road....Her sister, Barbara was in the class of '66.
The service will be 6 to 8 at St. Anne Bartlett on Stage Road.



Sad to announce that classmate Joe Stanley Springer passed away in early January, 2017. Joe lived with his wife, Jesse, of 46 years in Pocola, OK.

Joe Stanley had sent the class several posts over the years. Joe had his own truck and trucking businessfor 40 years, until he retired.



This email is to inform all her friends and classmates that Karen King Tinkle (1951-2017) passed away on January 21, 2017 in Mountain View Arkansas after battling cancer.


Richard King Jr



Our 2016 Frayser Class Newsletter is now posted


Click Here





Don Tummins recently retired from FedEx after 33 years with the company. He was honored in this edition of TalkBack.






Where in the World is Terry Childs?


Freddy & Brenda Grinder are in Destin @ Kenny D's on the Beach and they met this young man.

He is the son of Frayser classmate, Terry Childs.

Brenda called Terry and he is living in Memphis.He married a lady from Central High also of the Class of '69








Classmate Mike Messer has passed away. Info in Memoriam section.


Classmate David Creasy has moved back to Memphis, Welcome Back!

Updated address in Hidden Directory.




Robert Herndon. '67 wrote the book

'The Girl Who was Raised by Robots'

and it was illustrated by Sherry Byrd '68


Added to Frayser Author Book List





Jimmy Burk

Dec 25, 2015

For our 2015 Class Newsletter CLICK HERE. Thanks to all who contribute and my you have a Merry Christmas and a great & Happy 2015!



Sorry to report that our classmate Bruce Lamey passed away on Nov 11th, 2015





Sad to report that classmate Brenda Miller (Beeman) passed away on Dec 17, 2013. Her husband Tom sent a note that she had heart surgery but her system was too weak to recover






For a list of most of classmates who attended Frayser High since 1956 that have passed away, go to our class page at and click in the lower right hand corner on the link 'For those that have passed away'; most of this info has been extracted from the FB page, "Remembering Our Frayser Friends that left us too Early", which lists all schools in Frayser. It was combined with our lists and Class of 1966 lists. The classmates are listed by year, but not alphabetically. It will open an excel spreadsheet. Send any corrections to me.



Brenda Griner Today's paper also had the obit for Mr. Stevenson's oldest son, CDR Leon McCoy (Steve) Stevenson (USN retired). He was in Frayser's first graduating class (9/13/15)

Steve Stevenson obit




Mr. Ammons passed away on Sept 10th, 2015

Click Here for info.



Freddie Grinder

Steve Bomar was cleaning out some old storage at his house and came across the attached Tom Jones Playbill and 1964 article for Frayser and Georgian Hills final football games of the 1964 season.  Georgian Hills tied for first place in their District that year which was my 9th Grade year at Georgian Hills and did not allow an opponent to score. Click Here




From Cheryl Downs:

I just wanted to let everyone know that I found out Jack Dalton passed away in 2007.






From Jan Parrish:

Harold Tidwell, Class of 66'

Harold, 66, passed away July 10, 2015. He was born November 29, 1948 in Memphis, TN. He was retired from Miracle Ear Hearing Aids and formerly worked for Taylor Hearing Aid Centers. He was an active member of the Memphis Sports Shooting Association. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Carolyn Tidwell; sister, Wanda Young (Ted); niece, Shellee Young; nephew, Gerald Young; one great-niece; and three great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Lois Tidwell. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 13 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests any donations be sent to First Assembly of God, 8650 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova, TN 38018.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119, "Behind the Stone Wall".





Juanice Gunter

I received a note from Jim Thompson that Tomie Juanice Gunter Legg passed away on 4-19-2009





Overton '65 Site

Nice Memphis Memories page from an Overton HS site:



From Brenda Grinder:

Hello Jimmy,
Our friend and classmate Wes Phillips passed away today.  They think it was a heart event per his brother in law, Don Bomar.  Greg also texted us and said Frank Heflin had called him. 
Sad news.  Wes talked with so many of our classmates frequently and he retired last year




Vickie Campbell Vignon Updated Address in Hidden Directory, now in Ocala Florida



Sherry & Randall Byrd and Verna Hendricks Hamilton

Dec 28, 2014

Sherry: We had a wonderful time. It was great talking to a Frayser girl who was familiar with everything we mentioned.

Randall: What's remarkable is that neither of us has changed a bit in 45 years. *S*












Mike and I would like to wish you and yours a safe and happy 2015 blessed with good health and happiness.

Linda Watson Oliver & Mike Oliver







Class of 69 2014 Newsletter

Click Here for the Class Newsletter

If you would like to add a greeting or update to the Newsletter, please email Jimmy by January 1srt and info will be added.



Frayser 1969 Survey & Newsletter





The Class survey to provide any updates to your info & to post a Class or Holiday Greeting and or update is online. Please send in the information by December 15th and I'll put together the Newsletter and post on Christmas Day. Hope you all are doing well.

The 1969 Class Newsletter is open to classmates, teachers and friends of the class and we hope to hear from all of you.

You can send an email& photos with info to or take the survey online at CLICK HERE . To see who has taken the survey CLICK Here.



and if you need the logon/password to the Hidden Directory with addr, phone and email info, just email to



John Hallmark has passed away.

Obit May 2014




Brenda Grinder Brenda's 2014 Frayser Reunion Photos



  Graduates of 1969




Annual for class of 1971 added to website: HERE

Annual for class of 1972 HERE



Victoria Harris sent the class video clips of her performance on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour

Videos Here




Links to videos for Reunion for those that don't have facebook

Frayser Fun






Hello Classmates,

Several of you asked us to send this link to our fundraising page for Andy's documentary and some of you may not have asked for this but I can't remember for sure who did and who didn't. No one should feel obligated to contribute but I hope you will have a chance to check it out.


It was great to see everyone this weekend. We are blessed to have classmates that enjoy being together after all these years.

Until next time love to all,

Linda & Andy(Black)


Reunion Photos Reunion photos from our 45th Class Reunion; also posted on our Facebook page


Mitch McCracken's book Radio Daze

Some memories of Frayser High and teachers; Coach Foster recommended this book!









Andy Kitchens at the Phoenix Raceway Flyover, March 2014












After Camelot, I bought the cast album that summer and relived it every day. I was in every Frayser High play after that and was going to be a Speech and Drama teacher...just like John Hester. That was until I realized that I'd end up teaching 7th grade history at Northside for $7,000 a year. The next Summer, Gary Pilant,Doug Pilant, Rosemary Humpheries, and myself formed a group called the Regenerations. Performing songs by the group, the Association, we won the Memphis Sound of Youth Contest and then won the Tennessee Sound of Youth Contest and recorded with Roland Janes at Sonic Studios. My senior year, Doug, Gary, Greg Pilant and myself won the Frayser High PTA Talent contest and went to the finals of the Mid South Fair Talent Show. Plays, Speech Tournaments, music...I was so blessed and having so much fun! I wouldn't trade my experiences with John Hester and Frayser High for anything in the world....and I met the most wonderful girl...Donna Nichols! Class of 69 was truly a special group.

Dale Franklin



Program from Camelot

April 27 & 28, 1969

Note: Someone sent this to Jimmy to scan. If it is yours, let me know and I will mail back to you.







We have a Grandson who graduated the Marine Corp Boot Camp. Paris Island in Oct. Then combat training now is in Florida in school for Helo/maintenance. Randy Paul Ellis. Also a Greatgranddaughter Colby Jean Ellis our oldest Grandson and his wife. Cathy & I both are still working. She still runs the Day Care and I still do the Maintenance. also I still drive a truck locally for Insurance and somethign that keeps me in shape. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion.

Don Davis




Frayser '69


Click Here for The 2013 Class Newsletter. Thanks for all who contributed. If you would like to post comments or send an update about yourself, just send an email to Jimmy to

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you all!



Mr. Petreman, FHS Band Director, passed away this week.

Obit Here



Kathy Nell Fryer Fred Grinder sent a note that Kathy passed away this April.



Frayser Coaches:

Coach Farmer on the left

Coach Ryan on the right










Frayser Class of '69 Directory updated. 11/18/2013

Missing addresses for: Dlizabeth Bensley, Mary Jane Johnson Crabtree, Charlotte Rackley James, Deborah Arnould Cisco, Ron McCracken, Elizabeth Aiken-Odom, Kathy Nell Fryer, and Connie King-Berggren



Amy Reno Class of '67 has passed away.




Monty sent email that Pam Pannell Stark has passed away.



Hey Everyone!We need to get things rolling for our upcoming 45th Class Reunion! If you can and would like to help with our efforts please let me know. I don’t have everyone’s email addresses especially of people that have retired so get the word out. I hope to have a meeting at my home next Tuesday evening, September 17th at 7 o’clock. My address is ...

I am looking forward to seeing you again!

Let me know if you can make it next Tuesday!

Brenda(Cotton)Grinder Sept 11



Aug 31st

We are looking to verify classmates for our Class Directory ON the Following LIST(updated Sept 4th);

let Monty or Jimmy know if you have any leads on their whereabouts...thanks or



Wanda Mae Crowe, 62, died August 30, 2013 at St. Francis Bartlett after a short battle with cancer. A member of Faith Baptist Church in Drummonds, TN, Wanda was a Sunday
School teacher and outreach leader. She loved music and ballgames with her son and grandchildren. She worked for Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis for over 19 years
and for Support Solution of Tennessee for 10 years, as well as with private caregiving. Mrs. Crowe’s survivors include her son, Tony Moore (LaShonda); seven grandchildren,
Anzia, Paris, D’arius, AJ, and Antonette, Jasmine, Marcellous; onegreat-grandchild, Karlisiya; four siblings, Brenda Vaughn; Donald J. Taylor (Diana); Jeanette Fitzgerald (Dan);
and Teresa Sage (Skipper). The family will receive friends at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be at
Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. The family requests that memorials be sent

to either the American Cancer Society , or to Faith Baptist Church Drummonds, TN Family Life Center. Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home (901)872-3375.

(forwarded from Jan Parrish)







I was back in Memphis last week to visit and assist my brother Larry and his family, with his ongoing chemo treatments for cancer. Mark Bennett and Chris Handy and other frayserites put together a gathering of old Frayser High folks for support of my brother. Coach Ryan and many others attended at X-lines pizza in Bartlett on Thursday Aug 22, 2013 to visit and show support for him in his battle with Cancer. I talked with guys and gals that I hadn't seen for over 30 years from various classes of Frayser High School. Here is a group pic of some of the folks that were there as well as some more pics of the event. Perhaps you could post this on our Frayser web page. Please pray for Larry and his family for me, and thanks to all that attended. It's good to know that the hearts of those that attended Frayser High are still as loving and kind as they were back in the day. Later.

Sherman Reed (images posted below)


Jan Parrish

Aug 22

Jerry Hillman (Class of 1965) passed away yesterday. Funeral arrangements are private.




CLASS Directory

We are updating the class directory and emails were sent to all 1969 classmates who had emails. Several dozen of the emails were no longer valid.

If you didn't get the email, or don't have one, please check the hidden directory and verify your info. Send an email to that info is ok, or with the changes. If you need passwords, send an email also and it will be forwarded to you. Letters will be sent in a couple weeks to those who are not online.

Thanks, Jimmy Burk



I am retired, 36 years were enough.

I always chuckle when I use the word retired. Between, the four grand kids, wife and fourteen other things, that need to be done, the word "retired" does not fit comfortably into the structure of the sentence. LOL

Thank you for your time and work with the Frayser website, and the other items. I appreciate all that you and the others do.

Allen (Wilson)



Joe Thompson

Joe passed away yesterday morning. 7/12/13. Joe found out about 8 weeks ago that he had cancer in his stomach that was of a real aggressive nature. His Doctors told him he might make it 5 or 6 months. It was over in less than 8 weeks. I don't know any funeral arrangements at this time. I do know that he had made arrangements to be buried next to Martha in Mobile Al.


Joe's sisters plan to list an obituary in the Commercial Appeal. They were hoping to get Joe's passing on the Frayser High website.


Wes Phillips


Joe's obituary: Memoriam Class of 1969



From Sherman Reed:

Another Frayser success story!


(Jeff Hopkins)










Jerry High

Rec this email on April 19, 2013

Just letting you know Jerry passed. We are having a service for him next sat @ 2:00 at his family home on frayser blvd







Darryl Long

Feb 4, 2013

Joe Thompson reported that Darryl Long has passed away.

CLICK HERE for Darryl's obituary

There is a video tribute on that webpage also.



Hey, Jimmy!! Hope you are doing well – I sure am – I retired in June at age 61 from SunTrust Bank after 28 years! Wee ha! Hubby is retiring in a couple of months, and we have lots of travel planned of the next few months!
I wanted to stay in touch with you, as I really get some COOL photos (like the ones attached) that our Class of 69 could probably relate to! Can you forward this one to them – it is truly awesome!! Take care, and I can be reached anytime on my cell number, which is xxxx.
Take care and enjoy the attachment!
Nancy Haynes Carr (Nashville, TN)

If you would like to receive Nancy's cell phone no. or a copy of images for boomers she forwarded, just send an email to me, and I will forward to you...Jimmy


Marsha Joan Grant







Marsha Joan Grant, 73, of Memphis died at home August 23, 2012. Ms. Grant was a retired Memphis City School teacher with 30 years of service. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, University of Memphis and State Technical Institute at Memphis. She was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority and Phi Theta Kappa fraternity. For several years she was a girls junior high and senior high recreational league basketball coach, one team winning the city championship. She enjoyed poetry and was a life member of the Tennessee Poetry Society where she encouraged participation in the eye poem form. And was a member of The National League of American Pen Women where she served as president of the Chickasaw Branch and Tennessee state treasurer. For more than 10 years she was an income tax counselor with AARP, a free tax service for low and middle income taxpayers. She was a second grade math tutor at White Station Elementary School. She was a member of Temple Israel. For many years she was a member of the senior citizen audit program at the University of Memphis. There she took many classes in music, theater, and the sciences, and enjoyed cheering for the Tigers. She leaves her girls, Charlye and Lucy; her sister, Nancy Hodes (Irwin) and two nephews Peter Hodes and Scott Hodes of Nashville and three great-nieces and a great-nephew. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26 at Canale Funeral Chapel, 2700 Union Ave. Ext. Burial will be 1 p.m. Monday, August 27 at Temple Cemetery in Nashville, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Memphis Humane Society, 939 Farm Rd., Memphis, 38134; or to Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper, Memphis, 38104. Canale Funeral Directors 901-452-6400

Aug 25, 2012



Kent Gilbert, FHS Class of '70, Brother of Marilyn Gilbert Tillman, Class of '65


JOSEPH KENT “Gilbo” GILBERT, 60, of Memphis, died July 29, 2012. He retired from Bell South serving 35 years and was a friend to all touching many hearts with his lively spirit. He leaves this world but will always live in the hearts that he left on this earth. Gilbo loved his friends as family.Mr. Gilbert leaves his wife, Ramona Gilbert; son, Bryce (Robin) Gilbert; two grandchildren, Logan and Lily Gilbert; daughter, Beth (Dr. Doug) Haltom; three grandchildren, Haynes, Miller and Luke Haltom; stepson, Dustin (Stacie) Lang; two grandchildren, Joseph and Courtney; and one sister, Marylin (Rick) Tillman. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 31 and service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, August 1 at Forest Hill East Funeral Home, with burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery. Forest Hill East Funeral Home (901)382-1000

posted by Jan Parrish



Marybelle Harpster (Ayers) Class of 69, Died Monday, July 23, 2012. After a year long battle with cancer. Leaving behind cousins Pam Rapp (Morrell Class of 68) and Nancy Grinder (Morrell Class of 70). Services will be Friday, July 28th at 6:00 at Greenlawn Funeral Home, No. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Mo.



Roger Clausel '70, Brother of Karen Clausel Class of '66


from Jan Parrish, July 17th

Roger, FHS Class of '70, passed away recently. A condolence card will be sent to the family on behalf of the class. If you would like to send a separate card or note to Karen, the address is: xxxx (send email to for address or email)


Please remember the family in your prayers. Jan





Maurice & Libby renew their vows for 40th Anniversary



Doug Jones



Hey Jimmy,
This is my last working nite. My official last day will be June 30th. Long time coming. Over 36 yrs. I'am so ready to get outta here!
I remarried my X(Nina). We are going to try and get a bigger house closer to grand kids. I'am planning a few trips west and south.
Nothing out of the ordinary. Hope you and all the family are well. Later/DJ








I am SO excited, as I just retired from SunTrust Bank after 28 years on June 1, 2012! I feel like a brand new person. It feels so good to do just whatever my hubby, Gene, and I like to do - no more job - Life is grand!
I wanted to be sure that you have my correct and changed current mailing address (no change in my email address-still the same), and it is:
Nancy and Eugene Carr
P. O. Box xxx(Hidden Directory)
Hermitage, TN 37076
Hermitage is an area just outside of Nashville, and we have lived in this area for over 15 years - love it - out by the airport, as we have done alot of travelling over the years and plan to do more!
Please email me, or mail, if needed, information in general but especially about the 2014 Reunion! Thanks, Jimmy and I hope you have a Blessed Day!
Nancy Haynes Carr




Posting via Facebook on June 3rd, 2012:

Pam Malone Teague has passed away. Visitation begins @ 2:p.m., service @ 3 p.m. June 2nd @ Rugby Hills Baptist Church. Pam was Frayser class of '69

Memoriam Info


Photo of Frayser High School in 1949---reposted from Facebook "Grew up in Frayser and proud of it"





Randal Byrd











Thinking about my teachers I've had over the years -- especially at Frayser High.

Ms. Bragg turned me on to Herbie Mann --- thank you, Ms. Bragg. I've been a beatnik ever since.

Coach Cunningham taught me to tell a good joke.

Coach Foster taught me the meaning of honor and integrity.

Coach Clayton taught me to mind my business and be careful.

Coach Laughlin taught me that a good friend is one of the best things in the world.

Mr. Hester taught me to think.

Mr. Mays taught me that being a good guy is about the best thing in the world.

Ms. Boone taught me that reading a story REALLY does get children's attention.

Ms. Grant taught me that baking soda DOES stop acid burns.

The list goes on and on. We had some fine teachers at Frayser.

To all the top-notch professional teachers at Frayser and to those whose names
I've left out --- please know --- This graduate of Frayser High and Frayser Elementary
-- and for that matter attendee at Westside Elementary, I applaud your work,
your dedication, your giving of yourselves to the public and to us your students.
If there was a way to clap hands on FaceBook, I would. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



Fund set up to help Georgia Brogdon Class of '72

'You can also send cards to PO Box 184 Grapevine Tx 76099'


..from Facebook 'Grew up in Frayser and Proud of it'






Just a note to let you know that our friend and classmate Kenny Allen passed away yesterday afternoon after a hard fought battle with cancer. As you know, Kenny had a liver transplant last year and then was diagnosed with cancer. I was fortunate to see him at St. Francis - Bartlett on Tuesday afternoon and when I walked in the room he greeted me like we met on the street 15 years earlier. He tried to get up and leave with everyone who came to visit. Sad yes - but so amazing. I believe visitation will be Friday at Northridge/Woodhaven on Highway 51 from 5 pm - 8 pm and burial Saturday at 11 am. All that was earlier and may have been tweaked somewhat. Take care Mick McCune

Kenny Allen's Arrangements

Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home
6755 Hwy 51 N

Millington, Tennessee 38053

Phone: 901-872-3375

Visitation: 5:00pm - 8:00pm Friday March 9, 2012

Funeral: 11:00am Saturday March 10, 2012



James E. Fowler, 87, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away Monday, February 27, 2012. He was a retired teacher from Frayser High School and a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife of 56 years Mrs. Cleda Fowler; his daughter Susan Toombs of Memphis, Tennessee; son & daughter-in-law David & Yvette Fowler; son and daughter-in-law Michael & Yvonne Fowler all of Atoka, Tennessee. Mr. Fowler will be buried in the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Thought the class would like to know

Sherman Reed



2-16-12 Billy Lucas, FHS Class of '70

Billy, brother of Marsha Lucas McNair (Ken) '66, and Steve Lucas '72, passed away on Tuesday, February 14th after a long battle with cancer. He leaves his wife Pam, and three children, Shaunda, Alicia and Tony.
A condolence card will be sent to Marsha/Ken on behalf of the class.













Comprehensive Care Center/Vanderbilt


This award marks the beginning of Victoria Harris’ twenty-fifth year of HIV/AIDS public health education.  Spurred on by the HIV-related illnesses and deaths of several friends, Victoria began in 1987 with the AIDS Education and Training Centers, serving as a faculty member at Meharry Medical College, developing statewide education programming, and coordinating the first AIDSWALKs ever held in Nashville. She then poured herself into HIV treatment research at the Vanderbilt AIDS Clinical Trials Center, playing a crucial role in the development in life-saving antiretroviral treatments.  She now serves as the Director of Education for the Comprehensive Care Center /Vanderbilt Comprehensive Care Clinic, where she coordinates the TN AIDS Education & Training Center to provide training, technical assistance, motivation, and education for healthcare providers across the state.  Her work is recognized state and nationwide, still she focuses her energy on Middle Tennessee, providing tireless service to people living with HIV and collaborating with numerous community agencies, including the Nashville World AIDS Day committee.  Because of her dedication to equipping professionals with the tools needed to provide informed, compassionate care to those infected and affected by HIV, we are glad to honor Victoria Harris!



This is the 5th year in a row I have helped coordinate a World AIDS Day Event in Nashville. They have decided to honor me this year ;-) ....though next year, my 25th year to work in the HIV field, might have been more fitting. Regardless, I am humbled and honored to be recognized.


Victoria L. Harris, Ed.D., Director of Education







Subject: Nashville World AIDS Day Hero!

Dear Dr. Harris,

Congratulations! You have been nominated to be recognized as a local Hero for your work regarding HIV/AIDS issues. Thank you for your public dedication to challenging prejudice and stigma around HIV, supporting those who live with HIV, and working to end the epidemic.

The Hero award grew out of the Nashville World AIDS Day Coalition. In 2007 individuals from several local health and AIDS service organizations gathered to create an event to recognize World AIDS Day. What began as an international film festival has developed into a multi-media, live production that highlights local lives and draws international connections. In 2010 the World AIDS Day committee decided that it wanted to honor some of the unsung local heroes of HIV/AIDS work. We continue that tradition in 2011, and hope to see the recognition of HIV/AIDS Heroes become an established Nashville tradition.

The Nashville World AIDS Day Event will be December 1, 2011. Additionally, the World AIDS Day Committee will be reserving seats for you at Ingram Hall at the Blair school of music. You are welcome to bring friends and family along with you to share in this evening.

The Nashville World AIDS Day committee is grateful for your passion, work, and dedication to the middle Tennessee community. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lyndsey Godwin xxxxx


The Nashville World AIDS Day Hero Committee

Beverly Glaze;Chris Mitchell ; Lyndsey Godwin ;Olivia Manders



Sherry Byrd Please keep Randal & Sherry Byrd in your prayers. Sherry had a pretty bad bicycle accident. Randy started a blog to update friends at



Imagene Owens of the Class of '66 has passed away.



Coach Dossett Foster

posted on Facebook by Linda McKinney Hunter @ Grace Presbyterian Church

Oct 2011











GARY ALAN QUARLES (Class of '66)


GARY ALAN QUARLES, 64, avid Yankees and Ole Miss fan, died October 26, 2011. Visitation from 6-8 p.m., Friday, October 28 at Benton Funeral Home, Bearden, AR. Graveside services are 12 noon, Saturday, October 29 in Moss Hill Cemetery, Bearden, AR.

Mr. Quarles was preceded in death by his father, Hershel “Bud” Quarles. He leaves a daughter, Kimberlee (Jerry Wayne) Caldwell; one brother, Tony C. (Suzanne) Quarles; mother, Ida Mae Quarles; two grandchildren, Cody Wayne Caldwell and Peyton Will Caldwell;niece, Ashlee (Greg) Peterson; nephew, Blaine “J.B.” Quarles; great-nephew, Austin “Lil Ee”. Benton Funeral Home (870) 352-3131.




I have been scanning pictures of my Mom's when I come down that direction and found this article from a newspaper she had preserved. No idea when it was published but I would think sometime in the 1950's. Thought you might find it interesting since I haven't seen a picture of Frayser going back this far.

Kip McFarland (Oct 2011)













FHS Class of '66 45th Reunion Photo


Bottom Row: Owen Kendrick, Barb Johnson Beatty, Pat Hammons Long, Linda johnson Grieme, Shirley King Jackson, Linda Combs Brock,
John Williams, Ken McNair

2nd Row: Peachy Page Deisher, Judy McCluney Orbke, Cheryl Pinegar Yarbrough, Danny Mays, Bobbie Hannah Knauss,
Brenda Crowe Vaughn, Betty Lewis Archer, Susan Campbell Petty, Lynda Simpson, Lee Lee, Karen Raffety Hammonds,
Richard Adkins.

Last Row: John Roberts, Philip Watkins, Tommy Davis, Gary Wimberly, Ray Herron, Mike Quinn, Margarette Lantrip Lipford,
Joe Bagley, Steve Grabbe, David Mixon, Carol Gofus Williams, Bernadette Crews Arnett, Jan Jade Parrish, Al Ksobiech,
Gary Parmenter, Frank Rector, Marsha Luca McNair, Sara Culpepper Hales, Harry McKee.




Very nice facebook page with many memories

"Grew up in Frayser and Proud of it" for those of you on Facebook


Jan Parrish

Aug 8, 2011


Andrew Gofus, Brother of Carol Gofus Williams, '66

Andrew, FHS Class of 1970, died this morning of a massive heart attack.
Service will be held at Bolton United Methodist Church, 7237 Brunswick Road, Arlington, Tn on Tuesday, August 9th.  Viewing at 10AM and service at 11:00 AM
A condolence card will be sent on behalf of the class.  If you would like to send a separate note or email to Carol and and her family, the address is:
9700 Pleasant Ridge, Arlington, TN  38002, email address
Please remember the family in your prayers. 



Jan Parrish
Gary(Clausel, Brother of Karen Clausel Lindley), Class of '68, recently passed away in Southaven, MS.  July 17th
A condolence card will be sent to the family on behalf of the class.  If you would like to send a separate card or note to Karen and his family, the address is: 655 Good Pasture Island Road, #167, Eugene, Oregon  97401email address:
Please remember Karen and their family in your prayers.



Cheryl Downs Redmon has a new address in the Hidden Directory.



Thought this would be a good representation of the recent flooding for those classmates out of the city to view. rain rain go away.   Mick McCune (click here to go to slideshow on

Putt Putt Golf on Summer




Class, Few words.  Pictures are worth more. Here are a few for my update.

Your classmate, Malcolm(McIntosh) May 2011



Scott Stone of our class has passed away.

Mar 23, 2011. Comm Appeal article.

TV online article



Mick McCune




Just got off the phone with Kenny(Allen) who is recovering from surgery in St. Louis. Kenny had a liver transplant about 10 days ago and is chomping at the bit to be released from the hospital. He anticipates that if things proceed as planned, he will be returning to Memphis on next Wednesday the 23rd. Frank Heflin made me aware of his surgery and has stayed with Ken for the past 5 days. I reached him at 314-362-2121 at the Barnes Jewish - Christian Hospital there. I'm sure he wouldn't mind any classmates checking in with him. The hospital isn't even a nice place to visit in my mind.

Take Care my Friends - Mick McCune



Picture Memories of Memphis, from Overton High School Webpage Memories of 50's, 60's & 70's Memphis



Introducing my 2nd grandchild, Connor Zachary Burk

Born Friday Feb 18th, 10:43am; 8 lbs 14 oz, 21 inches


Jimmy Burk








LINDA “Lynn” WILLIAMS GRAHAM, 63, wife of Andy Graham, died February 13, 2011. She was formerly of Memphis and Drummonds, TN and graduated from Frayser High School in 1965. Visitation is February 18 from 6-9 p.m. at McMillan Funeral Home, Booneville, MS. Graveside services, February 19 in Cave Springs Cemetery, Henderson, TN at 3 p.m.      

Jan Parrish



Cathy Craig Gilland





Class of 1971
40 Year Reunion Announcement!

Dinner & Dancing, 6:30 pm to Midnight

Saturday,  October  1,  2011

Holiday Inn Select, Memphis  

$70 single, $130 couple  

Make Checks Payable To: Frayser High School Class of 1971 Mail Payment To: Steve Poston, 11973 Walker Street, Arlington, TN 38002 or pay by credit card on the online registration form using PayPal

For more info go to




The movie "Memphis Heat" based on my wrestling book, will premiere March 24th at the Malco Paradiso. It's just there that night and then moves Friday March 25th to Studio on The Square, for a week's run. How it does there will determine the length of the run and if they put it on other screens and other cities. I'm co-producer and it's the biggest thing I've done yet. The premiere will coincide with "National Sputnik Monroe Day". Sputnik's family will be there as well as some of Billy's Wicks' family. I believe Debby Wicks. I think there are tons of Frayserites that'll love this documentary. It's wild, crazy and over the top!! I've attached the trailer, thanks,


Ron Hall Class of 1968




Memories Someone sent me copies of the following photos at the last Reunion. I posted some then and here are the rest of them. Jimmy



Michael Powell

Early in December 2010 we were told that Michael had bone cancer.  On January 22, 2011 he could no longer fight the cancer.  The Lord called him home at 10:30 PM.  The funeral was January 25 at Belmont Baptist Church in Calhoun, GA.  He was laid to rest in Fain Cemetery.

We miss him very much, but are at peace knowing that he is in no more pain and is in a better place.
Please keep our family in your prayers as we adjust to our loss.

Carol Powell and Family



Linda Lucas Maples











Linda, wife of Earl Maples '71, and sister of Marsha Lucas McNair (Ken) '66, Billy '70 and Steve '72, passed away on Saturday, January 22nd.  The family will receive friends from 1pm until service time at 2pm, Wednesday, January 26th at Family Funeral Care on Summer Avenue with interment to follow at Memphis Memory Gardens.
A condolence card will be sent to Marsha/Ken on behalf of the class.  If you would like to send a separate card or note to Marsha and Earl, their addresses are:
Marsha:     2433 Fairway Oaks
                  Bartlett, TN  38134.  
Earl Maples:   2538 Steele
                       Memphis, TN  38127
Please remember the family in your prayers.    Jan(Parrish)


Judy Helm Warren


"This is Parker, Judy's daughter... My mothers funeral will be tomorrow(Jan 15th)with the visitation starting at 12:00 and service at 2:00. It will be at Munford funeral home in Millington 7450 Raleigh Millington Rd. Millington TN. 38053. If you can make it please do she/we would love to see you and help us celebrate this wonderful woman's life."

Memorium Page & Obit ( Note: A Green&Gold flower arrangement was sent from the Frayser Class of '69)




Ray Mattingly, Husband of Pam Maness Mattingly, Class of 1970

Ray Mattingly passed away on Sunday, January 9th.  Visitation will be held at Memorial Park on Thursday, January 14th from 5 to 8PM with services there on Friday at noon.  The family requests that memorial contributions be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center or the Leukemia & Lymphona Society. 

from Jan Parrish



I happened across this on a Prairie Home Joke site


A drunk at a bar looks up to see a very prim and proper lady with a French poodle. The drunk surls "Where did you get that pig?". The lady with a look of suprise snaps back, "I'll have you know that it a Frrrench Poodle".

The drunk looks at her and says "I was talking to the French Poodle".

Allen Wilson, Killen, Al



This is so awesome, as I know there are folks in our 1969 class that can relate to most of these if not all  

When I read each line of this attachment, it brought tears that I did remember most of them for sure and it made me happy.  I think this incorporates folks anywere from 10  years older even than we were, but because some of us had siblings that age, we DO remember most of this.  When I read it, I thought of all of us at our age who CAN relate to most of it and just wanted to share ......

I LOVED it! 

Nancy Haynes Carr

 (turn on your Sound)



Let Jimmy know if you have a good email or street address for the following classmates:

Bad email address:

Gary Crabtree, Stanley Springer, Allen Wilson, Donna Poston, Carolyn Beeler, Bruce Lamey, Marybelle Harpster, Charles Thompson, Dale Franklin, Craig Culley, Charlotte Jones, David Cartwright, Linda Vick, Phil Long, Mike Wiseman

Bad street address:

Donna Wilbanks Poston, Stan Grissom, Sharon Elizabeth Bensley

Any contact info for:

Danny Billinsley, Amory Forrester, Gary Blanchard, Brenda Gibson, Gail Boyd-Hays, John Hallmark, Patricia Brandon, Denzel Hardin, Dennis Briggs, Gail Howell-Sutton, Sandra Buxton-Delashmit, Judy Johnson-Teal, Kathie Camp, Sherry Jones, Patricia Carrigan-Harris, Linda Launius-Walls, Nancy Carsley-Sanders, Barry Lents, Ronny Cartwright, Charles Lewis, Jack Chandler, Cathy Marlar-Peterson, Gwen Clay-Hopkins, James Martin, Steve Cook, Carol Kay Mize-Wilson, Victor Crawford, Steve Pittman, Don Carsley, Patricia Riley-Gordon, Jack Dalton, Paul Riveria, Don Dismukes, Richard Sain, Carolyn Diane Ellis-Colburn, Betty Sanders, Jeff Cooper



Frayser Day

Nov 17th: Had a Frayser type day.

Had a nice lunch at the Beauty Shop with Monty Cole Adair & Verna Hendricks-Hamilton. Monty is now living in her log cabin in Fayette County and Verna has moved from Frayser to Mississippi. It was nice seeing them again.

Took Stephanie shopping and ran into Maurice and Libby Buring. They had just returned from a trip to the Biltmore and Blue Ridge Parkway.



Select-O-Hits Commercial Appeal Article on Select-o-hits 50 yr Anniversary


Jimmy & Stephanie Burk enjoyed a 5 day Cruise on Carnival out of New Orleans with their family.














Sonny Hanks performing Aug 28th





















John Jemison (left) of the Houston Astros organization looks on as Memphian Larry Mansfield signs his name to a contract with the professional baseball team in June 1968






Comm Appeal Photo June 22, 2010

Mid South Memories


Subject: Class of 70 Reunion

We would like to extend an invitation to the Class of 69. Our Reunion will be Oct. 16th at the Holiday Inn 240 & Poplar. We have not set a ticket price yet but will keep you informed. All those that wish to attend are more than welcome. Please spread the word.

Contact or on FB.



Hello Class,

I thought it was about time for me to give an update of my life as I continue to grow older which of course beats the alternative. Let me tell you first a family update.

My Son is raising a beautiful family of 4 and still lives in Cordova.  They are all healthy and very lively, so much so, Kathy and I can get weary fast around them.

My Daughter is Married in Oklahoma with a fine young man and they are expecting their first in July. (It will be a boy), I sure hope he doesn’t give them as much trouble as I did my parents.(Picture)

My wife, Kathy, is still the most beautiful and best thing that ever happened to me in my life.  Recent picture enclosed. We are striving to earn enough money to give the government a boost but so far have been able to make no headway as our politicians spend faster than any of us can make it anyway.(Picture)

Most important- We are very happy.  All of us.

I am still working in China and this trip I plan to cut a little short so I can be present when my Grandson decides he has swam enough. (I hope he cooperates with my timing schedule)

I recently completed a 10 day travel to several of our  factories here but was able to take a day at the most recognized temple here.  The Shaolin Si is the Kung Fu Temple.  To try and give an idea of how complex it is I will give you some statistics.  It has 48 Private Schools under its affiliation.  Only one of the schools has 28,000 students so this might tell you how many students we saw training there.

They are trained continuously in the Kung Fu traditions which incorporate, Mind, Body, and Spirit.  It is quite impressive.  I saw one of the Martial  Arts Specialist throw a needle through a plate of glass and break a balloon. The glass had a tiny hole thru it afterwards. Attached are some pictures but in order to really understand you should visit it in person. I am still quite healthy and workout about 4 times each week as well as play badminton twice weekly. When home I still garden and fish a great deal and do whatever Kathy tells me also.

I hope you all are doing well too.

Your classmate, Malcolm


Here is my son with family.






Poem submitted in memory of Martha Carlock Thompson,

by Joe Thompson



Barbara Townsend and Lee Thompson married on Saturday, May 22 at Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando, MS.  Attached are pics from the wedding and reception. 
If you would like to send the new Mrs. Thompson a congratulatory note, her e-mail address is:(send note to Jimmy or Jan for email address)
Much happiness Lee and Barbara!!!!!!
 (from Jan Parrish)



Terry Allen Kidd

Class of 1965


Terry passed away on Saturday, May 8th.  Visitation will be Wednesday, May 12th from 5-7PM and the service will  be held at 2PM on Thursday, May 13th, both at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home, 6755
U S Highway 51 North, Millington, TN  872-3375.
Please remember the family in your prayers.    Jan Parrish



You are Never Too Old for Disney......









REUNION Frayser High School Class of 70

We are planning a 40 year reunion for our class to be held Oct.16,2010. We have contacted many, but still have many more unaccounted for. All  FHS Class of 70 alumni need to contact me at Frankstrong@ . We need contact information asap, so we can move forward with bookings.

Thanks, Frank

Class of 1970 Facebook Page




Posted Sunday March 7th, 2010
Sherri Allen Swartz (Class of '65) passed away on Thursday, March 4th.   The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 7 and services will be at 2p.m. on Monday, March 8th, both at Munford-Millington Chapel, Munford Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetary..
Please remember the family in your prayers.    Jan (Parrish)





Milk & Cookies


March 11, 2010

Brooks Museum










Comedian Andy Kaufman's wrestling career in Memphis including his famous match with Jerry "The King" Lawler

Thursday, March 11  | 7 pm (Link to Brooks Museum Page)

Reel to Real: Adam Hohenberg Presents "Memphis Revealed"

The third installment of our monthly Reel to Real series will feature producer Adam Hohenberg (Forty Shades of Blue, Cigarette Girl) who will discuss "I'm From Hollywood" which documents comedian Andy Kaufman's wrestling career in Memphis including his famous match with Jerry "The King" Lawler. Hohenberg say that a certain aspect of Memphis' character is shown. "It's a Memphis of a different time. I find it very interesting that Kaufman chose Memphis as his venue and that he kept coming back here." A discussion will follow the screening with milk and cookies.


After college Adam worked as an assistant to experimental filmmaker Ernie Gehr (recipient of the AFI lifetime achievement award) in San Francisco and was associate producer of Side/Walk/Shuttle which had its world premiere at the Brooks and is in the permanent collection of MOMA. He was also associate producer of Ira Sachs' "Forty Shades of Blue", winner of Grand Jury Award at Sundance in 2005.


Directed by Kaufman's girlfriend, Lynne Margulies, and Joe Orr.

I'm from Hollywood is a 1989 documentary film about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. The film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza and interviews with comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry Lawler, wrestling commentator Lance Russell, and Kaufman's best friend, Bob Zmuda.



Hey everyone. I will be on American Family Radio on Thursday, March 4 at 3pm Central Time. They will do an interview about my new book. It is a network of 140 stations across the country. Here in Memphis it is on FM-88.9. Hope you enjoy it if you listen.

Roy Hallums March 4th, 2010



SIVADs of March (March 25-28)



Hello Classmates.  I have been back in China now since the 2nd of January and somewhat busy.  We recently had the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration which is commonly referred to as Spring Festival here.  It starts based on the Lunar New year so the date floats according to the moon.  Here is an explanation if you are interested-

We traveled to several different locations from the 12th thru the 18th of February with several friends and families.  It started in Zhoushan which is a location including several small islands off the coast of Ningbo in Zhejiang Province.  We took a boat out to a very small island and spent one night in a very nice Hotel with excellent scenery around.  It was very relaxing and enjoyable. We then traveled to another Island called Putou Shan which is near Ningbo as well, but this Island is the location of 3 Buddhist Temples. We were there on the evening of the 13th which is Chinese New Year Eve and met the Monk of the largest Temple there.  The people I traveled with are Buddhist and they completed the New Years Prayers while there.  We did take some pictures but not allowed in the prayer room so only when we met the Monk.  He is very educated and can speak 4 languages fluently. See the photo.  We then traveled to another city called Jinhua in Zhejiang Province.  At this location we visited a very large movie making facility called Hengdian, I think the Largest in China but not sure.  They refer to it as the Chinese Hollywood.  We took several photos but I will only include one for you to see. The people I traveled with are wonderful people and we always have a great time.  Each location we go someone local always meets us and arranges our tour for us so it is well organized.  After Jinhua we changed locations to a city in Jiangxi Province called Wuyuan.  It is not a large city and Jiangxi Province is a poor Province with many isolated small villages.  This is something I have been wanting to do since working in China but up to now have had little opportunity to do this.  I was able to see how the “Real” rural China functions in their daily lives.  I feel very fortunate to have experienced this and will share only a few photos from this activity. I was able to take several good pictures of things built well over 1000 years ago including some very nice Chinese Bridges.  We also saw one of the world’s oldest trees of its species in Jiangxi. Photo included. We also climbed a mountain in Jiangxi called Sanqing Shan which is 1900 Meters (About 6300 ft.) and it was misting which froze on everything on the top.  A few pictures of this too.  This was very enjoyable and an experience I will cherish forever. I hope to be able to share some of my experiences with you at our next reunion. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Your Classmate, Malcolm (2-26-10)



From: Frank Strong Subject: Message from Class of 1970

Frank Strong, of the Class of 1970 asked me to share this message with you guys.

"Get the word out to he class of 69 that there is an all Frayser get together on the 27th at Fox & Hound Cordova. We were always connected to the 69 class and would like to see them there. Help me out. Trying to have a mini reunion. It's going to be great I can tell."

Spread the word,

Randy (Byrd) (Posted Feb 21, 2010)



Posted by Randal Byrd 2/20/10

For those of you who believe in the power of prayer, and even for those of you who aren't sure about it, I'm passing on a message from our classmate, Mike Powell. Mike called me just a few moments ago to ask that my parish add him to our prayer list, as he's having some health and recovery issues following a knee replacement. He's in a rehabilitative nursing home right now, and suffered a fall while there. He seems in good spirits, but he's asking for our prayers. My guess is it's for good reason. If your community of faith has a prayer circle - team - or list, Mike would appreciate his being added to it. I'm adding him to ours here.



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Ross Grimsley was inducted into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame on December 7, 2009 during ceremonies at the Ridge Lake Blvd. Hilton.

Coach Clayton, several of Ross' former team mates and other Frayser alumni were in attendance. (forwarded by Fred Grinder) (PLACE CURSOR OVER PHOTO FOR NAMES)

Ross' Wikipedia Entry

Ross's current Baseball team where he is the Pitching Coach




Books by Frayser-ites

If you know of a book published by a Frayser-ite, send info to Jimmy at


Books will be listed HERE



Ephinaies Book Store on Facebook

to the Left: Lewis Ray and Karen Jones

An old-fashioned, eclectic, neighborhood book store on the historic Main Street of Denison, Grayson County, Texas.



Roy Hallums







Many people have asked me about the TV interviews I will be doing next week so here are the times I have.  I will be leaving for New York on Monday to do the shows live.  
Tuesday, January 12
5:45 am (Central)  Fox and Friends, Fox News Channel
7:40 am (Central)  Morning Joe, MSNBC
Morning               Fox Business  (When I get a time I will let everyone know.
Hope you like the interviews.   

----I am scheduled to be on the Phil Valentine Show for a live interview on Friday, Jan 8th, at 2:35 pm (Central). He is on about 70 stations nationn wide. Here in Memphis he is on KWAM (AM) 990. Hope you like it if you listen. Roy



Danny Mays
Dolly Thresher, mother of Betty Thresher Mays, class of '68, passed away over the holidays.  She is on Facebook.   There is a viewing at Memphis Funeral Home, Poplar Ave. at 1 p.m. on Wednesday: services at 2 p.m. the same day.  Burial will be in Marion Ark.    



Mike(Davidson-Class of '67)passed away on December 26th.  A celebration service will be held at White Station Church of Christ on Saturday, January 9th, 1100 Colonial Road, with visitation from 1:00PM - 2:00PM, and the service from 2:00-3:30PM. Procession to the graveside to follow.
If you would like to send a note to Leslie and the family, the address is:
2370 Brook Hollow Cove, Memphis, TN  38119-7631

Please remember the family in your prayers.    Jan Parrish

Link to '67 Memoriam Page Link to Class of 67 Website



Seasons Greetings

Hello '60 classmates & friends. I wish for you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Stephanie and I will do a Burk Family Christmas on Dec 19th with families of my 5 siblings (Steve '70, Carol '71, Randy '72, Tim and Ray(who attended Frayser but graduated from Skyview Academy). Altogether there will be about 40 Burklings and offspring coming to our home in Lakeland. We are still celebrating the birth of our granddaughter Audrey and a grand nephew Cooper.

We always enjoy getting together and try our best to sing Christmas Carols, but most of us were not blessed with the best of singing voices. We were not a well to do family while growing up in Frayser but we were a close family and enjoyed what was given to us, whatever we received.

Wishing you good health for you and your loved ones the coming year and Happy New Year to you All!

Jimmy & Stephanie Burk




   Thought you might be interested in seeing the trailer to the movie coming out in the Spring on my book. Hope you and your family have a great Christmas,
Ron Hall
YouTube Video



Randal Byrd










Behind "the new building" - late spring, 1969




I was reading the online paper and saw this about Roy. 

Commercial Appeal Article Roy Hallums

Your Classmate,




Cathy, Audrey and Josh Burk

Audrey Sophia Burk with her new grandparents Jimmy & Stephanie

Nov 12th at 3:55am



Frank Strong

If you haven't heard, There will be a FHS all classes get together this Friday the 13th at Fox&Hound in Cordova from 6-12. A good amount of Class of 70 will be there. Know it's short notice but please pass the word to the 69 folks.

We want to take the place over!




I wanted to take time to bring you up on things I have been doing here in China. The China Birthday was Celebrated during the week of October 1st, thru the 7th,  which is an annual holiday here.  During this time I traveled to several different Cities and Towns the Smallest, LongQuan, which is around 270,000 people in population. While here I climbed the Highest Mountain in Zhejiang Province(Huang Mao Jian) which is the first picture you see here.  I climbed it in a little over 1 hour and it is 1900 Meters (6230 Feet) High, the Highest point in Zhejiang Province.  After this we visited a Sword Maker that has been Hand Forging Swords for 2500 Years in the same location.  They have produced Swords for many well known people such as President Richard Nixon, Chairman Mao Zedong and several others.  They Serialize Date and Certify each one for Authenticity. They presented me with one that has Kathy and My Names etched in it which represents Unity in the Chinese Culture. This was a special day for me.  During the Tour they have a Temple on sight and I visited it and had some Tea while wearing a traditional Chinese Hat which is the 2nd Picture you see. The Building I am in was constructed 400 years ago from hand cut and hand trimed timbers and materials. We left LongQuan the next day and traveled to Xiangshan, which is a Fishing Village just south of Ningbo City on the South East China Coast.  While here we ferried over to an Island called Hua Ao Island and climbed into a small Ocean Rocky area for Photos and relaxation. This is the third photo you see here.  This was a very exciting and fun trip for me.  I traveled with many friends and their families who enjoy everything they see and touch.  I will put only a few of the many photos I took on this trip. We did so much during this travel I can’t write it all in this posting area so at our next reunion I will try and bring my computer so we can talk and look together.

Your Classmate, Malcolm




I received the West Lake Friendship Award which is a prestigious Award for Foreign Experts working in ChinaZhejiang Province is a Province in South Eastern China.  The Population of this Province is around 50 Million People.  There are about 100,000 Foreigners working here to increase the capabilities in several areas.  The West Lake Award is an Annual Award presented to about 18 Foreign Experts working here and it is Committee Chosen by several committees and is based on contributions to development in Culture and Economy in Zhejiang Province. I am attaching their interpretation of this Award.

The Westlake Friendship Award is the award at the highest level presented by the Provincial Government for foreign experts, which is to compliment those who have made special contributions to the province's growth in economy, technology, culture and education. The main purpose of this award is to encourage more foreign experts and overseas Chinese to contribute to the economic and cultural development in Zhejiang so as to promote the globalization of the province. The award is presented annually since 1997 and each winner is presented with a certificate and a golden medal. These award holders greatly help the local development by introducing in advanced technology and excellent managerial methods; moreover, they strengthen the communications between China and other countries and between peoples in China and abroad.

I am also attaching some photos but I will have additional photos later.  I had a friend taking these with my camera and he was not familiar with everything on the camera.  The Award was presented to me by the Vice Governor of Zhejiang Government and I was 1 of 4 Foreigners that set at the #1 Table with the Vice Governor and the Zhejiang Department of Foreign Affairs.  Maybe about 6 Representatives including the Leader of Foreign Expert Programs.

I will go to Beijing to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of China for some of the Pre-Ceremonial Festivities.

Malcolm (McIntosh) Sept 2009



Oh, what a night!!!  I am now sorry that I missed Friday night but Saturday night was fabulous!  I did not realize how much I have missed so many friends until we spent some time together.  Thanks to you all who worked so tirelessly, planning and pulling together a very memorable night.    

Doug Jones, thanks for sending the informational e-mail, Sheila (McFarland) Council, for the encouraging phone call and making room for me at your table Sat. night.  Linda(Johnston) Black, for handling all the money and the contacts.  Brenda (Cotton) Grinder, thank you for your leadership.

I have heard nothing but great things about the planning committee.  Let me know if you need help next time.  

Hope to see you all soon....  THANK YOU!!!

Love you all!!
Carolyn (Beeler) McDaniel




David Meadows '71

I am looking for Richard Diesing, Tim Watson, Matt King, Susan Meyers. I have had a recent, brutal brain injury, 2007. Old friends would be appreciated.






Had a great time at the reunion. Can not wait till the next time.

Gary Crabtree



Blast from the Past: Memories 

Hey Jim, check this out.  Amory Forrester (class of 69) is the author of this and another novel.  Thought you might want to see this.  Looks like a very good read! 

Sherman Reed



Mike Gardner

Although I attended Trezevant 69, I think I knew more people at Frayser.

Barbara, Monte, John Stetz, Jerry Hicks, Donnie, Judd, Andy, Linda. What a great time!

Love the website.

Frank Strong Just found the Web site. Its great to read about all of the Frayser Alum.and their families.It seems that there was a good time had by all at the Class of 69 reunion.Wasnt there and I dont know what Malcom did,but it must have been a doozie for a Frayser
Donald Ray Class of 87. Just wish i could fine my old Friends agin We had some best of times .There in the years of 80 - 87 ..Cool years .
Paula Caughron Cox What a great site!!!! Were we ever that young?? Great seeing people you had not thought of in years! My e-mail is
Sharon Woelm Medlock I feel like I am from the class of 68,69 and 70!! Miss all of you




Class and Dennis,

Everyone and especially Dennis.  Today we experienced a full Solar Eclipse here in Hangzhou.  It was my first one and probably will be my last one but I want you to know it feels a bit strange to see the world go dark at around 10AM.  Additionally I was unprepared but we have a man here that is always prepared and thanks to Mr. Huang we are sharing some.  I will admit some came from the internet but many he took.  Dennis,  I hope you enjoy these and you better be prepared at the next reunion because I am going to find you and say Hello.  I will also be ready to bend your ear for a long time telling you many things I experience here. I hope everyone is doing well and your families are growing strong.

Your classmate,













Hey everyone.  On July 1st, 2009, I had an abdominal aorta anuerysm rupture in my stomach.  The aneurysm had grown to about 8 cm, or the size of a navel orange.  I spent 5 days in ICU and one additional day in the hospital.  I am truly blessed to be here today thinking about making the next reunion.  My heartfelt thanks goes out to the reunion committee and those who worked so hard to make the reunion a success.

As I went over the pictures, and remembered the ones that weren't there, I couldn't help think just how fast life can get away from us. and how close I came to being on that page of departed classmates at the next reunion.  There are so many things that each of us wanted to do when we graduated over 40 years ago.  How many of us have really lived and done the things that we wanted to do?  Look at Elbert Greer!  Wow!.....  to live like he lives....  the jungle...  the ocean...  But looking back, I don't think there is much that I would change.  I lived my life my way.  The things I have done, are the things that have shaped me into the person I am today.  If I didn't get the chance to say hi to any of you at the reunion, just remember, I was shy in high school, and am probably just as shy around some of you now as I was then.  You know.....  Like Malcom said,  I love all of you.  I know he does.  We all accept Malcom for being who he is and wouldn't change anything about him.  We love you too Malcom.

Sorry if this seems a little like I am soul searching, but remember, 80% of the 14,000 aneurysm ruptures each year end in death.  I feel like this is my last chance to spout off.  I know that when I moved to Memphis in 1964 that most of the kids around had grown up together.  I was a little yankee boy from close to Chicago moving in to the area and had a hard time trying to fit in.  I am proud to be a graduate of The Class of 69 of Frayser High.  I wouldn't tkae anything for the experience and hope to see all of you at the next reunion.  Remember, if I don't come up to you to say "Hi", just come up to me.  I may have a new lease on life, but that still hasn't removed all of my shyness.

Dennis Lewis



2009 Class ReUnion Photo by Bill Harbin Photographer (Classmate names added July 18th)



MemPhis Memories

A group of videos about Memphis Past:

Sivad gives tour of WHBQ; Announcement of International Harvester shutting down etc














Class, I am in my last month for this trip here in China. I am forever appreciative that I had the childhood I had as well as being raised in such good times in America.  We had some issues but our daily lives were generally very good as we are such a fortunate society.  Some of it is our doing, as we think and improve and continue to complete this cycle over again until we have something that can’t be improved upon and then it changes.  Some of it is due to circumstances that is encountered in the world.  Why Hitler tried to takeover all of Europe is one circumstance.  Why the Japanese decided they needed to Bomb Pearl Harbor is another.  As these circumstances fell into place who would have thought America would join the conflict eventually being the Only semi-powerful nation, at that time, to be untouched by the devastation of War.  Yes we served and fought and prevailed but our cities and towns and waterways were untouched.  These circumstances gave us a marked advantage in the industrial complex of the World, and we were in control after this.  It allowed us not only opportunity to move up the ladder of success, but it allowed us conveniences no other people had.  Couple this with  money and it makes you realize how fortunate we were.  The reason I am writing this is so everyone there should hold your head up.  Be proud you are who you are and step forward to make a difference in the world. Take time every day to help someone do something no matter how small you my belive it is, "Just Do It". I recently visited a small community called Anji.  I was there to climb a mountain and enjoy some nature.  During this time I encountered something I see every day in China.  We all take this for granted in America.  We complain on Laundry day.  We make too much Laundry.  If we had to wash it this way we would only have enough, and wear enough, to be reasonable.  This is the way Rural China does laundry.  Non-Rural China does it in a sink on the back of their homes but it is still hand washed. Makes you understand how they are able to loan us money doesn’t it.

Your classmate,




From our Class ReUnion Photographer

Bill Harbin

Frayser – Class of ‘69

I know you were wondering!

I am working desperately to get all of the 40 Year Reunion DVD’s and class photos out this week, … hopefully all by Friday, as I leave town for a few days,….

Just finished typing in all of your names and addresses to make the mailing labels tomorrow.

The photos had to be made over by the lab and they should be in my hands Tuesday or Wednesday.  I have half of the 35 DVD orders made as I type.   When the photos get here I will package them with the DVD’s and send them out as soon as I can.  If I don’t get yours out this week, I will when I get back from a few days out of town.

Thanks for being patient, …but I knew I was going to be the end of June anyway, … I think that is what I told those of you that asked. 

I hope that you will be pleased with the DVD, it contains all of the photos that I took of the 2 night event and 2 movie files (not great quality – it was dark! -, but just for fun), …just click on them when the front page of the slideshow comes up.  I like the result --  it is almost an hour long slideshow set to some of the music of your senior year.

William R. Harbin, Jr.



My new baby pictures of Calleigh.

Verna Hendricks Hamilton





Ron Hall

Early Memphis Wrestling Memories Ron Hall

Early Memphis Wrasslin



From the Commercial Appeal:

The Raleigh-Bartlett Civitan Club hosted its annual Citizenship Awards Luncheon, shortly before the end of the school year. Winners of the Civitan essay contest for juniors at three local high schools were announced. In their essays, students wrote about how they developed good citizenship skills through school activities, in the community and through their religious experience and how they will incorporate these skills and character traits into their adult lives. Winners of the contest were honored during the luncheon. Pictured during the ceremony are Citizenship Contest chair Dossett Foster; contest judge Basil White; Bartlett High School essay winner Xin Huang; Bolton High School essay winner Whitney Buckner; Craigmont High School essay winner Lloyd Ambrose; and contest judge Tameka Gant.



Website of Bill Haltom, Class of '70





Ben Wilkes










Rev. Ben Allen Wilkes Jr. 56, a resident of Union City, died Thursday night in Hattiesburg, MS.

Funeral services have been set for 3 PM Sunday at Second Baptist Church in Union City with Rev.Charles T. Williams officating, burial to follow in the Cates cemetery outside of Martin.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 PM Saturday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, and from 1 until service time on Sunday at the church.

Bro. Ben was born October 6, 1952 in Memphis Tn. son of the late Ben Wilkes Sr. and Claudia(Norton)Wilkes of Union City. He married the former Kay Mansfield on April 30,1983 she survives.

A member of Second Baptist Church in Union City, Bro. Ben has a Masters degree from Southwestern Theological Seminery in Fort Worth Tx. he is a 1974 graduate of Union University and went on to attend Mid Continent Bible College in Memphis.He was a former Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor at Broadway Baptist Church in Memphis and Woodland Baptist Church in Jackson. Bro. Ben served as a Pastor in Texas, and is the former Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Manchester Tn., and Second Baptist Church in Union City. He also served on the Board of Ethics and Religious Liberties with Dr. Richard Land. After his retirement from the ministry he went on to open a family business.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four children, Abbey, Bonnie, Peter and Ben Wilkes III all of Union City;his sister and brother-in-law Amy and Andrew Schiles of Germantown;his sister-in-law Lisa Reynolds of Cordova and his brother-in-law Steve Mansfield of Dallas Tx.



Paula (Caughron) Cox '68

What a great site!!!! Were we ever that young??

Great seeing people you had not thought of in years! My e-mail is



Info on Reunion Photos

I talked with Bill Harbin.  He said that he will have the group pictures and the DVD mailed out around the 20th of June.  He has his own Kingsbury reunion next week that he has been planning and working on.   He also said that IF any of our classmates have pictures that they took at our reunion and would like them included on the DVD he would be glad to include them.  The pictures need to be emailed to him at



Mary Rose caught these during her visit to Mobile last week

Joe Thompson




Re: Frayser Class of 69 Reunion - Big Success
Thanks for inviting me again. I had a wonderful time, as always, with this special class. You were my first students, as 8th graders, in my first year of teaching. You have always had a special place in my heart.
    I love you all,
    Dossett Foster (Coach) 



Verna Hendricks Grandkids: 1-my baby is going to crawl soon. 2-Calleigh has to exercise 3-Cowboy Hunter 4-Blinded by her
beauty ; Added my little Hunter pix in case you didn't get to see it and 5-one of my favorite Colton pictures Heather and Colton



Jimmy & Stephanie just returned from a week in Montego Bay: photos: Rafting down Martha Brae River, we sailed on a small catamaran, and on a large Catamaran.



I thought you might like to post this picture from the team's recent 40th reunion. We tried to re-create the picture from 68.(place mouse over photo for original)

Richard Daugherty





We have a few Souvenir Booklets available for the cost of  the booklet plus mailing ($10). If you would like one or more, please send your check for $10 per booklet to Brenda Grinder @ 6403 Heather Drive, Memphis, TN 38119. (Be sure to send her your correct address.)



Randy Byrd started a Facebook Group called:

Frayser High Class of '69



David Palmer Great site, As I was in class of 75 my older brother was in class of 68...i get to see alot of people i remember


From Jan Parrish
Mary Clark ('65)passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2009.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 28th from 4:30-7PM at Memorial Park Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held at 1PM on Wednesday, April 29th at Memorial Park




Video # 1 Class Reunion --Larger Version at YouTube


Video #2 --- Larger version at YouTube

Video # 3 Dancing







Ron Hall '68











Cross Posted from

Most everyone has fond thoughts of their graduating class, I do. The class of '68 had some great people and some great friends. But I gotta say, their is something special and different about the class of '69, a vitality, an energy, that my class and no class before seemed to have. Maybe it was the times, the war, the music,free love (well, maybe for some), but I had a special connection to that class. To this day, Mickey McCune and Judd Childress are two of my best friends, as was the late GREAT John Stetz. David Cartright has become a good friend of mine, and I love seeing Andy Black, Randy Suarez,Dennis Briggs,Steve Johnston, Stan Grisham, Skip Phillips, Jimmy Burk and many more. Judd and I were looking at the yearbook the other night, commenting on all the good lookin' gals (though, there my class was just as good). I've bought a $60 ticket to the reunion, just on the chance, old friend Chris Ruess shows up.
  Many good bands came out of that class, artists, businessmen and women, inovative, interesting folk. I would urge, anyone looking for a good time (sounds like something written on the bathroom wall) come to the class of '69 reunion the weekend on April 24-25. Andy Black's band "Legends Of Rock" are playing. Great band, Andy is as good as he's always been and the band really rocks. But I tell you, you'll feel something you may not have felt at your reunion. An electricity, a good "vibe" that we all need from time to time. Hope to see you there.Especially Richard Stegall.

Ronnie Hall "Class of '68" First person to wear a nehru jacket to school.



Nancy's Dad was inducted into the Hall of Fame, and here are the two kids accepting the award and I think that's DJ Fontana over on the right.  Nancy's brother Louis holding up the award.













Ronnie Hall











I gotta say, there are a lot of fears in high school. A zit on your forehead, Earl Maples not liking you, Coach Clayton catching you cheating, etc. For me, it was being called on in class. Jeez, the oral book report, a history question, while you were writing a letter to some girl, anything that caught you unprepared, as I usually was.

  For some reason Mr. Dunlap would point me out. I know, he knew, I didn't have a clue what he was talking about. He caught me wrting a late book report from the inside jacket once and made me pay the rest of the year. History was the same. It's not that I was an idiot, it's that my brain froze whewn 30 people looked at me.

   They would never ask, say, Paul Sarvis, because Paul would probably know more about the subject than the teacher did. Paul would say "I'm glad you ask that" and go on to make us all feel like fools. Paul was far more interesting to listen to than any teacher.But to be called on by Ms. Clark was total terror. Every year, I guess, in the 7th and 8th grade, Ms. Clark would call everyone up, ONE AT A TIME, to sing, I guess to see who might be good for the chorus. I was terrified. When I heard my name, I did a James Brown and broke out in a cold sweat, turned red as a beet, and got jelly legs. I was praying for a Meteor to come through the window and hit me, any thing to keep me from singing whatever nugget she had chosen for us to sing. I would look out at the girls and could tell they were making mental notes to remember this quivering nerd if he ever had the never a few years down the road to ask them out. And my freinds in class,forget it. If I looked at any of them ,especially Greg Seek or Randy Suraez, they were laughing at me. I wish I'd had the nerve to look at Ms. Clark and say "you know Red, "American The Beautiful" doesn't quite cut it", and immediatly break out with "Mustang Sally" and drop down on one knee and wail. Oh, if we had the guts we had a mere 5-6 years later. But that was high school. We had to grow, but man, what a pain it was! (cross posted from











Tom has asked me to response to your e-mail, since he is not feeling well.  I can't tell you how blessed he felt to have many of his former students praying for his recovery.  We both thank you.  Also, we thank my sister, Linda, for her foresight to contact you and to ask for prayers from the Class of '69.  Prayer is powerful!
Tom's doctor diagnosed him with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in his left leg and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in his lungs when he went to the ER on Monday, March 9th.  The doctors told him it is going to take a while for the blood clots to dissolve, since the blood clot was so large in his left leg--it reached from his groin to his ankle in his leg.  His doctors put him on the blood thinner, Coumadin and the injections, Lovenox.  When we went back to the ER on Tuesday, the ER dr. took him off the Lovenox injections, since the labs results reflected that the blood was too thin.  He went back to the dr. again today to get his blood tested.  We just pray that it will be in the satisfactory range.  If it is too thick, he could have a stroke; too thin, he could bleed out, if there is an injury.  His doctors have advised him to walk around as much as possible, but he is very tired and it is very painful for him to walk.
The doctors seemed to think that the clot formed in the leg when we flew to Hawaii on January 19th.  He got sick the day after and was sick the entire 13 days.  He went to the doctor for congestion while we were in Hawaii.  When we returned to Maryland on February 1st, he was still very sick so he went to his primary doctor and was diagnosed with pneumonia and bronchitis and was put on very strong antibiotics.  He never got well.  Finally, we had a sign-his left leg swelled double in size.  Then the problem was unmasked.  His doctor told him it was a good thing he had a warning.  He is very fortunate and blessed to be here today.
Again, thank you to the Class of '69 for their continued prayers.  Tom is not sure whether he will be well enough to fly in time for the class reunion. He would really enjoy seeing all of his former students and would have a great time.
Take care and God Bless You All!  
Patsy Dillingham (Written for Tom Dillingham)











Coach Dillingham:
Dear Classmates & Friends,
Coach Dillingham needs our prayers. Please see the note below. I received this just a few minutes ago from Linda (White) Gray........ Linda Black
My brother-in-law, Tom Dillingham, (former baseball coach at Frayser) needs our prayers at this very moment.  He is in the emergency room in Maryland.  Tom was in the hospital last week with blood clots in his lungs and a blood clot in his leg.  He was released from the hospital on Thur. p.m., but this a.m. my sister, Patsy, called & told me that she had to take him back to ER b/c he could not walk, nor has any energy.  He has been taking Coumadin & Lovenox shots twice a day since being released from the hospital.  The dr. told Patsy this a.m. that his INR is 6...not good.  
Patsy told me he was invited to the reunion & said he would love to come, but at this time she is just not sure.  Also, they are suppose to leave to go to the Dominican Republic the following week after the reunion. 
They are a very special family & need our prayers.  Thank you.   Linda White Gray (class of '70



Verna Hendricks and 2 more grandchildren
My grandKids
Hunter w/o hair


Hey Jimmy,
I was going through old photos and found this one today. I put it on my FaceBook but thought you might be interested in adding it to the Frayser web page.



Mr Pierce + The Beatles + Loyal Fan = Nuclear Explosion

I attended the Rain concert last night. The show was a salute to the Beatles, and it was great. If you ever have the chance, go see it and enjoy the Beatles re-enactment almost exactly as they were.

It brought back this memory from when we were in the 8th grade.


We had morning assembly and then were off to our 1st class: Science with Mr Ernie Pierce. He began the lesson with a tirade about the Beatles and how fanatical their fans were and how stupid these people are and how stupid the Beatles were. He mentioned he even saw one of these fanatics in assembly wearing a leather jacket that was covered with dozens of patches and 'I Luv Beatles' stickers on it,,,and that was Stupid too. As he continued our education into the Evils of Music, a quiet, blonde headed girl in the back, rose from her desk, in Tears, many many Tears and started talking over him. She said, with many tears, "THAT WAS ME, AND THAT WAS MY JACKET, AND I LOVE THE BEATLES AND I LOVE THEIR MUSIC AND WHAT YOU SAID IS MEAN". Well, that certainly stopped the tirades against the Evils of music and froze Mr. Pierce. He mumbled something like "I'm sorry", and quickly reverted to the practical lesson of the day: How to convert the speed of Light from MilePerSeconds to MeterPerSeconds; NoOne bothered Jerry Anderson about her music or the Beatles from that day forward, especially any teachers.

Jimmy Burk


Info on Ross Grimsley class of 1968 Frayser High School

Friday, February 6, 2009 10:39 PM

Submitted by Sherman Reed:

2009 Skipper
The Connecticut Defenders and San Francisco Giants announced today that Steve Decker will manage the team in 2009. Ross Grimsley will take over the duty as pitching coach, Garey Ingram is the new hitting instructor, and Eric Ortega has been named the team's trainer  This is the 'Connecticut Defenders" AA NL Baseball team,  located in Norwich CT.   The contact number is 860-887-7962.  I think that someone from this number can contact Ross if needed.  (Ross Grimsley Wikipedia Page)




Thought you might want to post this pic....Jan Parrish 2-3-09


Good old Kentucky!  Is it a winter wonderland or an ice storm nightmare?  Depends on who you for me (a teacher who's been out of school for the week) it's beautiful! But if you ask my husband (a cellular engineer who's been working nonstop for a week) it's been a nightmare!  You decide.......
Betty (Hodges-Snyder) 1-29-09



Website for the Legends of Rock, our Band at the April Reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nancy (Black) Shockley's Dad:

Bill Black

WMCTV Interview w/Nancy & her brother

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces its Inductees for 2009

Induction Ceremony to Air Live on Fuse TV, April 4, 2009

January 13, 2009—New York—The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation today announced its inductees for 2009.  The induction ceremony on April 4, 2009 will take place in Cleveland for the first time since 1997, and will be broadcast live on Fuse TV in a new three-year broadcast deal between the Foundation and Fuse.  The ceremony will be supported by a weeklong series of events.   In addition, for the first time in its 24- year history, tickets to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be accessible to the public.

  1. Bill Black

Bill Black is best known as the bassist for Elvis Presley.  Black played double bass on early Presley recordings including "Good Rockin' Tonight", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Baby Let's Play House", "Mystery Train", "That's All Right (Mama)", "Hound Dog"; and eventually became one of the first bass players to use the Fender Precision Bass guitar in popular music on "Jailhouse Rock" in the late 1950s.  Black’s bass playing had an extraordinary impact on rock and roll bass playing, influencing many players including Paul McCartney.  Afterward,  he formed the Bill Black Combo and scored numerous instrumental hits during the late 1950’s and 1960’s.


Mike Powell's grandaughter



Sorry for being late.

Here’s a video link – from me to you.





Randal Byrd



Coach Medling:

Frayser tailback James Scott (Left) give Bishop Byrne tailback Mark Prudhomme (Right) a friendly handshake after the Memphis Quarterback Club meeting at the Chisca hotel whre tehy were named high school players of the week. With the football stars are Frayser coach Will Medling (Second Left), E.D. "Red" Cavette (Center), QB Club speaker and Bishop Byrne coach Hickman Ewing (Second Right). Barney Sellers / The Commercial Appeal files.




Interesting Page Defunct Restaurants in Memphis ...we miss




V* (Victoria Harris)




Look - we now have the porch covered!!!!

Monty Cole Duncan

January 2009


FrosTop: 3036 Hwy 51 North






George McGee


Frayser Class of '69 2008 Newsletter

Don't forget to send in a greeting or update for our 2008 Newsletter. We want to hear from you. As of Dec 15th, 12 classmates have sent in something to post.

Jimmy & Monty




Ashland College always does a beautiful Christmas card and this year they have done another one. This should get you into the Christmas Sprit.  Make sure you have your speakers on and enjoy.
Love and peace to all, MR (Mary Rose)
 please click the web site below.

Ashland Christmas Card



Message from Kip:
Just playing with Picasa last night trying to figure it out and thought you might enjoy seeing these pictures of Quebec City in the Winter. I've got a lot more, but this gives you an idea of it's beauty. It's even more beautiful in the Summer! I'll get something online showing those pictures soon.
Believe it or not, with the right clothes, it's not bad at all. (only took one winter for me to buy the right clothes!)
Hope you enjoy!

Quebec In Winter


Jan Parrish '66 Commercial Appeal Pic - Mr. Stevenson - 1951


I have been looking through the pictures and reading. I wrote a long dissertation about high school. After reading all that I had written it seems that it can all be said much more simply. I did not appreciate what a great group of people I had the opportunity to go to school and be friends with. When I look at what various people have accomplished, from CEOs to proud Grandparents, I am proud to have been a part. 
I read so much about Mitch McCracken I was going to email him. But, between the web sites and various business interest I could not find an email address for Mitch the person. If someone has that please forward.
I have been living out of the country for a while. From my location to Memphis is above 24 air hours. I don't expect I will make it to a planning meeting. But, I certainly expect to be at the reunion.
It seems that every time (well sometimes) when Frayser has a reunion the Hotel is raised shortly afterwards. After the last reunion it was only a few days before the wrecking ball began to swing. Just something to think about when you are considering locations.
David Creasy      




2008 Class of 1968 ReUnion Randal Byrd forwarded these PHOTOS


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