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Quincy Alumni Reunion Honors Class Of 1952

by Nancy Knox


Betty Butler Sinclair and John Sinclair traveled the furthest to attend the recent reunion, all the way from Tempe, Arizona. 
(Courtesy Photo) Betty Butler Sinclair and John Sinclair traveled the furthest to attend the recent reunion, all the way from Tempe, Arizona. (Courtesy Photo) On June 16, 2012, the 98th anniversary of the first graduating class of 1914 was celebrated with a luncheon in the Cloverdale High School cafetorium. The meal was catered by Putnam Inn. There were 74 in attendance. A fabulous program and great entertainment was enjoyed by all.

The honored class of 1952 was attended by William (Bill) Taylor, Marjorie (Smith) Jordan, Peggy (Ziegler) Senter and Wanda (Halton) Baker.

An opening prayer was offered by Donald Smith (class of 1950) of Quincy, Indiana.

Jim Steele (eighth grade, 1954) sang “Back Home Again in Indiana;” Carolyn Freeman sang “Sentimental Journey” and “God in the Mountain;” Donald Smith (1950) did a reading of “Grandma’s Praying Place;” and Nancy (Beaman) Knox (eighth grade, 1953) played several songs on her accordian.


Deceased classmates from the Quincy High School class of 1952 include Harry Beaman, Samuel “Duge” Taylor, Clarence Featherston, Florence “Shug” Paris, James Jones, Kenneth Elmore and Phyllis Bougher. (Courtesy Photo) Deceased classmates from the Quincy High School class of 1952 include Harry Beaman, Samuel “Duge” Taylor, Clarence Featherston, Florence “Shug” Paris, James Jones, Kenneth Elmore and Phyllis Bougher. (Courtesy Photo) Betty Lou (Williams) Taylor read notes and information of the 1952 graduates who could not make the reunion.

Officers for the 2012- 2013 year will be: president, Jerry Beaman; vice president, Loretta (Beckley) Johnson; and secretary/ treasurer, Nancy (Beaman) Knox.

The annual luncheon will be held June 15, 2013. We look forward to another great event.

Please Turn To Page 4 for more photos.



First and second graders enrolled for the 1940-1941 school year in Quincy included, seated, left to right: James Jones, Byron Stockwell, James Sims, Clarence Featherston, Rex Cummings, Junior Smith, Henry “Duge” Taylor and Andrew Featherston. Standing: Ms. Faye Brakefield, Bill Taylor, Wanda Haltom, Marjorie Smith, Betty Runnells, Lucille Gose, Dollie Mae Lawrence, Ruth “Sis” Asher, Florence Paris, Roddy Macy and Richard Sparks. (Courtesy Photo) First and second graders enrolled for the 1940-1941 school year in Quincy included, seated, left to right: James Jones, Byron Stockwell, James Sims, Clarence Featherston, Rex Cummings, Junior Smith, Henry “Duge” Taylor and Andrew Featherston. Standing: Ms. Faye Brakefield, Bill Taylor, Wanda Haltom, Marjorie Smith, Betty Runnells, Lucille Gose, Dollie Mae Lawrence, Ruth “Sis” Asher, Florence Paris, Roddy Macy and Richard Sparks. (Courtesy Photo)

Marion C. Haltom, oldest man. Graduated in 1935. (Courtesy Photo) Marion C. Haltom, oldest man. Graduated in 1935. (Courtesy Photo)

Attending from the honored Quincy High School class of 1952 were, left to right: Wanda Baker Haltom, Mr. Senter, Peggy Ziegler Senter, Marjorie Smith Jordan, Bill Taylor and wife, Mary Lou Williams Taylor. (Courtesy Photo) Attending from the honored Quincy High School class of 1952 were, left to right: Wanda Baker Haltom, Mr. Senter, Peggy Ziegler Senter, Marjorie Smith Jordan, Bill Taylor and wife, Mary Lou Williams Taylor. (Courtesy Photo)

Doris Dukin, oldest lady. Graduated in 1934. (Courtesy Photo) Doris Dukin, oldest lady. Graduated in 1934. (Courtesy Photo)

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