Luverne High School Class of 1953 holds 60th reunion

Published 1:49 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Front Row left to right: Barbara Butts Sport, Nelda Tomlin Catrett, Mary Davis  King, Erma Lois Eiland Davenport, Patricia Knight Pugh, Betty Horn Russell, Sue  Speed Beall and Maurine Carter Estes. Back Row left to right: Johnny Brunson, Wayne Killough, Rip Cox, Buddy Bailey, Lamon Killough, Ken Cox, Doug Hawkins, Billy Cooper Thompson, and Billy Rae Norman.

Front Row left to right: Barbara Butts Sport, Nelda Tomlin Catrett, Mary Davis
King, Erma Lois Eiland Davenport, Patricia Knight Pugh, Betty Horn Russell, Sue
Speed Beall and Maurine Carter Estes.
Back Row left to right: Johnny Brunson, Wayne Killough, Rip Cox, Buddy Bailey, Lamon Killough, Ken Cox, Doug Hawkins, Billy Cooper Thompson, and Billy Rae Norman.

SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL

The Luverne High School of 1953 held it’s 60th class reunion on Saturday, August 10, at

the Shriner’s Club in Luverne, Al. Dr. Doug Hawkins, class president, served as Master of

Ceremonies. The class was welcomed by Doug.

A candlelight memorial service was led by Buddy Bailey with Billy Thompson and Lamon

Killough assisting. Twenty-one of our classmates were remembered.

After the benediction led by Buddy Bailey the class enjoyed a delicious food buffet catered by

Jean Sims.

Music through out the day was records from the 50’s and 60’s era. The 45 RPMs were played

on a rockola from Kayo Sipper.

Many of the classmates met at the Shriner’s Club on Friday to assist Mary Davis King to

decorate. White table cloths were used on the tables with red and white (school colors) floral

arrangements made by Mary . Red and white streamers were draped from the ceiling with

balloons hanging. Hotdogs with all the trimmings were served by Barbara and Johnny Brunson.

Those attending were Barbara (Joe Rex) Sport, Nelda Catrett, Mary (Layton) King, Erma Lois

Davenport, Patricia ( Kline) Pugh, Betty (Tom) Russell, Sue (Billy) Beall, Maurine (Clifford) Estes,

Johnny (Barbara) Brunson, Wayne (Jewel) Killough, Rip (Ann) Cox, Buddy (Erma) Bailey, Lamon

(Judy) Killough, Ken (Peggy) Cox, Doug (Dean) Hawkins, Billy (Sharon) Norman, Louise Grayson,

Sara Stephenson, and Kaki Mahone.