The Decatur High Class of 1958 Internet
Site -- Decatur, Georgia USA
Founded -- October, 1998
Our 55th Year
Reunion: April 26 - 28, 2013
A Big Success
the big day of
the DHS Class of
1958 has come and
gone, and a great
day it was.
The 55th year
Reunion of our
class was an event
that some have
called the “best
reunion of our
The Avondale Community Clubhouse was a beehive of activity beginning about 10:00 Saturday Morning and continuing until a little before 11:00 Saturday Evening and by then, exhaustion had set in. The tour of the now Four Year old Decatur High School Athletic Facilities was enjoyed by many and all were impressed. The tour was very professionally done by Eddie Fowlkes, a former teacher and coach at Decatur.
The Reunion Committee would like to thank each and every one of you for being there and for your dedication to our class. It would not have been possible to pull off such an event without your personal and financial support. Also, a big thank you to J. R. Smith, DHS Class of 1957 for his help. His experience, knowledge and tireless efforts are appreciated by all. Our thanks go also to Ellen Winn for manning the Registration Desk for virtually the whole evening and Sally Morrow for her help tending the bar.
The committee and spouses, over the last seven months have gathered at our permanent meeting place, Robin Dashiell Scott’s home and enjoyed many great meals together planning the big event. Many, many thanks to Robin for allowing us to use her home for these planning sessions.
In closing, we are already talking about our next class gathering, probably in April, 2014. This will be an informal get together of friends and classmates to enjoy each other’s company, socialize and of course, have lunch or dinner. Please be on the lookout for more information. Suggestions and ideas are always welcomed. (Walter Winn)
To recap, on FRIDAY there were no planned activities, but many gathered at the Doubletree hotel, the official site for the reunion, for social hour and/or dinner. Local classmates joined in as well for a comfortable evening in the very nice, " living room atmosphere".
at 10:30AM, a
group of around 40 people met at “The
Wall" to enjoy a
tour of the school by
historian Eddie Fowlkes. In
appreciation for his services, the class
donated $50 to the Decatur Sports History
In the afternoon, free time was enjoyed by all, as many roamed and enjoyed the new look of the city and environs. A striking memorial portrait display of deceased classmates was put together by Rhoda Joyner and graced the entry way to the clubhouse.
At 6:30, a delicious barbeque dinner with all the trimmings was served. After dinner, there was a short program in remembrance of deceased classmates.
The entertainment featured singer Tommy Gurley, the closest thing to Elvis in the area. This program will be remembered for some time to come. Classmates danced as Gurley sang old favorites.
Classmate attendees included:
Kenton Askren, Tommy Beasley,
Katherine Patrick Bridges. Donna Royal
Brim, Candler Broom, Barbara Brown, Jimmy
Burton, Swan Hansen Cornell, Sarah
Mathis Crawford, Ellen Langley Day,
Sandra Deer, Elaine Bell Derval;s, Graham
Edmunds, Nancy Burdick Fischer,
Carol Ann Rollins Harrison, Richard
Hills, Dick Johnston, Rhoda
Morrison Joyner, Claude (Bucky) Lee, Jim
McKinley, Margaret Ann North Mermin,
John Morrow, Harry Murdaugh,
Howard Patterson, John Pelton, Tom Pope,
Molly Gay Ranck, Chuck Reiley, Virginia Gibson
Robb, Lynda Chambers Rudolph, Don Rutledge,
Rick Saunders, Jeanne Cravey Scarbrough, Robin
Dashiell Scott, James Segars, Gail Matalene
Self, Jane Thompson Singleton, Carolyn Fowler
Smith, Jimmy Smith, John Smith, Paul Smith,
Linda Ward Sommer, Jon Stovall, Ashlyn Weekley
Tipton, Ben Trimble, Jane Smithy Wilkins,
David Wilsdon, Walter Winn, Bill
Womack, and many others.
The Class Disk
contents follow (many items are clickable from
here. You may need to use your browser 'back'
button or restart this web page to return
credits: we are posting the name(s)
of the photo submitter(s) because we
don't know who actually clicked the
1.The class group picture: Ferrell Watson and Eleanor
2.Any photo beginning with "DSC": Carol Pittman Walker and Clifford
3.Any photo beginning with the name "Image": Ben Trimble and Joanne
4.Any photo beginning with "Pict" or "DSCF" & the reunion videos: Virgina Robb and Ira
5.Any photo beginning with "Photo": Dick Johnson
6.Any photo beginning with "DHS": Walter Winn and Ellen
Photo file names appear in
slideshows and in file listings.
Who's who in the class picture.