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8-3-06 OCHS Class of 61 celebrates 45th graduation at Reunion on 7-15-06

The Class of 1961 was the first graduating class to attend grades 8-12 after all county schools were combined to create Oconee County High School.

 

Thirty two classmates and fourteen spouses attended a blast from the past and retrieved  long forgotten memories as Oconee High School Class of 1961 celebrated their 45th reunion at the Watkinsville, GA Community Center (July 15, 2006). ….

Special to AVOC, Inc.

 

August 2, 2006

 

Oconee County High School Class of 1961 celebrates 45th reunion with a blast from the past!

 

By Connie Epps Bond and Nancy Patat

 

The Class of 1961 was the first graduating class to attend grades 8-12 after all county schools were combined to create Oconee County High School.

 

Thirty two classmates and fourteen spouses attended a blast from the past and retrieved  long forgotten memories as Oconee High School Class of 1961 celebrated their 45th reunion at the Watkinsville, GA Community Center (July 15, 2006).  OCHS 1961 graduated fifty-nine and Thirty-two responded when the Class roll was called by Jimmy E. Thomas, Class Vice-President.

 

A moment of silence was taken to remember the deceased classmates:   

Wyverlyn MARSHALL (Peck), Fred Wayne DICKENS, Walter Harold THOMAS, Terry DAWSON, Billy WHEELER.

 

An excellent meal and finger food, commenced the night as "old friends" relived memories and renewed friendships.    Rock and roll decorations including stand up Elvis posters and juke box, along with picture directory, picture name badges, posters, scrapbooks, name that tune, and trivia questions served to make this celebration one to remember.

 

Directory, posters scrapbooks, and picture badges prepared by Connie Epps Bond, Nancy Patat, Jimmy Thomas and Jerrie DooleyTeet.

 

Joan Anderson Mann presented “Name That Tune” songs and Gwen Christopher Greenway presented trivia from the old school newspaper “Smoke Signal”.

 

COUNTRYSIDE CATERING owned by Jerry Warren and Mary Stewart, Winterville, GA catered the event.

 

 Photos by Burney Huff

 

July 15, 2006   Oconee County High School  1961,  BOYS

 

 45th Reunion held at Community Center, Watkinsville, GA

 

Front L-R:  Jimmy Lavender, Kenneth Smith, Jimmy Butler, Billy Wilkes, Harry Bradberry, Harold Garrett, James Perry Hayes, Lane Teet

 

Back Row L-R:  Billy Craig, Frankie Greene, Kenneth Jones. Jimmy Thomas, Wayne Maxey, Michael Abbott, Bobby Cain, Hoyt Mauldin, Burney Huff

Absent from photo  Harold Smith

 

 July 15, 2006   Oconee County High School 1961 GIRLS

 

45th Reunion held at Community Center, Watkinsville, GA

 

Front L-R:  Sandra BENNETT (Daniel), Jean MCELROY (Dickens), Jerrie DOOLEY (Teet), Cordinda GREENWAY(Billings), Gwen CHRISTOPHER (Greenway), Robbie PARRISH (Myers), Doris HARTSFIELD (Adams)

 

Back Row L_R:  Marilou HARRELL (Hanson), Joan ANDERSON  (Mann), Connie EPPS (Bond), Elsie PRITCHETT (Abbott), Nancy Patat, Dianne BLACKWELL (Mattison), Geneva DELLINGER


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