Members of the Class of 1980
03/29/10 - Reunion News - The Carroll High School Class of 1980 held its 30 year reunion June 26 at the Ozark Country Club.
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A reunion was held on June 10, 2000.
Rhonda "Andrews" Perault E-Mail Me
Gina "Baker" Robinson E-mail Me
Sheila "Baker" Yates
Ronald C. Beer
Cynthia "Buchanan" Farner E-mail Me
Ingie "Byrd" Brown E-mail Me
Sherry (Meeba) "Chatman" Hemphill E-Mail Me
Cynthia "Corson" Andrews
David Deloney E-Mail Me
Gail "Dodd" Johnson E-mail Me
Pamela Rae "Duncan" Kyser
Steve Eddins E-Mail Me
Harmony "Ehman" Crean E-Mail Me
Wanda "Farley" Taylor
Shan "Faulkner" Kilpatrick
Vicky "Granberry" Brunelle
Florence (Angela) "Grimes" O'Neal-Essex E-Mail Me
Mendoloise (Pinkey) "Hargrove" Smiley
Richard (Lee) Harper E-Mail Me
Wendy Diane "Haynie" Jones E-Mail Me
Guy Holton E-Mail Me
Julie "Jinks" Hornsby
Norma "Johnson" Cancel E-Mail Me
Shawn Kelley E-Mail Me
Michael (Lucky) La Chance
Ken Lavender E-Mail Me
Jamie "Logan" Mathews E-Mail Me
Alterry "March" Benson
James (Rick) Marsh E-Mail Me
Samuel (Sam) McKissick
Jimmy Meacham E-Mail Me
Susan "Mokrzycki" Dickey
* Leanne "Morgan" Howell
Glen (Webble) Morrow
Ellen "Mosley" Stone
Patricia (Pat) Murphy E-Mail Me
Patrick (Pat) O'Dell
Katrina "Perala" Stephens E-mail Me
Jim P. Roberts
Patricia (Sissy) "Scena" Garcia/Gibbons
Terry "Smith" White E-mail Me
Loretta "Stewart" Mindingall
Lomeda "Vaughn" Smith E-mail Me
Lisa "Warner" Northcutt
Cindy "Weldon" Smith
Cynthia "White" Moore
Cornelius (Monzell) Whitehead
* = Point of Contact for Reunion Information.
Here's what was happening in the community, the school, and the world when this class was setting off on their future endeavors.
Watch for updates to this section!
Shasta Tharpe was won the title of Miss Ozark.
Rodney Dasinger was named band director.
Gasoline prices soared to $.85 per gallon and availability was low.
Robert Lanier opened a law practice in Ozark.
Midland State Bank opened in Ozark.
Gasohol went on sale in the city for the first time.
A theft ring was broken up at M.O. Carroll Wholesale.
Deborah Quattlebaum was named director of Mayme Thompkins Early Childhood Center as well as the attendance supervisor for the Ozark City School System.
Mayor Tom Goff retired and Billy Blackmon took over.
The Bank of Ozark had a grand opening at their new building.
Douglas Brown, 67 of Ozark, died after an extended illness.
D. A. Smith died after an extended illness.
The United Way Fund Drive goal was $30,000.
Carroll High ROTC Corps got their first female commander when 17 year old Cadet Major Cherrie Branton took command.
George Williams was named teacher of the year by the Misses Club.
Circle Insurance opened in Ozark.
The Van Heusen manufacturing plant was under construction on Roy Parker Road, with the expectation of hiring 250 people.
Doss Aeronautical Services Inc. hired the first two female flight instructor at Fort Rucker. The instructors were Jam Lokey and Diane Dowd.
Ozark Vocational School was under construction at an expected cost of $798,000.
Searle-White Knight Manufacturing celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Gold reached $835 per ounce. In Jan 1980 gold was only $35 per ounce.
Tom McLendon became the citys Recreational Director. McLendon coached at CHS from 1965 to 1969.
Rosemary Rogers and Ellen Mosely were chosen "Sweethearts" for the CHS basketball team. They received floral bouquets during half-time intermission at one of the games.
A grand opening was held for McDonalds McDonaldland Playground in Ozark.
Jeff White won the 4-H ARN Public Speaking Contest by a landslide.
245 people graduated on May 30 with the theme being "I only know I want to give my best, my all each day I live".
Valedictorian was Elizabeth Lynn Beasley and Salutatorian was Lisa Elaine Warner.
Jeffery Earl Grimes, 20, was killed in an auto accidents. Brian Douglas Skelton, 16 was severely injured.
Police arrested three people for the burglary of Bryans Jewelry in Ozark. All three people arrested were from Montgomery.
A failed attempt to free the American
hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.
35 motorists were killed when a
Liberian freighter rammed the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay in Florida, causing a
1,400-foot section to collapse.
Former Vice-President, Nelson Rockefeller died in New York at the age of 70.
Patricia Hearst, newspaper heiress, left a federal prison near San Francisco after President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence for bank robbery.
"Scarsdale Diet" author Dr. Herman Tamower was shot to death in Purchase, N.Y. (Jean Harris, convicted of murder served nearly 12 years in prison before being released in January 1993.)
Ford Motor Chairman Henry Ford II announced he was stepping down.
The United States Olympic hockey team upset the Soviets at Lake Placid, N.Y. 4-3. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)
The U.S. hockey team defeated Finland 4-2 to clinch the gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, was fatally beaten after a police chase in Miami, causing racial tension in the Miami area. (Four white police officers were later acquitted of charges stemming from McDuffie's death)
Mother Teresa of India was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Pope John Paul II arrived in his native
Poland on the first visit by a pope to a communist country.
A siege at the Iranian embassy in
London ended as British commandos and police stormed the building.
A Polish airliner crashed while making an emergency landing near Warsaw, killing all 87 people aboard, including 22 members of a U.S. amateur boxing team.
Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan. President Hafizullah Amin, who was overthrown and executed, was replaced by Babrak Karmal.
Afghanistan was seized by Soviet forces. President Hafizullah Amin was overthrown and executed leaving Babrak Karmal to succeed in his place.
The civilian government of Iran announced it had decided to allow Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to return from exile in France. His return to Iran ended nearly 15 years of exile. He seized governmental power shortly after entering the country.
The 13th Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, New York.
Guest Book Entries
Jerry W. McNair (Brother of Jimmy Ward--Class of
Greetings to you all.
I am in search of any graduates of the year 1980 that may have
been friends with or had known my brother, Jimmy Ward (James Harold
Jerry W. McNair
Harmony "Ehman" Crean
Wendy (Haynie) Jones
Gina Baker Robinson
hey,anybody rember me? I sure would like to hear from some of you guys. I now live in Dawsonville Ga
Name: Sylvia Wray
I just ran across the CHS Web Page, It is great. Although I did not graduate from CHS, I did attend until 1977. Really not sure if anyone remembers me I was not very popular in high school. I was very shy, I think I still am however, not too many of my friends today would agree with that. I thought I would put a little about me and who I am today. I have a son, who was born with many disabilities; he is the love of my life. He lives here at home with me and will continue too as long as I have a breath in my body. I have been married two times dont plan on every doing it again. I love my life and the way it is now. I manage an apartment building and I am also an assistant to a CEO. I am very busy with my work and love it. Although, like an idiot I quit school in the 10th grade I have since returned to receive a degree in IT as well as one in Business and one in the law. I would love to go back and get my Bachelors in Psychology. Who would have every guess I would love school. Cant seem to stay away from it. Hindsight 20/20. Oh well nothing we can do about the past just concentrate on the future. I am also an amateur photographer. I do it mainly for fun. Although I have sold a couple dont let that fool you I am still as amateur as it gets. I do enjoy restoring old photos. In my opinion, and we know what they say about opinions, photography is a way to preserve life and as I see it photographers love life. I live life to the fullest and enjoy as much as I can. I figure that out after my daughter passed away at age 13, Life is too short to assume there will be a tomorrow for any of us. After reading the memorials it makes me realize that more and more. It also makes one realize just how fragile life really is. I would love to thank everyone for the memorial up there for Mike Wray (my brother) it was a hard time for his friends and family. It means a lot to me to know he has not and will not be forgotten. Thank you again for the thoughtfulness. If anyone would like to see it I am going to list my very first web page. I have not updated it since I put it up there (it was a free web site I got with my last ISP. Ok, I know sometimes I talk way too much so I guess I should stop now I do love the CHS web site, it is great.
Remember: Life is what happens when we are busy making other plans. Also you will regret in twenty years, more of what you didnt do then what you did do.
Name: Guy Holton
We missed our 25th. For those of you who excelled in math, please recalculate and remind those of us who didn't when the 25th Reunion will be. Hopefully there exist a formula we can use to manipulate the system and still have a 25th ish reunion.
Pat- great site!
Name: Guy Holton
It only took twenty five years to randomly run across this website. Hope all are well and life is good. I am in the great town of Pike Road, Alabama. I suppose a 26th year reunion is possible. It was a pleasure seeing everyone at the 20th and was hoping for a 25th.
Name: Deborah Patrick
I was hoping there would be a 25 year reunion. (I can't believe it's been that long)! If anyone has any info, please notify me.
Name: Glen Morrow
Hello , everyone I now live in Birmingham , Alabama where I work in the Security Department for Regions Bank , I miss Ozark every much and I try to visit when time permits , anyone wants to e-mail me feel free to do so . Hope to talk to you soon . God Bless .
Name: Julie "Jinks" Hornsby
HEY EVERYONE! I can't believe it has been 25 YEARS! Wow, how time flies. I was hoping to hear of a reunion this year. Our 20th was sooooo much fun and it was great to see everyone. If anyone is planning a reunion, I would love to help. I live in Ariton and only help my husband part time in his business so I can help put something together. Please email me and let me know what I can do to help. God bless you all and I hope to see you soon.
Name: Cindy Corson Andrews
I just found this website and am so excited to read about the happenings in our town. It is not too late to have a 25 year renuion. If any one needs helps putting it together, just email me. I sure would like to have one before we get too old! :)
Name: Angela (Ana) Thiel
I think we should have a 25 year reunion, please let me know if anyone is putting something together. If not, please e-mail me if you are interested in having a reunion, perhaps we can put something together.
Name: Frank Avrett
2005 - 1980 = 25 years.
Any celebratory plans?
Frank Avrett firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Ricky Tyler
Hey does anyone know if there will be a 25 year reunion for the class of 1980
My sister Melody and I attended here in 1980. I never graduated, so Carrol High was the last school I attended. We moved to New Orleans before school finished, and I moved to Nashville...
Hay Ya'll I guess thats how you still say it? I just dropped in to see how things have changed. I wish I could have made the reunion. Hope all of you had a great time. The Web Page looks great. I'll try to keep in touch in the next twenty years!
I'm really happy to see that there is a web site for our home town. I came across it by mistake. I was also happy to see the date for the reunion. I haven't lived in Ozark since graduation, but I do try to visit when time premits. I look forward to seeing everyone and chatting with old friends. I have two e-mail addresses if anyone wants to chat before the reunion. ( & )
See you all next month, Angie
Has it been 20 years already????
What a great way to keep in touch with the past! Anything getting started for the 20 year reunion, coming up Summer 2000!?!
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