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. 

Elizabeth Allmon     

Jack Andrews   

Rhonda "Andrews" Perault   E-Mail Me

Wesley Andrews  

Frank Avrett   

Gina "Baker" Robinson    E-mail Me

Sheila "Baker" Yates     

Jon Barefield   

Ronald C. Beer      

Cynthia "Buchanan" Farner    E-mail Me

Ingie "Byrd" Brown   E-mail Me

Fleetwood Chapman   

Sherry (Meeba) "Chatman" Hemphill   E-Mail Me 

James Clayson      
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Cynthia "Corson" Andrews   

Keith Covington    

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    

Mike Gilley   

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  

Ray Marsh  E-Mail Me 
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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    

Deborah Patrick    

Katrina "Perala" Stephens   E-mail Me 

Ronnie Peterman    

Bobby Phelps    

Audrey "Phillips" Swanson   E-Mail Me 
Web Address:!/abennett5303 

Bill Ramirez   

Jim P. Roberts    

Shelia Roberts    

Patricia (Sissy) "Scena" Garcia/Gibbons    

Jeff Sexton    

David Shell    

Terry "Smith" White  E-mail Me

Loretta "Stewart" Mindingall   

Angela Thiel    

Ricky Tyler    

Lomeda "Vaughn" Smith   E-mail Me

Joe Waisanen    

Lisa "Warner" Northcutt    

Cindy "Weldon" Smith   

Cynthia "White" Moore     

Cornelius (Monzell) Whitehead   

Sandra Winstead     

* = 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!

Local Events

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 city’s 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 McDonald’s 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 Bryan’s Jewelry in Ozark. All three people arrested were from Montgomery.

National Events

A failed attempt to free the American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.

Iran rejected a call by the World Court in The Hague to release the American Embassy hostages. 

Rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami's Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie.

The U.S. government
allowed the deposed Shah of Iran to travel to New York for medical treatment. A decision that precipitated the Iran hostage crisis.

A mob attacked the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans. 

Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defected while the Bolshoi Ballet was on tour in New York. 

In response to the Iran hostage crisis, the Carter administration ordered the removal of most Iranian diplomats in the United States.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a religious broadcaster died in New York City at age 84.

Former first lady Mamie Eisenhower died in Washington D.C. at age 82.

The Entertainment and Sports
Programming Network (ESPN) made its cable TV debut. 

Black militant Joanne Chesimard escaped from a New Jersey prison, where she'd been serving a life sentence for the 1973 slaying of a New jersey state trooper. (Chesimard, who has since taken the name Assata Shakur, now lives in Cuba.)

Actor John Wayne died at age 72.

On the 50th anniversary of the great stock market crash, antinuclear protesters tried but failed to shut down the New York Stock Exchange.

The Iranian hostage crisis began as militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. For some of the hostages, it was the start of 444 days of captivity.

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.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued regulations specifically prohibiting sexual harassment of workers by supervisors. '

During a performance by the rock group The Who, eleven people were crushed and killed by fans rushing the stage.

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)

World Events

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. 

Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled into exile in Miami.

A siege at the Iranian embassy in London ended as British commandos and police stormed the building.

Zimbabwe Rhodesia became the independent nation of Zimbabwe.

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 1980)  
E-Mail Me            
4 Oct 2011

     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 Ward, Jr.).  
     Please contact me at my listed e-mail, I would love to chat with you.


Jerry W. McNair       

Harmony "Ehman" Crean
Class_of: 1980


Just found this page and thought that it was awesome! Enjoyed seeing all the people that I haven't heard of for a long time~ Also enjoyed what was going on in the world during that time!
Hope all is well with everyone, have Happy Holidays!

Guy Holton
Class_of: 1980
Date: 14 Mar 2010


Any potential for a 30 yr reunion?  E-Mail Me . Hope all are well. Guy

Wendy (Haynie) Jones
Class_of: 1980
Date: 21 Oct 2009


Hi there! I did not graduate from Carroll High but was a student there for several years. Most people may remember me either in ROTC or because I married Danny Jones who was a life long resident until he moved to Calif and we got married in 1980. Nearly 30 years later we are still married and have two great grown kids...(daughter)Samantha Jollene (Sami Jo) is 24 yrs old and is married to a great guy named Chris, both are graduating with there Master's degree in Education in 2010, and (son)Jack Daniel is 20 yrs old in his 2nd year of college pursuing his education to become a Music teacher. I am an Assistant Superintendent at a school district and Danny has recently retired due to a major heart condition. We come to Ozark, averaging about every two years usually to visit mom, but we would love to see others as well, or should you be coming by the way of Calif to give us a call! We would love to hear from all of you so please send us an email. This website is a great idea...please keep in touch!

Shawn Kelley
Class_of: 1980
Date: 30 Aug 2009


Would like to say hello to all you old people out there like myself. Hate that I was not able to make the 25 reunion I really wanted to see everyone again. Would love to hear from everyone, I moved to Tennessee after working overseas for years and lost touch.

Gina Baker Robinson
Class_of: 1980
Date: 14 Mar 2008


Hi everyone out there class of 1980. It is so great to hear where you have gone and what you have accomplish since those days at Carroll High. Just to see the names in black and white again brings back wonderful memories. Let's stay in touch. Also, let's show this new generation what life is about!

Angela Grimes
Class_of: 1980
Date: 26 Dec 2007


Hello Class,

I haven't visited this site for a while, so I thought I would drop in and drop you all a line. I continue to live in Fort Wayne, Indiana with my two very lovely children. Sean a senior a Purdue University and Nicole a sophmore at Indiana University. I plan to visit my family and a few friends in Ozark in January 2008. 

Have a great 2008

Florence "Angela" Grimes

Rick Marsh
Class_of: 1980


hey,anybody rember me? I sure would like to hear from some of you guys. I now live in Dawsonville Ga

Name: Sylvia Wray
Class_of: N/A
Date: April 09, 2006


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…don’t 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. Can’t 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 don’t 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 didn’t do then what you did do.”

Name: Guy Holton
Class_of: 1980
Date: October 31, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: October 21, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: September 22, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: September 05, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: September 01, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: July 18, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: July 04, 2005


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
Class_of: 1980
Date: June 25, 2005


2005 - 1980 = 25 years.

Any celebratory plans?

Frank Avrett

Name: Ricky Tyler
Class_of: 1980
Date: March 17, 2005


Hey does anyone know if there will be a 25 year reunion for the class of 1980

Kevin Wicker
15 Dec 2004


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...

Michael La Chance
25 Aug 2000


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!

Angela "Grimes" O'Neal
13 May 2000


Hello Everyone,

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

Jack  Benny  Andrews
24 Dec 1999


Has it been 20 years already????

Cindy Andrews
24 Dec 1999


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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