Members of the Class of 1981

The Class of 1981 set June 30th and July 1, 2006 as their date for a 25 year reunion. 

Paul Andrews   

Shannon "Andrews" Sligar    

Robert Archer    

Lisa Ash   E-Mail Me 

Robert (Bud) Beer      (05-06-05 Mail is bouncing back as unknown user. Please e-mail me with an updated address. Thanks, Pat)

Doug Beverly    (05-06-05 Mail is bouncing back as unknown user. Please e-mail me with an updated address. Thanks, Pat)

Beth "Bowman" Grider    

Nancy "Brown" Lee   E-mail Me 

Robbie Brownfield   E-Mail Me

Patrick (Pat) Burden    

Terry Byrne   E-Mail Me 
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James (David) Carter   E-mail Me   

Elisabeth "Carter" Rigsby    

Laura "Cockrell" Thornton    

Scot Coleman      
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Delana "Collins" Brockett     

Angie Creel   

James (Tmac) Crowder   

Michelle "Danner" Hall  

Jill "Dansby" Woodham    

Susan "Edes" Beck   E-Mail Me 

Cecelia (Ce Ce) Edwards   

Melanie "Fables" Smith     

Tonia Fields    (05-06-05 Mail is bouncing back as unknown user. Please e-mail me with an updated address. Thanks, Pat)

Boyd Fuller   E-Mail Me 

Silvia (Gargoyle) "Garcia" Limberger    

Morris George    

Delores (Gini) "Gray " Capers   E-Mail Me 

Lisa "Greiner" Dodson   

Joel Hale      

Todd Heath   

Kirk Herring    

Pamela (PJ) "Hudson" Scott   E-Mail Me 

Kevin Hughes  

Kathy "Hyde" Wolf   

Theresa (TJ) "Jablecki" Kriel      

Julie "Keith" Thuener    

Lynn "Johnson" Miller   E-mail Me

Mark Johnson  

Scott Keller    

Starla "Kelley" Jones   

Steve M. Martin     

Brinda "Matthews" Baxter   E-Mail Me 

Dexter Matthews     

Marie-Helene (Helen) "Morano" Dougherty   

Monica Morris   

Kevin Murphy   

Kevin Murray    

Jan "New" Moring    

Johnny Oliver    

Tamara "Osborn" Eland    

Dana "Paramore" Dunnigan    
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Tammy "Paul" Grantham    

Craig Perala     

Laurie "Phillips" Grantham     

Darnell Plunkett  E-Mail Me  

Donald Richardson   E-Mail Me

Scott Rigsby    

Jean "Roberts" Williams  

Yvonnie (Kitten) "Scott" Miles   E-Mail Me    

Jerry L. (Jay) Skeen     

Andrew (Buddy) Smith    

Kenneth (Ken) (DeWayne) Smith    

Matthew (Matt) Snyder    (05-06-05 Mail is bouncing back as unknown user. Please e-mail me with an updated address. Thanks, Pat)

Scott Snyder   E-Mail Me 

Susan "Squire" Tiger    

Mark Stamper   E-Mail Me 

Michael Stanford     

Kelly Strickland        

Tanya Tolbert     

Kari "Tucker" Fowler   E-Mail Me 

Susanne (Susi) "Viles" Densel    

Joseph (Jo-Jo) Waker     

Michael (Hosie) Walker    

Warren Weeks  

Nate (Sweetpea) West     
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Tamara "Whatley" Burch-Cashero   

Jennifer "Whitener" Kirkland  

Joseph Wood         

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

Thomas E. Harrison was named the new principal of CHS. 

Reverend Charles W. Gann was named the new pastor of the First Assembly of God church.

Steven Allen Newman, 17 of Ozark, was killed in a one vehicle accident near Vernon, Florida on Sat. afternoon, June 14, 1980. Newman was thrown from the vehicle.  Also injured in the accident was fellow Senior Mark Wade Dayton, 17 of Ozark.

Ray H. McLaughlin obtained his Doctor Dental Medicine Degree.

Billy J. Blackmon was elected mayor along with newly elected City Councilmen: James H. Jarmon Jr., Dr. Taylor Caffey, Tommy Lavendar and Mike Barefield.

Charles Burg was named the principal of East Gate Middle School.

Laurie Phillips was named Miss Ozark and Angela Nicole Alford was named Little Miss Ozark.

Robert Steed was named principal of Lisenby Elementary School.

Robert Baxter, Flowers School principal, was arrested for embezzlement and theft of property.

Steagall Park was dedicated.

Richard Q. Tatum was named Flowers School principal.

The Class of 1966 held their reunion on July 26, 1980.

A dedication was held for the new Van Heusen plant on Roy Parker Road.

Chip Carter, the son of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, was in Ozark to campaign for his father.

Cheryl Burkett was elected Homecoming Queen.

A dedication and open house was held for the Ozark Vocational School.

Roy R. Parker Sr., 89 of Ozark, died following a long illness.

James Jarmon was named the new principal of Flowers Elementary School.

The Dale County United Way Goal was $35,000.

James E. Burch, 40 and originally from Ozark, was shot by his estranged wife at an Ozark Motel.

Mass Merchandisers Inc. broke ground on a 110,000 Sq. Ft. distribution center on Roy Parker Rd.  The center was expected to employ 100 with a payroll in excess of $1 million.

Starla Kelley was selected as Dale County Jr. Miss.

Mrs. Barbara Hicks was selected as Teacher of the Year by the Misses Club.

Officers from the Ozark Police Department and Dale County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant at a storage building on East Andrews Ave in Ozark and confiscated 3,275 cartons of untaxed cigarettes.  The cigarettes were part of a shipment of cigarettes that were stolen from a tractor trailer truck in Winston-Salem, N.C. which was supposed to be shipped to Canada. The wholesale value of the cigarettes was $17,000 or about $5 per carton.

A man was arrested at the downtown branch of the Commercial Bank, as he was attempting to open the vault.

Two escapees from the Dale County Jail started a fire at the Clay bank Church.  The pair escaped by subduing Sheriff Cullen Skipper as he was transporting the inmates to see a doctor.  A third inmate was forced to go with the pair, but he managed to get away from the pair and call the authorities and report where the Sheriff could be found.

Controversy arose as to whether the Dale Medical Center should be sold to a group of Ozark doctors.  The sale was voted down.

Theron Carter of Ozark won the Wallace Community College 5,000 meter race.

The CHS band traveled to Knoxville, Tenn. for the Dogwood Band Festival, where they won the top award.

Preliminary figures for the census of Dale County showed a population loss of 5,313 people during the past decade, with Ozark having 834 less people.

National Events

Actor Steve McQueen died in Juarez, Mexico, at age 50. 

Ronald Reagan won the White House as he defeated President Carter by a strong margin, 

The U.S. space probe Voyager One came within 77,000 miles of Saturn.

The merchant freighter S.S. Poet departed Philadelphia bound for Port Said, Egypt, with a crew of 34 and a cargo of grain; it was never heard from again. 

301 people aboard a Saudi Arabian L-1011 died as the jetliner made a fiery emergency landing at the Riyadh airport.

87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.

An estimated 83 million TV viewers tuned in to the CBS primetime soap opera "Dallas" to find out "who shot J.R."

Comedian Richard Pryor suffered almost fatal burns at his San Fernando Valley, Calif., home when a mixture of free-base cocaine exploded.

General Omar N. Bradley died in New York at age 88. 

"Columbia," America's first operational space shuttle, landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, after its first test flight.

John Lennon, the former Beatle, was shot outside his New York City apartment building, by a deranged fan.

Six U.S. diplomats who had been taken hostage at their embassy in Tehran, flew out of Iran with the help of Canadian diplomats.

Walter Cronkite signed off for the last time as principal anchor- man of "The CBS Evening News."

Americans remembered the U.S. hostages in Iran on Christmas day, by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds-one second for each day of captivity.

World Events

The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war. 

The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.

Irish Republican Army hunger-striker Bobby Sands died at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland in his 66th day without food.

Closing ceremonies were held in Moscow for the 1980 Summer Olympic Games, which had been boycotted by dozens of countries, including the United States.

85 people were killed when a bomb exploded at the train station in Bologna, Italy.

Poland's Solidarity labor movement was born with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day-old strike.

Buckingham Palace announced the engagement of Britain' Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.

Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later.

Saudi Arabia beheaded 63 people for their role in the November 1979 raid of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was installed as president of Iran by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Guest Book Entries

Boyd Fuller    
18 Jan 2012    

I have enjoyed reading some of the comments from the class. i have retired from the navy in may of 06 and is now severing the lord as a minister. its good to hear that all is well with a lot of people, hey e-mail me if you remember me it would be nice to hear from you.

Sara  Adams Cullum
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22 Aug 2011

Hi all I got a call from David Grider about our 30th Class reunion coming up in November, I finally get to go to it.

Name: Scott Snyder  
Class of : 1981
Date: 29 Apr 2011


30 years this month. Hard to believe.

Darnell Plunkett 
Class_of: 1981
Date: 27 Jan 2011


Stumbled on this site, Have enjoyed wondering threw memory lane. Some sad though, that memorial list hit home. Good folks gone way to soon. And on the comments Frank Simmons I remember you also, your brother Mike was a good friend of mine. To the ones who remember me  E-Mail Me,   see ya.

Scot Coleman 
Class_of: 1981
Date: 06 Apr 2010


Anything on a 30 year reunion?????????????????

Name: Kirk Herring
Class_of: 1981
Date: June 03, 2006


To all my friends from the class of '81: I will not be able to attend the reunion once again (but at least this time I will be in the United States). I just want to wish you all a happy reunion and a safe and pleasant journey to and from. Wish I could be there with you, but... Anyway, feel free to email me so we can catch up on the past 25 years. This is such a cool site I just wish it hadn't taken me 24 years to find out about it. Oh just one more thing PLEASE: When everyone has assembled for this wonderful occasion, please take a few moments and reflect on our classmates that are no longer with us. They all left our world far too soon and are dearly missed. Each of them have touched so many lives in so many ways and warrant a few moments from us. May God be with you all and watch over you in your travels. Judging from our memorial page, He will have some truly outstanding people/angels to help Him do it. Best wishes to all and do stay in touch.

Name: Tamara Whatley
Class_of: 1981
Date: April 27, 2006


Wish someone would E Mail me and let me know if there is to be another reunion this year for the class of "81".It's not easy getting news way up here in Michigan. Also does anybody ever hear from David Carter and where is he? Looking forward to seeing all of you again.

Name: Helene Dougherty (Morano)
Class_of: 1981
Date: March 26, 2006


Hello out there. I can't believe it has been almost 25 years. Sure has been a long time. Would love to hear from anyone. Email me. Hope to here from some of my old classmates. I now live in Baton Rouge.

Name: Monica Morris
Class_of: 1981
Date: February 27, 2006


I can't believe it has been 25 years. Amazing how time flies. Email me-I wold love to hear from someone- ;-)

Name: Laurie Phillips Grantham
Class_of: 1981
Date: January 13, 2006


Wow! I just discovered the website and got wrapped up in all the info. It sure feels good to keep up with friends from way back. I hope we are having a reunion. I am married to Jeff Grantham from Ozark. We have 3 children ages 6, 9, 12. We live in Birmingham. Does anyone live in or near Birmingham? That's all for now.

Name: Joseph (Jo-Jo)Waker
Class_of: 1981
Date: July 17, 2005


Hello to the old class of 1981. Time has realy passed and we are getting old. How do you all feel at this time in your life? I feel pretty good myself. I have read all feedback and it seems the same, just like we were in school. It seems most of us are interested in the same question. Are we going to have a 25th year reunion? I would like to know as well. I hope to hear from you all soon.

Jean roberts ( williams) would love to here from some of the class of 1981.

Name: Michelle Danner Hall
Class_of: 1981
Date: March 15, 2005


Anyone interseted in planning a 25 year reunion? We need to get started now! Email me!

Tonia Fields Joiner
14 Jul 2004


I have really enjoyed spending time on this site. It is so hard to beleive that 23 years have passed since graduation. The memorial section of this site was a heartflt experience. I knew of some of the losses we have sustained, but there were several I did not know about. I guess we should all realize how short our time is on this earth. To all my fellow classmates of 1981, I pray all is going well with each of you.

Kevin Murray
27 Oct 2003


I saw all the questions about whether there was a 20-year reunion. How about we start planning the 25 year reunion now? I'll be happy to organize names of those that are interested and try to set up a venue. I live in Texas now, but I go back to Ozark on a very regular basis to see my father.

To thwart my "spam filter", be sure and include my name in the subject line of any email you send me.

I hope we can make this reunion happen!

22 Oct 2002


Attn: Class of 81

Does anyone have a copy of the group picture we took at our ten year reunion. We took it out on the patio at the country club. I would like a copy if at all possible.

Thanks, Scot

Jennifer Whitener
06 Sep 2001


I've heard talk of a reunion in October......does ANYONE have an information on this??? time is getting really close and I know of several people who would like some information....... thanks!

kathy robson mccoy
12 Jul 2001


Is the class of 1981 having a 20 year reunion? If so I can be reached at 17 pinewood dr; defuniak sp, Fl  32433 (850)859-0469. 

Dana Paramore Dunnigan
18 May 2001


Wow! 20 years, can't believe it. Does anyone know if there is going to be a class reunion this year?

Jennifer  (Whitener) Kirkland
20 Mar 2001


Does anyone out there know if there's gonna be a 20 year class reunion for the class of 81???

Michael Hosie Walker
31 Aug 2000


I just want to send a shout out to the Class of 1981. Can you believe it is almost 20 years? Man, does time fly. Does anyone have any information on our 20th reunion? Time is moving fast. Just wanted to check in and say hello to everyone.

joel hale
06 Aug 2000


Just wondering if or when the class of 1981 will have a class reunion. I would like to go to it. Have not been back sense 1983.

Jennifer "Whitener" Kirkland
12 May 2000


feeling pretty old now!! Its almost been 20 years!!! who would have thought we would be THIS old!!! anyone from my class out there? would love to hear from ya!!

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