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.
Shannon "Andrews" Sligar
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
James (David) Carter E-mail Me
Elisabeth "Carter" Rigsby
Laura "Cockrell" Thornton
Delana "Collins" Brockett
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
Delores (Gini) "Gray " Capers E-Mail Me
Lisa "Greiner" Dodson
Pamela (PJ) "Hudson" Scott E-Mail Me
Kathy "Hyde" Wolf
Theresa (TJ) "Jablecki" Kriel
Julie "Keith" Thuener
Lynn "Johnson" Miller E-mail Me
Starla "Kelley" Jones
Steve M. Martin
Brinda "Matthews" Baxter E-Mail Me
Marie-Helene (Helen) "Morano" Dougherty
Jan "New" Moring
Tamara "Osborn" Eland
Dana "Paramore" Dunnigan
Tammy "Paul" Grantham
Laurie "Phillips" Grantham
Darnell Plunkett E-Mail Me
Donald Richardson E-Mail Me
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
Kari "Tucker" Fowler E-Mail Me
Susanne (Susi) "Viles" Densel
Joseph (Jo-Jo) Waker
Michael (Hosie) Walker
Nate (Sweetpea) West
Tamara "Whatley" Burch-Cashero
Jennifer "Whitener" Kirkland
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!
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.
Actor Steve McQueen died in Juarez,
Mexico, at age 50.
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.
The Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq
erupted into full-scale war.
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
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
30 years this month. Hard to believe.
Name: Kirk Herring
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Anyone interseted in planning a 25 year reunion? We need to get started now! Email me!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Wow! 20 years, can't believe it. Does anyone know if there is going to be a class reunion this year?
Does anyone out there know if there's gonna be a 20 year class reunion for the class of 81???
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.
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.
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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