*** 2018 Reunions ***
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
*** Class of 1978 ***
40th Class Reunion!!
June 8 & 9, 2018!
Albany High & Westover High
Classes of 1978's
40th Class Reunion
will be held at
Merry Acres Inn & Event Center in Albany
A casual gathering at the Manor
House Pub will be held at Merry
Acres Friday, June 8 at 6pm.
The main event is planned for Saturday,
June 9 from 7pm until midnight.
Entertainment will be provided by RELAPSE
- Southwest GA’s Party Band in
Acres Event Center Ballroom. Heavy
hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar
will be available.
The cost to attend is $78
per person or $125 per couple
Checks and money orders can be made payable to
AHS/WHS Reunion and mail to: AHS/WHS Reunion,
P.O. Box 71053, Albany GA 31708.
*** Please note on your check on the memo line
if you are AHS or WHS grad.
Out of towners are offered a special room rate
at Merry Acres
Mention AHS/WHS 40th Reunion for the group
Merry Acres Reservations
462-7721 or (229) 435-7721
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FMI contact any of these committee members: Angie
Stokes Barber, Jill Miller Dervan, Lisa Duffer,
Debi Hayes Farmer, Sheryl Nichols Giles, Dion
Hurd, Mary Fox Newcomb or Eddie Williams. Make
plans now for
June 8 &
9, 2018! We look forward to hearing from you
and seeing you at our 40th!!!
Keep checking the AHS/WHS Class of 78 Facebook
page for more information!*
321 Saint Clair Drive
Leesburg, GA 31763
*** Class of 1963 ***
55th Class Reunion!!
October 5th & 6th 2018
The Class of ’63 is planning
our 55thclass reunion for October 5th and
We will have a block of rooms reserved at
Acres and will have registration and a
and Greet” at the
at 6:00 pm on Friday.
Saturday Dinner / Dance on the 6th will
*** Time “to be announced”.
Check information posted on our face book
AHS '63 Reunion - Our 55th - Albany, GA
“Save the Date”
cards were sent out in the fall of 2017.
did not receive yours, you might need to update
your contact information by calling or sending
*** Marian Chambless Sherman and John Sherman
Indian Facts of Possible Interest!!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington
*** Sallie Mae Calhoun ***
McIntosh 4th Grade Classes
Perhaps you knew of, or had as your 4th grade teacher, Sallie Mae
Calhoun at McIntosh Elementary! She was loved by many!!!
The two young ladies above, Julia Calhoun Pasour (L) and Dianne Calhoun
(M) are Mrs. Calhoun's granddaughters! Also, Julia is the daughter of
Ralph Calhoun (D), Class of 1947, and Dianne is the daughter of
Calhoun, Sr., Class of 1950 (last class to graduate in 11 years) and
Beverly Smith Herrington (R above), Class of 1955 (first senior class to
graduate from the new/last AHS Building).
There's more ... Dianne is the reason we Indians have had the pleasure
of our Albany High Times / "News & Clues" for nearly 16 years! In
December of 2001, with two degrees in Web Design and for some reason, an
interest in teaching her mother how to create a website, she passed on
knowledge to make publishing happen in2002!
During the past 16 years, web programs have moved on ... and problems
had already begun to raise their ugly heads as I tried to work with and
publish Albany High Times and "News & Clues". So I called on Dianne once
again for HELP! Ironically, she found a fairly simple web program
offered by my "web hosting" company (which publishes the websites).
We had already planned for Dianne to come down and teach me the “new web
program” in January; but when Tommy (Herrington) died December 8, 2017,
she and her brothers came down to be with me during that time, and
Dianne stayed with me through February 3rd.
The disappointing news is, Dianne, while working with the new “News &
Clues” web program, experienced a sudden loss of half her work, and had
to recreate. Like her grandmother ... Dianne is an excellent teacher!
What a gift to me! What a gift to the Times!!! I'm so grateful to Dianne
that we can go forward with our newsletter ... and I’m very proud of
her! The good news is ... AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!
One last thing I'd like to share ... my 3 Calhoun children attended
Albany Schools for 3 years, but graduated elsewhere. I've often wondered
if any of you remember them from back in the late 60's? Dianne and Chuck
attended Sherwood Elementary; but both graduated from Hardaway High in
Columbus GA (Dianne in 1977 and Chuck in 1978). Jim, the eldest,
attended Sherwood for 6th grade, McIntosh for 7th grade and AJHS for
8th. He graduated from Bear Creek Colorado in 1975. He became a
teacher/coach and retired from coaching basketball the same year his
team won State (Colorado)! He continued as principal in Colorado high
schools, and retired in 2016 from Castle View HS in Castle Rock, CO.
*** Tribe Notes ***
NOTE: Two of the
recurring problems in placing our deceased
classmates in the proper class happens because
their class is
not mentioned in obituaries. In
names are not always included. This
often makes identifying our Indians difficult.
So the best I can do is send a note asking
people of “like age” to help.
Here are some helpful responses:
picture appears on page 7 (Senior pictures) of
the 1944 Thronateeska aside of the picture of
Joel Haley. She was active with the Victory
Corps (1944), the Art Service Club (1941-43),
the S.H.E Club (1942), the D.C.T Club (1944),
and the World Wild Club (1942).
~ Robert "Bobby" Doan, Class of 1944
Virginia Langford as a senior.
~ Connie Thomas Pinkston (’50)
working on siblings of
Langford, but may have enough info for you
now. We got interrupted by Margaret's son
calling and don't know how long it will be
before she gets back to me. Here is what I
Margaret Rowe, 1952 and Jeanette Cosey, 1947.
did not graduate, went in Navy, but was in Class
of 1939 or '40 probably as he is 2 yrs. older
Also, Margaret married
Rowe who was married to Lena
Rivers, teacher at AHS who
~ Martha LeSueur Nicholson, Staff
Marian Chambless Sherman, Class of 1963,
for forwarding obituaries and articles for “News
~ Beverly Smith Herrington (’55)
Mrs. Beverly, I'm so sorry to hear about your
loss. I'll be praying for you and your family. I
was trying to find the words to send to you, but
I know from experience that sometimes a simple
promise to pray is all you need. Otherwise, if I
can lend a hand in anything web-related or
anything else I can do from Virginia, please let
~ Lakea Chatmon, Class of 2006
most sincere appreciation to
Grace Walker for her beautiful forever-young
state of mind! What a wonderful testimony @100
years old! A delightful AHS Indian, indeed.
Cox for an inspiring article.
~ Richard Stalvey, Class of 1962
reason, I have missed two or three of the last
of all, I was so sorry to hear about
(Herrington). My prayers are out to you and
secondly, if it ran in one of the issues that I
didn't see, that's okay, but in case it didn't
note that Embree Bolton (class of '58) and Sue
(Owens) Bolton of Marianna, FL celebrated their
52nd anniversary on September 25th while in
Tifton, GA with family and friends. They were
presented a cruise to Alaska to be taken at a
Thanks, Beverly for all you do and have done to
keep us all connected. I pray that the Lord
will fill the void in your life with a special
measure of his love, grace, and mercy as we head
MY best personal regards.....
~ Embree H. Bolton ('58)
- thanks for letting me know! You are back
home!!! I have about 2,000 Indians in
“individual Class Folders”, and while AOL was
getting their act together and putting out the
GOLD, Indians would sometimes slip out of
their folders unbeknownst to me. My next big
project is making sure all 2,000 are in their
class folders - it's a long arduous procedure,
not looking forward to that ... but will be
delighted to have it completed!!!!
Did you know
of us Chix
of 66 are leaving Monday 29th
for a 5 day cruise to
and Key West?!
This is our third cruise and we try to get
together at least once a year at some special
place. Last year it was Gatlinburg! This past
Friday 10 of us met at the Bread House for
Lunch. We do that quarterly and try to get as
many around Albany as we can. We will try to
update you better!
~ Maggie (Margaret Green '66 Brannan)
BSH: No I
didn't! Y'all are something else and I am really
jealous. Have a fabulous time and somebody give
a report when you get back. I don't know any
other classes that do this!
LOOKS GREAT. THANKS FOR KEEPING US ALL
~ PEGGY JO IRWIN DAVIS ‘54
revised News and Clues. Clean and crisp.
~ Bill Upton ('60)
on our generation … some, like 'a certain
writer' have called it the Silent Generation …
Regardless ... sure was fun growing up in my
hometown in those times … and I don’t remember
many at Albany High who were “silent".
~ Tommy Williams ('57)
great!! You will do a wonderful job, as always!
Thank you for your faithfulness in keeping up on
~ Elizabeth Truluck Neace ('64)
all you do ...
~ Jim Hall ('60)
Belle-Isle, Class of 1960. My best
friend during AHS years was a dude named
Jones. He played trombone in the band
and graduated in
I would certainly like to get in contact with
him again, but Mike Jones is a fairly common
name. Would you happen to have heard from
him by any chance or know someone else who might
Thanks for keeping this wonderful loving site
~ Glynn Belle-Isle (’60)
~ I don’t have a Mike Jones (’59) in our Albany
High Times’ Address Book.
I do hope someone will have good news for
(Skip) Able (’63) hasn't received a copy of
Clues in several months. Has something
happened to his e-mail address in your listings?
If so, please note it in the cc above.
OR it could be there developed a glitch in his
BTW, we both spell his last and my maiden
name Able, not Abel. Thank you for this and
~ Barbara Able Burton, Class of 1957
~ Yet another case of problems with the
web-program. Hopefully with the new
... Indians will STAY in their teepees!!! With
a name like Able ... Skip is now at the top of
his class ... correct spelling and all!!! ~
had a bit to add to the
Sherman (’61) story published in the December
2017 edition …
I saw the movie at the
Theater. There was a small group of
filmmakers who would go to small towns and make
movies starring the local kids in the town -
same script for each movie - I think.
My memory of the simple story that is clouded by
time is that a villain would hold up a bank.
Kidnaped a kid and the local kids became
a kind of detective force (remember things like
decoder rings and kids clubs were popular then).
Anyway the kids fanned out looking for clues to
solve the crime, and at the end of the movie
found the nefarious thugs, swarmed them and
turned them over to the police.
By the way I have a new novel out. Carlton
Fletcher reviewed in
7, 2018 Albany Herald.
* See AHS Author’s below
~ Jay Beck (’62)
noticed that Silas
Musselwhite, Class of 1961, is listed as
just reconnected with him by way of
lives in Navarre, Fl.
Here's hoping that when you post my death, it
too will be a mistake.
~ Paul Webb. Class of 1961
has been removed from that list ... thanks for
letting me know!!!
We are so
sorry to hear of the loss of your spouse and my
Nothing we say can make a real
difference, except that I am so glad to have
known him, to have interacted closely with him
at Georgia Tech, and to have followed his path
with you in later life. My guess is that you
both relished in the excitement of being able to
put together a successful marriage, after
"missing" each other the first time around.
By now you will have met with our Albany friends
and will have some ideas as to how to proceed
with the newsletter Be sure that those of us who
have been so impressed by what you have been
able to do over the years to keep our class (es)
together will support any outcome. For sure, I
am at the stage where I see the personal message
on the wall and know that we are running out of
But it has been a great run and we always know
where we started and who made the differences
along the way.
Do keep in touch with us
Barbarians. The combination of the
wildfire and the 500-year rainstorm that
followed almost immediately have left everything
in a shambles here, at least in Montecito and in
our highway links, and have taken much of the
gloss off our community, but we will get it all
back together. Suzanne and I are both still
trying to recover from a three--week case of
the mass of ash that fell on our neighborhood
just before Christmas. But compared to what
happened to our friends just a few days ago and
a few miles away, it's all OK.
~ Adair Mellichamp, Class of 1954
… I have discovered through the years, the
High Times and “News & Clues” is
far-reaching, especially when I send out the
email asking for Sponsors each year!
I started getting emails from the West
Coast exclaiming they were sleeping when the
email went out!
And then there was one from France!!!
Or maybe Italy!
But this past year with all that was
hitting California, and the hurricanes in Texas,
Florida, and the TWO tornadoes in our own Albany
… I’m sure prayers were offered as many of you
reached out to dear friends who suffered much
share a special bond!
~ Beverly Smith Herrington (’55)
Nettie Hill in the 1942
as a sophomore but could not find her in the
annual. My husband told me that
was not a 1943 annual and that the students
had to put together the 1944 one. She might not
have gotten her picture in it.
Don't know whether this helps or not. She
still had the same smile in this picture.
~ Connie Thomas Pinkston ('50)
YES, Connie! That DOES help!!! I remember
information I received …
year the students had to create their own!
This is what I have posted on the ANNUAL
“Of special interest to us was the
Annual. According to
O. Allen did not allow a professionally
published annual that year. He
thought it unpatriotic to spend money on an
annual with our nation in the midst of WWII.
Marianne and other classmates decided to make
an annual from
construction paper ...
figures were drawn and the text was typed. The
annual listed only members of the senior class.
Check out the ANNUAL COVERS webpage at:
I had also wanted to add
Laurie Barrett to
Memoriam", but not sure about the
graduation date as he stayed extra years to play
football. Isn't that darling?? Rick
Barrett, his son and I are hoping to get the
As you may know there were seven of us,
Nora, Effie, Sidney and myself that
graduated from AHS.
Barrett-Champion graduated in Waycross and
oldest Frank graduated in Abba.
I love reading the Albany High Times and
appreciate all that you do, thank you,
~ Echo Barrett-Hopkins (’59)