1935-36. Mrs. DeWees' First Grade
Picture from Maggie's "Scrap" Books. More Idents from J. Culvahouse, Rex McClure, Gaynelle (Ellis) Gray.
Back Row or Row 1 L to R: (1) Earnestine Dempsey, (2) Vina Marie Snow,
(3) Billy Snow, (4) Tommy Ray Reese, (5) ....? Prichard (6)
Bobby Ray Smith, (7) Pat Shockley, (8) Billie Jo Wallis, (9)
.---lower two rows : see below the picture.
Middle Row or Row 2: (1) LaNell DeWees - visitor, (2) Lena Godfrey, (3) Dorsey Ray Fowler, (4) Rex McClure, (5) Anna Ruth Reese, (6) Mary Lou Wittenburg ?, (7) David Denham, (8) Mozell Jackson.
Front Row or Row 3: (1) Jackie Culvahouse, (2) Lenard Godfrey, (3) James Snow (4) ......?, (5) Eldon Dickson , (6) Bobby Gene Brown, (7) Billy Brown, (8) Neilan Brewer. Mrs. DeWees teacher.
Back Row Left to Right: (1) Thelma McKelvey, (2) Harvey Miller or
Junior Townsley, (3) Charles Love , (4) Marie Burke, (5) Dorcia
Mae York, (6) Billy Sparks, (7) Joe Alexander(teacher), (8)..........?
2nd Row Left to Right: (1) Lorena Denham, (2) Margie Mae Smith (Bobby Ray Smiths sister), (3) Winona Denham, (4) Aileen Bock, (5) Celia Snow, (6) Maxine Holt, (7) Joel Stockton, (8) Joan Misemer, (9) Caesarine Burns, .....?.
Standing at each end (3rd row +) Betty June Heien , Bernice Dempsey.
3rd Row Sitting Left to Right: (1) Carol Shockley, (2) Marie Jackson, (3) Marie McDowell, (4) Ladonna
Wallis, (5) Dorothy Estoll, (6) Ruby Snow, (7) Elva Hooser, (8) Ruth Etta Cooper, (9) Greama Brown, (10) Lula Margaret Brown, (11) Gerald Cooper,
Front Row Left to Right: (1) Jimmy Hutchinson (left of Carol Shockley), (2) James Stockton, (3) Kinley McClure, (4) H. B. Haynie, (5) Joe Miller, (6) Jimmie Shelton, (7) Carlyle Hutchinson, (8) Elmer Ankney, (9) Leo Jackson.
From Left to Right both rows: Henry Ayers, Oneita Crain,
Eudora Hazelwood, Hazel Fowler, Ruth Ann Sims, Thelma Hooser, Wesley
Burke, Eva Lee Smith, Wilts Burke (Wesley's twin brother) , Ruby Fowler,
Wesley Wiley, Joy Shockley, Jack Stockton, Mr. V. E. Woods.
Background is probably the Gym, and fits in with the background on other '35-36 group pictures. The eighth grade was with the high school this year as it had been in the past. Thus Mr. Ayers (English) and Mr. Woods (most other subjects) would have been principal teachers). Lorena has suggested 8'th or 9'th. If as appears, it was part of the standard group photograph sequence for '35-36, it is the eighth grade with several absent. Note that Wesley Wiley who was reported as 6' 2" tall in his senior high school year is shorter than Mr. Woods who I think was less that 5' 8".