Monday, November 12, 2007

......LHS News......
Originally sent Nov. 10

I am sorry to report the passing of LHS grads and classmates and sorry I didn't get this out before the funeral:

James Q. 'Jimmy' Wilkinson, Jr, 77, of Lawton, passed away on Nov. 7. Services were today (Sat. Nov. 10). Jimmy graduated LHS, it does not give the year but from his age would have to be about '54? He is survived by a brother Jon; also a sister, Monna Rhea Fullerton.

Also passing, Bobby D. Kelly, 59, of Lawton. She passed away Nov. 8 and services are tomorrow, Sunday Nov. 11, Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00pm. Bobby graduated LHS class '66 and is survived by husband 'Joe' Kelly, a son Cary Allen and a daughter Shannon Nelson. So sorry to hear of both these losses.

This is a note from Joe Scott. It was sent on to me......think Joe would be class '58 but he left early and completed his education in the US Navy. Was told Joe is living in "Mississippi, near the coast".

Hi all! Just a note to let you know I will be leaving for Villa Hermosa, State of Tabasco, Mexico with Jerry Miner, Vice President of Disaster Response, Water Missions International Thursday morning. The State of Tabasco has been flooded in the aftermath of a recent hurricane and the population is in dire need of safe drinking water. WMI (Jerry, who has never installed a system, & I with local volunteers) will place 5 or 6 Living Water Treatment Systems for emergency use. My affiliation with WMI began soon after Katrina came ashore in Mississippi and Louisiana and they asked me to head up the 18 units scattered around in the two states. Later on they asked if I would consider being an International Field Technician on a volunteer basis - long story.... sure, send me. Some of you may know/remember that I traveled to Peru last December to help install several LWTS near the headwaters of the Amazon River. This trip will be much the same except that this trip is an emergency time mode. Keep us in your thoughts. Be well....Joe

I had opportunity to visit with Tom Bullock - class '50 - last week and he told me the 'homecoming queen' in picture last LHS News, Pat Witzell, was in his class of '50. He didn't know about George Miller? Pat is sister to (older Marlene) then, Dody - class ? and Catherine - class '58. All daughters of Jake Witzel (Ford dealer).

Marcille (Covey) Southerland - class '52 - also sent same info on Pat.
I appreciate the help!

Also visited with Jimmy Stanton - class '56. Jimmy collects 'old books' and we talked about the 1912 Lore I acquired recently.
In fact, finally running a picture of the 1912 Lore Editorial Staff (not available here).
btw...can see the unfortunate water damage to book, but overall its not too bad. Don't forget....if you have old yearbooks - LHS or Cameron - please don't toss. Lot of people interested in saving them!

Someone has inquired about '59 classmate Bobby Huddleston. Does anyone know where Bobby is...? What he is doing? If so, please share and I will pass along.

The 'girls of '59' are getting together this next Tuesday, the 13th, for a lunch. If any of you would like to are most welcome! Gerald's Early Bird, 12:00 noon, 405 SW Lee (directly across south from old SWestern Hospital).You don't have to, but might let me know you are coming as I am going to reserve a table. But, if it's last minute....come on! Can always pull up a chair and add water to the soup!!!!!

Received an email from '59 classmate Stella (Price) Naifeh....she said she was so sorry to not be able to join us on Tuesday but she is still in Philippines with the Peace Corps. She did say she will be returning to the States on Dec. 17 and hopes to join us next time. Sure hope so, Stella & hubby have been gone almost a year.

btw....the 'news' continues to grow! Have added several more to 'list' just this past week. If any would like to be added..... let me know. Remember, recent past LHS News archived at:<>. And visit the official LHS web site at: <>.And the recently formed LHS Alumni Assoc at: <>

Still enjoying the beautiful fall weather and taking advantage to get ready for St. Nick...yes, early. Takes me longer these days! Warm regards from the 'home town'......Georgia

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