Originally sent Nov. 15
Sorry to report the passing of Edwin Merle Stinnett, 91, of OK City. Mr. Stinnett passed on November 9. He was a grad of LHS class 1935. He is survived by a son Edwin; daughters Marilyn Frazier and Kimberly Woodson.
Services were Thursday Nov. 12, burial with military honors.
Extended obit and guest book at: www.beckerfuneral.com
Some consensus from David Leister, Dan Glascock, and others that it was in deed Whit Ozier eating the looonnngggg sandwich in Hardy Suggs window!!!
And, some had asked, yes, Whit is deceased. Joe Scott and Mike Wyant both remembered that Whit Ozier painted his house with polka-dots! On purpose!
Speaking of '59 classmate Dan Glascock....he is off for several weeks in Rio, Santiago, and Buenos Aries.For any who flunked geography...that's South America!!! Ole~!
From the eMail bag:
This invitation to all from '59 classmate Karen (Choney) Culloty:
"All friends and classmates of Errol Choney are invited to join the family at for a memorial reception scheduled for Errol on Friday November 27, 1:00pm -5:00pm at the Comanche Elder Center, 1107 SW 'H' Avenue in Lawton.
The memorial is in keeping with our tradition of honoring our loved one a year after their passing. We will be serving refreshments and coffee for those already tired of turkey. It is also a time for us to gather and remember Choney and share stories, anecdotes of his life. He was so loved by so many." Karen
Errol was Karens brother and LHS class '57.
"Thank you so much for putting this together for all of us that had lost touch with LHS classmates and teachers. I saw the name Dick Neptune and oh so many memories came rushing in. He was a great influence in my late husbands life. He sparked an interest in photography that led him, Gary Fults, to become a success at Eastman Kodak Company. We met in the photography class and Camera Club. We married in 1960, had 2 great sons and all of this began in Mr. Neptune's class. Thank you, Mr. Dick Neptune, for all you did to help us improve our lives.
Sandra (Cooper) Fults
Note: Sandra is class 1961 and Gary Fults was class 1960. They retired to Center City, FL in 1999. Sadly Gary passed in 2002.
A Friday night reception at the Oklahoma State Capitol, formally opened the exhibit, 'Fingers and Brushes: Improvisational Landscapes', an art exhibit by Lawton artist Jack Bryan, former head of the Cameron Art Dept. Dr. Bryans exhibit is displayed in the East Gallery of the Capitol and will hang through January 3, 2010. The East Gallery is open daily M-F and there is no admission charge. Jack is married to Judy (Warkentin), LHS class '63.
Major congrats to '59 classmate Roberta (Wheeler) Hadley and hubby Craig who were recently honored by their children with a reception and 50's themed dance as they celebrated their Golden 50th. The Hadleys married November 2, 1959. They have one son, two daughters, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Craig is LHS class '60.
If you would help.....the newly formed Historical Lawton High Preservation Committee continues in their efforts to collect memorabilia for the archive room (under construction) in the Old High School (Central). This room will be used to display the 'history' of LHS and the students who attended. If you have memorabilia or a much needed (ca$h) donation....please contact the Museum of the Great Plains (580) 581- 3460.
And, if you would like to be a part of this committee, they meet at noon on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, at the Museum. Call!
Photo Gallery Update: I have just added the pictures that I took at the classes '49-'52 reunion this past September. I did not take many, so if others have photos they would share, please send them to me. And, I do apologize as I do not have names on some of them as I am not sure who they are...so if you can help in that dept...would appreciate.
Also, have added (at the end) a few more pictures to the class '59 reunion pictures courtesy Bevery (Spradlin) Raley. Good pictures! I still have a LOT of '59 pictures to get on the blog. Patience please!
Regards from the 'home town'. Georgia