Sunday, November 11, 2012

......LHS News......
Originally sent October 19

Calling LHS class 1953. Some are asking...any plans in the works for 60th reunion next year?

A chance encounter and nice visit with Graydon Fooshee, '51 and wife Yvonne (Aucoin), '50. They moved from Lawton to Ardmore back in June to be near their son and family. Both doing real well.

Had a nice land-line visit with Royce Mahavier, '53, and wife Lynda. Doing pretty good and still enjoying their long time home in sunny Florida!


"Re Tim Guzzle: very talented and exceptional leadership that did not show too much in high school. As a matter of fact, I think Tim came to Lawton High after the '51 semester started and Tim and I played on the same last or next to last BB team that was the last to go home (in almost dark) and Tim and I walked home together. Tim lived on corner of 9th and Columbia and I lived a few blocks further. Tim was a cool guy at OU and went with one of the campus beauties (first name Janis).

I did not see Tim for several years until a 90's reunion and at that time he had really advanced in the corp. world and I think he was married to Janis but don't recall her being at the reunion. He also had a little sister! Anyway, he was a real icon for the class of 54. but his leadership wasn't evident until later years. At least that is what I recall about Tim Guzzle. And what I recall about Gene Zwick (other than his talent that did show on LHS stage) was that he was the only guy that pumped iron, he was way ahead of the times in that respect."

Allen Johnson

"More on Eugene you remember the cafe his parents ran? First time I had ever eaten I ever had. And their sandwiches were delicious!"

Mary Lynn (Marler) Winham

"Loved the picture of the band with Eva Suggs, Billie's mom. I wonder if anyone has a picture of the front of Hardy Suggs Music Company. I would love to have one. Thanks."
Bill Penn - husband of Billie (Suggs)

"I read with sadness the passing of Jimmy Northcutt. Jimmy and I palled around together in LHS along with Al Wiley ( 56?). I didn't know he had moved to Indiana. I saw him about two years ago in Lawton. He owned a lot or real estate in Lawton and at one time ran a gas station on Sheridan Road. I know that he suffered a lot of health problems after he was assaulted by one of his renters. We stayed in contact over the years. I visit Lawton at least once a year since I have grandparents and a brother buried there and when we could connect we would have dinner together and catch up. He was a staunch OU fan and made a few “friendly bets” along the way on OU. He always had a smile on his face and I could count on him to bring me up to date on my high school friends and the old home town Lawton when we would get together. Hopefully he will be recognized in the '57 reunion as he was from that class. I will miss Jimmy."

Reese Russell, '56

Marilyn Morris sent these links to sites where military brats can be located. IF...they register. But, a starting place to locate kids that were military and attended school with us.

Military Brats Registry:

Military Brats Online:
Overseas Brats:

More Happy [October] Birthdays! Wayne Parks; Royce Mahavier.

Appreciate emails from: Sharon (Godfrey) McLawhorn; Fred Cooke, Jr.; Cherie Willis; David Davis.


Join me in keeping Sue (Chalk) Briggs, '64, in your prayers. She will have a cancer related surgery later this month.

'59 classmates Jerry and Kay (Pavillard) Otis are just back from Virginia. Daughter Michele had a mastectomy about 2 weeks ago. Her surgery went well and cancer is stage one. Treatment options being discussed. Jerry & Kay took care of triplets while Michele re-cooperated. I know they would appreciate your prayers.


Billie Sue (Moore) Upton Henderson, 68, of Sterling passed on October16. Billie grew up in Sterling but attended school in Lawton. She was LHS class 1962. She is survived by two sons and two daughters and their families. The family will receive guests 6:00-8:00pm on Friday October 19 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home in Lawton. Services will be10:00am Saturday October 20 at First Baptist church of Sterling. Burial will be in Sterling Cemetery.
Extended obit and guest book at:

Alvis Dean Kennedy, 72, of Lawton passed on October 12 after battle with Melanoma. He was LHS class 1957. Alvis retired after 30 years in Civil Service - Director of Photography. Later he went into the real estate business. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm, Saturday October 20, Blvd. Congregational and Christian church in Lawton.

Extended obit and guest book at:

Clarence L. Aubrey, 85, passed on October 15. Clarence attended Washington School and was LHS class 1945. He married Betty Jo (Phillips) in 1951. He was eventually owner/operator of Phillips-Aubrey Chevrolet here in Lawton. He is survived by wife Betty; 2 sons; 2 daughters; numerous grand and great grand children.

A private family burial was at Highland Cemetery. A memorial service was held October 18.

Extended obit and guest book at:

Our prayers and thoughts are always with those who have lost loved ones or who are having health issues.

Remember, previously sent news is archived at the WolverNet blog. And...I want all to know that I post it as sent with grammar, spelling, and punctuation [hopefully] correct - just as I learned in classes at LHS. BUT, sometimes after posting, the cyber-gremlins take over and change fonts, print size, spacing, etc. Have no remedy for that!!!! Visit archives right here!

Look forward to seeing some of you this week-end! Georgia

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