Purdy’s 1954 alums hold 63rd reunion

Friday, June 30, 2017
Alumni of the Purdy R-2 Class of 1954 met Saturday, June 13, at the Purdy High School commons area to observe their 63rd class reunion. Pictured on the front row; from left, are: Betty Mae Lasley Embery, Barbara Purdom Paulus, Sue Davis Henderson, Mary Ruth Hayward Barker, Mrs. Dorothy Gibbons, representing her late husband, Norman Gibbons, class sponsor Janette Medlin Smith, Elaine Goetz Chastain, Helen White Johnson and Eileene Goetz Harris. Back row: Ted Davis, Stanley Terry, Winford Prier, Fred Terry, Kenneth Bower, Billy Gray, Russell Keeling and J.D. Johnson. Contributed photo

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Alumni of the Purdy R-2 Class of 1954 met Saturday, June 13, at the Purdy High School commons area to observe their 63rd class reunion.

Class photos were taken and a catered luncheon, from Prime Cut of Monett, was served.

Rev. Rocky Harris, senior adult pastor at New Site Baptist Church, provided entertainment. Fellowship and a short business meeting followed.

Attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davis, of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Terry, of Purdy; Mr. and Mrs. Winford Prier, of Golden; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Terry, of Purdy; Mr. Kenneth Bowers, of Purdy; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Gray, of Purdy; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Keeling, of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Johnson, of Joplin; Betty Mae Embery, of Purdy; Mr. and Mrs. Gene Paulus, of Purdy; Mr. and Mrs. Gaylon Henderson, of Monett; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Barker, of Monett; Mrs. Dorothy Gibbons, Tammy Starchman, of Purdy; Janette Smith, of Monett; Elaine Chastain, of Kansas City; and Eileene Harris, of Purdy.