Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 2, 2012


Corsicana — Blooming Grove Ex-Students Association holds reunion

The Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association Reunion was held Oct. 20, 2012 at the Blooming Grove High School Auditorium.

The honor classes recognized this year were 1952, 1962, 1972 and 1987.

Outstanding awards were also presented. They were:

Outstanding local ex-students awards presented to Joey and Paula Johnson McClure by Laurie Saunders Ledbetter.

Outstanding out-of-town ex-student was presented to Ray Ellis by Jimmy Pinales.

Outstanding ex-retired teacher awards were presented to Bonnie and Lewis Mathison by Judy Gillen Saunders.

A Special Recognition Award was presented to Odess Hollingsworth Smith by her great-granddaughter Ashley Montalvo. This award was presented to her for her dedication to the Blooming Grove Ex-Student Association as Memorial Chairman for 47 years. Odessa also celebrated her 75th year out of school as she graduated in 1937.

BG Class of 1952

The class of 1952 celebrated their 60th year anniversary from Blooming Grove High School. Those attending were Bob Russell, Robert Neal, Martha McCormick Rhodes, Rosilee Harris Maiville, Elizabeth Ellis Kitchen, Lina McGraw Winstead, Johnny Bowling, Clara Ann Barham Lynch and Gwen Barton Waldrop.

BG Class of 1960

The class of 1960 met at the home of Carolyn Armstrong Turner on Oct. 20, 2012. Graduates and classmates attending were Gerald McSpadden, Robert Ellis, Richard Hinkle, C.L. Ward, Jimmy McClure, Emma Thompson Hill, Wanda Dozier Strain, Judy Haden Baumgartner, Sis McGraw Bray, Myrtle Fay Fuller Smith, Carolyn Armstrong Turner and Joyce Weathers Haden.

BG Class of 1962

Graduates and classmates met Oct. 20, 2012 at the BG Ex-Student Association. Those celebrating their 50th year anniversary were Jimmy Haden, Ray Ellis, Jo Carolyn Owen Worsham, Jim Nicholson, Betty Kay Coker Smith, Larry Green, Jimmy Pinales, Katherine Amstrong Cameron and Mary North Gowan.

Dedication of the Blooming Grove Historical Museum

Ribbon cutting by Jeanette Wisdom, mayor of Blooming Grove. The program was presented by Patsy McSpadden.


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