Special to the News Messenger

The Marshall High School Class of 1954 celebrated its 65th class reunion on June 8.

Activities began with a brunch at Ronna and Reese Reed’s It’s Heavenly, where both events were held.

Enlarged pictures of past reunions and their class picture were placed around the room, where classmates enjoyed visiting and reminiscing about their good times at MHS.

Evening events began with visitation and dinner. Serving as emcee was Carl Overton, who introduced Sandra White Oden to deliver the blessing.

After dinner, Overton commented on memories of our high school days before introducing the guest speaker, C.L. Snow of the Class of 1952. He spoke about the happenings of 1954 compared with life today and the future as well as the blessing of growing up in Marshall.

Following the speaker, Overton recognized guests: coach Hardy Johnson and grandsons Will and Hardy Elkins; Margie Woodfin Morgan; Patsy Gilstrap Snow; Bill Gray; and pianist Glennda Abraham, who provided background music for both events.

Overton also thanked the members of the reunion committee, Sylvia Dunlap Sterrett, Sandra White Oden, Wanda Franklin Yates, Nancy Duke Williams, Carl Sperier and Benita Power. Norvell King gave a report he researched on the status of living, deceased and unknown classmates.

Concluding the event, Sandra Oden, Margie Morgan and Patsy Snow led the group in singing the alma mater and Norvell King sang “God Be With You til We Meet Again” with everyone joining him.

Attending the reunion were: Charles and Sue Ford Allen; Lynn Commins; Evelyn Power Craddock; Nina Jo Walker Findley; Pat Sitton Hagerman, her daughter Felicia and granddaughter Keely; Hulen and Sandra Sheley Hale; Carolyn Biard Heald; Bill and Sue Liles Keeling; Norvell and Iris King; Patsy Hollis Laird; Sue Merrill; Sandra White Oden; Carl and Effie Overton; Benita Power; Jerry and Bobbie Roberts; Duncan and Shirley Smith Rowland and daughter, Carl Sperier; Sylvia Dunlap Sterrett; Jimmie Carpenter Van Norden; Nancy Duke Williams; and Bob and Wanda Franklin Yates.