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Class of 1976 has set up a Facebook page for Graduating Class of Clayton High School- 1976  so they can stay in touch.  Click here to be connected!


Rev. George Kloster   The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced the Dedication Ceremony naming the portion of US 64 from SR 1130 to the William Wells Bridge in Clay County and Cherokee Counties as the REV GEORGE KLOSTER HIGHWAY took place on Monday October 28th. George is a CHS Alumni Association member from the class of 1961. 


50th Reunion of Class of 57

Front Row: Edie Green Nowell, Brenda Wilkens Poole, Beverly Gower Hawkins, Larry Petit, Margaret Benson Johnson, Becky Toler Petit, Donna McDowell White, Barbara Wood Davis, Pat Duncan, Charlene Barbour, Veronica Daniels Frye, Terry Crocker, Michael Purdy
Back Row: Cliff Painter, Faye Bissitte Johnson, Betsy Ellis Langdon Daughtry, Phyliss House Bass, Susie Gower Bunn, Gary Bunn, Larry Boyette, Johnny Hogg, Linda Kay Carroll Hogg, Janie Chappell Able, Susan Harrison, Cornelia Daniels Eatman, Jimmy Lee Hicks


 60th Reunion of 1952 State Football Champions.


L-R Kenneth Edwards, William Bagley, Jerry Capps, Raymond Capps, Larry Johnson, Bucky Coats, Winfred Hall, Raeford Underwood, Jennings Gower, Clark Davis, and Douglas Dean.


Class 2004 10th Reunion. We believe this class holds the record for largest attendance for a class reunion in Clayton High School history. Reunion was held at Deep River Brewery in Clayton in Fall 2014. All reports we received was classmates had a great time and highly recommend this location in Clayton for class reunions. Congratulations! Photo of attending classmates:


50th Class Reunion, Class 1964. Class members met at Jones Café on September 27th, 2014, for lunch to begin a day to remember.  The dinner was held later that evening at Clayton First Baptist Church.  Photo of those attending dinner.




43th  Reunion of the Class of '68

Clayton High School Class of '68 Enjoys 43rd Reunion, October 8, 2011:  On a perfect-weather fall evening, the CHS Class of '68 celebrated a 43rd reunion on October 8, 2011 at The Dr. Watson Inn at Flowers Plantation, just outside of Clayton, NC.  As classmates reacquainted at this beautiful venue, they enjoyed delicious hors 'd oeuvres by Parkside Catering and the best pork ever which was cooked by David Stewart and Sherwood Davis.  Classmates in attendance included:  Patricia Andrews Clark, Chuck Barden, Edith Brady Nelson, Sue Creech Clark, Richard Crowder, Lloyd Earp and Linda Hawley Earp, Alan Ferrell, Rebecca Flowers, Jackie Ford Evans, Kathy Green de Rosset, Johnny Harper, Linda Harrison Warrick, Bruce Harvell, Sarah Holder, Ray Hunt, Ann Isenhour Lee, Duane Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Bill Jones, Charles Jones, Chris McAdams, Linda Carolyn Moss Royal, Hilda Oldham Bailey, Larry Dexter Parrish, Jimmy Pearson, Sammy Pittman, Mark Pleasants, Debbie Ragland, Bobby Spence, Shirley Spence, Jil Stanley Green, David Stewart, Alice Strickland Jones, Sharon Strickland, June Talton Rickman, Danny Thorne, Steve Traynham, John Tuttle, Dianne Wall Beasley, Chuck Webster, Jo Ann Whitley, and James Williamson.  Teachers who attended included:  Herman Vinson, Helen Stephenson, and Gerald Toler.  Including guests, 82 people attended the reunion. 

 Plans are for the class to meet again at McCall's Restaurant, Hwy. 70 Clayton, on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. for an early dinner.    


Year Reunion of the Class of '50

 Front Row:  Braxine Truelove Sasser, Margaret Ellis Flowers, Grace Crabtree Bailey, Hazel Harrison Poole,  Ann Duncan Earp and Genevive Holder Johnson.

 Back Row: Roy Coats, Lynwood Hobbs, Clifton Bagley, Herman Vinson, Audrey Bledsoe Norris, Bobby Poole, Cherrie Beddingfield Baskette, Belle Byrd Allen and Rudolph Allen.

The Clayton High School Class of 1950 held its 60th reunion at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at McCall’s Barbecue and Seafood Restaurant.   Twenty-nine persons were present, including Aileen Reel Parrish, their 12th grade teacher and sponsor, and her husband, Bill of Wendell.   A special program had been planned by Bob Poole, class president, and Belle Allen, secretary.

A picture board of classmates as babies or as young children created great interest, much speculation, and merriment. Ann Duncan Earp identified the largest number.

 Yearbooks from 1948, 1949, and 1950  were on display as were some copies of the high school newspaper.   Steve Canady, a special guest, showed a video of the 50th class reunion and videoed the 60th event for posterity. The video and annuals were brought by Berneice Jones, widow of class “comedian” Blanton Jones.  Other photographs and memorabilia were on display as well.

Members had the opportunity to share memorable events from their early school days and laughter was the order of the day.  Bob Poole presented a number of gag gifts and gave a report of one member’s historic flight which had Clifton Bagley, seated in a “cockpit”  with wings, goggles and “hot air balloons” getting shot down by the Air Force over the Atlantic Ocean.

Cherrie Beddingfield Baskette, from Atlanta, lighted nine candles and led the  memoriam for deceased class members:  Marie Bridges, Bobby Chatham,  Faye Gulley, Blanton Jones, Laura Jones, Julia Ann Knott, Ray Parker and Charles Stevens, and one of the class mascots, Sue Clark.

            The group signed a card for Annette Garris Barbour, who resides in an assisted living facility in Candor, NC, and was unable to attend. 

            Following the invocation by the Rev. Bob Poole, the group enjoyed a delicious buffet meal.  Each member received a monogrammed cup with the school name and dates 1950-2010, compliments of Bob.  A special contribution was collected to help defray costs of the event and to make a donation to the Scholarship Fund of the Clayton High School Alumni Association.

            Poole asked for volunteers to plan the 70th reunion but there were no “takers.” Plans were made for the group to assemble for lunch at McCalls again in three months.


                 50 Year Reunion of the Class of '61


45 Year Reunion of the Class of '64

The Class of 1964 held their 45th reunion at McCall’s in October of 2009. During the events of the weekend 28 class members attended out of a class of 60. Unfortunately, we have lost 10 class members. Hope we can do it again in 2014.      Click here for album photos ==============================================================================

50 Year Reunion of the Class of '58

Class of 1958 - 50th Class Reunion Photo


First Row: Jean Byrd Lee, Mary Wall Allen, Rosemary Jones Tant, Elizabeth Cooper McLaurin, Faye Pulley Boyette, Alice Shehdan Schlitz, Betty Godwin Parker, Dan Wall, Jackie Talton (kneeling), Neil Smith, Elton Ellis.

Second Row: Bobby Alsobrooks, Linda Pittman Alsobrooks, Mary Turner Price, J.W. Nichols, Faye Snead Raybon, Charles Williams, Johnny Ellis, Gene (Bucky) Butler, Judy Corbett Jones, Wendell Norris, Harold Jones, Ronald Jones.


Class of 1970 - 40th Reunion



Class of 1980 -  30th Reunion was held at the Clayton Center


The Clayton High School Class of 1984 celebrated their 25th class reunion on Saturday, November 14, 2009. The reunion was held at Pine Hollow Golf Course. Here is a photo of classmates that attended.





Our Alumni Association has been contacted by the daughter of a former Clayton High School student. She would like to purchase Clayton High School annuals for the years 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1965 as a Christmas gift to her mother. Anyone have a annual for those years that you would be willing to sell? If so please contact Bucky Coats at (919) 550-5719 or send a e-mail to:  Thank you for your consideration



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