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CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS!!
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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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
those attending dinner.
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
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.
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
of 1958 - 50th Class Reunion Photo
First Row: Jean
Byrd Lee, Mary Wall Allen, Rosemary Jones Tant,
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
of 1970 - 40th Reunion
Class of 1980
- 30th Reunion was held at the Clayton
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.