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white station high school
class of 1970

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The purpose of this web site is to communicate with the White Station High School - Class of 1970 in Memphis, Tennessee. Learn some interesting facts about White Station High School in wikipedia. We primarily use the website to share news, such as about reunions and other gatherings that we might have. The planning committee for class events includes Vanden Willey, Linda (Kantor) Goodwin-Parkinson, Bob Plunk, Sharon (Pepper) Goldstein, Cindy (Anderson) McInntyre, Randy Stepherson, Barby (Fooks) Perlberg, Beverly (Ball) Garrison, Debbie Robinson, Gail (Sacks) Kirshner, Kathy (Jobe) Hays, Leslie Ballin, Stephanie (Solomon) Brannon, Pege (Sternberger) Vaughan, Gail (Sacks) Kirshner, Jimmy Lewis, Brad Hanover, and Steve Fergus.. If you are a classmate who wants to join the committee or just receive information about our events, let us know.

 

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Rush W. Siler

(1917 – 2016)

Rush W. SilerRush W. Siler

Rush W. Siler, 99, died peacefully in his sleep early April 26, 2016 in Lexington, TN after a short illness. He was a resident of Regency Retirement Village in Jackson. Except for his service in the Pacific Theater in the Army Air Corp during World War II, Mr. Siler was a lifelong resident of this state. A Memphis educator, he taught at East High School and then became the first and long-serving principal of White Station High School, from 1951-1971.

A known innovator, he introduced foreign languages, including Russian, to the school curriculum and oversaw the building of the school gymnasium, the first coliseum-type athletic space in the city. Completed in 1966, it was then considered a local architectural marvel.

Following his long service at White Station, Mr. Siler became Director of Secondary Education for Memphis City Schools from 1971 to 1976. He began his teaching career in Hornsby, where he taught every subject in the small community school, serving grades one through 10. From there, he became the math teacher and principal at Whiteville High School.

Married in 1948 to fellow educator, Eva Elizabeth Mowery, the couple moved to Memphis because of her teaching position at that time at Memphis State Training School. Mr. Siler was born in Silerton, his extended family's hometown, one of seven children. He graduated from Union University in Jackson, followed by a Masters in Education from George Peabody College for Teachers, now part of Vanderbilt University. He was lifelong outdoorsman and lover of the Tennessee countryside. He spent his free time hunting, gardening, and "watching crops grow".

Upon his retirement in 1976, he and his wife moved to Silerton, where he owned land. He became an avid gardener, annually planting a one-acre kitchen garden. Community affiliations included the Kiwanis Club, the East Memphis and Bolivar Rotary Clubs, where he served both as president and the Board of Directors of Merchants and Planters Bank in Bolivar. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bolivar. Mr. Siler was a renowned educator, known for his stern but fair treatment of both students and staff. His integrity was exemplary. His caring nature was interwoven with his strong ability to lead.

Mr. Siler is survived by his loving children, Vance W. Siler (Dolores) of Rye, NY; and Betsy Jane Bolden (Jerome) of Lexington. He was the beloved "Pops" to grandchildren Tucker Siler (Julie), Scott Siler, Matthew Siler, and Keaton Murley; and to great-grandchildren Lucey Elizabeth, Timothy Rush, and Donovan Tucker Siler. Services will be held Sunday, May 1, at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Bolivar with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be sent to Lexington Healthcare and Rehab.

Published in The Jackson Sun on Apr. 29, 2016

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Cindy (Anderson) McintyreCindy (Anderson) Mcintyre

Cindy (Anderson) Mcintyre

Daryl BennettDaryl Bennett

DarylBennett

Marilyn (Bolks) CurtisMarilyn (Bolks) Curtis

Marilyn (Bolks) Curtis

Dennis Michael BrownDennis Michael Brown

Dennis Michael Brown

Sara Ann (Cameron) Oaks Sara Ann (Cameron) Oaks

Sara Ann (Cameron) Oaks

Jimmie (Crone) Miller Jimmie (Crone) Miller

Jimmie (Crone) Miller

David DreifusDavid Dreifus

David Dreifus

Jim DrummondJim Drummond

Jim Drummond

Tom FarraraTom Farrar

Tom Farrar

Barby (Fooks) PerbergBarby Fooks Perlberg

Barby (Fooks) Perlberg

Kay (Frolich) BarkinKay (Frolich) Barkin

Kay (Frolich) Barkin

Karen (Haas) McGeeKaren (Haas) McGee

Karen (Haas) McGee

 Brad Hanover Brad Hanover

Brad Hanover

Linda (Kantor) Goodwin-ParkinsonLinda (Kantor) Goodwin-Parkinson

Linda (Kantor) Goodwin-Parkinson

 Rob Kraich Rob Kraich

Rob Kraich

Thomas C. NeimanThomas C. Neiman

Thomas C. Neiman

Jan (Null) SchmitzJan (Null) Schmitz

Jan (Null) Schmitz

Sharon (Pepper) Goldstein Sharon (Pepper) Goldstein

Sharon (Pepper) Goldstein

 Bob Plunk Bob Plunk

Bob Plunk

 Janet (Poteete) Warren Janet (Poteete) Warren

Janet (Poteete) Warren

 Martha (Power) Little Martha (Power) Little

Martha (Power) Little

Debbie RobinsonDebbie Robinson

Debbie Robinson

Nancy (Rogan) RansomNancy (Rogan) Ransom

Nancy (Rogan) Ransom

Gail (Sacks) KirschnerGail Sacks Kirschner

Gail (Sacks) Kirschner

Sheri (Schneider) SpielmanSheri (Schneider) Spielman

Sheri (Schneider) Spielman

Richard ShankmanRichard Shankman

Richard Shankman

Susan (Steen) FordSusan (Steen) Ford

Susan (Steen) Ford

Randy StephersonRandy Stepherson

Randy Stepherson

Gerald StigallGerald Stigall

Gerald Stigall

Danny SulkinDanny Sulkin

Danny Sulkin

Sam SwitzerSam Switzer

Sam Switzer

Mark WadleyMark Wadley

Mark Wadley

Vanden WilleyVanden Willey

Vanden Willey

Chuck WinelandChuck Wineland

Chuck Wineland

Steve WootenSteve Wooten

Steve Wooten

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We have lost several of our beloved classmates. Most of their senior class photos are shown below. If you know of others who we have lost, please let us know by contacting us. We are frequently asked when we lost particular classmates and sometimes about the circumstances. If you know the date associated with the death of a classmate and have additional information, please let us know. Thank you.

Monique Alston
Monique Alston
Roy Bellott
Roy Bellott
Phil Cannon
John Phillip Cannon (Phil)

October 27, 2016

Donna Carman
Donna Carman
Pamela Clark Tindel
Pamela Clark Tindel
April 21, 2010
Laurie Ellen Cook McIntosh
Laurie Ellen Cook McIntosh
June 15, 2009
Lea Ellen Crites
Lea Ellen Crites
February 17, 2007
Don DeBaer
Don DeBaer
May 19, 2014
Vicki LeAnne Donnelly
Vicki LeAnne Donnelly
Henry David Gardner
Henry David Gardner
Claire Garland
Claire Garland
Lawrence D. Geller
Lawrence D. Geller
Harold Gentry
Harold Gentry
Paul Gingold
Paul Gingold
John T. Goswick, Jr.
John T. Goswick, Jr.
April, 2006
Charlotte Anne Griffin
Charlotte Anne Griffin
August, 1996
Randy Groskind
Randy Groskind
May 13, 2005
Charlie L. Guin
Charlie L. Guin
May 9, 2009
Susan Hall
Susan Elizabeth Hall (Gaines) Dalhoff
March 5, 2016
Merrie Holley
Merrie Holley Prewett November 13, 2011
Jay Hudson
Jay Hudson
September 21, 2003
Ralph Thomas Jackson
Ralph Thomas Jackson
August 10, 2011
Richard Harlan Kisber
Richard Harlan Kisber
March 17, 2006
David Klyce
David Klyce
Stephen L. Lebovitz
Stephen L. Lebovitz
John Bob Logan
John Bob Logan
Gerald Wetherill McCrea
Gerald Wetherill McCrea
April 3, 2002
Rebecca McDonald
Rebecca McDonald
Kristy L. McKinney
Kristy L. McKinney
2007
Marva Lynn McKinney Fort
Marva Lynn McKinney Fort
Lynne McLaurine
Lynne McLaurine
August 17, 2005
Marilyn R. Montgomery
Marilyn R. Montgomery
David Mitchell Morgan
David Mitchell Morgan
Donald Wayne Parkinson
Donald Wayne Parkinson
January 27, 2014
Claudia Lee Payne
Claudia Lee Payne
January, 1971
Charles Leon Pfeiffer
Charles Leon Pfeiffer
March 7, 2003
Deborah Pure
Deborah Pure
April 15, 2017
Michael C. Randle
Michael C. Randle
Eugene (Gene) Robinson
Eugene (Gene) Robinson
Candace Rork
Candace Rork July 16, 2014
Marie Elizabeth Seiffert (Beth)
Marie Elizabeth Seiffert (Beth)
Miriam Frances Simkin
Miriam Frances Simkin
Patricia Ann Stark
Patricia Ann Stark
George Green Tayloe, II
George Green Tayloe, II
April 5, 2010
Judy Marie Van Deest Wyse
Judy Marie Van Deest Wyse
July 21, 2005
Curtis N. White
Curtis N. White
August 6, 1986
Claire Worthington
Claire Worthington
Fletcher Zellner
Fletcher Zellner