60th Reunion Recap

Class of 1957

27-28 October 2017

Nearly 90 classmates and guests (list below) were hand for our very special 60th Reunion weekend, October 27-28, at the Crabtree Marriott, Raleigh. We send our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this trip and shared their memories of school days, Old Raleigh, and beyond. We also thank the classmates who made anonymous donations to defray the reunion expenses. 

Our 60th schedule provided ample opportunities for “renewing friendships and developing new ones,” a meaningful theme. During the afternoons a Hospitality Suite featuring displays of memorabilia and snacks was a popular gathering spot. Evening events included cocktails and a buffet on Friday night and cocktails and a seated dinner on Saturday night. At least two additional hours of socializing concluded each evening. 

Observation: All of us still love to talk. Without evening music and dancing to distract, we jabbered away and treasured the extra time together.

Billy Dunlap, our forever class president, served as emcee at the Saturday dinner. An informal program included Brookshire Wynne McDonald, who read her original poem about Broughton; and Lee Rainey, our talented storyteller-performer, who recalled a colorful childhood experience not to be repeated here. 

Who traveled the farthest to attend our reunion? Jerry Kriegel of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and wife Penny, won that contest. 

The Class of 1957 now has 128 deceased members. We recognized them with a moment of silence before dinner, a display of their yearbook photos, and a printed In Memory list. The In Memory list, with yearbook photos available, is in the left menu of this website.

We hope more classmates will soon sign up on our website. This venue is a good source for news about classmates. Note: Don’t worry if you cannot type. You’ll do fine. :)

Andrea PITTMAN Gardner* Ann HONEYCUTT Medlin*
Ann LAW Zalal Anna MOORE Young
Anne WILLIAMS Stahel* Art Reynolds & Pat
Barbara BYRD Jones & Daughter Becky PATRICK Frolik* & Paul
Betty Lou FRANKLIN Stanley Bill Grady & Sharon
Bill Nance Bill Wilson & Glee Lamb
Billy Dunlap* & Shawnee Bobby Nance
Brookshire WYNNE McDonald Bruce Raynor
Bruce Weaver & Martha Buzzy Russell*
Carlton Baird Carol JONES Newman
Carolyn COGGINS Holmes & David David Ward Jones*
Ed Bradshaw & Judy Evelyn HILL Spence
Ferg Norton Gail HUNTER Blake*
Gail STRICKLAND Krewatch George Barkley*
Gordon Welsh & Peggy Gus Hall
Healan JUSTICE Barrow* Henry Barnette
Henry Poole Howard Ellis
Jack Godwin & Ava Jane HAYES Harris
Jerry Kriegel & Penny Jim Abbott
Jim Graham* & Pat Jimmy York & Sarah
Johanna McKEVLIN Grimes* John Jivatode & Carole
John Randall Johnny Balentine* & Becky
Judy ALLEN* Judy VERNON Michaels & Tom
Lee Rainey & Diana Lewis Strong*
Linda STEPHENSON Price* & Jim Linda WALL Isley
Liz COX Messick Marilyn RILEY Harris
Mary Llew PHILLIPS Hill Marvin Jackson*
Nancy BALL Lake Nancy BURKE Henley
Phyllis LANGSTON Miles Sam Matthews & Peggy
Speck Underwood Sylvia FARMER Beasley* & Ellis
Talmage Brown* Tom Bradshaw & Mary Mac
Tom Carroll Vicky ROTHROCK Goudie* & Dick











































* Indicates 60th Reunion Committee Member