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•   William (Billy) Jones '65  7/15
•   Douglass R. Joyce  3/23
•   Betty Lou Franklin (Nance)  2/28
•   Colon Harvey Rowe  9/22
•   Karen Hopkins (Carson)  7/20
•   Barbara A Baxley Brown (Smith)  6/2
•   Talmage Brown  11/15
•   Thomas B. Carroll  11/8
•   David Ward Jones  11/5
•   W. Bruce Williams  7/20
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•   Johanna McKevlin (Grimes)  7/22
•   Marilee B. Martin (Little)  8/6
•   Gail Strickland (Krewatch)  8/6
•   Karen Hopkins (Carson)  8/7
•   Howard M. Ellis  8/10
•   James B. Bradshaw  8/13
•   Gail T. Hunter (Blake)  8/14



Who lives where - click links below to find out.

2 live in Alabama
5 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
9 live in Florida
9 live in Georgia
1 lives in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
3 live in New Jersey
2 live in New York
140 live in North Carolina
4 live in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
13 live in Virginia
1 lives in Ontario
16 location unknown
201 are deceased


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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 33.6%

A:   73   Joined
B:   144   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

66th Reunion Lunch

22 September 2023

Although a 66th school reunion may seem unusual, this event was welcomed by the Needham Broughton Class of 1957. About 70 classmates and guests attended our 66th Reunion on September 22 at the NCSU University Club. Everyone enjoyed visiting before, during, and after the plated lunch. Great menu, great service, great memories.

We are grateful to the classmates whose anonymous contributions guaranteed such a special event.

-- Carolyn Coggin Holmes sponsored a unique gift for all attendees: 66th Reunion coffee mugs designed by Kim Balentine ('81), daughter of John ('57) and Becky Franklin Balentine ('59).


-- Brookshire Wynne McDonald, class poet, inspired us again with a reading of her latest work. Not every class has a poet; we are lucky.

Her poem is below for all to enjoy!



-- Thank you Judy and Billy!! Our class has enjoyed seven reunions and assorted other events since 1957. Fortunately, Judy Allen, class agent, and Billy Dunlap, class president, guided the way, ensuring success every time. They are a key reason that our class identity grew even stronger over the years.


This 66th Reunion, our final major event, was a meaningful gathering for this friendly class. Due to the Covid pandemic, we had canceled ten local mini-reunion dinners since early 2020 and bypassed a hoped-for 65th reunion last year. We want to keep seeing people, and since none of us want to drive at night, look for email reminders of lunches to come.

And if we don't have your email, PLEASE share it.




We gather today as the Broughton 
Class of 1957.
As the group of lucky ones
Who’ve yet gone to heaven.

The dash is the reason
We’re celebrating today
It’s the life we’ve lived
Since graduation day.

On our 66th anniversary
May old friendships be renewed,
And memories rekindled
With more than a few.

Here’s hoping we have
More years ahead
And love, kindness, and caring
We can spread.

Each day forward
As you continue with life,
Some face the possibility of gaining
A new husband or wife.

Tho’ you may not still
Be out earning more cash,
Empower your legacy
While lengthening the dash!

           ~ Brookshire McDonald 2023



Registration List

* Indicates 66th Reunion Committee Member

Andrea PITTMAN Gardner* Ann HONEYCUTT Medlin*
Ann LAW Zalal & Joyce Shoffner Anne WILLIAMS Stahel*
Anne YARBROUGH Poole Barbara BAXLEY Smith* & David
Barbara BYRD Jones & Windy Wynne Becky PATRICK Frolik & Paul
Betty Lou FRANKLIN Nance & Bill Nance Billy Dunlap*
Brookshire WYNNE McDonald Bruce Weaver & Martha
Bruce Williams & Gail Moss Buzzy Russell
Carol HARWOOD Atkinson Carlton Baird
Carolyn COGGIN Holmes Carolyn KNIGHT West
Colon Rowe & Joyce David Ward Jones*
Douglass Joyce & Colleen Zinn Ed Bradshaw & Judy
Gail HUNTER Blake Gus Hall & Reid
Henry Barnette Henry Poole
Howard Ellis Jack Godwin & Ava
Jim Graham & Pat Joan WILDER Greason
Johanna McKEVLIN Grimes* John Grogan & Christine
John Randall Johnny Balentine* & Becky
Linda STEPHENSON Price* & Ernest Linda WALL Isley
Margaret BOWEN Vanderberry Marilee MARTIN Little
Mary Lib MANNING Slate Mary Powell WARD White
Minne BARNES Jones Phyllis LANGSTON Miles
Sadie TILLERY Parker Sam Matthews & Peggy
Speck Underwood Talmage Brown*
Tom Bradshaw & Mary Mac Tom Whitaker & Elaine Lowell

Vintage Photo NBHS - Circa 1930-35 - Boston Public Library NC Archive
Needham Broughton High School
Class of 1957 Website
NBHS circa 1930-1945 postcard courtesy of Boston Public Library