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Class of 1956 celebrates 60th Class Reunion

The Class of 1956 celebrates their 60th Class Reunion


Class of 1956

Front left:  Gene Baker, Faye Sparks Guilfoile, Hazel Kennedy Johnson, Delores Bostic Carter, Dorothy Bostic Coleman, Shirley Crosier Neel –  Back row left: Margery Deskins Pence, Richard Jenkins, Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle, Ward Miller, Josephine Elmore Mullins, Louie Weikle, Janet (Alice ) Newsome Jackson and Jack Flouer. (Click on picture for a larger view)


The class of 1956 met on August 13, 2016 to celebrate their 60th class reunion at the home of classmate Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle who resides in Union.  Jack Flouer presided over the reunion and presented a gift to the person who traveled the farthest, which went to  Gene Baker (Florida), the person with the most g-grandchildren went to  Margery Deskins Pence with 16 g-grandchildren, and the person who lived the closest went to Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle (Union).

They had fourteen classmates attending:  Gene Baker and wife Nancy (Florida), Margery Deskins Pence (Sinks Grove),  Faye Sparks Guilfoile  and husband Joe (Charleston), Josephine Elmore Mullins (Stuarts Draft, Va), Jack Flouer and wife Peggy (Manhattan, Kansas),  Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle (Union), Louie Weikle and wife Shirley (Princeton) , Janet (Alice) Newsome Jackson (Union),  Dorothy Bostic Coleman (White Sulphur Springs) , Delores Bostic Carter (White Sulphur Springs) , Shirley Crosier Neel (Union),  Ward Miller and wife Carol (Goldsboro, NC), Hazel Kennedy Johnson and husband Tim (Grand Rapids, Michigan),  Richard Jenkins and wife Sharon (Ohio) and also a guest, Jim McGuire (Richmond, Kentucky). They were honored to have one other guest who they had not seen since seventh grade, Irma Izon Wright (Bedford, Va).

Remembering fourteen members of the class who are deceased:  Rosemary Carter, Velma Bostic, Elizabeth Dowdy, Paul Kyer, Betty McDaniel, James Miller, Charles Pomphrey, Dewey Pritt, Kenneth Reed, Audrey Trent, Donald Dunbar, Homer Harvey, Phyllis Dixon and Iris Parker.

The reunion group decided to have another class reunion in three years.

Below are individual pictures of class members attending reunion.

Faye Sparks Guilfoile

Gene Baker

Hazel Kennedy Johnson

Josephine Elmore Mullins

Jack Flouer

Louie Weikle

Margery Deskins Pence

Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle

Janet (Alice) Newsome Jackson

Delores Bostic Carter

Dorothy Bostic Coleman

Richard Jenkins

Shirley Crosier Neel

Ward Miller


Guests:  Irma Izon, Jim McGuire, Peggy Dillon Flouer(wife of Jack) and Shirley Weikle (wife of Louie).

Irma Izon Wright

Jim McGuire

Peggy Dillon Flouer

Shirley Weikle

Hazel Johnson and Mary Ann Hinkle


Picture from the 50th Class Reunion.

Class of 1956-50th Class Reunion in 2006

Front row left:  Jack Flouer, Phyllis Boggs Law, Connie Bostic Helvey, Gene Baker, Richard Jenkins and Louie Weikle.  Back row left:  Joyce Burton Shimp, Hazel Kennedy Johnson, Janet (Alice) Newsome Jackson, Faye Sparks Guilfoile, Josephine Elmore Mullins, Mary Ann Campbell Hinkle, Sue Canterbury Miller, Margie Deskins Pence and William Mohler.


Picture of the 2007 Class Reunion

Class of 1956 at 2007 Reunion

Front row left:  Mavis Dunbar, Connie Bostic, Margery Deskins, Faye Sparks and Josephine Elmore    Back row left:  Jack Flouer, Marvin Brown, William Mohler, Louie Weikle and Joy Ratliff.


Other moments to remember:

Richard Irons and Margie Deskins


1951 UHS Carnival Court-Couple on the far right-Josephine Elmore and Gene Baker-7th graders


Louie Weikle and Betty McDaniel - Carnival King and Queen -1956


Faye Sparks-Head Majorette


Joyce Burton-Cheerleader


Mary Ann Campbell - Homecoming Queen


UHS Basketball Team (included are several players from the class of 1956 - Gene Baker, Jack Flouer, William Mohler and Richard Jenkins)