Forty-Eight (48th) High School Class Reunion

Eva H Harris High School
Brookhaven, MS
Class of 1964
Forty-Eight (48th) Class Reunion

Class Theme

“In Front Of Us Lies a Hill, Let Us Climb”

Our 48th Eva Harris High School reunion took place 6/22/2012 – 6/24/2012 in Brookhaven, MS. We could not find a few classmates, however, most of those who registered showed up. The events were more enjoyable than I had expected. Classmate, Mary Francis Lyons was the MC for all events and she did a great job of it. Classmate, Johnny Hall and wife prepared the food for the Meet and Greet event Friday evening fish fry. Got many comments that the food was great and I agree. Another classmate, Robert Wilson and wife catered the Banquet dinner on Saturday night and I enjoyed some of the best-catered food I have had in a long time. They even rearranged the Banquet room to accommodate their special food display tables and fixtures. Two of our classmates, Jesse E. Williams Sr. and W P Robinson are ministers. They volunteered to do the invocation, blessing of the food and the benediction at the reunion Banquet on Saturday night. Pastor Jesse E. Williams, Sr. and wife Ella is at New Life Calvary Baptist Church, in Springfield, MA, W P Robinson lives in Alexandria, LA. Betty Tillman volunteered to recite the history of the Eva H Harris School whose history was very short-lived (1960 – 1970) due to school integration. Reunion President, Leon Whitfield recited the life of Mrs. Eva H Harris for whom the school was named. He also honored one of the teachers and coach, Mr. Milton McMorris who  lives in Bogue Chitto, MS.

I had a great time and hope our 50th reunion will be even better.

Our 50th reunion is going to be a very special reunion. Fifty years out of High School… seems like only yesterday. At our Sunday Farewell, it was suggested and agreed upon that we have our 50th reunion in Las Vegas. Plans for our 50th reunion in Las Vegas are forthcoming.

Click the link below to view the 2012 Class of 1964 Eva H Harris Reunion Photo Slide show:

Version 1 with music:

Version 2:

Click the link below to view then & some then & now classmate photos:

1964 Class Roster

Bertha Mae Adams #
Leroy Allen
Lawrence Beard #
Tyrethis Beard
Irene Bowman
Betty Jean Bracey – Valedictorian #
Janice Loraine Brown – Secretary
Willie Earl Brown
L. C. Butler #
Jeanette Byrd
Bennie C. Carter
Leroy Clark *
J. W. Clark *
Dorothy Nell Coleman
Ida Nell Dillon – Asst. Secretary
Lawrence E. Dixon – President/Salutatorian
Bertha Mae Edwards
Dorothy Ree Fairman
Velma Lee Fairman #
Robert Earl Franklin *
Willie Lee Freeman *
Johnnie Wesley Hall #
Dorrene Jones #
Dorothy Louise Leggett *
Mary Frances Lyons – Chaplain #
Eugene McGee
Evelene McGee #
Letha Mae McGee *
Ernest Milton – Sgt. at Arms *
Ethel Marie Patterson #
Thelma Jean Price
Howard Lee Ratcliff *
Ada Red #
Earnestine Richardson #
Doris Roberts
Florine Robinson #
W. P. Robinson #
Odell Sanders – Business Mgr. *
Charles E. Smith
Joe Willie Smith
Robert Lee Smith -Treasurer #
Thomas E. Smith
Charles H. Stovall *
Betty E. Tillman – Honor Essayist #
John Turner #
Theresa Wall
Jessie Lee Washington #
Annie Pearl Watson *
Willie T. Watson
Lessie Violet Williams *
Leon Whitfield – Vice President #
Minor Lee Wilcher
Bobby Williams
Jesse E. Williams #
Robert J. Wilson #
Ethel G. Wiseman #

Class Sponsors

Mrs. C.D. Rance
Mr. C.B. Johnson *

#Attended 2012 reunion

Gone but not forgotten. The following is a list of classmates no longer with us… but are forever in our memories, thoughts, and hearts. Our reunion Secretary, Florine Robinson and classmate, Velma Fairman performed a ceremony in memory of our classmates who have passed-on. A candle was lite for each classmate after their name was called.

1. Leroy Clark  1946 – 1993
2. J. W. Clark
3. Robert Earl Franklin
4. Willie Lee Freeman 1945 – 1970
5. Dorothy Louise Leggett Porter 1944 -1987
6. Letha Mae McGee Brown 1944 – 1994
7. Ernest Milton 1944 – 2003
8. Howard Lee Ratcliff 1946 – 1993
9. Odell Sanders 1946 – 2012
10. Charles H. Stovall 1945 – 2008
11. Annie Pearl Watson
12. Lessie Violet Williams Houston 1945 – 2009

May they all “Rest In Peace”


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