Jackson High School

Class of 1961

 

50th Reunion

June 3rd & 4th, 2011

 

 

Below are the classmates that have been identified as having passed away.  If corrections are required or names need to be added please contact Bill Barnes at bxbintn@aol.com or Barbara Hinton Farmer at bfarmer1@eplus.net

 

Danny Anderson
Annie Laurie Bailey Banks
Ken Bivens

Dwight Burgess
Don Byrum
Carrie Ann Cash
Steve Cummings
Craig Davidson
Jimmy Davis

Jerry Deaton
Danny Dudley
Brenda Evans Johnson
David Friedman
Charles (Butch) Gerrell
Dennis Jacobs
Alice Lane Teague

Martha Markham Morris
David Martindale
Freddie Maness
Donna Maxwell
Bobby Ray Meek

Mike Meeks

Phillip Moore
Elizabeth Muse Seelback
Dickie Norton
John Petty
Patty Procter Ouer
Regina Ray Pickens
Tony Snider
John Tigrett
Ruby Ann Todd Birmingham
Sherman Weeks
Mac Williamson
Judy Wilson Haggard

Andy Wood
Kay Wright

Margaret "Bitsy" Wyatt Woodson

  

 

Martha Markham Morris, 71, of Eads, passed away June 26, 2014 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital surrounded by her loving family. The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5, and a memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m., at Church of the Holy Apostles, 1380 Wolf River Boulevard, Collierville, TN 38017. A private burial will be held at Memorial Park cemetery. Martha was a graduate of Jackson (TN) High School (class of 1961), and received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Memphis State (now University of Memphis).  She formerly had her own interior design firm, was a professor at Memphis State University, a manufacturer's representative, and a member of the vestry at St. George's Episcopal Church.  An active volunteer in numerous community projects and organizations, she was well known for the antique lace baptism gowns lovingly made and given away as heirlooms to countless families across the region.  Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Mattie Hopson Markham and her brother, Talmus Markham, all of Jackson, TN. She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Phillip Morris of Eads; three loving children, Keltner Morris (Lisa) of Somerville, Wheeler Morris Alcalá (Alberto) of Germantown, and Gracson Morris (Lisa) of Germantown; and five grandchildren, Maeson Morris, Grace Morris, Markham Morris, Marcela Alcalá, and Matthew Morris who called her Nana. The family would like to thank Drs. Elizabeth Pritchard, Kurt Tauer, Mark Miller, David Sloas, and Robert Kraus; the nurses and staff of Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital and the Memphis Jewish Home; and Cathy Lipsey, nurse practitioner, for their loving care and concern over the past two years.  In lieu of flowers, lasting memorials may be directed to the Church of the Holy Apostles' Friends of Music fund.  Following the service, friends and family are invited to the Alcalá home for a reception celebrating Martha's life.  Directions will be available at the church.

                                         Margaret (Bitsy) Woodson

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Hayes Wyatt (Bitsy) Woodson, age 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2011 at Cypress United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Marlowe Cemetery.

She was born June 9, 1943 in Jackson, TN, the third daughter of Kenneth Houston and Margaret Brittain Wyatt. She was educated in the Jackson School System and graduated in 1961 from Jackson High School. Bitsy attended Lambuth College and Memphis State University, graduating with a Master's degree. Bitsy taught in the Crockett County School System for many years, and later retired as principal at Gadsden Elementary School.

Bitsy was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Margaret Wyatt; grandparents, W.O. and Reba Wyatt, Clyde and Margaret Hayes Brittain.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 45 years, Ray M. Woodson; son, Woody Woodson and wife Kathy; daughters, Beth Woodson and Meg Woodson; grandchildren, Katharine Buford, and Lewis Buford and wife Meredith; great-grandchild, Jane Kimmel Buford; sisters and brothers, Mary Claire Ruggles and husband Albert, Beth Powell and husband Ray, Kenneth Wyatt, Jr. and wife Jill, Reba Dudley, Ardis Long, Warren Wyatt and wife Lee Ann, and Vivian Pauley and husband Kevin; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Visitation for Mrs. Woodson will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 5-8 p.m., at Cypress United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cypress Cemetery Fund or Marlowe Cemetery.

Ronk Funeral Home, (731) 696-5555.

Mike Meeks

D. Michael "Mike" Meeks, of Germantown, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011 after a short illness at the young age of 68 years old. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Marisa M. Meeks; two sons, David M. Meeks, II and Jonathan Meeks; and two sisters, Mary Linda Davis of Clarksville, VA and Lou Ellen Harper of Nashville, TN. Mike was born in Hope, AR to LuEdna Frink Meeks and Hiram McKinney Meeks on March 7, 1943. He grew up in Jackson, TN and moved to Memphis, TN in 1976. Mike retired from The Promus Companies in 1992. Visitation will be Friday, July 29, from 5-8 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Avenue, with funeral services on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Give Kids The World, 210 South Bass Road, Kissimmee, FL 34746. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at memphisfuneralhome.net. Memphis Funeral Home And Memorial Gardens 5599 Poplar Ave. (901)725-0100

Published in The Commercial Appeal on July 28, 2011