Jackson High School

Class of 1961


55th Reunion

June 3rd & 4th, 2016

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1960 Jackson High School Golden Bears
1st Row: Lanny Daniels, Terry Henry, Harry Moore, Sherman Weeks, Donny Lollar, Bobby Smith, Joe Smith 2nd Row: Albert Merkle, Paul Roland, Bill Thompson, Tommy Pegram, Charles Ousley, Pat Stewart, Libby Cash & Don Shaver.
JHS 1960 Homecoming Court: Susan Jackson, Harriet Webb, Virginia Boyd, Virginia Beard & Bitsy Wyatt
Football Awards Banquet: Head Football Coach Eddie Crawford, Tomme Booth, Dick Norton & Butch Lambert
Duygu Sanda Alemdaroglu, our exchange student from Istanbul, Turkey with her "foster sister" Susan Jackson Harwood
"The road to a friend's house is never long." - Danish Proverb

After graduation Duygu made one return trip to Jackson in 1981 to visit with some of her old friends.  Twenty six years later, in November of 2007, Jeanie McGee Todd flew to Turkey to visit with Duygu and her family.  Jeanie has consented to share a few mementos of her visit with those of the class who knew and loved Duygu.

Duygu & Jeanie at Duygu's daughter's home
Kemal and Duygu Alemdaroglu at home
Dedem, Selin, Defne and Duygu (daughters and grand daughter)
Duygu on Dedem's porch
Duygu at Country Club where Dedem and husband Ozhan are members
Duygu and Jeanie enjoying some fine dining
Duygu and Jeanie go shopping
More fine dining
Sightseeing at The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace
Turkey has always held a unique position in the history of Western Civilization.  Geographically and culturally it is known as "the country where Europe meets Asia".  Besides modern shopping, fine dining, and socializing with Duygu's family and friends, there were many exotic and  historic sightseeing opportunities for Duygu to share with Jeanie in Istanbul.

Thanks for the memories, Duygu!
Ladies' Intramural Track: Marie Alexander, Peggy Killough, Lucy Albree, Regina Ray, Judith Newsom, Susan Jackson, Martha Markham & Bobby Eason
Elizabeth Etheridge's Annual Spanish Club Production: Lucy Albree, Bill Barnes & Peggy Killough
The "ghost" and the beautiful Carmen: Bill Barnes & Peggy Killough
Jr-Sr Play, Ben-Hur: Billy Luna, Lucy Albree, Carolyn Crane, Dianne Fields, Charles Seward & David Martindale
Ladies Entering Memphis State From JHS Class of 1961: Ann Hill, Peggy Killough, Donnah Martindale, Saundra Lancaster & Regina Ray
Miss Jackson of 1961 and Her Court: Dianne Fields flanked by Nancy Dunn, Jeanie McGee & Jimmie Tate