In Memorial...
This web page is especially dedicated to those classmates who are no longer with us.  We miss each and every one of them, and are deeply saddened by their passing.  We are grateful to have had them in our lives.  They will live in our hearts and thoughts forever.

Should you find your name listed below, please get in touch with us and let us know that "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated!" (quote by Mark Twain)


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Richard Aguilar


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From Joe Blacksher on January 14th, 2012
Richard aka. (Taco) was like a brother to our family.
He was living life to the fullest in high school. Going 900 mph, mostly chasing the girls in his black 57 chevy. I have some great memories of our escapades. 
 
From Judy Aguilar on June 13th, 2012
What a surprise it was for both of us to have literally bumped into each other June 1, 1991 at Banana Bay.  Practically 20 years to the day later!!!  We were together non-stop from that day until September 25, 1999.  That fateful day the experimental plane he was flying in lost a wing and crashed.  Lots of memories good and some not so good but he always loved me and treated me like a queen.  Still miss him but know he'll be waiting. 
Hope the class of '72 had a great reunion!!!
 
From Judy Aguilar on June 13th, 2012
Richard.....you were always a "wild child".  Loving life and laughing.  Boy were we surprised to literally bump into each other June 1, 1991, almost exactly 20 years to the day later.  He kept living and loving right up until September 1, 1999.  That day the experimental plane he was flying in lost a wing and crashed.  The laughter may be gone but not the memories.  Thank you God for those.
 
From Rickey O'Briant on May 10th, 2013
Wow Richard you have been gone since 1999 and I just found out.
Friends should stay closer. We had such a great time out in Benette
and loved your family and knowing all of you. I was blessed and
your memory will always be in my heart.
 
Friends Forever,
Rickey O'Briant
Seniors '72
 

Clifford Atkins


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From Vickie Beasley on December 22nd, 2011
Clifford was my brothers best friend. He spent many a week-end at our house and was a funny and giving person. I missed him then and think of him often. It was a blow to our family because he was like another brother to me. We miss you Clifford.
 

Uriah Barnaby

- - 2013

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From David Chuber on October 2nd, 2017
Was so sorry to hear You had passed. From the day we first met at Travis in 66, You were such a good natured guy and what an athlete. Couldnt have found a better mate for Essie Faye. Rest in peace great friend!
 

Michael Barnett

- - 2017

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Jill Vittrup (Beck)

- - 2012


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From pat hearn on June 13th, 2012
jill's older brotherand i were best of frends in high school,i feel like i lost a little sister
 
From David Chuber on October 2nd, 2017
You looked so beautiful at our 40th. Little did we know that You would be gone so soon after!Such a wonderful lady now dancing on the clouds like you did when we were at SHSU!
 

Cindy Golden (Belyeu)


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From Suggie Barrow Harmon on February 29th, 2012
Talk about a smile that lighten any room she entered, that was Cindy Golden.  She was a force to be reckon with.  From cosmetology, cruising down Fraizer Street, stopping at the Oasis for a snack and checking out who else was there to closing down the Conroe Ballroom.  Thank you Cindy for those wonderful memories.  You were a sweetheart.
 
From Melva Terrell on June 21st, 2012
Cindy ALWAYS smiling or laughing.  We had some classes together and that's how I remember her........or, of course we would get in trouble for talking but that was just a given.  RIP sweet girl.
 

Calvin Bennett


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From Margaret McPhearson on December 29th, 2011
Rest in peace Calvin "Squeaky" Bennett.  You died on the road trying to help someone broken down on the road. Your good deed will always be remembered.
 

Kenneth Blankenship


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Charlotte Stephens (Boaz)


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From Nanette Smith Paghi on November 21st, 2011
Image Charlotte - you were one of my best friends growing up - I think of you often - so glad I looked you up in our adult life and that we had spoken not long before your untimely death.  You were such an important part of my life - I love you and I look forward to seeing you in Heaven.  You are missed.
 
From Mary Tanner Harrison on December 21st, 2011
Was truly a great friend.  She was so very helpful  to my mom when my brother was in a car wreck becoming a quad.  That red hair, blue eyes and that beautiful smile will truly be missed. My family was very lucky to have such a wonderful person in our lives. She will truly be missed and I know that she is in the hands of our Lord.  Luv ya Charlotte
 
From Diane Ellisor on February 24th, 2012
Dear Charlette, sweet childhood friend. I have so many fond memories of sleep-overs, walks thru the neighborhood, cherry cokes at Dairy Queen. So many laughs! God Bless your family.
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012
I will long remember your beautiful hair, welcoming nature, and your free spirit.  I feel priveleged to have known you and shared so many memories.  RIP
 
From Kathy Mann on March 28th, 2012
Charlotte,
You were my best friend.  We did so many fun crazy things together
When you left for Europe I felt like my life ended, no fun without you. I wish I had been there for you before your life ended.  I will always remember what a beautful wild child you were before we grew up.  I love you. 
 
From Kathy Rowe on April 12th, 2012
 Charlotte was a beautiful girl that will be missed by many.
 

Gayln Bruce

- - 2012

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Darrell Carson

- - 2009

You will always missed my friend!--David Chuber.

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Karen Carter

July 18th, 1954 - January 24th, 2003


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Dick Cochran


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From Craig Smith on December 29th, 2011
 Rest in peace Dick. You could smoke the neck on a Gibson, Les Paul, I loved to hear you play my friend!!!!!   
 
From Kenny Moore on January 24th, 2012
I remember going by Dick's house on Friday afternoon bumming amps and other sound equipment before we could afford our own.  Dick's band was an ispiration to our band: Craig Smith, the late Neal Moore, Kerry Bankhead, and myself.
We miss you and your contributions Dick.
 
From kay coleman on April 8th, 2012
Dick,you were my first real boyfriend. Lived right around the corner from Debbie's house and near John Hailey's. I will never forget. love,kay
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on April 13th, 2012
I will always remember your kindness and beautiful smile.  RIP
 

Vickie Dees

What I remember most about Vickie was her smile.  Miss you friend. 



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From Melva Terrell on June 21st, 2012
I talked to Vickie at our 20th reunion and she told me she was having heart problems and shortly afterwards I found out she had passed away.  It's so sad to lose classmates at such a young age.  Vickie was very sweet and it was so good to see her and visit with her that one last time.
 

Todd Forbes


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From Susan McLerran on December 30th, 2011
Image Todd,
I want to thank you for finding me 31 years after graduation, just a year before your death. We had fun when we got together even though it was very few times. You survived a heart transplant, diabetes, and cancer. You were a good soldier and fought a good fight! I will miss you my friend, till the end.

 
From CYNTHIA Hancock-Mode on March 9th, 2012
Todd, I remember you from Crockett Jr. High those greyish-blue eyes and that black hair. I ran into you after High School in Houston when we were both about 23 yrs. old, we both worked for car rental companies in the same building. We shared some of our memories, and a lot of laughs. You were a very handsome fellow and still so sweet. You are still in our hearts.
 
From Nick R on December 24th, 2013
We worked together at 2 car rental companies and an auto repair shop, we had some good times at work and at home. Unfortunately we had a falling out in 1982 and I heard very little of him since, until hearing that he passed away. I never forgot you. I sincerely wish that I had reconnected with Todd.
 

James Curtis Gayle


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From Diane Sens on February 4th, 2012
Curtis is survived by two beautiful children (my niece and nephew) and 5 grandchildren.  We worked together for the same company for many years.  He is greatly missed by family and friends.
 

Arthur Green


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From Ray Williams on April 6th, 2012
 Not many will remember you Arthur but I will never forget. We had some good times together! R.I.P. my friend.
 
From Margaret McPhearson on April 13th, 2012
Arthur - RIP!!! We grew up together and had some good times playing.  You were a super smart kid. I remember the little wooden school house that your mother taught me in when I was in kindergarten.  A lot of people probably won't remember it was on the west side of town known as "Pal." 
 
From David Chuber on October 2nd, 2017
Will never forget going to the bus station to see some friends in Houston when I was home on leave from the Navy and looking across the street and seeing You and Big John Earl Denman waving and smiling from Ear-to-Ear! Miss YOU Friend!
 

John Hailey


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From Craig Smith on January 3rd, 2012
John,
Everytime I hear a song from The Temptations, I think of you!! I have great memories of Conroe Country Club, Conroe Ballroom, and paryties on the "High Lines". Rest in peace my old friend,!!! 
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 24th, 2012

My dearest John, our mothers were best friends, so my fondest memories of you were climbing the tree in your front yard; riding bikes from the age of three; and going to Galveston every summer  There is not a day that I don't think fondly of all the memories we had growing up together.   I   speak with your mom on a regular basis, and through my friendship with her, you're right there with us to form a beautiful triad.  I love you, my friend. As one of my favorite poets Walt Whitman wrote:"I know that you will stop somewhere waiting for me".  You will always be gold to me.  RIP

 
From Ray Williams on April 6th, 2012
 R.I.P. John. You were so cool in high school. 
 

James E. Hairston

- - 1995


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From vickie beasley on March 13th, 2012
James was married to my first cousin. He had two beautiful children and was a great dad. He traveled in his job but his family was alway first with him. He would of loved to see everyone from school.
 

Scott Herrington


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From Pam Little Williamson on January 12th, 2012
We were the new kids in Mrs. Rice's 4th grade class at Sam Houston Elementary. I migrated in from Cut & Shoot and Scott
from Georgetown.  Bruce Scott was in our class.

I still picture us all as kids getting ready for Play Day and meeting all of the new people in Conroe.

Love you, Scott !
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012
I so enjoyed playing tennis with you and laughing about silly things.  You were a beautiful person with a caring heart.  RIP
 

Demetri Johnson

1954 - -

Thank you Demetri for being a #1 Friend.  I will never forget the good times we had (lol).

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From Loria Yates on April 17th, 2012
I'm always thinking of you, because I still miss you. I miss our Saturday morning trips to downtown Houston to shop and see a movie. I also miss our rides through Duggan before going to our homes. All of us were thinking of you during the class reunion tribute.
 

Ezekiel Johnson


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Fannie Johnson


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From Ray Williams on April 6th, 2012
 Fannie you always made me laugh! Not only were we neighbors, we were good friends. R.I.P.
 

Vicki Walker (Long)

- - 2016

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Mike Marriott


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From Nanette Smith Paghi on January 31st, 2012
Mike even thought you did not grow up in Conroe from Kindergarten to High School - You are still part of our Class of '72.  You were one of my good friends and we had great fun together.  I truly hope you had a good life - obviously - you are gone too soon.  Your Friend

Nanette
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012

Long will I remember you.  In 7th or 8th grade you told me i had the prettiest legs when I always thought they were too skinny.  You are by far one of the kindest people I've known.  RIP

 
From Ray Williams on April 6th, 2012
 Mike you were my high school idol! R.I.P. Mike
 
From kay coleman on April 8th, 2012
Mike, thanks for teaching me to French Kiss on a student bus back from a football game. Never had a complaint and all the hell I caught was worth it. Love ya, kay
 
From Kathy Rowe on April 12th, 2012
 I remember Mike taught me how to make my triumph spin out on curves. We had a blast driving through tanglewood.  He was a fun guy.
 

Sherry Box (Martin)


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From Carolyn Nichol - Hook on November 29th, 2011
I  miss Sherry every day of my life.  Sherry, Diana and I were    best buds in high school and beyond.   I can still see Sherry's smile and hear her unique laugh.  When I have a memory that is foggy  I  think... I need to ask Sherry and then remember... I can't.  Kinda funny to think about because when her illness became so bad.... she used to tell me I was her memory bank.  Sherry will have a place in my heart forever.
Carolyn
 
From Paula Butler Aynesworth on February 12th, 2012

Sherry was, and will always be, one of the most beautiful women I've ever met. I remember meeting her in eighth grade and thinking "WOW".....I remember her green eyes....I remember her laugh so very well. And God, did we laugh. I remember her bedroom....I remember sneaking out.....I remember us getting caught.....I remember the Miracle Mile and so many, many things.

I miss you Sherry.....much love to a dear friend.

Paula

 
From Kathy Mann Laing on March 7th, 2012
What a great friend you were to me.  I could always stop by your
home anytime and feel welcome.  You helped me with advise,
money and your very funny personality.  I still remember the first time I met you, you were so proper and ladylike.  Of course that all changed when you started hanging with our group.  I love you and cherish all the great memories.
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 24th, 2012
 Robert Frost wrote: "Nothing gold can stay".  Despite what Frost wrote, Sherry, you will always be gold to me, my dear friend.  I think of you constantly, but especially when I hear Joni Mitchell; witness a blanket of bluebonnets in a field; and every time I taught some of your favorite works like To Kill A Mockingbird.  We had so many wonderful  times and on occasion, some wild times together. You will always have a special place in my heart that nothing or no one can ever take away from me.  Wiith all my heart, I love you, Sherry.
 
From David Dinkins on April 13th, 2014
Sherry and Jay were my next door neighbors for many years. It's hard to imagine anyone sweeter and kinder than Sherry. She refused to see, no I should say accept the bad side of life. On the outside she was very beautiful but her heart, laughter and genuine spirit is what I will always remember...and Sherry is an unforgetable person.

David Dinkins
 

Kathy Rivera (McMillian)


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From Nanette Smith Paghi on April 15th, 2012
Kathy - I had no idea you were no longer with us - I can still remember your beautiful dark hair.   I truly hope you had a good life.  You will be missed by many.  Nanette
 

Joseph "Art" Moore

1954 - 2008


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Neal Moore


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From Craig Smith on January 3rd, 2012
Neal,
From hanging out at your parents log house on Steadum Road, playing in the band with you, and flying down back roads in the old red jeep running it on drip gas from the oil wells, we had a good time. Then the trip you and I made to Arkansas to get equipment for my fathers business after high scholl was a good adventure in an El Cameno. Rest in peace my friend !!!  
 

Vicki Keith (Mosley)

- - July 10th, 2016

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Clyde Myers

- - January 24th, 2013

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Terri Derrick (Noble)


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From Carolyn Hook on December 29th, 2011
I have great memories of Terri.  We rode our bikes through Tanglewood  many times when we were so young.  Very saddened to see her name on this page.  Terri had a great sense of humor. Terri, you are gone but not forgotten.
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012
We had some good times when you were living next to the Clair Warren.  The world has lost an outstanding human being. RIP
 
From Beth Amick on April 3rd, 2012
 Oh my, I had no idea that Terri was gone.  I knew she had had some serious health problems, but didn't know this.  She was a dear friend.  I think back of throwing rocks at her window at night, only to find Gus shouting, "Hands up boys" at Dana and I.  She went to Texas Tech with us, she was in our wedding!  RIP dear friend!
xoxo  Beth
 
From Joanie Butler Schiavo on April 10th, 2012
I'm sorry to hear of this sad news.  We had fun times at CHS and Southwest Texas State during our freshman year!  Terri was a wonderful person and friend. 
 

Tommy Parrish

- - 2012


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From Melva Terrell on June 14th, 2012
Oh Tommy, I had no idea you were sick.  I remember in Crockett Jr. High in 8th grade band and you would '' challenge " me for first chair and we were back and forth all year long.  You were so sweet and so caring.  You never changed even in High School.   Now you can be first chair forever.    Melva Terrell
 

Penny Bray (Perkins)


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From kay martin on March 28th, 2012

My Dear Friend,
You were kind, fair & giving (even to some who might not deserve your grace). I'll never forget our summer at the lake. We all miss you.

 
From Kathy Rowe on April 12th, 2012
 Penny was one of the sweetest girls I knew. We rode the same bus for years and always had a good time.
 

Robert Potter


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From Rick Helton on February 28th, 2013
Its really sad to one day look to see who is here and who has gone to be with the lord..Robert we had great days back then and Thank you for being my friend....................................................
 

April DeHart (Puckett)


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From K Martin on March 22nd, 2012

It seems like yesterday that we all were filling MaMa DeHart's house with friends & family, getting ready for the Friday night ritual of the Conroe Ballroom. Forty years old seemed so far away, so distant, so unreal, for all us kids that shared the joy of April's friendship. She gave me one of Buster Brown's puppies & we named it John Lennon Brown. She helped me find my first job at the movie house with O.Z. Horton. Her beautiful smile stays in the forefront of my mind, even today. I remember where I was standing when I took the call that we'd lost April in that accident off Porter Road. She gave so much happiness & love in the short 40 years that we had her in this world. As we come upon our reunion date, we have her in our hearts and miss April DeHart. We know there is peace with you, Jimmy and your father, whom you love so dearly, all gone too soon. God Bless you, April.

 
From Gera Webber on March 23rd, 2013
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My Mother,
I will always, always wish that I knew you better!
I miss you.
Gera Lynn Webber
 

Randy Rod


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From Suggie Barrow Harmon on February 29th, 2012

I was so sorry to read that Randy is gone.  He was such a brat on bus #9.  Those days really were the best of times.  He  always had this little smirk on his face, that was simply charming.  RIP

 

Iris Sanders


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From Margaret McPhearson on April 13th, 2012
Iris - So sorry you are not here to celebrate with us this weekend.  You left behind a beautiful daughter whom you would be very proud of if you were here today.  RIP!!!
 

Tony Schumacher


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From Nanette Smith Paghi on January 31st, 2012
Tony - You were in my classes all the way through school.  You were always the "big guy" with a really big heart.  I hope your life was good.  RIP  Nanette Smith Paghi
 
From Craig Smith on February 1st, 2012
Tony,
I too went from elementary school through CHS with the big man with the big heart. I think of you when I see a White Ford truck, flair side, short wheel base. You would cruise the miracle mile every weekend, a friend to everyone you meet. Rest in peace brother!!! 
 

Krissie Smith


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From Nanette Smith Paghi on January 31st, 2012
Kris - I have thought of you so many times in my adult life.  As kids, we were always next to each other in pictures - from Brownies to Graduation - I hope you had a good life - you were so smart and talented.   In 2010 I started looking for you and from time to time I would search a different way - I was so sad when Kathy Shugart sent me your obituary and I never found you to visit with you.    RIP  Nanette
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012
I remember playing with you when we were young kids.  I always felt the world was far too cruel to you.  Well, you showed them with your courage, grace, and also with your many accomplishments.  RIP
 

Shirley Stover (Smith)

- - 2017

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Willie Smith


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From Margaret McPherson on December 29th, 2011
Gone so soon, but your memories live on.  I can still see you running the football down the field.  Rest in peace. 
 
From Nanette Smith Paghi on March 4th, 2012
Willie - you were one of our football stars - I can still see you running down that field. You were so very talented.  I am sorry you are not here to celebrate with us.  RIP Willie
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 24th, 2012
Willlie - you were one of most beautiful people that I had the pleasure of knowing.  I'll never forget your beautiful smile and spirit.  RIP, dear person
 
From Cynthia Hancock on October 10th, 2017
Willie I first met you  at Crockett Jr High, we had a few classes together. We were always laughing and cutting up, remember your big smile and what a great athlete you were RIP my friend
 

Richard Speck

 

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Sheila Gormer (Spurlock)


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John Squyers

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Mike Stansel


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From Jim & Karen Stinson on March 17th, 2012
Funny how life moves in circles. Mike sat next to me in homeroom. Imagine my surprise when he became my cousin by marriage. We hung out regularly at concerts and on the back porch. "Cousin Michael" was ready to have fun, cook, listen to music and swap stories. We were devastated by his untimely death. Miss you.
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012

I so enjoyed seeing and viisiting with you at the Stinson's annual Easter Picnic.  What a loss of a kind-hearted man.  RIP

 

Donnie Stephens


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Dennis Tatham


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James Taylor


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From Anita Copeland on February 25th, 2012
 You were a kind young man, James.  I hope you are happy where you are, but the world is a sadder place without you.
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012

What I always admired about you was your beautiful smile and caring ways.  I reconnected with you when you were substituting at  McCullough High School.  You truly were a breath of fresh air.  RIP

 
From Ray Williams on April 6th, 2012
 Thanks for the good times we shared in Conroe & in Cali! Missing you
 

Woodrow Traylor


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Tammie Evans (Watson)


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From Mary Harrison on December 21st, 2011
So very sorry to hear about Tammy.  Was just browsing my yearbook and had read what Tammy had written in my book then read this and was so shocked.  She was such a sweet and pleasant person to be around. I am very saddened to learn that the world has lost such a wonderful and loving person.  May God bless her family. 
 
From Nanette Smith Paghi on January 31st, 2012
Tammy - you are so missed - you and Terri Sklar, Charlotte Stephens, Karen Chaffin, Angie Crump and myself, we had such good times.  There was nothing we were not willing to take on.  I hope some of our friends can share happy memories of life after high school about you.  RIP  Nanette Smith Paghi
 
From Jill Vittrup-Beck on March 25th, 2012
What I loved about Tammie was she was always so happy and so understanding of others.  We had some good times together.  RIP
 
From Joanie Butler Schiavo on April 10th, 2012
I will always miss Tammie. She was a dear friend and such an inspiration to many.  I will remember her positive, happy attitude and generosity towards others.  
 

Kenneth Whigby

- - October 2nd, 2014

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John Arthur Williams


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From Margaret McPhearson on April 13th, 2012

Rest in peace John.  You are truly missed by many.  I can still hear that "big mouth" (lol) of yours singing and shouting out at your church, on the football field or anwhere when I saw you. 

 

 

LaVera Williams


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From kay coleman on April 8th, 2012
La Vera, Last time I visted with you was when my Daddy died. I am so glad I stopped by your house to see you. Gone too soon. You were a good friend to me. love kay
 

Pam Little (Williamson)

- - 2017

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From Craig Smith on June 27th, 2017
Pam was a very dear friend through the years. From Jr. High to text messages weekly just before she left us, on March 14th, 2017. We shared ups and downs, our grief and happy times. We stayed in touch and always meet at least once a year at the beach. Rest in peace my dear friend, we miss you! Craig and Dolly Smith 
 
From David Chuber on October 2nd, 2017
Such a shock to find out You were gone. Such a special friend and always so supportive. Will never forget You as one of what I called the awesome ladies of Ms Burns 8TH grade class. Will never forget You telling people in the hall that I was really intelligent. Heck You almost convinced Me! Love You Much!