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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

In Memory of Our Loved Ones

The 2007 Douglass Alumni Association pauses to pay our sincere respects to recent loved ones who have passed.
As we gather to fellowship with our relatives, friends and neighbors this wonderful Reunion weekend, please keep in your hearts the memory of our brothers and sisters who have left us since the last Reunion.

Clellie Stafford Baylor
Christine Henry Black
Wallace Bly
Yolanda Webb Childs
Julia "Mutter" Evans
Kaye Brown Gaines
William Duke Gray
Pearl Graves
Jean Watterson Goff
Bernice Johnson Hale
Shirley Harrison
Katie Henderson
Pricilla Hemphill
Steve "Sir Joy" Hoard
Anita Carnes Jackson
Ann Green Lyons
Ruth Campbell McClintock
Jasper "Ronnie" Releford
Mary "Mutt" Clark Rutledge
Cleveland "Cleve" Rutledge
Paul Taylor
Leroy Turner

We stand on the shoulders of all those Douglass Alumni, Riverview Residents and South Central Kingsport fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends and neighbors who came before us, fought the long fight, took a stand, and gave us inspiration. Some of them left us far too early, others too sudden to comprehend.
May God hold them special in His Keep, as we forever hold them deep in our hearts.