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FCHS Class of 1958



Here are pictures courtesy of Bobbie Kimble!


1958 High School Graduates
Forrest City Arkansas


Here are individual pictures of the 1958 Graduating Class for Forrest City High School, Forrest City, Arkansas-Paul Isbell-If you have pictures you would like to add, send to me at: izzynet3@lycos.com
Top Row-L to R
Molly Gilbert(Secretary)/ Dan Wilford (Treasurer)/ED HENDERSON (Sponsor)/ CARLOS ANDREWS (Sponsor)/ LEWIS C.HAWLEY (Principal)/ M.S.SMITH (Superintendent)/ Mrs.MARY HENSON (Sponsor)/ Max Graham (Sponsor)/ Ned Wilford (Vice President)/ Cliff Garrison (President)
2nd Row-L to R
Sonny Holmes/ ANNE ROBBINS/ Chuck Clark/ Betty Russell/ Ann Biddle/ Marilyn Finch/ JOHN CHILDRESS/ Lillian Ford/ Elmer "B" Lindsey
3rd Row-L to R
Fredi Miller/ R.E.TRUSTY/ Garlanda Greene/ Ralph Pipkins/ Betty Burton/ Darrell Astin/ Carroll Astin/ Michelle Sharpe/ Ronnie Ferguson/ Priscilla Fondren/ EDGAR ROLLEY/ MARY LOUISE CALLAHAN
4th Row-L to R
Jerry Graves/ Delores Grubbs/ Donald Campbell/NANCY GREEN/ Clinton Gore/ June Shelby/ Jane Shelby/ David Brantley/ Cynthia Graham/ STEPHEN GATTEN/ Dotsie Clark/ Wayne May
5th Row-L to R
Kathy Alford/ Melvin Mathes/ Shelby Baskins/ Vernon Lockhart/ Alice West/ Betty Meggs/ Sonny Dunn/ Frances Walker/ Johnny Cole/ Ella Mae Jackson/ Billy Bridgeforth/ CHARLENE MOORE
6th Row-L to R
George Clegg/ Becky Laughinghouse Potts/ Bobby Gilmer/ Jeanette Boatner/ Donald Parkman/ Snowden Armstrong/ Camille Riffey/ Barry Cohen/ Barbara McKee/ Randy Dalton/ Mary Archer/ JEROME BRIGHT
7th Row-L to R
Marie Peacock/ Sidney McDaniel/ Mary Lou Robbins/ O'Finas Cowan/ Viola Riggs/ VIRGINIA COWAN/ Ronnie Sanders/ Barbara Waters/KENNETH HAMILTON/ Bobbie Sullivan/ Logan Collins/ Dorothy Thieme
8th Row-L to R
Wayne Marrs/ Sandra Nicholas/ Billy Halbert/ Dorothy Long/ Ross Stewart/ Leon Gadberry, Jr./ CAROLYN CLARK/ Harold Presley/ Ann Griffin/ Roger Brown/ Bertha Stidham/ Larry Weddington
9th Row-L to R
Claudia Marrs/ MURRY JOHNSON/ Linda Brewer/ Paul Isbell/ Donna Morgan/ Jaclin Brown/ Eugene Henson/ Mary Ellen Laws/ Donald Purtee/ Betty Hudgens/ J.P.Shepherd/ Molly Sue Evans
10th Row-L to R
Mitchell May/ Dorothy Huff/ Carl Cisco/ Bonita Poe/ Tommy Ellis/ Milton Wilson/ Wilma Oxner/ Donald Hill/ Patsy James/ WILLIAM HILL/ Louise Cates/ J.E.Taylor
That completes this picture! The only graduate to receive a doctorate degree to my knowledge is Sidney Thomas McDaniel, PHD-Florida State University. He is a published author and is on staff at Mississippi State University.
To the Best of our knowledge, this was the largest graduation Class to date in 1958 for Forrest City.


Updated June 12, 2010
Don Campbell, Forrest City High School Class 1958, established himself as one of Arkansasí best high school football coaches during a career that included 257 victories, 16 conference championships and two state titles. Now Campbell will take his place among the stateís coaching greats in all sports. Campbell has been elected to the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. The former Wynne, Corning and Sheridan head football coach was notified of his selection by a letter he received on Thursday. ďItís an honor, and Iím overwhelmed at how all these things have happened to me,Ē Campbell said. ďTo me, if youíre a young coach and you donít know a lot, thatís where I was. Itís been a heck of a 39 years and being selected to this is icing on the cake. I canít tell you how humbled and lucky and blessed Iíve been.Ē Campbell coached for 39 years, eight in junior high and 31 as a high school head coach. He spent 10 years as head coach at Corning, five at Sheridan and the last 16 at Wynne, where his teams won state championships in 2001 and 2004. When he retired last season, Campbell ranked sixth all-time among Arkansas high school football coaches in victories. He finished his career with a 257-98-6 record. Active coaches are not eligible for the AHSCA Hall of Fame. Campbell retired in January 2007, making this year the first he could be selected for the Hall of Fame. Campbellís teams were known for their precise execution of his Diamond-T offense. The system piled up rushing yards and victories everywhere Campbell went. Campbell closed his career by guiding the East All-Stars to a 23-13 victory over the West in the AHSCA All-Star Game last June. ďEvery place Iíve been, it seemed like things worked out for me,Ē Campbell said. ďIt worked out when I was at Sheridan and Wynne and Corning. Iíve been awful lucky. Iíve always had kids who will play for me and do what I ask them to do.
And now our Forrest City Schools coaching staff. The football team won District in 1957 and were 11 wins, 1 loss, and no ties. In 1958 they were undefeated under Coach DeVazier, who looked as good in 1988 as in this picture, no kidding! Unknown is Walter Prewitt!Found that Coach Devazier's son Jimbo is at the throttle in a powerful Jonesboro Hurricane head coaching position for the seventh year in 2005.
History for Jim Devazier and Ed Henderson, two coaches at Forrest City High School in the 50's and 60's.
The Coach Ed Henderson and Coach Jim Devazier Endowment was announced at the Forrest City High School Hall of Fame Banquet in the Fall of 2004. As a surprise, family members and former coaches and players established this endowment to show appreciation for all the years these two men gave of themselves to make a difference in the lives of so many. As an incentive to others, one donor has agreed to match any and all contributions to this endowment. These two donations will then be matched by the Walton Foundation's PARTNERS program. This is truly an excellent example of what this community foundation stands for!
For more information on this, or any other endowment, please contact any board member with the St. Francis County Community Foundation or call Sonya Fletcher (Executive Director) at (870)630-2400.
History for Max Graham, one of coaches at Forrest City High School
JULY 2006:Coaches, officials enshrine 11
BY JEFF HALPERN The Sentinel-Record-Hot Springs,Arkansas
Six coaches and five officials were inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association/Arkansas Officials Association Hall of Fame Friday night at Horner Hall in Hot Springs Convention Center. Coaches honored were Ronnie Clark of Berryville, the late Max Graham of Carlisle, Barbara Gilliam-Harris of Portland, Eddie Jackson of Camden, Bill Te rwilliger of West Memphis and Asive Thomas of Pine Bluff.Graham led Benton to the 1977 Class 4A championship, handing Hot Springs its only loss after the Trojans reached the state finals the previous year. Doug Graham, Nashville assistant superintendent, accepted in memory of his father. A Forrest City assistant from 1956-61, Graham won two conference titles at Gillett, his teams reeling off 16 straight victories and holding 12 consecutive opponents without a touchdown. He won a state championship and reached the finals a second time at Stuttgart. Graham earned three coach-ofthe-year awards in 1977 as Benton, with future college stars Jeff Goff (Arkansas) and Rick Spivey (Arkansas State), won the state title. At Stuttgart (1972) and Benton (1978), he became the first man to coach both squads in the All-Star game. Graham finished his coaching career at Bald Knob and served as Beebeís principal from 1981-90.
And Where are they now:
1958 Alford, Cathy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Archer, Mary Willie Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Armstrong, Snowden Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Astin, Carroll Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Astin, Darrell Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Baskins, Shelby Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Basque, Viola (Riggs) Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Obituary-Deceased died April 11,2005 at her home.
1958 Boatner, Jeanette Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Bodo, Sharon Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Boots, Shirley (Busby) Sophomores-1956 Corral Obituary-Deceased 2000
1958 Borden, Beth Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Brantley, David Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture State:Michigan Spouse:Vicki Suggs-Deceased 2007
1958 Brewer, Linda Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Bridgeforth, Billy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Bright, Jerome W. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Age 57, of Forrest City, died on Feb.7,1997.
1958 Brown, Jaclin or Jackie 1958 Class Picture Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Brown, Patsy Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Brown, Roger Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Burton, Betty Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Burton, Thomas Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Callahan, Mary Louise Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture MARY L CALLAHAN 12 Nov 1940 06 Feb 1994
1958 Calvin, Alan Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Campbell, Donald Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Carter, Diane Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Cates, Louise 1958 Class Picture
1958 Childress, John W. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture JOHN W.CHILDRESS, 64, of Fayetteville died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, in Fayetteville.
1958 Christy, Carolyn Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Cisco, Carl Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Clark, Chuck Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Clark, Lloyd Lee Sophomores-1956 Corral Deceased 1978
1958 Clegg, George Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Clifton, Dotsie (Clark) Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Martin, Tenn. Aug.2002
1958 Cohen, Barry Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture State:Plano, Texas in 2001
1958 Cole, Johnny Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Collins, Logan Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Cowan, O'Finas Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased 1962
1958 Cowan-Wilkins, Virginia Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Mrs. Virginia Cowan-Wilkins, 60, of Wynne, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000
1958 Cummings, Ivan Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Dalton, Randy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Davenport, Larry Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Day, Betty Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Day, Chester Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Devazier, Molly Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Dunn, Sonny Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture State:Hot Springs, Ark.
1958 Ellis, Tommy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Eppes, Billy Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Evans, Molly Sue Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Ferguson, Ronnie Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Finch, Marilyn Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Fondren, Priscilla Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Ford, Lillian 1958 Class Picture
1958 Ford, Roy Sophomores-1956 Corral Deceased 2008 Brother of Cecil Ford
1958 Frames, Donald Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Franklin, Leonard Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Gadberry, Leon Jr. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Garrison, Cliff President Senior Class 1958 Class Picture Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Gatten, Stephen M. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased 17 Sep 1939 24 Feb 2005
1958 Gilbert, Molly Sue Secretary Senior Class 1958 Class Picture Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Gilmer, Bobby 1958 Class Picture
1958 Gilmer, Bonny Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Gore, Clinton Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Graham, Cynthia Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Graves, Jerry Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Greene, Garlanda Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Griffin, Ann 1958 Class Picture
1958 Griffin, Mary Ann Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Grubbs, Delores Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Halbert, Billy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Hamilton, Kenneth Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Mr.Kenneth Hamilton died in Sacramento,California on May 31,1999 per his son Robbie.
1958 Harrell, Bonita Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Harris, Wanda Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Henson, Eugene Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Hill, Donald Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Hill, Margaret Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Hill, William Arthur Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased age 65, of Wynne, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Health South Rehab Hospital in Jonesboro
1958 Holman, Joyce Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Holmes, Sonny Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Huddleston, Mary Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Hudgens, Betty Jane Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Huff, Dorothy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Isbell, Paul Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Jackson, Ella Mae Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Jackson, Eloise Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Jackson, Wayne Sophomores-1956 Corral 1959 Class Picture
1958 James, Patsy 1958 Class Picture
1958 Johnson, Ann (Biddle)-Class of 1958 State: Portland, Oregon Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Johnson, Joyce Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Johnson, William Murry Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased Feb.2008
1958 Kilgore, Evelyn Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Kimble, Roy Neal Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Krablin, Nancy Ann (Green) Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased Died March 18,2006.
1958 Latham, Clark Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Laws, Mary Ellen Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Lemons, Richard Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Leslie, Fern Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Lindsey, Elmer Baxter "B" Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Lockhart, Vernon Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Long, Dorothy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Spouse:Courtney, David E.-Deceased
1958 Marrs, Claudia (Sexton) 1958 Class Picture Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Marrs, Wayne Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Mathes, Melvin Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 May, Mitchell Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 May, Wayne Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture State:Forrest City, Ark. in 1999
1958 McDaniel, Sidney Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 McGee, Gene Sophomores-1956 Corral Deceased
1958 McGowan, Bobby Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 McKee, Barbara Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Meggs, Betty Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Miller, Fredi Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Morgan, Donna Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Munn, Charlene (Moore) Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased 63, died on March 14,2003 in West Memphis,Arkansas.
1958 Neal, Ruby Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Nicholas, Sandra Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Oswalt, Gerald Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Oxner, Wilma 1958 Class Picture
1958 Parkman, Donald Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Peacock, Eugene Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Peacock, Marie Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Peacock, Mariue 1958 Class Picture
1958 Pearson, Sara Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Pipkins, Ralph Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Poe, Alice Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Poe, Bonita 1958 Class Picture
1958 Poindexter, Cletus Joe Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Ponder, Kenneth Sophomores-1956 Corral Brother of Thomas Jerry Ponder-Forrest City, Ark. in 2005 State:Forrest City, Ark. 2003
1958 Ponder, Ruth Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Potts, Becky (Laughinghouse) 1958 Class Picture
1958 Presley, Harold Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Purtee, Donald Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Ramsey, Betty Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Rawlinson, Maxine Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Riffey, Camille Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Robbins, Mary Lou 1958 Class Picture Juniors-1956 Corral
1958 Roberson, Sue Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Rolley, Edgar Elloy Jr. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased "Ed" 64, of Forrest City died Thursday, March 31,2005 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Forrest City
1958 Russell, Betty Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Sanders, Ronnie 1958 Class Picture State:Forrest City, Ark. 2007
1958 Sellers, Nellie Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Sharpe, Michelle Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Shelby, Jane Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Shelby, June Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Shepherd, J.P. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Simmons, Carolyn Marie (Clark) Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Deceased age 63, of Forrest City, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at her home.
1958 Smith, Janette Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Stewart, Lillian Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Stewart, Ross Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Stidham, Bertha Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Sullivan, Bobbye Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Taylor, J.E. Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Thieme, Dorothy Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Thornton, Betty Sue Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Todd, Lura Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Trusty, Riley Ernest Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture Obituary 2008
1958 Turner, Jimmy Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Turner, Patricia Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Walker, Frances Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Waters, Barbara 1958 Class Picture
1958 Watson, Harold Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Watters, Barbara Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Weddington, Larry Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
1958 Wilford, Anne (Robbins) 1958 Class Picture Deceased 62, died on March 12,2003 in Laurel,Mississippi. Note:lived in Sugar Land,Texas.
1958 Wilford, Dan Treasurer Senior Class 1958 Class Picture
1958 Wilford, Ned Vice President Senior Class 1958 Class Picture
1958 Wilson, Alice (West( 1958 Class Picture Sophomores-1956 Corral
1958 Wilson, Milton Sophomores-1956 Corral 1958 Class Picture
Pictures from the 1957 Annual
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