In Memoriam

The following classmates have left this life but live on in our memories of our dear time with them at Lyons High School.


Please submit names and dates of death to the Webmaster of any classmates that you know are deceased and have not been listed below.


IMPORTANT: We are assuming the accuracy of any names (including spelling) and class years submitted by fellow classmates.  We are not independently verifying the information. Please notify us if there is any incorrect information listed.

If a family member would like to add the married name, if missing, to an LHS alum below, please let us know.



Ten Most Recent Passings:​


  • Virginia (Rauton) Collins, Class of '42 and retired teacher in 1979, passed away on September 30, 2022, in Vidalia, GA.

  • Dewey Anderson, Class of '66, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2022. 

  • Margie Hadden Beckum, Class of '65, died Sunday, August 7, 2022, at her home after an extended illness. 

  • Margaret Murphy Davis, Class of '66, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at the Community Hospice House in Vidalia after an extended illness.

  • Gene Fields, Class of '63, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at AU Medical Center in Augusta, GA following a brief illness.

  • Ronnie Youmans, Class of '67, of New Branch Community, died Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his home after an extended illness. 

  • Jim Odom, Class of '62, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Macon, GA.

  • Johnny Collins, Class of '60, passed away on May 22, 2022, at his home in Ohoopee, GA.

  • Don E. Collins, Class of '70, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

  • Merle (Pye) Wilkes, Class of '42, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Pruitt Health & Hospice Center in Swainsboro, GA.

You may view the full list of all known deceased classmates, grouped by class year, by clicking on one of the links below: