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 date of death to the Webmaster of any classmates that you know are deceased and have not been listed below. Where the class pictures are available online, the name will have a hyperlink and you may click it to see the classmate's school photo.

 

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Most Recent (10):​

  • Mary McLendon Phillips, Class of '67, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Meadows Memorial in Vidalia, GA.

  • Dan Gray, Class of '67, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021,at his home in Oak Park, GA.

  • Steve Bowen, Class of '64, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

  • Ryoun P. Knies, Class of '69, passed away on February 22, 2021, at Meadow Health in Vidalia, GA. after a brief illness.

  • Velma (Kight) Williamson, Class of '50, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, in the Community Hospice Center in Vidalia, GA. after a brief illness.

  • Howard Sharpe, Class of '50, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, TX, after a brief illness.

  • Fred Brogdon, Class of '59, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at his home after an extended illness.

  • Joyce Kight McNair, Class of '58, passed away at Meadows Park & Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.

  • Huey Long Morris, Class of '52, on January 21, 2021, at his home in Glynn County.

  • Martha Jo (Clifton) Wright, Class of '63, passed away in Santa Claus, GA. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, after an extended illness.

 

Class of 1971

Betty Jean Crews - 2011

Sue DeLoach - 2011

Louis Wayne Johnson - Jul 5, 2019

Glen Wooten - Apr 9, 2008

Frank Youmans

Class of 1970

Bill Bacon

Ronnie Bowen - Aug 21, 2014

Jerry Jarrell

William Panic - Sep 22, 2019

Joey Tomlin

Class of 1969

Lynda (Holland) Reynolds - Mar 19, 2007

Ryoun P. Knies - Feb 22, 2021

Brenda (Lynn) Kordzikoski - Jun 8, 2020

Gail (Mayes) Edenfield - Apr 16, 2017

Janice (Meeks) Collier - Jun 27, 2019

Michael Wayne Morris - Jul 19, 2014

Sue Ann Newton - Mar 21, 1965

Class of 1968

Charles Bacon - Jan 15, 2007

Kenny Bryant - Jan 19, 2018

Emma Ree (Collins) Brunner - Aug 12, 2020

Melba Copeland - Jun 1, 2015

Danny Daniels - Dec 4, 1997

John "Johnny" Durst - Aug 24, 2020

Angela (Everest) Redding - Sep 15, 2019

Teresa Fields - Feb 5, 1971

Carey Hall - Jul 16, 2017

Donnie Johnson - Jul 26, 2016

Danny Krulic - April 2, 2019

Byron Lankford

Benny Ray McNair - Jun 23, 1982

Eddie Moseley - Nov 26, 2013

Bobby Mosley - Jan 30, 1967

George Page - Nov 6, 2011

Janice Stewart  - Nov 26, 2000

Woody Stone - Aug 8, 1994

Gail Wilson - Oct 10, 2016

Glenn Yawn - Sep 24, 2001

Class of 1967

Jacky Amerson - Jun 14, 2003

Linda Barrow - Mar 25, 2015

Herbert Bowen- Nov 23, 1975

Patsy Bray - May 13, 2009

Ronnie Collins - May 12, 2016

Diane Drake - Sep 22, 2011

Henry Floyd Faircloth - Mar 27, 1969

Ray Frost

Wayne Gibbs- Aug 31, 2001

Dan Gray - Mar 6, 2021

Lyndon "Lindy" McDonald - Sep 5, 2020

Mary (McLendon) Phillips - Mar 7, 2021

Jimmy Meeks

Annette Poole - Oct 19, 2018

Larry Powell - Jun 12, 1979

Sherry Schunck - Jul 31, 2018

Jay Spell - Jun 10, 2009

Pete Wright - Jul 30, 2001

Dale Yarbrough - Aug 21, 2018

Class of 1966

Roland Bass - Apr 14, 2016

Richard Lee Brown - Jan 12, 1995

Betsy Clifton

Carol Ann (Darley) Braddock - Mar 10, 2007

Talley Lee Edwards - Dec 13, 2014

Brenda (Helms) Adams - Nov 6, 2006

Frances (Daniels) Johnson - Jul 3, 2011

Claudette (Durrence) Collins- Nov 7, 1982

Butch McLendon - Feb 20, 2010

Frances "Sue" (McWhorter) Evans- Jan 20, 2008

Calvin Earl Morris - Aug 9, 1968

Douglas Mosley - Sep 30, 2015

Anita Melinda (Odom) Meeks - Jan 1, 1997

Sandra Gail Odom - Apr 9, 1967

Cecil O'Neal - Jul 16, 2018

Van Page - May 29, 2017

Earl Powell - May 14, 2011

Shirley (Powell) Lamm - Feb 21, 1998

Robert Hugh "Bobby" Schnelle - Nov 13, 2019

Jayne Charlotte (Spell) Page - Dec 30, 1999

Billy Wilson - Oct 3, 2020

Ronnie Yawn - Nov 16, 2011

Russell Youmans - Jan 5, 2019

Class of 1965

Albert Akins - Oct 10, 2009

Benny Anderson - Apr 26, 2002

Troy Anderson - Nov 17, 1971

Ronnie Blaxton - Jul 7, 2016

Cherry (Boatright) Taylor - Aug 27, 2008

Elaine (Braddy) Morris - Jan 2, 2019

Dorothy Nell Brantley - Jan 5, 1969

Kenneth "Kenny" Burton - Dec 9, 2020

Don Carter - Sep 25, 2015

Albert Collins - Jun 24, 2000

Charles Collins - Aug 7, 2014

Dwayne Dykes - Apr 4, 2004

David Edenfield - Mar 24, 2012

Cecil Garrett - Sep 9, 2019

Patricia (Halligan) Temple - Apr 9, 2011

Bill Harden - Mar 22, 2010

William Harden - Jan 27, 1967

Carson Kersey - 2002

Lou Ann Lanier - Jul 11, 1968

Chip Matheson - Oct 15, 2013

Dennis Mclendon - Feb 9, 2018

Chris McRae - Aug 6, 2016

J. A. Norris 

Susan Smith

Lloyd Stewart - Jan 8, 2009

Larry Thompson - Jul 3, 1965

David Thigpen - 2007

Larry Trull - Jan 31, 2009

Joann (Toole) NeeSmith - Dec 7, 2008

Larry Wilkes - Jun 20, 2016

Martha Carol (Williams) Johnson - Oct 9, 2020

Nancy Wright - Jan 10, 2001

Jimmy Youmans - Apr 17, 2017

Class of 1964

Ronald Ansley

Donald Banks - May 30, 2017

Curtis Black - Jun 7, 1969

Geraldine Bowen

Steve Bowen - Feb 28, 2021

James David "Dick" Burton - Oct 28, 2013

Doyle C. Clark, Sr. - Dec 22, 2017

James "Midget" Collins - Nov 22, 1989

Buddy Dismuke - Nov 9, 2011

James. W. Dowd - Oct 1, 1986

Linda Ann Hayslip - Dec 3, 2008

Barbara Ann Lynn

Charles Lynn - Jul 5, 1991

Darlene McLendon 

Janis Metzler - Feb 2, 2011

Ronny Moore - Apr 20, 2006

Regy Morrison

Rusty Randall - Aug 14, 1991

Catha Sue Spell - Aug 11, 2016

Inez Taylor - Jun 18, 2019

Junior Tootle

Benny Trapnell - Mar 4, 1967

Joseph Eugene "Gene" Wiggins - Mar 21, 2019

Mabel Wilson - Dec 25, 2011

Class of 1963

Darrell C. Amerson - Jan 25, 2002

Louise Bacon - May 19, 2014

Dallas Clark - Jan 1, 2020

Martha Jo (Clifton) Wright - Jan 14, 2021

Diane (Fallen) Avret - Aug 2, 2020

Jack Gordy - Jul 12, 2009

C. L. James - Feb 22, 2016

Ray Johnson - Jun 28, 2019

William L. "Billy" Lentile - Jul 1990

Larry Logan - Sep 9, 1988

Aaron Lynn

Joyce Moore - Jun 26, 2013

George Moye - Jan 28, 2020

Beth (Page) Holland - Oct 4, 2020

Patsy (Price) Surratt - Feb 4, 2019

Howell Sheppard

Donald Wayne Usher - Sep 9, 2016

Peggy (Williamson) Beckum - Aug 29, 2016

Class of 1962

Dora Bell (Anderson) Williamson - May 13, 2019

Fred Bowen - Jul 7, 1991

Jerry Cochran - Jan 7, 2008

Betty Jean (Collins) Stanford - Jun 3, 1996

Marion "Pete" Day -

Dianne (Fallen) Avret - Aug 2, 2020 

Patricia (Gordon) Phillips - Mar 6, 2009

Sonny Holland - May 30, 2001

Tommy Jordan - Aug 13, 2017

Bill Keel - May 8, 2000

Ronald Keen - Feb 3, 2019

Linda (Kemp) Poole - Nov 3, 1999

Clara Mae (Lewis) Mayes - Feb 22, 1993

Kelly Wayne McDilda - Oct 19, 2019

Dan Miot - Mar 11, 2017

Bill Moore - Mar 3, 1991

Donald Morris - Oct 22, 1969

Martha (Odom) Cady - Jul 2, 1997

James O'neal - Nov 6, 2008

Calvin Powell - Mar 22, 2003

Johnnie (Roundtree) Scott - May 11, 1999

Melba Jean (Roundtree) Howard - Jun 28, 2020

Linda Scarboro - Sep 20, 1989

Ellen (Slocum) Williams - Oct 8, 2005

Johnny Slocum - Jul 15, 1996

Betty (Smith) Monroe - May 23, 2012

Wendell Starr - Dec 16, 2004

Linda Kay (Stanley) Hagan - Jun 23, 2017

Roy Lee Stewart - Oct 4, 2019

Donnelle (Toole) Shead - Jun 27, 2009

Carl Underwood - Dec 22, 2018

Earnest Waller - Apr 8, 2004

Pearl (Williams) Scott - Oct 8, 2005

Jacqulin "Jackie" (Wilson) Youmans - Oct 2, 2019

Class of 1961

Charles Edward Cooper - Jun 21, 2014

Richard Dickerson - Jul 30, 2020

Alexis Driggers - Sep 25, 2015

Jolly Y. Graham - Sep 14, 2020

Julian McDermott

George E. Moody - Aug 31, 2014

Arthur Reese - Apr 4, 2016

Hugh Charles Rustin - Jan 1, 2010

Larry Smith - Sep 1994

Richard Thompson - Oct 31, 2005

Troy Trull - Feb 14, 2018

Class of 1960

Winston Bowen - Mar 4, 2017

Nora Margie (Brown) Burchell - Oct 25, 2015

Bill Carter - Apr 5, 2007

Carol (Clark) Mason - Jul 18, 2003

Sam Fannin 

Millard Ganey - Jun 24, 1999

Melvin Hardiman

Suzanne (Higgs) Stroman - Jun 5, 2020

Barry Jones - Feb 5, 1968

Don Kight

Aloma Lamb Johnson - Aug 2015

Dickey Lanier - Jul 11, 1968

Corbit Mason - Apr 11, 2020

Devon Moore

Jimmy Morris

Linda Joyce NeeSmith - Mar 24, 2009

Glenn Page - Nov 1, 2016

Monroe Patterson - Jul 11, 1968

Elizabeth Powell

Mary Rountree

Joe Sapp

Sarah Ellen (Sheppard) Memory - May 9, 2019

Faye (Taylor) Stewart - Sep 3, 2017

Henry Thigpen - 1985

Freddie Thompson

Mary Grace (Wilkes) Hutcheson - Dec 9, 2016

Wayne Williamson - Nov 1, 2011

Betty Jo Wilson

Class of 1959

Johnny Anderson - Dec 15, 2014

Fred Brogdon - Feb 10, 2020

Sandra Clark - Feb 4, 2014

William Lawson Findley - May 28, 2009

Jann (Jones) Truax - Jun 22, 2017

Sam J Meeks - Jun 4, 2001

Sarah Ellen (Sheppard) Memory - May 9, 2019

Otis Jerald Miller - Feb 7, 2016

Ray Moody - Mar 2, 2017

Bobby Powell - Dec 10, 2000

Jean (Phillips) Brogdon - May 29, 2020

Phillip Phillips - Dec 16, 1959

Gerald Sharpe - 1999

Ronnie Smith -  Feb 5, 2009

James Stevens -1999

Wilbur Stewart - 1995

Class of 1958

Martha Jean (Anderson) Lilliard - Aug 1, 2018

Ava Jean Bullock

Frances (Cooper) Williamson - Jul 27, 2020

Kaye Dickerson - 2008

Judy Ann Dollarmore

George Fant - Oct 15, 2015

Larry Gossett - Jan 17, 2010

Lauren Holt

Thelma Hudson

Charleen Jarriel

Janelle (Kight) Hill - Apr 19, 2019

Joyce (Kight) McNair - Jan 25, 2021

Patricia "Pat" Massey Kirkland - May 6, 2019

Raymond Landrum - Jan 1, 2013

James L. McClain - Aug 5, 2018

David Morris - Mar 11, 2019

Charles Parker - 2009

Junior Rogers

Ronald Simpson - Apr 7, 2019

Wendell Stevens

Leonard "Tank" Thompson - May 19, 2016

Elsie "Lucy" (Williamson) Oglesby - Feb 5, 2017

Class of 1957

Harry L. Brown, Jr. - Dec 21, 2018

Eugenia (Culberson) McDilda - Mar 2, 2019

Gloria Gordy - 2010

Remus "Sonny" Graham - Apr 1, 2008

Walter "Ed" Edward Grier - Aug 23, 2018

Gaity Hutto

Betty (Maddox) Grimes - Jul 31, 2018

Maurice Miot - Feb 12, 1984

Don Monroe - 2002

Ralph Stewart - Sep 9, 2013

Wilbur R. Stewart - 1995

Patsy Williamson - 1958

Class of 1956

Aubrey Anderson - Jan 24, 2017

Kenneth Browning

Gilbert Clark

Elton Collins

Gladys Colson - Jul 23, 2011

Sammy Craft - Jul 9, 2020

Charles Driggers

W. L. Findley - May 27, 2009

Elvis "Billy Boo" Futch - Mar 24, 2015

Harvey Gainey

Eudene Gay

Miriam Gibson

James Grimes

Bernard Hardin - Sep 6, 2009

Jacquelyn Holland

Susan (Jones) Darrell -May 23, 2020

Frank Kight

Iris Kight

George Langford - Jan 6, 2001

Tommy McDaniel

Ben Jack McDilda

Kendall Morris - Jan 28, 2019

Mary (Molly) Mullins - Jul 7, 2009

Charles NeeSmith - Nov 28, 1992

Louis Fay Starra, Jr. - Jan 3, 2021

Bernice Taylor

Kent Youmans

Class of 1955

Buck Cravey - Jan 21, 2014

Frances Loretta (Wilkes) Darby - Oct 22, 2020

Class of 1954

Joy (Bargeron) Alexander - Jun 17, 2013

Thelma Allen - 1999

Doris Clifton - Jul 27, 2016

Mary Frances Collins Wright - Dec 11. 2019

Bruce Crouch - Apr 9, 2001

Bobby Garbutt - Feb 28, 2006

Annette Grimes - Jul 1, 2016

Norris Herndon - Jan 29, 2018

Dorothy Elmira (Holmes) Frailey - Jul 22, 2019

William Marion Jordan - Sep 30, 2020

Harry Lane - May 15, 2013

Larry Lane - Apr 3, 2020

Miami (Loyed) Monroe - Sep 8, 2020

Pam Taylor - Jan 26, 2007

Dan Thompson - Sep 23, 2001

Class of 1953

Gilbert Clark

Martha Nell (Gordy) Powell - Oct 19, 2019

Tommie McDaniel

Lou Ann Moseley

Melba (Edenfield) Mosley - Dec 22, 2018

Malone Sharpe

Class of 1952

J.D. Collins - Dec 7, 2019

Class of 1951

Vernon Talmadge Kight - Jun 28, 2017

Class of 1950

Richard Anderson

Delphine Bryant

Annie (Bell) Coursey

Al Farmer

Marlene (Jones) Adams - Mar 19, 2019

Velma (Kight) Williamson - Feb 20, 2021

Douglas Gay

J.C. Gay

Gene Johnson

Jimmy E. Lewis - Apr 8, 2020

Ronald Little

Horace Mann - Dec 24, 2018

Howard Sharpe - Jan 9, 2021

Maxina Sharpe

Harold Thompson

McKinley Thompson

Wendell Thompson

Christine Williamson

Class of 1949

William Travis Aiken

Charles F. Ambrose - Nov 23, 2015

Loree Anderson

Inez (James) Shuman Beard

Sarah (Bryant) Dickerson - Jan 2, 2020

Charles Clifton

Christine (Edenfield) Coleman

Billie Jean (Smith) Cowart

Evelyn Cravey

William "Bill" Charles Cumbie - Mar 2, 2019

Charles Dent

Bobby Jackson

Hugh Jones - Mar 8, 1999

H. D. McLendon

Emory Maxwell "Mack" Mixon

Nell Mixon

Marvin Phillips

Jim Pye

Harold Rhoden

Eloise (Kight) Rolison

Bobbie Rustin

Holmes Tarver

Charles B. Turner

Lola (Brown) Vaughn

Felton Watson

Class of 1948

Betty (Anderson) Mayo - Mar 13, 2018

Eloise (Bowen) Mosley - Mar 30, 2019

Simeon "Ike" Hussey - Jul 4, 2006

Bobby L. McDilda - Jun 17, 1955

Norma Mae NeeSmith - Apr 20, 1986

Billy Smith - Jun 25, 2018

Class of 1947

Hazel (Rewis) Bacon - May 13, 2001

Billie (Higgs) Jones - Mar 20, 2020

Betty Jean Kramer - Nov 15, 2019

Dovie (Lee) Mosley - Sep 21, 2016

Class of 1946

Juanita (Garrett) Braddy - Jan 6, 2019

Mary Lockley - Nov 11, 2015

Elton Sikes, Jr. - Sep 11, 2017

Joyce Eloise (Taylor) Talley- Mar 8, 2018

Class of 1945

Carlotta Ganey Drew

Gilbert Garrett

Edith (Wynell) "Nell" NeeSmith - Jun 22, 1992

J. Z. McKinley - Sep 25, 2015

Class of 1944

Moses M. Coleman - May 8, 2019

Veda Dent - Jul 29, 2014

Daniel Lee Smith, Sr - Apr 3, 2020 (Class year estimated from age)

Lee Williamson, Jr. - Jul 20,2020

Class of 1943

Marjorie Gray Hodges - May 27, 1981

Tommy Talley-  May 11, 2015

Class of 1942

Edna (Dent) Dees - Feb 2, 2018


Class of 1941

Frankie (Aaron) Lanier - Oct 10, 2019

Hilda (Gray) Mayo - Jul 18, 2018

Clyde Powell Strickland - Sep 24, 2014

Class of 1940

James Maxwell Flanders - Feb 24, 2020

Robert Gray - Mar 27, 1995

George "Don" McQueen - Dec 11, 1987
Era Spell - Aug 7, 2016

Class of 1939

George Thomas "GT" Gray - Aug 10, 2009

Loyce Thompson Poole - Jun 17, 2014

Class of 1938

Etheleen (Anderson) Riner - Mar 14, 2017

Frances (Cole) Dolamore - Sep 20, 2017

Class of 1937

Jessie Elizabeth (Bland) Hart Conner - Jan 14, 2015

Ora (Moore) Winge - Mar 18, 2020

Class of 1934

Lorraine (Kavakos) Carter Robbins- Dec 20, 2013

Joey Long Morris - Jan 21, 2021