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MURRAY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
(Placed on the National Register of Historic Places June 21, 2004)


SCHOOL YEAR 1960-61
MCHS students, the first time ever, dedicated their annual to a fellow student.


Murray County High School

GLENN MICHAEL ROBERTS

On September 30, 1960, Glenn Michael Roberts lost a two-month fight with leukemia. To the students, particularly to the 1961 Senior Class, to which he belonged, this came as a heavy loss. Glenn was cheerful, kind, helpful, and friendly. His presence will be missed in all the activities in which he took part. At Murray High School, he was a member of the Band, serving as Drum Major his Junior year; Pep Club, 4-H Club, FTA, Hi-Y Club, FFA, French Club and Football team. He was also a member of the Holly Creek Baptist Church.

For the above reasons and many more thoughts left unexpressed, we humbly dedicate this year's ARROWHEAD to and in memory of GLENN ROBERTS.

His spirit is missed by all.

Ray Bagley was County School Superintendent. The Murray County Board of Education consisted of: L. N. Foster, Carl Davis, William Beavers, Henry Gallman, John Webb, T. P Ramsey and Chairman James Loughridge.

Murray County High School

C. W. Bradley was Principal

Faculty members included: France Adams - English
Margaret Adams - Math, Science, Physical Education
Jim Bonner - Music
Mrs. C. W. Bradley - Biology
Howell C. Brown - Shorthand, typing and bookkeeping
Edna Jo Butler - Homemaking
Van Compton - English, business English and journalism
Mrs. Herschell A. Green - Geography, algebra and business math
Dougles Griffin - Head football coach, girls' basketball coach, science, phys ed.
Seward Hix - Visiting teacher
Glenda Howard - Georgia history and French
Mrs. Glenn Howard - American History and English
M. D. Jackson - Agriculture, farm mechanics
LeRoy Jarrett - Physics, chemistry and algebra
Mrs. Hill Jones - English, counselor
Shirley Lamkin - Government
Mrs. Frank Lankford - Mathematics
G. I. Maddox - Agriculture, shop
Mrs. Carl Pack - English
Mrs. Charles Pannell, Sr - Homemaking, family living
Mrs. Richard Raber - Typing
Richard Raber - Civics, Track Coach, Football Backfield Coach
Mrs. Kermit Robinette - Librarian
Kenneth Ross - World history, physical education, Head Basketball Boys Coach

The annual was called The Arrowhead. Although the yearbook contains a photograph titled "Journalism Class" with the identities of the seven people shown in the picture, it does not give the name of the school newspaper (if there was one).

ORGANIZATIONS listed for the school year: Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Homemakers of America, Future Farmers of America, Future Teachers of America, Georgia Association of Library Assistants, The French Club, Journalism Class, The String Band, the Hi-Y Club, Senior Tri-Hi-Y Club, Junior Tri-Hi-Y Club, Pep Club, and Varsity Club.

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The Glee Club 1960-61
(Annual did not include identifications)


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The Band included Priscilla Keith as Head Majorette and Randall Richards as Drum Major.

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MCHS Majorettes 1960-61


Phyllis Fincher, Margaret Parrott, Marco Nolan, Priscilla Keith, Marty Brannon, Frances Fincher

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Band Officers 1960-61


Director Jim Bonner, Drum Major Randall Richards, Secretary Phyllis Fincher, Treasurer Linda Brooks, Head Majorette Priscilla Keith and Rep. Randall Ingle.

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Murray County High School Parade of October 28, 1960, Chatsworth


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MCHS Football Varsity Team

Kneeling, left to right: Tom Peeples, Tim Taylor, Winston Brown, Gordon Brewer, Robert Taylor, Wayne Hefner, Bobby Callahan and Rickey Hix.

Standing: Bill Keith, Junior Franklin, Lamar Shoemaker, Kenneth Parsons, Jerry Springfiled, Gary Harris and Eddie Keener.

Doug Griffin was Head Coach. Kenneth Ross was Line Coach.

Richard Raber was Backfield Coach.

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MCHS Football Cheerleaders


Ann Arthur, Barbara Headrick, Marcelle Headrick, Judy Hooker, Delilah Shields and Patsy Roe

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MCHS Girls Basketball Team


Kneeling, left to right: Patsy Roe, Donnie Rogers, Delilah Shields, Georgia Gallman, Lillie Richards, Robbie Hall, Carol Dooley

Standing: Linda Coffey (manager), Dorothy Walls, Elaine Morris, Pat Henry, JoHannah Sanford, Deloris Hall, Frances Green, Oveda Dill, Charlotte Hansird (Manager) and Douglas Griffin (Coach)

For the season the team won 11 and lost 8 games.
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Basketball Cheerleaders 1960-61


Marcelle Headrick, Barbara Headrick, Ann Arthur, Wanda Lewis, Judy Hooker

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MCHS Boys Basketball Team

Front row, left to right: Bill Keith, Bill Harrison, Jerry Springfield, Tony Kendrick, Lester Hill

Back row: Ben Townsend, Gary Harris, Larry Lowman, Weymon Henry, Benny Huggins, Johnny Green.

Kenneth Ross was Coach. The team won 13 and lost 7.

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Murray County High School Track Team
(Annual did not provide identifications.)


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Senior Class Officers


(Note: Although the picture shows 6 people the caption identifies 5 as follows:)

Left to right: Sherrill Petty, Vice President; Gordon Brewer, President; Virginia Thornton, Treasurer; Mrs. Richard Raber, Senior Class Sponsor; and Carolyn Jinkins, Reporter.

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Cast From "The Groom Said No" Presented March 3


Front row: Hanna June Westmoreland, Dwight Self, Winston Brown, Jerry Springfield, James McBrayer

Back row: Mrs. Richard Raber, Director; Patsy Roe, Janice Underwood, Betty Rogers, Carolyn Jinkins, Virginia Thornton, Brenda Elrod

The Arrowhead contains pictures of the following Seniors:

Wilma Jean Ausmus
Jeffery Lyn Baggett
Linda Anne Baynes
Johnny L. Beason
Mildred Bonds
Gordon Lake Brewer
James Winston Brown
George W. Bryant
Shirley Belvie Butler
Bobby Gene Callahan
Betty Cantrell
Wanda Jean Caylor
Shirley Ann Childers
Gerald Edward Cline
Willa Mae Cochran
Jimmy Franklin Crowe
Tommy F. Davis
Marie Deal
Rachel Louise Dunn
Brenda Joyce Elrod
Jackie Garman Elrod
LaWanda Elrod
Donald Lee Evans
Joyce Lynn Faw
Douglas M. Fraker
Ivan Franklin, Jr.
Johnny Paul Gallmon
Linda Lou Gibson
Annie Sue Green
Peggy Green
Connie Hayes Morrison
Shirley Marie Henry
Benny Higdon
Guy Anthony Ingle
Randall Marshall Ingle
Lillie Carolyn Jinkins
Carolyn Ann Jones
Coy Walter Jones
Jerry Lee Jones
Charles Edwin Keener
Petty Jane Kendrick
James Larry Kilgore
Larry Noel Leonard
Charlotte Earlene Lively
Lavada Rachel Long
Malcolm Long
Vernon Lee Lowery
Janice Elaine Luffman
Lloyd John McCamy
Marion Sue Osborne
Mary Gail Parker
Connie Leroy Parker
Glena Lois Payne
Thomas J. Peeples, Jr.
Sherrill Ann Petty
Catherine Carolyn Plemons
Annette Frankie Rhodes
Leon Ridley
Ray B. Ridley
Petty Sue Robinson
Patsy Jane Roe
Betty Jean Rogers
Glenn Roberts
Donnie Peggy Rogers
Eddie Ross
Francis JoHannah Sanford
Dwight Lynn Self
Delilah Dean Shields
Houston Lamar Shoemaker
Helen Sue Smith
Jerry Carlton Smith
Roy Smith
Jane Carolyn Sosebee
Jerry Michael Springfield
Jimmy Lee Stinnett
Buddy Harold Stone
Dennie Sue Tankersley
Robert Lee Taylor
David Earnest Terry
Linda Elaine Terry
Linda Faye Thomas
Bradley Lloyd Thomason
Virginia Jane Thornton
Mary Jane Timms
Janie Ann Underwood
Bill Walker
Faye Lucille Walls
James Baron Watkins
Earlene Fayetta Webb
Jere Trenton Weyman
Charlotte Ann Winkler
Raymond Columbus Witherow
Nell Ruth Wright
Hanna June Westmoreland

(Of course it is possible (and probable) that some Seniors did not have pictures taken.) James M. McBrayer graduated with this class.

SENIOR FAVORITES

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Voted Mr. And Miss Murray High 1960-61
Winston Brown and JoHannah Sanford


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Homecoming queen
Miss JoHannah Sanford

SENIOR FAVORITES


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Best All-Round
Ivan Franklin, Jr. And Patsy Roe


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Most Popular
Gordon Brewer, Winston Brown and Rachel Dunn

SENIOR FAVORITES


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Best Dressed
LaWanda Elrod and Lanny Baggett

SENIOR FAVORITES


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Most Courteous
Virginia Thornton and Larry Leonard

SENIOR FAVORITES


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Most Athletic
JoHanna Sanford and Jerry Springfield

SENIOR FAVORITES


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Most Adventurous
Wilma Ausmus and Robert Taylor

JUNIOR CLASS FAVORITES

Best All-Round: Lester Hill and Judy Hooker
Most Popular: Bill Terry and Linda Brooks
Best Dressed: Larry Lowman and Ruth Peeples
Most Courteous: Charles Bearden and Barbara Jones
Most Athletic: Dorothy Walls and Bill Keith
Most Adventurous: Fred Gibson and Linda Scott
SOPHOMORE CLASS FAVORITES

Best All-Round: Randall Richards and Barbara Headrick Most Popular: Gary Harris and Ann Arthur Best Dressed: Bobby Brindle and Priscilla Keith Most Courteous Glenn Ernest and Velva Greeson Most Athletic: John Green and Oveda Dill Most Adventurous: Earl Hayes and Charlene Meier
FRESHMAN CLASS FAVORITES

Best All-Round: Rickey McCamy and Carol Dooley Most Popular: Curtiss Burt and Phyllis Fincher Best Dressed: Rodney Hudson and Dian Adams Most Courteous: Benny Dunn and Jacqueline Roberts Most Athletic: Sammy Tucker and Robbie Hall Most Adventurous: Larry Coffey and Louise Wilbanks
Advertisements

All the telephone numbers in the ads for Murray County began with "OX 5-" (OXford 5) and those for Whitfield County had Broadway 8 prefixes.

Murray County ads included: Fred Brown and Sons; Westfield's Men Shop; T. W. Brooks Agency; Chatsworth Times; Chatsworth Drug Company; Chatsworth Jewelers; Fashion Shop and Heartsells Men's Store; Chatsworth Bargain Store; Ridley's Service Station & Grocery; Barney's Drive-In; Floyd (Red) Baggett's Grocery; Lay's Department Store; Rogers Florist; S. D. Rogers Service Station, Adco Motel, Wilder's Cleaners, Carpenter's Pharmacy; Cohutta Banking Co.; Chatsworth Telephone Company; Mullinax Ford; Holcomb's Texaco; Ridley's Shell Service Station; Sallie's Gift & Variety Shop; Mosteller-Cox Chevrolet; Barney's Garage and Used Cars; Chatsworth cabinet and Supply Company; Georgia and Southern Talc Companies; Ft. View Restaurant; C. H. Greeson's Super Market; W. C. Bradley Building Supplies; Hufstetler's Food Center; Kin's Restaurant; Keeter's Truck Stop and Restaurant. Several professionals and elected officials also had ads congratulating the Senior Class of 1961.

There were approximately three dozen advertisements for businesses, professionals, and individuals from Whitfield County.

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