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


SCHOOL YEAR 1954-55


1955

During the school year ending with graduation in the spring of 1955....
Murray High School
Mr. Howard Boston was Principal.

The faculty appears in next two pictures taken from the Arrowhead 1955. Two had been on the MCHS staff since the school opened in 1934: Miss Pauline Ogletree and Mr. G.I. Maddox.

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From left to right: Mr. Lynn Daniel; Mr. M.D. Jackson; Mr. G.I. Maddox: Mr. H.C. Boston; Mrs. Hoke Campbell; Miss Pauline Ogletree; Mrs. Hill Jones: Mr. C.W. Bradley

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From left to right: Mr. W.A. Crump; Mrs. Albert Bruce; Mr. Silas Morgan; Mr. W. G. Dunagan; Mrs. C.W. Bradley; Mr. C.H. Bonner; Mrs. Glenn Howard; Miss Margaret Jackson; and Mr. P.M. Kennedy

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School Counselor Miss Pauline Ogletree
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The Lunchroom Workers Who Fed the Students

Mrs. G.I. Maddox; Mrs. Marvin Jackson; Mrs. Paul Smith; Mrs. Felton Quarles
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Mr. Quarles, the school custodian who made every student feel important
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Senior Class Officers: Jimmie L. Freeman, Vice President; Virginia Dover, Secretary; Jean Peden, Reporter; Buddy Campbell, President; and Douglas Terry, Treasurer
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Mister and Miss Senior: Frank Ross & Mary Hemphill

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Most Talented Seniors: Buddy Campbell & Shirley Butler
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Most Ambitious Seniors: Johnny Cochran & Walta Lou Richards

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Wittiest Seniors: Virginia Dover & James Greeson
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Most Athletic Seniors: Jimmie Freeman & Carlton Butler
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Most Popular Seniors: Martha Phillips, Joe Turvey and Dovie Tucker
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Most Dependable Seniors: Maureen Gibson & Doug Terry with Policeman Marian Queen
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Junior Class Officers: Gene Mosteller, June Bunch, Frank Freeman with the Vann House undergoing restoration in the background
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Juniors Frank Freeman & Glenda Howard
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JUNIOR CLASS FAVORITES
    Top Left: Tommy Peden, Jane Grey Peeples, Lloyd Cochran.
    Top Right: Tom Greeson, Shirley Robinson.
    Bottom Left: Franklin "Stopper" Smith, Betty Jean Wooten.
    Bottom Right: Linda Butler, Junior Long
    Middle: Frank Adams & Karen Meier
More Junior Class Favorites, Gene Mosteller & Genevelyn Beavers

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STRING BAND 1955

Left to right front row: Neil Higdon, Leon Brindle, Buddy Gibson, Charles Gibson, Johnny Gowens, Charles Ray Jenkins, Robert Youell, James Ridley. Back row: Willie Fowler, Colvard Park, Kenneth Fraker, Jack Stafford, Jimmy Richards, Henry Dyer, Mr. G.I. Maddox, Gordon Wills, Roy Lee Walls, Marshall Timms, Quinton Smith, Lloyd Robinson

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Sophomore Favorites: Top Left: Larry Swanson & Rachel Greeson; Top Right: George Coffey & Augustine Terry; Middle Left: Beecher Hicky & Joyce Harris; Middle Right: Kirk Weyman & Betty Plott; Bottom Left: Bobby Southers & Billy Ann Morrison; Bottom Right: Betty Kilgore. Middle of Picture: Billy Townsend & Martha Ann Middleton.

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FRESHMAN FAVORITES
    Top Left: James Taylor, Patricia Ann King
    Top Right: James Brookshire, Jewel Harper, John Freeman
    Middle Left: David Butler, Martha Ann Jackson
    Middle Right: Hilton Stafford, Katherine Miles
    Lower Right: Tommie Wilbanks, James Adams
    Middle: Tommy Patterson & Juanita Hayes
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Rhythm Games
Dickie Collins, Mike Ballew, Virginia Wattenbarger, Robert Goble, Brenda Gibson and Joyce Harris.
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BOYS BASKETBALL 1955

Left to right front row: James Adams (Manager), Tom Greeson, Frank Adams, Doug Terry, Jean Mosteller, Russel Weams (Manager). Back row: Billy Townsend, Edward Hall, Frank Ross, W.G. Scott, Gene Hannah, Bobby Scott, Raymond Walls, Bobby Southers, C.W. Bradley (Coach) (Team had a 12-8 record for the year.)

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GIRLS BASKETBALL 1955

Left to right kneeling: Martha Ann Messer, Wanda Walls, Mary Gray, Betty Mailot. First row standing: Betty Jean Wooten, Eraline Ridley, Juanita Maddron, Glen Alice Arthur, Pearl Wilbanks, Jane Elrod, Coach W.A. Crump, Agnes Ogles, Syble Poteet, Rachel Greeson, Emelda Dunston, Billie Ann Morrison, Jimmy Freeman. Second row standing: Sarah Vest, Dovie Tucker, Markay Henry, Bertie Millsap. (Team won 15, lost 8.)

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FOOTBALL TEAM 1955

Left to right seated: Billy Miller, Jerry Barker, Charles Atkins, Butch Pellom, Charles Kilgore, Billy Decker, I. A. Sanford, Ralph Rhodes, James Adams (Manager). Second row: Coach "Red" Bonner, Eugene Tudor, Hilton Stafford, Buddy Smith, Tom Greeson, Bob Elrod, Kirk Wyman, Robert Mosteller, Jackie Wilburn, Emmett Hogan, Macky Holcomb, Novis Davis, Frank Adams, Harvey Blassingame. Third row: Gene Hannah, Gus Swanson, Billy Townsend, Vernon Turner, Tommy Maddox, Joe Turvey, Edward Hall, Frank Ross, Jerry Ingle, James Turner, Larry Swanson, James Adams, Ray Lents, Hilton Headrick, Coach Paul Kennedy. (Team won 6, lost 3, tied 1.)

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