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•   Heath Bush  4/26
•   Martin Leon  4/26
•   Charles Walker  4/27
•   Donna Bearden Green  4/29
•   Linda Thomas Kendall  4/29
•   Shelby Bush  5/1
•   Terrence Morriesette  5/3
•   Clinton Tanner  5/3
•   Vicki Kelley Willis  5/4
•   (Carl) Riley Smith  5/5
•   Randi Wedgeworth Brady  5/5
•   Clydie Ceal Flores  5/6
•   Jim Franks  5/6
•   Brian Miles Welsh  5/7
•   Dawn Keck  5/8
•   Mike Worsham  5/9
•   Janelle Magness Barrett  5/12
•   Dawn Crawford Stroud  5/13
•   Ricky Myers  5/14
•   Stephanie Youngblood Milford  5/17
•   Becky Bogue Talk  5/18
•   Sandra Bush Brownlow  5/19
•   Vicki Crump Huckabay  5/19
•   Bryan Moreland  5/19
•   Ann Alvis Moore  5/21



•   Charles Massey  4/21
•   Robert Pate  4/11
•   Johnnie Melba Heflin Melton  4/6
•   Danny K. Crawford  4/5
•   Nicholas Walker  4/4


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 20.2%

A:   607   Joined
B:   2401   Not Joined


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

3 live in Arizona
8 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
5 live in California
3 live in Colorado
4 live in Florida
2 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
1 lives in Indiana
1 lives in Kentucky
11 live in Louisiana
1 lives in Michigan
1 lives in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
3 live in Missouri
3 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
1 lives in North Dakota
3 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Tennessee
434 live in Texas
3 live in Utah
2 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in United Kingdom
2,398 location unknown


Shelby Crump-Class of 1965


We recieved word on April 21 from his sister, Drewan Smith Nugent that Shelby passed away on April 19.  A memorial gaveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, April 25, 2014, in Woodlawn Cemetery.  God Bless Shelby, his family and his many friends.

Doris Fay Windham Scott-Class of 1954

We were saddend to learn of the passing of Doris Faye on Aprl 13.  Doris lived out in the Weaver Community her whole life.  She was a neighbor of mine when I was growing up in Weaver.  She worked at Timpson ISD for many years as a secretary.  She will be missed by all that knew her.  God Bless Doris Fay, her family and many friends.


Class of !933 Lettermen


Class of 1933-This picture is the fall of 1932 lettermen.  The coach was Calos "Smiley" Davis.  The scores listed below are fairly correct.  In fact they may be more correct then our records.  The one big discrepancy is the Garrison game.  We cannot find the game in the newspapers.  However for a  few years Garrison did have a team.  This could have been the first game ever played between the two schools.  The 85 points scored by Timpson would still stand as a school record if so.

Other people on this team that did not letter and not in the picture are:  Long, T.P. Rutherson,Jr., "Speedy" Brooks, Melvin Ramsey, Theo McGee, Arthur Horton, Tom Ramsey, Boyce Anderson, Harold Bailey and Harry Askins.

This picture was sent to us by Kenny Smith-Class of 1965.  Kenny obtained it from the Alford Richards' estate who was a member of this team.  Thank-you Alford for preserving these memories all these years.










LaMerle Cockeham Monkres Pate-Class of 1950

We have been informed of the passing of LaMerle on April 6.  She was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Timpson.  God Bless LaMerle and her family and friends.


Class of 68 & 65 Outlaws-Forty-six years later!!!!!


Left to right-Gregory Eakin, Donn Shepherd, Bruce Crump, Bernard Crump and Jack Wilder. April of 2014.  Bruce graduated in 1965 and the others graduated in 1968.

To Timpson High School Graduates

From: Maurice Baker, T.C. Hughes, Dudley McIntyre, Marian Hooper Bodiford, Thomas Franks, Joy Hughes Livingston, Winnie Gary Molloy, Maude Hooper Parker, Betty Wallis Brown, David Billingsley, Alvin Hancock, Frances Hairgrove McIntyre, Esther Marie Harvey

This is your invitation to attend the THS Mult-Class Reunion and luncheon to be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Frontier Cafe in Timpson.  All graduates of the classes of 1945-1951 are cordially invited to attend, along with family members and friends. The cost of the luncheon will be $15.00 per person, and will consist of a traditional buffett meal including catfish and other meat entrees. The Cafe will open at 10 AM, so come prepared fro some friendly fellowship and good food.   If you wish, bring some of your favorite pictures and other memorabilia to share with others.

This invitation is also extended to THS graduates-in all classes-who wish to attend.

We ask that you respond as soon as possible, as your meal needs to paid for in advance.  Betty Wallis Brown will be accepting your reservations this year. Please contact her.  If you do not have number contact  Ralph Corry thru this website for her address and phone number as we do not want to post it on the internet.

Please note the cutoff date for any refund will be April 10, 2014.

When you arrive for registration you will be given ID Name Tag-the Name Tag will be your meal ticket.

See you in Timpson on May 3, 2014.

Sincerly yours,
Alvin Hancock


Howard Brooks-Class of 1950

We have been informed today (April 2) that Howard passed away down in Florida several days ago. Rest in peace Howard.

Addition of Old Classmates

As some of you may have noticed, this webite goes back to 1900.  Unfortunately we do not have the names of all the graduates back to 1900 to add to the site.  We have used the Timpson Area Genealogical & Historical Society (TAGHS) records to add names from the site from old graduation photos in their books and records.  However, from 1900 to about 1935 there are not many class photos available.  Even into the early 1940s there is no record  in some cases of what year some people may have graduated.  In order to fill in some blanks, we have decided to use old newspaper articles and in some cases peoples memories to fill in the blanks. What we are doing is putting "Circa" meaning about the year someone may have graduated or would have graduated.  For instance, they may be a old newspaper article listing the football players or mentioning a classmate, we just assumed they graduated...this may not be the case but we know they attended THS at some point around the date indicated.  Please do not use the names and dates as being correct as you will need to do further research...we just felt it would be more important to add classmates names then not.  Thank-you to TAGHS for all the help.

Olga Mims Hughes-Class of 1958

We are sad to learn of the passing of Olga on Monday March 24. She will be missed by her family and many friends.  She had just recently lost her son, Billy Hailey.   Rest in peace Olga and God Bless.

Harry Askins-Class of 1934
Right End for Bears in the Fall of 1933



1934 District Champs 

Second time to win districts. The team lost the bi-disrict game to Mineloa 0-31. Coached by Carlos "Smiley" Davis. Season record was 5-3-1 including bi-district loss.  Back row-second from left is Arthur Horton.   5th person is Alford Richards.  Middle row-4th person from left is Sherrill Bailey, 5th is Woodrow Smith.  This picture was sent to us by Kenny Smith-Class of 1965.  Kenny obtained it from the Alford Richards' estate.


Timpson Football District Alignment

The Texas UIL has aligned Timpson in a new district.  The members of the district in football are several old rivalies and some new ones:

!. Fruitvale
2. Maud
3. Mt.Enterprise
4. Overton
5. Tenaha
6. Timpson

For those of you not familiar with Fruitvale or Maud there will be some travel involved. Each school is about 115 miles from way.  Frutivale is close to Terrell...Go Bears!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ted Adams-Class of 1962

This is a "rubbing" from The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.  Ted graduated from THS in 1962.  He had only been in Vietnam three weeks and only one week in battle when he was killed in action on November 15, 1966.  He was just 22 years of age.  He is the only graduate of Timpson High School to died in Vietnam.  Several others from Timpson also died  in Vietnam.  God Bless Ted and the many others that gave their all.   Thank-you to Larry Hume for providing this rubbing.



Belle Salser

This article appeared in the Timpson Times somewhere around May of 1995.  As most of us remember she was working at Mac's Malt beginning in the early 1960s. In the early 1970s she went to work at the Timpson Drive-In and retired from there in 1995.  Wonder if she realized when she was cooking and serving those hamburgers and fries to all the students that went thru THS, the fond memories we would still have of her after all these years....She passed away in 2004 but not before feeding a lot of us and giving us good memories of Timpson  through out the years whenever and where ever we  would eat a burger!!!!




Timpson Football History 1920-1955

The Shelby County Historical Society has put all the newspaper articles from the Timpson papers on their site.  It covers the years from 1920 thru 1955.  David Pike from the Class of 1958 has been instrumental in getting this history together and so a big thanks to David and also to the Timpson Genelogical & Historical Socety (TAGHS) for their work and to the Shelby County Historical Society for their work also.  Click    here  for the link.

Class of 1966 Reunion held at Rancho Grande on Oct. 19. 

Left to right-Wanda Galbreath Windham, Judy Mildford Ramsey, Marriane Brannick,
Linda Williams Ross, Vicki Crump, Mary Jo Hendericks Rogers,Sandra Ramsey Cantrell.   
Roger Clifton, Ralph Corry, Freddy Magness, Larry Solomon, Dale Bradshaw, Billy Askins.
Also attending but not in picture were classmates Ivan Stokes and Marion Miller in
addition to spouse and guests.  :Pictrure courtesy of Jim Ross.

Don Willis & Sonny Tippett-Class of 1967-Two peas in a pod.  Sonny left us much too soon. 

Robin Hooper-Robin "Tood" Hooper wrote this poem and delivered it at the 1957 Athletic Banquet.  This poem was written about the 1956 Timpson Bears whose record was   8-2-0.  The team lost the first game of the season to Beckville 0-7 and the last game of the season to Corrigan, 0-6.  What was unusual was both games were played on a Saturday.  Full names mentioned in the poem are Willie Herndon, HM Fletcher, Ray Powers, Jimmy Scott, Billy Bailey, Bill Eldridge, Evert Crawford, Jerry Fitts, Kelsey Max Churchman, Johnny Yarbrough, David Pike, Vanard McDaniel and Bobby Roberts. 

For those of you not familiar with Robin Hooper, he was Tommy Mack Hooper father and Margo Hooper great grandfather.  At one time he was the sports editor for the Timpson Times in the 1930s.  In January of 1969 the Quarterback Club presented him with an award as "Mr. THS Football" for all his years of dedication to the team.

 Thanks to Willie Herndon for giving a copy to Melinda Schwab Harris who mailed it to us.  Oh, by the way the Bears defeated the Dogs 7-6 in what must have been a great game. 





Here are some pictures around the school and town recently.  I cannot began to name all the buildings as so much has changed but the old school building and gym are still there...Just click       here    .  I hope to go back in the summer and take better pictures around the school and town for all that do not live close to Timpson...



Timpson High School Complete Yearbooks

Some people have lost their yearbooks or never had one. Thanks to Billy Askins, Monica Eakin Fitzgerald, Shannon Armstrong Menefee, Summer Warren Ramsey,  Linda Billingsley Amos, Beverly Williams Taylor, Carlos Gray, Kathy Magness Grisby, Roma Faye Ceal Molloy, and the  Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society(TAGHS) for use of their yearbooks to scan. Just go to Classmates by Year and click on the year or click on year below to view. Please not the following years did not have yearbooks so we put in articles from old Timpson Times to serve as a yearbook for these years:  1948, 1951, 1952 and 1953. 

1945 1946 1947 1948  1949

1950 1951 1952 1953 1954

1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

1960 1961 1962 1963 1964

1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974

1975 1976 1977 1978 1979


1981 1982 1983 1984


1986 1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1992 1993


1995 1996 1997 1998 1999


Welcome to the Timpson High School 1945-2011 FREE website sponsored and administered by the class of 1966 and 1968.

The more we all share: memories, photos (old, current, kids, grandkids), and ideas,  the more we will ALL ENJOY the experience and the spirit of the site.

If you know of any classmate who has not yet registered on the site, please contact them or provide an e-mail address on the Home Page and an invitation will automatically be sent to them by the website. 

Thanks for your assistance in making this a fun way of all staying in touch and reviving old friendships or starting new one because of revealed unknown life experiences.

If you have any info to share about our teachers, please "Contact Us" by e-mail on the far left side (above "In Memory" ) so that we can include the information on their profiles.

Ralph Corry ----THS Class of '66

Gregory Eakin--THS Class of '68

Danny K. Crawford--THS Class of '69

Katreena Liedtke Leavitt (Class of '87)