The Morristown High School Class of 1959 celebrated their 60th class reunion on Saturday, June 29 at The Country Club. The evening celebration accentuated the theme “60 Years – A Diamond Celebration.”
Classmates were welcomed at the guest table by Joan Greene Marsh, Faye Holdway Snowden, and Bess McCravey Cureton. The evening started with the social hour where classmates gathered to visit with class members who they had not seen for some time.
Prior to the dinner in the ballroom, Nancy Bell Furches welcomed classmates to reunion. The invocation was given by Wilson Hain.
Following the dinner, a short program was presented by Furches, Jim Wilson, and Pat Baskette Rugel. A commemoration of deceased classmates and recognition of classmates in attendance who are military veterans was presented by Jim Wilson. Furches recognized the only surviving class sponsor, Ruth Frederick, who was unable to attend the event and noted she would be given the floral arrangement from the memorial table. Furches also recognized the class co-valedictorians, Penny Roberts Rose and Joe Wolfe, and salutatorian, Barbara Masoner Allen, who were in attendance.
Furches was presented with an original commissioned artist portrait of her as a gift from the class in recognition of her leadership and assistance in making the reunion possible.
The decorations and the individual table centerpieces of silver containers accentuated with orange ribbons held orange roses and baby breath, designed by Rugel with the assistance of other classmates.
Committee members were Rugel, Furches, Hain, Don McGinnis, LeRoy Self, Edith Stubblefield Price, Otis Stubblefield, and Wilson.
Classmates traveled from Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia to attend the reunion. There were also many out-of-town classmates in attendance from across the state of Tennessee.